Council prepared its Greenhouse Action Plan through its involvement in the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Program. The CCP Program operated on a 5-milestone framework, which enabled Council to strategically identify sources and levels of greenhouse gases produced within its own operations and by the community; and to prioritise and implement actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the LGA.
The Greenhouse Action Plan aims to reduce Council’s 2002 emission levels by 10% by 2012, and to assist the community to stabilise its 2001 emission levels by 2010.
An Environmental Sustainability Team has been established within Council to oversee the implementation of the plan’s actions.
Some of the greenhouse gas reduction initiatives undertaken by Council since the inventory baseline year include: