Draft Zero Carbon Moreland Action Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25

About the draft Action Plan

Climate change is a dangerous threat to earth’s people, plants and animals.

It is Councils adopted goal for Moreland to be a zero carbon community by 2040.  More and more local residents, businesses and councils are facing the urgent challenge of responding to the climate emergency.

The draft Zero Carbon Moreland - Action Plan 2020/21 (PDF 3Mb)– 2024/25 (PDF 3Mb) proposes key initiatives and programs for the first five-year period of the Zero Carbon Moreland 2040 Framework.

Council is undertaking extended community and stakeholder consultation, over four to five months, before finalising the 5-year Action Plan.

Strategic objectives

The draft Zero Carbon Moreland Action Plan proposes measurable targets and key programs to influence and reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions relating to three strategic directions:

  • Energy Transition: Efficient and 100% Renewably Powered Energy
  • Sustainable Transport: Active or Zero Emissions Transport
  • Waste and Consumption: Circular Economy with Zero Waste

Because Council and our delivery partners cannot control many of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions within our community, we are inviting everyone: individuals, community groups, schools, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to plan and act within their sphere of control and influence - to reduce carbon emissions and join the campaign to demand action for a safe climate.

Communtiy goals

There are a number of Community Goals outlined in the draft plan that reflect desired outcomes by 2025 from our community’s collective action.

We’re inviting everyone to adopt and help achieve these goals, we'd love to hear your feedback on these draft goals.

Community goals for energy transition

  • Goal for 2040: efficient and 100% renewable powered energy
  • Double the amount of solar power capacity installed across Moreland (from 22MW to 44MW)
  • Through successful advocacy, the National Renewal Energy Target (RET) is reset so that a least 80% of Australia's electricity generation is renewable by 2030
  • Through successful advocacy, the National Construction Code (NCC) has increased the thermal performance standards of new dwellings from 6-star to 8-stars by 2025
  • Residential energy use in Moreland has reduced from the current average of 4.8KWH per person per day to 4KWH per person per day
  • Ensure that the Moreland community continues to be recognised for its innovation and leadership in energy transition

Community goals for sustainable transport

  • Goal for 2040: active transport and zero emissions transport
  • The proportion of Moreland residents travelling to work by car is significantly reduced
  • Ownership of electric vehicles in Moreland is above the Melbourne metropolitan average

Community goals for waste and consumption

  • Goal for 2040: a circular economy with zero waste
  • The proportion of Moreland households that compost or worm farm is significantly increased
  • Moreland's share economy groups (food swaps, tool libraries etc) have expanded/increased

Download the draft action plan

Have your say

Submissions for the draft Action Plan are invited until Friday 27 September 2019.

There are two ways you can have your say:

  1. Complete our short online survey on the Community Goals featured in the draft plan
  2. Make an online submission via the form below.

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Further information

For more information about the Draft Zero Carbon Moreland Action Plan 2020/21 - 2024/25 please call our Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Team on 9240 1111.