States and territories climate leadership declaration
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio, Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, South Australian Minister for Climate Change Ian Hunter and ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury signed a Climate Leadership Declaration which includes a commitment to help Australia meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement and to achieve net zero emissions in their jurisdictions by 2050. The Declaration emphasises the important role of Australia’s States and Territories in climate change action, and the economic benefits such action will bring. The Declaration sets out collaborative actions to be pursued by the parties, and welcomes an invitation from the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, to share California’s experience in combatting climate change while growing a clean energy economy.
The Declaration was signed at a meeting with the former US Vice President, Al Gore, that took place alongside the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne on 13 July 2017.
Protecting and enhancing our Ramsar Sites
A seven-year blueprint designed to protect and enhance the Port Phillip (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site
Cultural River Precinct Structure Plan
Community input is being sought to help shape future land use, open space and development of the Cultural River Precinct – a corridor of the Yarra River between Bulleen Park and Banyule.
Public safety works at Avondale Gardens to commence
Works to reduce the risk of hazardous trees at Avondale Gardens, near Shelley, are expected to be undertaken this month.