Environmental strategies and reports
We have a number of environmental policies and strategies that inform our actions and projects in becoming the world's most liveable community.
Greater Bendigo Environment Strategy
The Greater Bendigo Environment Strategy will contribute to achieving outcomes that provide the local community with clean air, water and a healthy natural environment.
It is based on an internationally-recognised benchmarking format, One Planet, which supports sustainable living. View the Greater Bendigo Environment Strategy here.
The Environment Strategy Action Plan is an additional document that guides the allocation of resources to implement the Greater Bendigo Environment Strategy over the period 2017-2021. View the Environment Strategy Action Plan here.
Environmental Activities Report
The One Planet Living Report - 2017/2018 environmental activities report incorporates Bioreigional Australia’s One Planet Living Framework and reports on relevant actions from the Community Plan and Environment Strategy. As with previous reports, it includes data collected for waste, water, greenhouse gas emissions and also provides an overview on significant project delivery.
More information about the One Planet Living Framework is available on our One Planet Living page.
Previous year's Environmental Activities Reports are also listed below:-
- 2016-2017 Environmental Activities Report
- 2015-2016 Environmental Activities Report
- 2014-2015 Environmental Activities Report
- 2013-2014 Environmental Activities Report
Greenhouse Gas Management
The 2009-2012 Carbon Management Plan provides the background to the City adopting a 50 per cent emission reduction target by 2020 (based upon 2011 data), and guided a range of carbon reduction programs. While the plan has not been updated, it continues to provide a comprehensive approach to reducing our organisational carbon emissions, which is an important part in climate change mitigation. Go to Reducing Our Carbon Emissions.
We have developed a number of processes and policies to support the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage values present on our local roadsides. This includes: