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Moreland City Council

Represented by Michaela Skett, Sustainable Communities Unit Manager

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How does your organisation address climate change?

Moreland City Council acknowledges we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local councils, as well as all members of the community. Zero Carbon Moreland is a community and council movement to achieve a safe climate for all of Moreland.  

Council's collaboration with partners and the community led to the Zero Carbon Moreland Framework 2040 and Action Plan. The strategy aims to engage all members of the Moreland community including residents, businesses, schools, local community groups, as well as the Council itself, to advocate and take action to transition our community to zero carbon by 2040.

Council itself has been certified Climate Neutral for operations (under the national Climate Active program) since 2012, and purchases 100% renewable energy through a Power Purchase Agreement with Crowlands Windfarm to power all our buildings, streetlights, and growing fleet of electric vehicles.

What is your organisation doing to create a better future?

  • Playing a leading role in Victorian local government efforts towards zero carbon buildings via Planning Scheme standards, enforcement, and advocacy
  • Providing direct support and financial assistance for low income / CALD homeowners to undertake thermal efficiency upgrades or install solar panels at no or low out of pocket costs
  • Ensuring Council builds highly energy efficient facilities, including onsite renewables and no new fossil gas
  • Facilitating 'mode shift' to active travel and public transport
  • Rolling out municipal-wide food and garden organics curbside service to deliver 'best in class' diversion from landfill