Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Committee is made up of two councillors, up to 11 community members and Shire staff with interest and expertise in sustainability and environmental related matters.

The Committee has agreed on a set of priorities through which it hopes to work in providing advice on a wide range of issues to Council.

It is the Committee’s intention to focus its work and research on a given priority until it has forwarded recommendations to Council, then move on to consider the next priority. This procedure would be set aside, however, in the event that Council requested timely advice on any other issue.

The Committee meets on a quarterly basis to discuss priorty actions.

Priorities

1. Energy

Minimise consumption of polluting and non-renewable energy sources and promote the use of renewable energy sources

2. Water harvesting and recycling

Improve water use efficiency

3. Building design

To develop and implement local building design guidelines that promote environmentally-sustainable design including materials selection, energy minimisation and water consumption and recycling

4. Urban form and subdivision

To develop and implement subdivision and urban design guidelines to achieve towns, neighbourhoods, individual developments and buildings that create vibrant, healthy, happy, adaptable and sustainable communities

5. Biodiversity

Protect and maintain the rich biodiversity of the Shire through the development of appropriate management strategies

6. Information strategies

Educate and encourage behavioural changes in residents and visitors

7. Waste

Reduce waste sent to landfill and promote more efficient use of resources

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