How Can We Respond to Climate Change?

Please note the consultation period on the Response to Climate Change Action Plan is now closed and the final plan was endorsed by Council on 28 June 2022.

Thank you to all members of the Hobsons Bay community who shared their experiences, concerns, and feedback about the draft Response to Climate Change Action Plan. Whether you attended our drop-in sessions, submitted a survey online or participated in intercept surveys, your engagement and feedback has been incredibly valuable in developing the final version of the Response to Climate Change Action Plan.

About the Response to Climate Change Action Plan

Hobsons Bay City Council recognises that climate change is a current and significant challenge that will only become worse unless we all work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate.

Following community feedback, and recognising that action is essential to benefit current and future residents, Council has developed the Response to Climate Change Action Plan.

The Plan will support Council to achieve:

  • Emissions reduction of 7,000 tCO2-e from Council operations
  • Increased tree canopy on public land to 30 per cent by 2040
  • Increased water use sourced from alternative sources by 20 per cent
  • Community greenhouse gas emissions of net zero by 2030
  • Increased waste diversion from landfill rate to 66 per cent by 2025

The Response to Climate Change Action Plan will be delivered from 2022-2030 with regular reviews to ensure that Council responds to new opportunities, new challenges and the latest climate data over the life of the Plan.