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Our Sustainable City Community Action Plan

Thank you for your interest in this project. Your feedback is currently being reviewed.

The City of Port Phillip has developed a draft Sustainable City Community Action Plan.

This Action Plan outlines the proposed actions Council will take over the next three years to support the community to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water. These actions have been informed by community consultation and the focus is on activities and initiatives that will generate the greatest measurable impact.


Next steps

Following consultation Council will consider your feedback and a revised version of the draft Sustainable City Community Action Plan will be presented to Council for endorsement in March.

The final Sustainable City Community Action Plan will then be released and a schedule of programs and events will be provided and updated throughout the duration of the project.


For more information contact Laura from the Sustainability team via ASSIST on 9209 6777.


The City of Port Phillip has developed a draft Sustainable City Community Action Plan.

This Action Plan outlines the proposed actions Council will take over the next three years to support the community to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water. These actions have been informed by community consultation and the focus is on activities and initiatives that will generate the greatest measurable impact.


Next steps

Following consultation Council will consider your feedback and a revised version of the draft Sustainable City Community Action Plan will be presented to Council for endorsement in March.

The final Sustainable City Community Action Plan will then be released and a schedule of programs and events will be provided and updated throughout the duration of the project.


For more information contact Laura from the Sustainability team via ASSIST on 9209 6777.


Thank you for your interest in this project. Your feedback is currently being reviewed.
  • How was the draft Action Plan developed?

    about 1 month ago

    To develop the Sustainable City Community Action Plan we drew on the following community engagement sessions:

    1. Council Plan community engagement (30 January to 26 February 2017)
    Surveys and workshops were used to develop the Council Plan. Particularly relevant were the workshops devoted to waste and water. You can read about the findings in the “Engagement Findings Report” (2017) available on the Have Your Say: Council Plan 2017-27 page.

    2. Council Plan community engagement on draft Plan (21 April to 19 May 2017)
    29 submissions were received in relation to sustainability. These submissions included suggestions, comments and...

    To develop the Sustainable City Community Action Plan we drew on the following community engagement sessions:

    1. Council Plan community engagement (30 January to 26 February 2017)
    Surveys and workshops were used to develop the Council Plan. Particularly relevant were the workshops devoted to waste and water. You can read about the findings in the “Engagement Findings Report” (2017) available on the Have Your Say: Council Plan 2017-27 page.

    2. Council Plan community engagement on draft Plan (21 April to 19 May 2017)
    29 submissions were received in relation to sustainability. These submissions included suggestions, comments and criticisms of Council’s approach.

    3. Toward Zero Community Forum
    The forum is made up of twelve members of the Port Phillip community that have skills, knowledge and commitment regarding environmental sustainability. This group was formed to work with Council to come up with ideas to address the community targets in the original Toward Zero strategy. More recently, they have provided input into this Action Plan.


    4. Our Sustainable City Community Action Plan survey (6 July to 11 August 2017)

    Over 500 City of Port Phillip residents completed the survey.


    5. Our Sustainable City Community Action Plan focus groups (20 June, 21 June and 31 August 2017)

    Apartment dwellers, younger people and socially disadvantaged residents are less likely to participate in Council programs and tend not to contribute to community engagement activities. The focus groups were held to ensure these demographic groups had a voice in developing this Action Plan. Two of the focus groups were for residents aged 25 -40 that live in high rise buildings. One group was attended by residents who live in social housing.

  • What you told us: community consultation in 2017

    about 1 month ago

    Following the first stage of consultation in 2017, these eight key messages have helped inform the proposed actions in the draft Action Plan.

    1. The current state of the environment is in a bad shape but a lot of effort might save it.
    2. Council has a leadership role to play in supporting the community to take sustainable actions.
    3. Living in rented accommodation and/or an apartment building is a huge barrier to taking sustainable actions.
    4. Sustainable solutions can be expensive. You think Council should offer the community greater support, such as through providing a solar bulk buy program...

    Following the first stage of consultation in 2017, these eight key messages have helped inform the proposed actions in the draft Action Plan.

    1. The current state of the environment is in a bad shape but a lot of effort might save it.
    2. Council has a leadership role to play in supporting the community to take sustainable actions.
    3. Living in rented accommodation and/or an apartment building is a huge barrier to taking sustainable actions.
    4. Sustainable solutions can be expensive. You think Council should offer the community greater support, such as through providing a solar bulk buy program or a financing program.
    5. Environmental benefits alone aren't always motivators- convenience and financial savings are important too.
    6. You want Council to evaluate the success of programs and communicate this to you.
    7. Council should look at what other councils are doing and build on existing relationships with the community.
    8. Council should provide more information and education to support behaviour change.