Please provide feedback on Priority 3: Preparing for Climate Change

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Sets actions for research into climate change adaptation in the region, urban planning for climate change and working with the community to promote environmental sustainability.  Refer Priority 3 Fact Sheet

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  • peter.croft about 6 years ago
    I support the emphasis on actions 3.1 to 3.3 dealing with climate change. In addition, while the issue of planning is touched on in 3.3, I would like to raise the issue of dwelling design. Climate change effects will become very noticeable over the balance of this century. During this period (86 years), quite a bit of the housing stock in the city will either be replaced or renewed. I appreciate that there are limitations within the planning system for mandating climate-change-adapative structures. However, is there a more creative way of encouraging climate change adaptation in the built environment? For example, would it be possible to foster good design in housing by having a design competition (run with Mitcham)? Or for Council to buy a block of land, build a climate-sensitive house, display it publicly, then sell it - hopefully, for no net outlay?
  • gwyn jolley about 6 years ago
    While most of these actions are useful I think there could be more information and access to recycling and waste reduction initiatives. Ideas could include food co-ops, tool libraries, local recycling options. Most households seem to have got the message but what about business and industry?