Huon Valley Council has engaged a sustainability consultant to complete a Carbon Audit of the organisation, to assist in identifying opportunities to implement energy efficiency upgrades and map the current contribution the organization makes to greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
Huon Valley Council has been conducting some targeted community consultation as part of the development of the climate change strategy, and is in the final stages of forming the consultative group.
The Regional Climate Change Strategy collaboration between the Regional Climate Change Initiative (committee of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority consisting of officers from the 12 Southern Councils) and the University of Tasmania was officially launched 25 November 2019. As the small local government area pilot for the project, Huon Valley Council will have the opportunity to utilise the resources and expertise from the University of Tasmania alongside the development of our climate change strategy.
A sustainability consultant has been engaged to complete a carbon audit across Council sites, which will map the current contribution the organisation makes to greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere and identify opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades. The audit is now close to completion.
We are also currently drafting potential mitigation actions for inclusion in the Climate Change Strategy and researching adaption considerations, which will incorporate findings from Regional Climate Change Initiative projects on coastal and climate hazards.
Formation of the Climate Change Strategy consultative group is in its final stages. This group will provide valuable input at key points during the development process.
Council Endorsed Project Brief
Draft Climate Change Strategy - Part A Mitigation to Council for Endorsement
Community Engagement on Draft Climate Change Strategy - Part A Mitigation
Community Engagement Feedback Report & Final Climate Change Strategy - Part A Mitigation presented to Council for Endorsement
Proposed date for the Draft Climate Change Strategy - Part B Adaptation to Council for Endorsement
Proposed date for the Community Engagement on Draft Climate Change Strategy - Part B Adaptation
Proposed date for the Community Engagement Feedback Report & Final Climate Change Strategy - Part B Adaptation presented to Council for Endorsement