Cool Changes - Riddells Creek

February to June 2022

Council is proud to be partnering with Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House in the design and delivery of Cool Changes. This partnership will add a unique element to the project with the addition of exploring community resilience as well as climate change and sustainability. 

The Cool Changes Riddells Creek program is a place-based approach to community climate action and resilience, and its success requires your participation.

Over the months of April and May, participants in the program worked collaboratively to create a shared vision for climate action in Riddells Creek and have drafted a Community Climate Action plan(PDF, 9MB).

Development of the Community Climate Action Plan occurred at three facilitated workshops held during April and May. 

The workshops were designed to celebrate the valuable knowledge and skills already present in the community of Riddells Creek, and explore the opportunities we have to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. We were lucky enough to have a local illustrator come along to each workshop to create visual representations of the ideas, discussions and knowledge shared.

Council’s Cool Changes program supports communities in the Macedon Ranges Shire to respond to climate change and develop local climate action plans.

It is an opportunity to strengthen projects, programs and connection already forged as well as create a big picture vision for what you want to see happen into the future.

Everyone can be a part of local action to protect biodiversity and address climate change.

The program has been tried and tested with Community Climate Action Plans being creating in Malmsbury, Woodend, Romsey and Lancefield. In 2022, the program will focus on Gisborne and Riddells Creek.  

In future, these Community Climate & Resilience Action Plans will be used when creating a shire-wide Climate Emergency Response Plan.