Hepburn Z-NET (Zero-Net Emission Transition) and the Z-NET Community Roundtable was formed to address the following areas at a whole of community scale:
1. Address climate change and reach zero-net emissions by 2030
2. Ensure Community and Council to work closely together to drive this transition
3. Embed social justice principles into zero-net emission and sustainability strategies.
Hepburn Z-NET is a collaborative partnership bringing together community groups, organisations, community members, experts and Council to shift the Hepburn Shire to zero-net energy by 2025 and zero-net emissions by 2030.
As a community transition, having good governance structures is key to building and delivering a zero-net emission transition plan that represents the needs of our community. Under a Collaborative Governance model, members of the Z-NET Roundtable guide delivery and the Hepburn Shire Council has a key role as the backbone for the group.
The 2023/24 Z-NET Hepburn Roundtable members are:
- Barbara Curzon-Siggers
- Danny Kinnear
- Darren Poinen
- Dawn Chamberlain
- Joe Finneran
- Gregory Norman
- John Learmonth
- Juliet Summers
- Katherine Lewisohn
- Liz Burns
- Maree Grenfell
- Michelle Stephenson
- Sandra Barnfield
- Stuart Jonas
Councillor Representative - Councillor Tim Drylie
Z-NET Secretariat – Manny Pasqualini (Hepburn Shire Council), Taryn Lane (Hepburn Energy).