25 August Update - Thank you for your interest in this project. Engagement has now closed. We are currently reviewing submissions and will then finalise the Plan and provide an update on this page.


The City recognises the urgent need to take appropriate action on climate change. In response to this, the City has developed a Draft Climate Change Response Plan, identified as a priority action in the Sustainability Framework and Environment Strategy 2020-2030.

A key feature of the draft plan is a municipal-wide target of zero net emissions by 2035. The draft plan builds on the Environment Strategy's strategic goals and identifies how the City will support community and business efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to the likely impacts of a changing climate. The plan also provides a roadmap for how the City will reduce its operational carbon emissions and manage its climate change risks.

Community interest in tackling climate change is growing and the region needs a holistic plan to show how collectively we will rapidly reduce our emissions and adapt to climate change risks.

In response to this need and through extensive community consultation with community groups, business and peak body groups, government agencies and non-government organisations the City has developed the Draft Climate Change Response Plan.


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Draft Climate Change Response Plan during the first two stages of engagement. Please see the document library for engagement findings reports.

At the Council Meeting on Tuesday 27 July, Council endorsed the Draft Climate Change Response Plan be released for public exhibition and stakeholder and community consultation.

To provide your feedback on the draft plan please submit using the online form or in writing to:

Senior Sustainability Officer

Environment & Waste

City of Greater Geelong

Wadawurrung Country

PO Box 104, Geelong, Vic 3220

Feedback closed on Wednesday 25 August.

Climate Action Case Studies

Communities, businesses, and individuals across the City of Greater Geelong region are taking action to reduce their emissions and build resilience to climate-related impacts. The following case studies provide a few examples of these actions.

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