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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Climate and Energy

Our climate and weather affects our community's health, economy and environment. We're looking to build a low-emission city that is resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Our challenges

  • A changing climate
    Our weather is the future is expected to see warmer temperatures, more droughts and a decrease in average rainfall. We can also expect increase in heavy rainfall events, heatwaves and extreme fire days.

  • Increase in drought and heatwaves
    Affects on our parks, gardens and trees.

  • Increased pressure on our water supplies
    As a result of warmer temperatures and lower rainfall.

  • Increase wind and storm events
    Expected to result in increase damage to property and life.

  • Increase damage to roads and properties
    As a result of heatwaves, droughts and floods.

  • Increase in heatwave events
    Expected to increase hear-related health risks for the aged and vulnerable.

  • Higher food prices
    As result of high temperatures and less rain affecting our farms.

What is Council doing?

Development of a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

The development of a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan by 2020 will help the City of Greater Dandenong reduce its carbon emissions and prepare itself for the impacts of climate change, whilst also empowering the local community to do the same.

Council will soon commence the initial consultation phase in the development of its Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan and community members will be invited to provide input.

If you would like to get involved email  or phone 8571 1000 to express your interest.


Have your Say about Climate Change

We are asking residents to complete two short surveys, one about the rising cost of energy bills and the other about water conservation.

Council is also offering a limited number of free home energy assessments to eligible households in Greater Dandenong.

Read more information on the assessments and email to register.


South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA)

SECCCA supports communities, businesses and industries in the south east region to respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Greater Dandenong Council is a Member along with eight other councils who are all committed to delivering high-quality, innovative projects and research programs at a regional level.

Read more about what action Council is taking

TAKE2 Program

TAKE2 is the Victorian Government’s collective climate change initiative. It supports Victorian individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change. Greater Dandenong is a Founding Partner and is committed to tackling climate change.

Read more about what action Council is taking 

Cities Power Partnership Program

The Cities Power Partnership is a national program that exists to accelerate the emission reduction and increase clean energy uptake in Australian towns and cities. It’s a coalition of mayors, councillors and communities who are committed to a sustainable and non-polluting energy future. Greater Dandenong is a Power Partner with the program that is run by the Climate Council.

Read more about what action Council is taking