Five-year plan for neutrality


MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has made a commitment to be carbon neutral and has been working with the community to develop the best approach to achieving this outcome, the mayor Cr Bev Colomb says.

A draft carbon neutral policy, action plan and the supporting business cases, are available for community feedback.

Cr Colomb said carbon neutrality was a forward-thinking approach to long-term environmental improvement.

“In August, council endorsed the preferred option in achieving carbon neutrality within five years,” she said. “This approach includes actions to significantly reduce emissions, such as upgrading public street lighting to LED lights, installing solar panels on shire buildings and implementing best-practice energy efficiency in shire buildings.”

Cr Colomb said the draft policy reflected this preferred approach and set out principles the shire would exercise when developing policies, strategies or implementing projects that impact on its greenhouse gas emissions profile.

“The draft policy will ensure the shire continues to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and makes informed, best-value decisions to support emission reduction,” she said.

The draft policy, action plan and the supporting business cases are on public exhibition until Monday 7 December.

To provide feedback email

To view the policy and for further information visit

First published in the Mornington News – 10 November 2015


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