Community engagement took place via a discussion paper, followed by an online survey and workshops that aimed to identify challenges and solutions to climate change. The community identified the urban heat island effect and the more frequent and severe flood events as key challenges. The impacts of these challenges on vulnerable community members, the city’s plants and animals, the way we travel to and from work and our general social wellbeing were of most concern.
This feedback, together with the outcomes of our ongoing engagement with stakeholders (including business, government and academia) and best practice and expert analysis will inform the content and direction of the updated strategy, which will be implemented from 2017 onwards.
Read the engagement summary report below.