Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Consultation closed on 20 November 2015


The draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which sets out priorities and actions for the next 10 years, has been prepared.

Council sought community feedback by Friday 20 November 2015.

About the strategy...

Council is aiming that in 2026, Monash will be a city:

  • whose ‘garden city’ character and natural assets have been protected
  • where neighbourhoods, infrastructure, buildings, community facilities, parklands and transport systems are designed and developed along environmentally sustainable development and urban design principles, in sympathy with the natural environment
  • where it is convenient, safe and desirable to move around by walking, cycling and using public transport
  • which re-uses and recycles as much of its waste by-products as possible
  • where the community is well educated and engaged in how to reduce its environmental impacts.

The seven priority areas of the draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2026 are:

  • Built Environment
  • Urban Ecology
  • Climate Change
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Waste and Resource Recovery
  • Partnerships and Leadership
  • Education, Engagement and Reporting

Here are two versions (PDF and Word) of the Draft Strategy:

    Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2026 (docx, 743KB)

    Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2026 (pdf, 1011KB)

    The strategy has been developed with guidance from local residents who are members of Council’s Environmental Advisory Committee and with input from other community members.

    Environmental Road Map

    The draft Strategy is an update to Monash’s Environmental Sustainability Road Map, a four year plan which ends this year. One of the major goals in the Road Map was for Council to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. This goal is expected to be achieved, with a 3% reduction having been reached (as at 30 June 2015) and an 18% reduction expected to flow from the installation earlier this year of energy efficient globes in 8,000 street lights.

    As part of developing the Strategy, a review of the Road Map was conducted. Here are two versions (PDF and Word) of the review:

    Review of Environmental Sustainability Road Map 2011- 2015 (docx, 330KB)

    Review of Environmental Sustainability Road Map 2011- 2015 (pdf, 1MB)


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