The Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership (VAS Partnership) is a foundational partnership between the State Government and Victoria's 79 municipal councils.
The Victorian Government's VAS Partnership helps State Government and councils work together on climate adaptation and environmental sustainability issues that affect all Victorians. The VAS Partnership raises the significance of climate change and sustainability within Victoria's 79 municipalities, encouraging and helping them collaborate with their communities to make them more sustainable and resilient to climate change, building and prompting on-ground action. This approach makes the VAS Partnership an excellent vehicle for tackling issues that cannot be effectively addressed by either state or local government alone while avoiding duplication of effort and resources.
The Victorian Government has invested $6 million in the VAS Partnership to support local government climate adaptation action. This includes $4.79 million in grants for local government adaptation projects and $1.25 million for a local government climate change adaptation mentoring initiative.
For more information visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/vasp
Read Victoria's first comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Plan, released in 2013.
Read about achievements in the 18 months since the release of the Adaptation Plan.