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Sustainability Action Plan and Climate Resilience Plan

 

Council's Sustainability Action Plan is a document that provides a framework of goals and actions that can improve sustainability outcomes in our community. It was developed with extensive consultation with our community, committees and staff.

Council is committed to working with the community towards implementation of this plan and celebrating its outcomes in the coming years.

In March 2020 Council set ambitious targets to reduce emissions and water use, both within Council operations, and across the LGA. The Sustainability Action Plan has been updated to include the key directions Council will take to meet the targets, along with details on a diverse cross-section of Councils sustainability achievements since the Sustainability Action Plan was published in 2016.

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Council’s Climate Resilience Plan is a document that provides a framework of goals, targets and actions to mitigate, adapt and thrive from local shocks and stresses in response to the changing climate.

The increasing occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events is predicted to impact Lane Cove. Being prepared for climate shocks has multiple benefits. It means we can reduce the economic, social and environmental costs of disasters resulting from disruptions to Council's services, our community and impacts on our natural environment.

The Plan was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders in the community and Council staff by performing a resilience risk assessment in line with the framework utilised by Resilient Sydney.

The Climate Resilience Plan sets goals and targets on five (5) resilient themes:

•  resilient people,

•  resilient buildings,

•  resilient urban open space,

•  resilient natural environment, and

•   resilient governance.

The goals and targets will guide the implementation of the priority actions over the next five years to respond to the challenges posed by a changing climate.

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