Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2022-2032

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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.

Our previous Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2014-17) has been completed.

This time we are proposing a 10-year strategy, 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've 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.

How can you get involved?

Please consider the proposed strategy which has been 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 within the organisation.

Now, we would like Your Say on what has been proposed.

We have prepared information to help the community provide feedback. Please either take the survey below, provide a standalone written response or take part in a face-to-face discussion:

  • Survey online
  • Survey hardcopy (collect from your nearest Service Centre)
  • Provide written feedback 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: Bairnsdale farmers markets 8am-12pm
    • Monday 7 Feb: Mallacoota, Maurice Av 11am-12.30 pm and Orbost, Nicholson St 2.30pm-3.30pm
    • Wednesday 9 Feb: Omeo Service Centre 11am – 2pm
    • Friday 11 Feb: Paynesville service centre 9am – 11am and Lakes Entrance service centre 1.30-3pm

Feedback must be received by Sunday 20 February 2022.

The SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Over 50 submissions made and the Strategy was downloaded 184 times.

Please note: This is not the final strategy, but is an outline of what is possible. Community feedback, recommendations and suggested priorities will be reviewed and taken on board. A final version will be presented to Council in April 2022. If endorsed, the final strategy will then be released with a four-year action plan.

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.

Our previous Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2014-17) has been completed.

This time we are proposing a 10-year strategy, 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've 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.

How can you get involved?

Please consider the proposed strategy which has been 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 within the organisation.

Now, we would like Your Say on what has been proposed.

We have prepared information to help the community provide feedback. Please either take the survey below, provide a standalone written response or take part in a face-to-face discussion:

  • Survey online
  • Survey hardcopy (collect from your nearest Service Centre)
  • Provide written feedback 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: Bairnsdale farmers markets 8am-12pm
    • Monday 7 Feb: Mallacoota, Maurice Av 11am-12.30 pm and Orbost, Nicholson St 2.30pm-3.30pm
    • Wednesday 9 Feb: Omeo Service Centre 11am – 2pm
    • Friday 11 Feb: Paynesville service centre 9am – 11am and Lakes Entrance service centre 1.30-3pm

Feedback must be received by Sunday 20 February 2022.

The SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Over 50 submissions made and the Strategy was downloaded 184 times.

Please note: This is not the final strategy, but is an outline of what is possible. Community feedback, recommendations and suggested priorities will be reviewed and taken on board. A final version will be presented to Council in April 2022. If endorsed, the final strategy will then be released with a four-year action plan.

Page last updated: 21 Mar 2022, 12:55 PM