Have your say on Our Green City Plan 2028 (Sustainability Action Plan)

Over the past 18 months we’ve received lots of feedback and ideas about sustainability and the environment from people across our city. First, we brought them together in the Green City vision of Our Future Willoughby 2028. Now, we have created a 10-year strategic plan to deliver on that vision for our environment, Our Green City Plan 2028 (you can download the draft plan on the right of this page).

We want to know if we got it right. Get involved before Sunday 24th February so we can make sure that the community’s long-term vision and priorities for a

Over the past 18 months we’ve received lots of feedback and ideas about sustainability and the environment from people across our city. First, we brought them together in the Green City vision of Our Future Willoughby 2028. Now, we have created a 10-year strategic plan to deliver on that vision for our environment, Our Green City Plan 2028 (you can download the draft plan on the right of this page).

We want to know if we got it right. Get involved before Sunday 24th February so we can make sure that the community’s long-term vision and priorities for a sustainable city have been captured.

Ideally we would aspire to zero environmental harm however these goals have been developed based on Council’s level of authority and ability to influence.

To achieve the community’s vision of a Green City, as identified in Our Future Willoughby, four key themes have been developed:

  • Reducing Carbon and greenhouse gases;
  • Promoting sustainable lifestyles and practices;
  • Enhancing, protecting and respecting waterways, bushland, nature, wildlife and ecological systems; and
  • Reducing energy, water and resource waste.

To tell us what you think of Our Green City Plan 2028, you can participate below in a very short survey.

Our Green City Plan 2028, Our Future Willoughby 2028 can be downloaded on the right side of this page. For a copy of the detailed consultant's report that supports the document, please contact Tiffany Correggia, via the details at the bottom of the background section below.

Background
Council is committed to striving towards sustainability, by providing leadership and working with the community to foster a vision of Willoughby City becoming a sustainable city thanks to the support of e.restore funding. You can learn more about e-restore levy here.

Council's current Sustainability Action Plan 2014 - 2018 has delivered a comprehensive program of initiatives. See Council's Sustainability Action Plan Report Card here.

For further information or a paper copy of this survey please contact one of Council's Climate Change Project Officers, Tiffany Correggia at Tiffany.Correggia@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au or Nicola Faith on Nicola.Faith@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au or phone 9777 1000.

Take a look at Council's sustainability and natural environment projects
Watch this video to see an overview of Willoughby City Council's previous sustainability and natural environment projects.


Have your say on Our Green City 2028

To tell us what you think of Our Green City Plan 2028  please tell us your level of agreement with the individual goals for each target area via the survey below, or feel free to skip to the next page and provide an overall or individual target based comment.


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Please tell us the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following.

Target Area 1: Reducing carbon and greenhouse gases
Target Area 1: Reducing carbon and greenhouse gases Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
By 2020 Council will emit at least 20% less greenhouse gas emissions from our operations compared with 2008/09
By 2028 Council will emit at least 50% less greenhouse gas emissions from our operations compared with 2008/09
Council operations will achieve net zero emissions by 2050
Council will work with the community to ensure that; by 2028 our community will emit at least 30% less greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2010/11
Target Area 2: Promoting sustainable lifestyles and practices
Target Area 2: Promoting sustainable lifestyles and practices Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Council will aspire to ensure access to sustainability education for all members of our community, regardless of socio-demographic profile
Council will aspire to ensure that a minimum of 80 per cent of participants believe they can improve sustainability in Willoughby through individual/community actions
All new council buildings and significant refurbishments will incorporate sustainable building design considerations
All new residential dwellings will meet or exceed BASIX requirements
Target Area 3: Enhancing, protecting and respecting waterways, bushland, nature, wildlife and ecological systems
Target Area 3: Enhancing, protecting and respecting waterways, bushland, nature, wildlife and ecological systems Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
No reduction in water quality of sites assessed through the Water Quality Management program
Annual publishing of the Local Waterway Health Report Card
All statutory responsibilities under identified legislation will be enacted
An increase in the number of suitable areas, being managed as bushland
No deterioration of bushland conditions as a result of urban activities
Monitoring of all incidences exceeding the National Air Quality Standards and keep the community informed
Investigation of all noise complaints and will inform the community of the outcomes
Target Area 4: Reducing energy, water and resource waste
Target Area 4: Reducing energy, water and resource waste Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
By 2020 Council will source 20% of its energy used for operations from renewable sources
By 2028 Council will source 50% of its energy used for operations from renewable sources
By 2028 council operations will use no more than 120,000KL of water per year
By 2023 our community will achieve at least 100% increase in solar PV capacity compared with 2017/18
No net increase in community water consumption per head of population (110KL per person per year
Our community will achieve >70% waste diversion in line with EPA target by 2021-22
1% per capita reduction in waste generation by 2021-22
A 5% reduction in illegal dumps removed by Council per annum
Access to a waste drop of centre for all residents based on a 1 per 50,000 households by 2021/22
Overall do you agree with the Targets set in Our Green City Plan 2028. * required