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Climate change adaptation

By addressing big sustainability challenges like climate change, we can help improve Maroondah in many ways.

Council is committed to the implementation of practical measures to alleviate the impact of, and adapt to, climate change.

For Maroondah, climate change adaptation means changing the way we behave and do things, in order to be more appropriate for the future climate.

Climate change risks

Climate change has the potential to disrupt various aspects of our lives – with effects and impacts on the special places we love in Maroondah.

Many of the risks we face are not new. However, there are likely to be changes in duration, frequency and severity of some weather events, as well as changes to the climate.

Climate change adaptation allows us to better manage the risks of climate change.

But we’re not doing it alone. Other areas of government, industry, and businesses, and individuals are actively addressing the impacts of climate change to our municipality.

Maroondah residents are also taking action:

“I am always mindful of helping the environment so I’ve changed some things at home to play my part. I’ve got water-saving shower heads and solar panels for electricity. I also try to walk as often as possible rather than taking the car. I also have ceiling fans and insulation.” Community member, pre-strategy consultation.

Discussion paper

Find out about the adaptation work that we’ve already done and which we will build on and progress, and how we hope to move towards climate resilience in the discussion paper.

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy Discussion Paper (PDF, 2.6 Mb)

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy Discussion Paper (DOCX, 6.9 Mb)

Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy FAQs (PDF, 121 Kb)

Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy FAQs (Doc, 289 Kb)

Community feedback on climate change adaptation

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join the conversation about climate change adaptation, whether through in-person engagement or online through our feedback survey. The survey is now closed.

The feedback, together with the outcomes of our ongoing engagement with stakeholders (including government and the greenhouse alliances adaptation working group) will be taken into consideration in the Climate Change Risk and Adaptation Strategy, which will be implemented from mid-2017 onwards.

What you said

  • Climate change risks
    The community advocated for management of natural environment and health impacts.
  • Climate change opportunities
    The community identified that the developing Climate Change Risk and Adaptation Strategy could benefit from the upscale of stormwater reuse, energy efficiency and integrated transport planning as well as through urban greening initiatives.

Community engagement report

The Community Engagement Report details the views presented throughout the consultation:

 Community Engagement Report (PDF, 988 Kb)

 Community Engagement Report (Docx, 4.3 Mb)

Further information

For further information please contact Council's Strategic Environment Planner on 9298 4360.

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