Environmental Strategies and Plans
The Council has adopted a number of strategies and plans for all aspects of environmental management. These strategies include actions for the Council, advocacy for other government agencies and actions for the local community.
Environment Strategy 2006 - 2010
The Environment Strategy sets out actions to achieve a desired vision - where local biodiversity and open space will be conserved and treasured; where the use of water, energy and the production of waste is minimised by residents and industry; and where respect and care for the environment underpin our community's way of life.
Corporate Greenhouse Strategy 2013-2020
The Corporate Greenhouse Strategy 2013-2020 provides the framework for the Council to become carbon neutral in its operations by 2020 and to assist our community to be carbon neutral by 2030.
For more information see Carbon Neutral by 2020.
Water Action Plan 2009 - 2014
The Council’s Water Plan 2009-2014 has been developed following the guidelines set by the ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Oceania Water Campaign. The plan establishes the Council’s strategic direction for water resource management and establishes a clear and achievable Water Action Plan.
Open Space Plan
The Open Space Plan has been developed to ensure a vital and integrated park network is developed and maintained to meet the needs of its environment, community and visitors, and future generations.
The Integrated Transport Strategy and the Williamstown Transport Strategy intend to provide a basic framework for future transport development that will enable both residents and visitors to access their destination in a safe, equitable and efficient manner.
Strategic Bicycle Plan
The Hobsons Bay Strategic Bicycle Plan aims to provide a framework for the effective implementation of bicycle facilities throughout the municipality.
The key objective of the Strategic Bicycle Plan is to promote cycling within Hobsons Bay as a safe and healthy activity by developing a highly connective network of on and off-road bicycle routes as well as a range of education, promotion and enforcement initiatives.
Sustainable Design in Council Facilities – Strategy and Policy
The objective of the Sustainable Design in Council Facilities – Strategy and Policy is to reduce the environmental impacts and operating costs of all council-owned buildings while providing the community with access to sustainable community infrastructure.
Waste and Litter Management Plan 2012-17