Published on 27 September 2023
Hume City Council has endorsed its new Climate Action Plan 2023–2028 that includes a carbon neutral target for Council operations by 2030.
The plan builds upon earlier work from Council to reduce emissions in Council operations and to help tackle climate change across the municipality.
The Climate Action Plan 2023–2028 was built upon community consultation that asked residents about their views on climate change and sought ideas and input from key stakeholders including Hume’s Sustainability Taskforce and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Corporation.
More than 1300 Hume residents participated in the Climate Change Community Views survey in 2021 which ultimately informed the community vision process.
Takeaways from the community included:
The Climate Action Plan 2023–2028 aims to enhance and expand Council’s response to the ongoing effects of climate change. Some of the key commitments listed within the action plan include:
Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Joseph Haweil:
“Our Climate Action Plan 2023–2028 is a significant step forward in our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Council operations and to support the Hume community in climate action.”
“Initiatives such as our Hume Household Solar program and Sustainability Taskforce are proof of our community’s desire to tackle climate change – but our new plan will work to fast-track our transition to a cleaner Hume.”
“Detailed investigations to inform the plan indicate that investing in emissions reductions in not just the most responsible environmental pathway it is also the most financially responsible.”
Read the full Climate Action Plan 2023–2028.