Wyndham City has a number of strategies, plans and policies that inform our programs and outline our strategic directions in regards to environmental sustainability.
Environment & Sustainability Strategy 2016 - 2040
The Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2016 - 2040 addresses the key issues for Wyndham City with the focus on achieving a more sustainable future. This Strategy focuses on the following key areas:
- Greenhouse gases and energy
- Water Consumption
- Food and Food Production
- Monitoring, Education, Communication and Reporting
- Future Directions/Planning
Environmentally Sustainable Design Framework
The Environmentally Sustainable Design Framework aims to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings by improving the energy performance, reducing water use, using renewable energy and using environmentally responsible construction techniques and materials not only has environmental benefits but achieves substantial financial savings also. Collectively this approach is termed Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD).
Biodiversity Policy 2014
The Wyndham City Biodiversity Policy forms part of City’s Environment and Sustainability Strategy, designed to identify opportunities for conservation, enhancement of the natural environment and management of potential threats.
To enquire about any of the biodiversity offerings please contact Wyndham City’s Natural Environment Unit on 9742 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyndham's Weed Management Framework
The Wyndham Weed Management Framework advocates the importance of increasing the awareness and capacity of the community to undertake weed control and the strengthening of inter-agency partnerships. Importantly, the Framework also highlights Wyndham City’s commitment to lead by example in meeting its obligations to control weeds on land that it owns and manages.
Site Environmental Management Plan
To ensure adequate environmental management procedures are followed during construction works, Wyndham City requires all projects in Wyndham to prepare and implement a Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) to Council’s satisfaction. Wyndham City's standard SEMP template must be used in conjunction with its guidelines and standards manual.
Landscape Context Guidelines
The Landscape Context Guidelines aims to assist Council, other authorities and developers to safeguard the visual, natural and cultural heritage values of urban and rural landscapes when developing precinct structure plans, planning schemes and development proposals.
Water Action Plan 2015- 2020
The Water Action Plan establishes Wyndham City’s direction on water conservation and alternative water use for Council facilities and operations over the next five years.
Climate Change Adaption Strategy 2016 - 2020
The Climate Change Adaptation Strategy has been prepared, completing a 2014/15 City Plan action to develop Wyndham City’s climate change risk management response.
The Strategy responds to Wyndham’s priority climate change risks and existing gaps, and also seeks to establish a culture of organisational learning to feed into future Council work.
The Strategy has five themes, which it seeks to respond to, including:
- Managing water use and urban heat reduction
- Empowering a resilient community
- Protecting our biodiversity
- Building climate resilient infrastructure
- Establishing adaptation excellence.
State of Environment Report (2015-2016)
The 2015-2016 Wyndham City State of Environment Report provides a snapshot of Wyndham’s environment.
It also identifies and reports on key targets and actions undertaken by Council and the Wyndham community to protect and enhance the natural environment and improve sustainability in Wyndham.
Waste & Litter Strategy 2016 - 2040
Wyndham’s Waste & Litter Strategy 2016 - 2040 shifts the focus from waste management to resource recovery, creating a comprehensive roadmap in order to achieve the ultimate goal of 90% waste diversion from landfill.