New climate action online space

5 Sep 2023
Resilient Environment

Community members can keep up-to-date and get involved with our climate change response on our new, dedicated online space.

Council declared a climate emergency in 2020 and endorsed the Manningham Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) last December.

Since that time, we have taken steps towards achieving net zero emissions for the organisation’s operations by 2028 and for the community by 2035 including:

  • Car share services provided by GoGet across Doncaster Hill.
  • Feasibility studies for public Electric Vehicle charging.
  • Several sites fitted with solar panels and some with batteries to run off renewable energy including: Aquarena, Civic Centre, MC Square, Pines Learning, Ajani Centre, Petty’s Reserve Pavilion, Lower Templestowe Community Centre, Heimat House, Domeney Community Hall and Burch Memorial Kinder.
  • Subsidies provided to several local households for installation of solar, battery and other building energy saving measures, with further rounds of subsidies available for all residents.
  • Conversion of over 1,080 main road streetlights to LED lights.
  • Introduction of FOGO to households with a 98.62 per cent increase in residents using their green lid bin.
  • $160k plus invested in grants to landowners for the preservation of biodiversity and native bushland, with $65k available in this year’s Local Environment Assistance Fund.
  • A wide range of regular community workshops, events and activities including solar and electric vehicle training, nature walks, animal encounters, community gardening and tree planting days.

The new webpage will house the Plan, which has been renamed the Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP), as a result of feedback received during eight months of consultation.

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Find out more about the CERP.