The Rural City of Wangaratta's innovative "Rent Savers" and "Cooking Circles" programs are great examples of understanding the climate change impacts on vulnerable members of the community and identifying unique ways to improve their resilience.
The Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnership works with 20 partner agencies to improve the health and well-being of their community. One of their strategic priorities is to reduce the impacts of climate change. The Partnership is doing this through programs that address household energy efficiency, access to food and water, transport and social connection.
Initially supported by council, Grow Lightly works on distributing locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables to residents in South Gippsland to provide ready access to fresh produce and to encourage local growers to grow more.
This innovative approach by Darebin City Council offers low income householders the opportunity to acquire a solar panel system. Repayment levels are structured so that most participants save more each year on their electricity bills than they repay annually for the systems. This improves financial and energy security for low income households.
Visit the Darebin City Council website for more information.
The Regional Bioenergy Project is a commercial bioenergy demonstration plant at the Beaufort Hospital. In its first year of operation the bioenergy plant achieved a $27,000 saving on energy costs and a 56 tonne reduction in carbon emissions.
The Bendigo Sustainability Group and the City of Greater Bendigo have co-developed a community owned solar PV project, which has resulted in a 20kW solar PV system being installed on the Goldfields Library in Bendigo.
The Rural City of Wangaratta is reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at their indoor sports and aquatic centre with the installation of a co-generation system.
Banyule City Council is supporting the health and wellbeing of the community by building green infrastructure, including a stormwater harvesting project.
Yarra Ranges Council staff share their insights into climate change and the connection with emergency management within their municipality.
Brett Ellis, Manager - Risk, Emergency and Community Safety at Yarra Ranges Council outlines five tips for councils and their emergency management preparations.
Staff from Alpine Shire share their approach to addressing the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and assets in the municipality.
In the face of climate change, Loddon Shire Council has been making proactive investments to lessen the impacts of drought on its sporting facilities.