Ian Goodes - slides - Sustainable suburbia forum April 2011

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Ian Goodes - slides - Sustainable suburbia forum April 2011

  1. 1. LighterFootprints ‘ Sustainable Suburbia ’ Ian Goodes Manager Engineering and Environmental Services City of Whitehorse
  2. 2. Whitehorse Sustainability Journey <ul><li>Our Journey to Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Whitehorse Sustainability Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Whitehorse Sustainability report 2009-2010 </li></ul>
  3. 3. DRAINAGE & STORMWATER RE-USE Bolton Park Stormwater Retention and Re-use System
  4. 4. Workshops and Forums <ul><li>Workshop and forum topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Home composting </li></ul><ul><li>Community Power – Energy in the Home </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>Grey water systems </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaith Network </li></ul><ul><li>Other energy and water saving retrofits </li></ul><ul><li>General attendance: 50 – 150 people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sustainable Transport <ul><li>Integrated Transport Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Walking school bus </li></ul><ul><li>Travelsmart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Box Hill Tafe & Box Hill Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burwood Highway (Tram 75) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green travel plan </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling and walking </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sustainable Ambassadors Program
  7. 7. STREET LIGHTING
  8. 8. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Council Operations Community Emissions <ul><ul><li>Council Greenhouse Gas Emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target - Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 2002 by 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved – Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 63% from 2002 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Water Council Operations Community Usage <ul><ul><li>Council Water Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target - Reduce Council water use by 25% from 2002 by 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved – Reduced Council water use by 41% from 2002 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Waste <ul><ul><li>Waste Diversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target – 65% of municipal waste to be recovered, recycled and/or diverted from landfill by 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved – 50% diverted (39% in 2001) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Whitehorse Sustainability Report 2009-2010 <ul><li>Some other key achievements for 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Rebates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>119% increase in uptake of Council Sustainability Rebates from previous year. (total 698 rebates claimed in 2009-2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 out of 40 Sports fields converted to warm season grasses so far. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Purchasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6 million of Council “ green ” purchases – up 52% from 2008-2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Planning Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption of an ESD Policy to encourage environmental sustainability principles into land use planning & appointment of an ESD advisor for implementation. </li></ul></ul>

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