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At last night’s meeting, Council unanimously resolved to join a growing global movement and declare a climate emergency. This further supports the proactive actions Council is already taking to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, by reducing our own emissions and assisting the community to reduce theirs. With initiatives like the Towards Zero Emissions Roadmap and Z-NET Hepburn Shire, Council and community are at the forefront of localised emissions reduction action.

Today, representatives from Council and Hepburn Wind will co-present to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities. These public hearings examine what urban, rural and regional communities in Victoria are doing to tackle climate change and how the Victorian government could support these communities.

For more information on Council’s key activities and actions to deliver our Council Plan pillar of Sustainable Environment visit