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Sustainability and Environmental Strategy adopted

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Published 06 September 2023, updated 13 September 2023

High level actions to help tackle climate change have been identified in one of the most important strategies to be adopted by Bunbury City Council.

The Sustainability and Environmental Strategy 2023-2028 was unanimously supported by Council setting an organisational target to reach net zero corporate emissions by 2040. It also outlines an inspirational goal of reaching that target 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 governance, energy and emissions, sustainable water, circular economy and
waste, sustainable transport and urban infrastructure, greening and biodiversity, climate resilience and
community, culture and wellbeing.

The strategy 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’

It was also developed thanks to invaluable feedback from our community through several engagement
sessions such as workshops, an online survey and as part of the advertising period.

The City commissioned local Noongar artist Melissa Gale Riley to create the incredible artwork for the
strategy, paying recognition and acknowledging the Noongar Wardandi people and their continuing
connection to the land, waters and community.

A Sustainability and Environmental Action Plan will be developed for the delivery of the strategy.

The progress and performance of the strategy will be monitored annually, and the City will provide the
community updates on the delivery of actions and progress toward targets.

The strategy is available for viewing below.