As part of its Sustainable Living Strategy, Council was successful in obtaining $40,000 in funding from the State Government’s Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership (VASP) to employ an Adaptation and Sustainability Officer for 12 months.
The officer’s role is to advance council’s leadership and capacity in the area of climate risk adaptability and sustainability. Duties include developing and implementing appropriate plans and initiatives in key areas of council operations and responsibility that will increase resilience and contribute to the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the community and region.
Outcomes for council and its community include:
Key duties under VASP include:
Working with council staff in integrating adaptation/sustainability considerations into decision making and governance processes across all areas of council operations and responsibilities, including
The purpose of this project is to basically to benchmark where Northern Grampians Shire Council is at with regard to the sustainability of the organisation and to identify gaps, barriers and opportunities for improvement primarily from a risk and opportunity perspective.
The project is looking to involve all staff, across all operational areas, in the process so that it can help develop the culture of sustainability within the organisation that is an objective of council’s Sustainable Living Strategy, and which will help further integrate sustainability and adaptation considerations into corporate decision making.