Have your say on the Draft Sustainable Hepburn Strategy 2022-2026

Sustainable Hepburn 2022-26 will be Hepburn Shire Council’s new environmental sustainability strategy acknowledging the interconnected nature of climate change, biodiversity and waste management. The strategy updates Council’s commitment to further reduce our corporate greenhouse gas emissions, protect and enhance our local biodiversity, transition to a low waste Shire and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Sustainable Hepburn includes actions for council to reduce impact on its own operations as well as actions to assist the community. Read the Draft Strategy located in the Document Library on this project page.

Sustainability - The top community priority

We heard how important environmental sustainability is to you, our community, during the Hepburn Together Community Visioning process, community engagement while developing Sustainable Hepburn and from the Sustainable Hepburn Community Reference Group who have helped to create this strategy.

“Think Global - Act Local”, accurately reflects the intent of this strategy. Thriving, safe, just, and prosperous local communities, living within planetary boundaries, is at the heart of Sustainable Hepburn. Together in partnership, we believe we can make a difference.

Hepburn Shire Council is proud of the achievements made towards environmental sustainability across the Shire - in the community, in partnership with other agencies and at Council. Sustainable Hepburn builds on efforts to date and updates three major Council strategies which have now expired:

The four themes of the Sustainable Hepburn strategy are:

  • Beyond zero emissions
  • Natural environment and biodiversity
  • Low waste
  • Climate resilience

Sustainable Hepburn: How to participate

The Draft Sustainable Hepburn 2022-2026 strategy has been developed with considerable input from the broad Hepburn community, DJAARA, and other agencies. We are thankful for the hard work and collaborative efforts of the Sustainable Hepburn Community Reference Group members who developed the action plans with us. The draft Sustainable Hepburn strategy can be found in the Document Library on the right side of this page. We encourage you to have this open while considering your feedback.

Submissions can be made by clicking on the button below. Feedback on the Draft Strategy closes 5pm on 8 July 2022.