Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Design

Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Design

Council is preparing to adopt a best practice response to local climate impacts.  We also want to continue reducing our resource use and emissions.

Your feedback will help shape the path ahead.

The public consultation period for the draft Brimbank Climate Change Adaptation Framework and the draft Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy is open from 17 May 2017 to 19 June 2017.

Documented climate change for Greater Melbourne includes:

  • an increase in overall temperatures;
  • a drying trend with reduced overall rainfall; and
  • an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heatwaves and storms.

Draft Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2017

Action on climate change requires a two-pronged approach:

  • reducing emissions that cause climate change (mitigation); and
  • improving resilience to climate change impacts (adaptation).

The draft Brimbank Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2017-2022 prioritises what we need to do to prepare for short and long-term climate change scenarios.

Special focus is on:

  • Resilient communities and service delivery;
  • Safe and accessible communities;
  • Long-term planning for infrastructure, planning and assets;
  • Cool, biodiverse and water secure city;
  • Governance and risk.

Draft Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy 2017

Constructing and using Council’s facilities uses a lot of resources including energy, water, and materials.

Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) aims to reduce a building’s impact on the environment by using less resources.

The draft Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy aims to identify utility cost savings and resource efficiency gains. We want to ensure sound ESD measures are applied consistently to the construction and management of our buildings and facilities.

The draft ESD Policy has minimum requirements for Major, Capital and Building Maintenance project works.

Have Your Say

Environment Department
PO Box 70
Sunshine 3020

  • our online form on this page.

 

Survey

Have Your Say on our Draft Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2017 and Draft Environmentally Sustainable Design Framework 2017

Submissions close 5pm on 19 June 

Draft Brimbank Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2017

Draft Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy 2017

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