The City of Greater Geelong (the Council) recognises the need to show leadership in reducing carbon emissions in the region.
This leadership will build on partnerships between Council, community groups and businesses to reduce greenhouse emissions. The Strategy will provide a pathway and foster greater support to reduce greenhouse emissions by the Greater Geelong community and Council.
The Strategy has been developed through significant consultation. This included the formation of a Project Reference Group with key Council and community stakeholders. The consultation included workshops, surveys and information sessions. Other work undertaken during this phase included a Background and Literature Review, financial modelling to underpin emissions reduction targets and the Action Plan.
The actions proposed in this Strategy build on the work completed through the Council Greenhouse Response 2008-2011 and the Low Carbon Growth Plan for Greater Geelong. The actions combine strong economic and emissions reduction outcomes.
The Strategy supports Council’s Environment Management Strategy 2014-2017 and is a tool for prioritising emissions reduction actions between now and 2018. After this time, the actions within the Strategy will be reviewed and updated.