Climate Change Policy

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Update

Council wishes to the thank the community for helping shape the Central Coast Council’s Climate Change Policy.

The results of consultation can be found in the following documents:

View the adopted policy here.

The revised policy has been amended specifically to respond to the following key issues raised by the community:

  • Revise the wording of the draft Policy to be more reflective of what the Council wishes to achieve in a simplified format.
  • More community involvement in the decision making, consultation and planning around climate change issues.
  • More information needed in relation to flood mapping to identify the risks and explain the impacts.
  • Concern about the potential financial implications that may arise as a result of the draft Policy (including decreasing property values, increasing insurance premiums and the relocation costs of planned retreat).
  • Council should not be investing in this and rather focus on other core services and belief that this is a State and Federal Government matter.

The amended policy was presented to Council for endorsement on Monday 8 July 2019.

View the 8 July 2019 Council Report here.

About the Policy

As a local council there is a lot we can do to ensure our community and the places we all love and look after are better able to cope with the impacts of climate change.

We have developed a Climate Change Policy to set guiding principles to continue preparing for this future.

The policy outlines broad actions on climate change and will enable Council to align its operations and strategic planning with the NSW State Climate Change Policy Framework.

Between 4 February and 15 March 2019 Central Coast Council sought public comment on the Draft Climate Change Policy prior to being finalised and adopted. A preliminary survey was also carried out between 12 November and 7 December 2018.

Next steps

Climate change action planning will commence in February 2020.

If you are interested in participating in climate change action planning workshops or want to stay informed about online consultation opportunities, please register here.

Update

Council wishes to the thank the community for helping shape the Central Coast Council’s Climate Change Policy.

The results of consultation can be found in the following documents:

View the adopted policy here.

The revised policy has been amended specifically to respond to the following key issues raised by the community:

  • Revise the wording of the draft Policy to be more reflective of what the Council wishes to achieve in a simplified format.
  • More community involvement in the decision making, consultation and planning around climate change issues.
  • More information needed in relation to flood mapping to identify the risks and explain the impacts.
  • Concern about the potential financial implications that may arise as a result of the draft Policy (including decreasing property values, increasing insurance premiums and the relocation costs of planned retreat).
  • Council should not be investing in this and rather focus on other core services and belief that this is a State and Federal Government matter.

The amended policy was presented to Council for endorsement on Monday 8 July 2019.

View the 8 July 2019 Council Report here.

About the Policy

As a local council there is a lot we can do to ensure our community and the places we all love and look after are better able to cope with the impacts of climate change.

We have developed a Climate Change Policy to set guiding principles to continue preparing for this future.

The policy outlines broad actions on climate change and will enable Council to align its operations and strategic planning with the NSW State Climate Change Policy Framework.

Between 4 February and 15 March 2019 Central Coast Council sought public comment on the Draft Climate Change Policy prior to being finalised and adopted. A preliminary survey was also carried out between 12 November and 7 December 2018.

Next steps

Climate change action planning will commence in February 2020.

If you are interested in participating in climate change action planning workshops or want to stay informed about online consultation opportunities, please register here.

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