Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2022-2032

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The Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2022-2032 was endorsed at the East Gippsland Shire Council meeting on 28 June 2022.

We know the environment is important to people living in and visiting East Gippsland. The natural environment contributes to our health and wellbeing, amenity, cultural identity, support for biodiversity, tourism and underpins much economic activity. Through proactive planning, relevant design work and strong advocacy, we want to ensure East Gippsland’s natural and built environment is sustainable, and maintains its ability to meet community needs now and in the future.

The previous Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2014-17) has been completed. And this time a 10-year strategy was developed to align with the new long-term Community Vision 2040 and the understanding that a longer term view is needed for strategic environmental outcomes.

What we heard?

East Gippsland is a large and vibrant region in a beautiful natural setting. The community place a high value on East Gippsland’s landscapes and natural environment. These themes have been strong over the years. We've also heard climate change is the greatest threat, and was identified the most by the community during the development of the latest Council Plan.

It was developed in response to community input into the Council Plan 2021-24, the Community Vision 2040, various Community Plans, a workshop with councillors and extensive consultation with the public outside the organisation.

The SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Over 55 submissions made and the Strategy was downloaded 184 times.

Community feedback, recommendations and suggested priorities were reviewed and taken on board.

Background: We prepared information to help the community provide feedback and they were invited to take the survey, provide a standalone written response or take part in a face-to-face discussion:

  • Survey online or a hardcopy could be collected from all Service Centres
  • Written feedback was sent to: Sustainability, East Gippsland Shire Council, PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale 3875 or email to sustainability@egipps.vic.gov.au
  • Drop in sessions:
    • Saturday 5 Feb 2022: Bairnsdale farmers markets 8am-12pm
    • Monday 7 Feb 2022: Mallacoota, Maurice Av 11am-12.30 pm and Orbost, Nicholson St 2.30pm-3.30pm
    • Wednesday 9 Feb 2022: Omeo Service Centre 11am – 2pm
    • Friday 11 Feb 2022: Paynesville service centre 9am – 11am and Lakes Entrance service centre 1.30-3pm

Feedback was to be received by Sunday 20 February 2022.

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2022-2032 was endorsed at the East Gippsland Shire Council meeting on 28 June 2022.

We know the environment is important to people living in and visiting East Gippsland. The natural environment contributes to our health and wellbeing, amenity, cultural identity, support for biodiversity, tourism and underpins much economic activity. Through proactive planning, relevant design work and strong advocacy, we want to ensure East Gippsland’s natural and built environment is sustainable, and maintains its ability to meet community needs now and in the future.

The previous Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2014-17) has been completed. And this time a 10-year strategy was developed to align with the new long-term Community Vision 2040 and the understanding that a longer term view is needed for strategic environmental outcomes.

What we heard?

East Gippsland is a large and vibrant region in a beautiful natural setting. The community place a high value on East Gippsland’s landscapes and natural environment. These themes have been strong over the years. We've also heard climate change is the greatest threat, and was identified the most by the community during the development of the latest Council Plan.

It was developed in response to community input into the Council Plan 2021-24, the Community Vision 2040, various Community Plans, a workshop with councillors and extensive consultation with the public outside the organisation.

The SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Over 55 submissions made and the Strategy was downloaded 184 times.

Community feedback, recommendations and suggested priorities were reviewed and taken on board.

Background: We prepared information to help the community provide feedback and they were invited to take the survey, provide a standalone written response or take part in a face-to-face discussion:

  • Survey online or a hardcopy could be collected from all Service Centres
  • Written feedback was sent to: Sustainability, East Gippsland Shire Council, PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale 3875 or email to sustainability@egipps.vic.gov.au
  • Drop in sessions:
    • Saturday 5 Feb 2022: Bairnsdale farmers markets 8am-12pm
    • Monday 7 Feb 2022: Mallacoota, Maurice Av 11am-12.30 pm and Orbost, Nicholson St 2.30pm-3.30pm
    • Wednesday 9 Feb 2022: Omeo Service Centre 11am – 2pm
    • Friday 11 Feb 2022: Paynesville service centre 9am – 11am and Lakes Entrance service centre 1.30-3pm

Feedback was to be received by Sunday 20 February 2022.

Page last updated: 29 Jun 2022, 05:55 PM