Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability encompasses all elements associated with the natural environment. The newly developed environmental section is focused on providing advice and services for the Shire and the wider community in addition to addressing sustainability and implementing best practices. The Shire recognises the importance of protecting the native flora and fauna and is committed to protecting the natural environment whilst maintaining a balance between biodiversity and development.

The environmental section of the shire provides an advisory role in addition to developing and implementing:

- Environmental Strategies, Policies and Local Laws.

- Conducting environmental assessments for development.

- The Implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy.

- Encouraging and sourcing best practices through the Cities Power Partnership Program.

- Environmental Approvals Processes in an advisory capacity for Shire departments.

- Environmental compliance and addressing complaints.