Council’s focus on enhancing local sustainability to ‘create a cleaner, safer and better environment for future generations to enjoy’ is one of the four pillars of the Council Plan 2013-2017.
While Council’s ability to directly influence global environmental challenges varies significantly, Council plays a critical role in managing the factors influencing the local environment and its impact on the health and sustainability of the community.
Through Council’s wide-ranging functions in planning and delivering facilities and services, there are many significant opportunities to positively influence environmental outcomes both within the organisation and throughout the wider community.
Council's Environmental Commitment
At Stonnington, we are committed to a sustainable future for our City. Environment is one of the four pillars of our Council Plan and includes strategies to improve local biodiversity, manage and use resources efficiently and support the community to respond to emerging environmental issues.
Environment news and events
View our calendar of environmental events or sign up to receive our monthly environment e-newsletter
Schools and ELCs
We offer a wide range of FREE opportunities for Stonnington schools and Early Learning Centres (ELCs) through our Green Schools Network. These include staff professional development, student leadership training and student incursions and excursions.
Council is committed to energy conservation. Find out how Council has successfully met its 2015 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and learn what you can do to conserve energy in your home.
Council has adopted an ‘integrated water management’ approach. Find out how Council is improving water management practices and stormwater quality and learn what you can do to conserve water in your home.
Biodiversity is the variety of living things; the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and their ecosystems. In Stonnington, we’re committed to protecting and enhancing biodiversity throughout our municipality.
With a little planning, it’s easy to create a beautiful garden that suits our local climate and has a low impact on our natural environment. Check out our top tips for keeping your garden healthy and sustainable.
At Stonnington, we are working towards improving transport, access and movement within the city by promoting and supporting safe, accessible and convenient local destinations, public transport options, and walking and cycling.
Sustainability Programs for Stonnington Businesses
Stonnington Tree Management
A thriving urban forest provides many social, economic and environmental benefits in urban areas.