By refreshing the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the City of Melbourne aims to provide direction for how we plan, prepare and respond to ensure that the municipality can survive and thrive as the climate changes. There is a lot of great work that we and others have done already and need to build on, such as integrated water cycle management, greening our city, emergency management and working with our vulnerable communities.

This discussion paper has presented a summary of what we have already heard through Future Melbourne 2026 consultation, our aims and objectives of the strategy refresh, principles to shape how we work at the City of Melbourne, and focus area options.

There are many areas that we could focus on while refreshing this strategy, and we want to know what you feel are the priorities. Join the discussion forum on our Participate Melbourne website, or attend a community workshop to share your ideas for how we can keep ensuring we can adapt to a changing climate.