Key plans and reports on climate change

Climate Change Action Plan 2017

In June 2016, Council adopted a target to reduce greenhouse emissions from its operations by 25 per cent by 2020–21, from the baseline year of 2014–15. On 28 June 2017, Council adopted its first Climate Change Action Plan to outline how it will meet this target, and how it will support the community in climate change action.

We report on progress to achieve our emissions reduction target in our Annual Environment Report.

Climate Ready Loddon Mallee

Climate Ready Loddon Mallee is the regional adaptation plan covering Macedon Ranges Shire and nine other local government areas. It has been developed through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP,) in accordance with Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020, and is a guide for the Loddon Mallee to be a climate ready, sustainable and healthy region.

The plan lists goals and priority actions for People, Places and Sectors, based on four planning resilience themes, namely: knowledge, connection, wellbeing and security. The goals and actions have been informed through a mix of community engagement projects, to be a co-designed regional plan.  

The final version of the plan is being prepared as at July 2021, and will be published online at ADAPT Loddon Mallee.

Climate Ready Loddon Mallee replaces the 2014 Regional Climate Adaptation Plan(PDF, 7MB).

Loddon Mallee Regional Renewable Energy Roadmap

The Loddon Mallee Renewable Energy Roadmap was released in 2020, and provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges the region faces as it transitions away from fossil fuel-based energy towards a decentralised supply of renewable energy. It looks at scales of generation, distributed energy resources, limitations and options for grid transmission, and the benefits that renewable energy projects may bring to regional economies and communities.