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Climate Change Forum

Mount Alexander Shire Council held a public Climate Change Forum in December 2019 to inform its future action on climate change.

Climate Change Forum

Mount Alexander Shire Council held a public Climate Change Forum in December 2019, in the form of an open Councillor Briefing, to inform its future action on climate change.

The forum was designed to help Councillors better understand what a climate change emergency would mean for the shire and other ways to tackle climate change as an organisation and community. It involved an invitation to interested parties to present to Councillors or make a submission to inform a whole of community approach to tackling climate change.

The forum followed the presentation of a petition from Mount Alexander Climate Change Emergency Team (MACET) at the Council Meeting in October, requesting Council declare a climate emergency.

Council is already undertaking a series of actions on climate change as part of its Climate Change Action Plan and operations. Read the summary prepared by Council staff for the forum.

Mount Alexander Shire Council - Action on Climate Change - Background (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Agenda and presentations

The Climate Change Forum took place over a series of sessions from 9.00am to 9.00pm at the Civic Centre on Monday 9 December 2019. Councillors heard a total of 49 presentations over three sessions.

- Presenter Schedule - Climate Change Forum (PDF, 350KB)
- Morning Session Presentations (PDF, 7.1 MB)
- Afternoon Session Presentations (PDF, 2.9 MB)
- Evening Session Presentations (PDF, 7 MB)

Councillors heard a range of views and anyone was welcome to speak, attend the forum and/or make a submission.

Written submissions

A total of 91 written submissions were received and made available to Councillors in parallel with the forum presentations. These are available for download:

Resident/Ratepayer submissions (PDF, 3.6 MB)
Organisation/Business submissions (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Please note that only those submissions for which permission has been granted are provided here, and some names and addresses have been removed at the request of the authors.

Declaration of a climate emergency

Council passed a Notice of Motion to declare a climate emergency, at the Ordinary Meeting of Council of 17 December 2019.

Notice of Motion - Climate Emergency (PDF, 50KB)

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