Our plan for an environmentally sustainable Glen Eira (2021-25)

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This consultation is now closed.

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy outlines Council's commitment to strong and fast action on climate change, and how we’ll achieve our ambitious new emissions reduction targets.

The draft Strategy will be released in early-2021 and the community will be invited to provide their input on it.

If you have any further questions regarding the project, please contact Council's Sustainability Team on sustainability@gleneira.vic.gov.au or 9524 3333.




Our current emissions

Each year, the Glen Eira community emits around 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (2018):

  • Over three-quarters (78%) is from the use of electricity and gas (sourced from burning fossil fuels)
  • 18% from transport; and
  • 4% from waste (typically, over 40% of waste is made up of food).

Emissions from Council operations accounts for 0.6% or 8,400 tonnes. Through actions like upgrading streetlights, installing solar panels and increasing the efficiency of buildings, our emissions have reduced by 27% since mid-2014.

About the four-year plan

We are developing a four-year strategy towards achieving our emissions targets. It is the first of its kind for Council and is part of a three-step response.

Step 1 – Strategy (2021-25)

Includes a vision and high-level goals to set the direction on how Council responds to its targets

Step 2 - Action Plans

Two action plans will be developed for Council operations and the community. These plans will include detailed programs, projects and actions to meet the high-level goals and vision set out in the Strategy.

Step 3 - Implementation

Puts the programs, projects and actions into place.


This consultation is now closed.

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy outlines Council's commitment to strong and fast action on climate change, and how we’ll achieve our ambitious new emissions reduction targets.

The draft Strategy will be released in early-2021 and the community will be invited to provide their input on it.

If you have any further questions regarding the project, please contact Council's Sustainability Team on sustainability@gleneira.vic.gov.au or 9524 3333.




Our current emissions

Each year, the Glen Eira community emits around 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (2018):

  • Over three-quarters (78%) is from the use of electricity and gas (sourced from burning fossil fuels)
  • 18% from transport; and
  • 4% from waste (typically, over 40% of waste is made up of food).

Emissions from Council operations accounts for 0.6% or 8,400 tonnes. Through actions like upgrading streetlights, installing solar panels and increasing the efficiency of buildings, our emissions have reduced by 27% since mid-2014.

About the four-year plan

We are developing a four-year strategy towards achieving our emissions targets. It is the first of its kind for Council and is part of a three-step response.

Step 1 – Strategy (2021-25)

Includes a vision and high-level goals to set the direction on how Council responds to its targets

Step 2 - Action Plans

Two action plans will be developed for Council operations and the community. These plans will include detailed programs, projects and actions to meet the high-level goals and vision set out in the Strategy.

Step 3 - Implementation

Puts the programs, projects and actions into place.