Sustainability at Council

Climate change is a key focus for Whitehorse City Council and our work is guided by Council’s Sustainability Strategy and Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

Council’s commitments to long term sustainability outcomes, including reductions in emissions, are outlined in the Whitehorse City Council Sustainability Strategy (2016 – 2022) ( PDF 4.54MB)

By implementing this strategy, Council aims to meet some key targets to be met by 2022 that include:

  • 45% reduction in corporate greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30% reduction of corporate water consumption and 
  • 65% diversion of kerbside waste from landfill.
City of Whitehorse Sustainability Outcomes

Reducing Council's Impact on Climate Change

Energy Performance Contract (EPC)

$2 million worth of fast-tracked energy efficiency upgrades will be installed at Council buildings over the next two years.

Solar panels on Eley Park Community Centre