Community Ideas

What other actions should we consider?

8 October, 2018

Kerren says:

“In anticipation of the State Government's energy storage subsidy, could the council broker a bulk buying arrangement for residents/business?”

7 October, 2018

Paul Mahony says:

“Include food choices, e.g. community education & council dining & catering practices. My submission to Darebin:”

2 October, 2018

Millie says:

“Provide free public transport for commuters during peak hour across all zones in Melbourne.”

21 September, 2018

rebecca says:

“mobilise health professionals and organisations in climate change action. the health voice is well respected in the community.”

10 September, 2018

Cole says:

“Get off Gas! Encourage all-electric house and buildings. There are highly efficient heat pumps, aircons, induction cooktops available today.”

8 September, 2018

Helen says:

“Get rid off those coal-burning things, especially Adani related businesses. Encourage people to invest in clean energy shares.”

8 September, 2018

Chris says:

“There needs to be a large scale system to take green waste for composting into something useful (or bio-gas??) rather than going to landfil”

7 September, 2018

GrantFenton says:

“Eensure roads/bike paths are safe for push bikes/electric bikes. Ebikes is a fast growing market. Limit cars/trucks. Free P.T. across COM”


Here are the four priority areas and actions proposed in the draft strategy. Read the full list of draft actions.

100% Renewable Energy

To achieve our emission reduction goals, the city’s buildings, precincts and transport need to be electrified and powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.


  • a virtual renewable energy power plant
  • facilitation of bulk purchases of solar panels or batteries

Zero Emissions Buildings and Precincts

Buildings generate 79% of emissions in the municipality. Melbourne’s buildings are also not as efficient as they could be. Apartment buildings are already the most common type of residence and they are growing at a rapid rate.


  • accelerating existing programs like City Switch
  • facilitating the take-up of the National Built Environment Rating Scheme for apartments

Zero Emissions Transport

Transport accounts for 15% of the city’s emissions, majority from private cars and freight that drive across the city. Public transport into the city also contributes to Melbourne’s emissions profile.


  • reallocating road space to create more space for walking
  • Promoting cycling and green infrastructure

Reducing the Impact of Waste

The total waste produced generated 6% of the greenhouse emissions from our municipality in 2015. Waste generated in the municipality is expected to grow as Melbourne’s population increases over coming decades.


  • promotion and education about waste avoidance
  • re-use of materials and recycling