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The key objective of the growth study was to gain an independent view of the impact of population growth on the capacity of councils to provide services and infrastructure to the community over time.
202020 Vision have released a ten-step guide on How to Grow an Urban Forest. The guide aims to help councils save money, time and share practical knowledge. Working with the City of Melbourne and a number of of other local governments 202020Vision have provided this...
This manual highlights leading case studies and practical resources from Australian municipalities and overseas, and includes a step-by-step framework for effectively embedding climate risk into council operations.
The resource will be useful for council staff involved in climate risk assessment and planning such as...
This paper discusses the pressures and drivers of land use change, community values ascribed to land use and the policy tools that can be used to maximise the total value to the community.
Land use pressures are particularly acute in Victoria - a small...
The report presents a detailed account of the level of Victorian local government activity in greenhouse mitigation and climate change adaptation. It provides an overview of the barriers to local government involvement across the state and proposes a number of recommendations to overcome them. The...
In the late 1990s a group of Victorian local government councils addressed a sustainability void in the building codes and planning regulations by developing capacity to implement Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) via the planning system. What began as a collection of largely independent initiatives progressed...