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.