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Merri-bek Environmental Sustainability Highlights 2020-21

By August 18, 2021January 18th, 2022No Comments
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Merri-bek has a proud history of being a leader in environmental sustainability. During 2020-2021 there were a number of key achievements including:

Environmental Sustainability Highlights 2020-21 Infographic


Read the report that highlights the achievements in 2020/21 across key sustainability strategy areas (excluding transport) for :

  • Zero Carbon Merri-bek (ZCM) Climate Emergency Action Plan
  • Waste and Litter Strategy (W&LS)
  • Integrated Water Management (IWM) Strategy / Action Plan
  • Sustainable design in new developments through the planning process and Council’s building projects team
  • Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) Action Plan.

These plans contribute to achieving the Vision and Strategic Objectives of the Council Plan 2017 – 2021 to:

  • Enhance liveability, affordability and sustainability by guiding growth, and excellence in urban design and development.
  • Enhance the environmental outcomes of Council waste services and increase the communities’ awareness/participation in environmental initiatives to reduce waste to landfill.