Development and implementation of sustainable solutions

The Greater Geelong community values:

  • economically healthy and environmentally responsible businesses
  • clean energy solutions
  • attracting renewable energy industries to the region
  • easy access to recycling
  • innovative approaches and resilience to climate change
  • the community adopting sustainable practices.

Success will be achieved by:

  • investment in renewable energy industries and research
  • plan and deliver a reduction of carbon emissions
  • community education about the local impacts of climate change
  • assist new and existing business to adapt to clean technology
  • identify new best practice standards for water efficiency and management
  • moving to a zero-waste community
  • encourage economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible business practices.

The measures of success are:

  • performing better than the Victorian average in solid and green waste diverted from landfill
  • Greater Geelong being a carbon neutral city-region
  • 20 per cent of all water used in the municipality is sourced from alternative sources.


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Page last updated: Friday, 15 February 2019