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Published 29 May 2023, updated 07 June 2023

A draft strategy tackling one of our community’s highest priorities – sustainability and climate change – is out for public comment.

The draft Sustainability and Environmental Strategy 2023 – 2028 sets out to achieve a corporate target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions from City of Bunbury operations by 2040 and an earlier aspirational target of net zero by 2035.

Providing goals and strategic measures that aim to guide the City’s actions over the next five years, the strategy focuses on eight key areas.

Those areas include energy and emissions, sustainable water, circular economy and waste, sustainable transport and urban infrastructure, greening and biodiversity, climate resilience, community, culture and wellbeing, and governance.

It has been developed in line with aspirations for a healthy and sustainable ecosystem as part of the City’s Strategic Community Plan by supporting outcomes and objectives under the ‘planet’ pillar.

The strategy has been informed through multiple community consultation opportunities including

workshops, an online survey and discussions with key stakeholders.

This public comment period is an important part of the process for the City, to ensure the community’s aspirations and needs are reflected within the strategy where possible.

The strategy is available via the City’s Community Connect page below or in person at the Administration Building and Bunbury Public Library now until 19 June 2023.

The City will also be hosting two community drop-in sessions on Thursday 8 June (3pm to 6pm) and Friday 9 June (10am to 1pm) at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery as an opportunity for people to meet staff working on the project, ask questions and provide feedback.

Following public comment, the strategy will be finalised and presented back to Bunbury City Council for final adoption.