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Review of the Sustainability Action Plan

Consultation is now closed.Sustainability Logo - Lane Cove Sustainable Community - to be used from October 2008 - Colour JPEG(2).JPG

The first stage of this consultation ran from 20 July 2015 to 17 August 2015.

The second stage of this consultation will run from 20 October 2015 to 24 November 2015.

Contact Details

Katy Christian - Sustainability Officer

Ph: (02) 9911 3507



Sustainability is about decision-making and strategic planning by Council and the community to integrate a balance of economic, environmental and social needs. The sustainability Action Plan provides a framework by identifying key goals and actions that must be taken when moving towards sustainability. It is about influencing performance, behaviours, attitudes and actions - at a Council, Community, Household and personal level - by encouraging local action on global issues.


In early 2015 Council commenced the review and renewal of Council's Sustainability Action Plan Think Local, Act Global; Actions for a Sustainable Lane Cove. Extensive community engagement has been undertaken in the development of the Draft Sustainability Action Plan 2016-2021, which reflects updated priorities and actions for the next five (5) years.

The Draft Sustainability Action Plan aims to:-

  • Maximise the integration of sustainability across Council's operations and improve sustainability performance;
  • Identify aspirational directions for sustainability initiatives across Council, business and community practice; and
  • Guide the direction of sustainability levy funding to promote best practice sustainability outcomes.

The Plan has three (3) themes, Environment, Community and Liveability, which reinforce the role of Council as a leading sustainability performer, guiding future strategies and actions across Council's operations. The themes reflects Council's triple bottom line approach ensuring all decisions consider a balance of economic, environmental, cultural and social elements to enhance the quality of life in Lane Cove. 

To find out more you can view the plan and related documents below. 

Related Documents

What's Next

A post consultation report was considered by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7 December 2015 where council resolved to adopt the Revised Draft Sustainability Action Plan 2016 to 2021. The next review of the Draft Sustainability Action Plan will be conducted in 2021.

The Minutes for this council meeting are now available on the Council website.