Environmental sustainability in Cardinia Shire

The Sustainable Environment Policy 2018–28 is the roadmap for the future direction of Council's environmental sustainability. 

The policy focuses on the areas of:

  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • waste
  • water.

Read the policy

We adopted the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy in 2019 following extensive community consultation. The strategy aims to guide long-term strategic direction and efforts to preserve the natural habitats and wide variety of plant and animal life within the Cardinia Shire
It also provides a framework for both private and public land managers, and identifies key opportunities for council to work in partnership with the community to protect the natural environment from a variety of issues.

Read the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and 10-year action plan

We adopted the Weed Management Strategy, in 2019, following extensive community consultation. The strategy aims to reduce weed infestations across Cardinia Shire, which threaten agriculture, human health and the environment including bushland areas, roadsides and waterways. It emphasises that council, community and organisations must work collectively to manage weeds across all land regardless of ownership.

Read the Weed Management Strategy and 10-year action plan

 

 

We adopted the Aspirational Energy Transition Plan in 2014. This plan has the aspirational target of achieving zero net emissions for Council operations and a 36 per cent reduction in community emissions on a per capita basis by 2024.

Read Aspirational Energy Transition Plan

We adopted the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy in 2017. This strategy is a roadmap for the future direction and actions of Council’s waste and resource recovery services, waste related education and advocacy activities.

Read the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy and action plan 

We adopted the Integrated Water Management Plan in 2015. The plan aims to deliver a framework that will guide Council towards a more sustainable integrated approach to water management over a ten year period. 

Read the Integrated Water Management Plan