Member Councils



City of Boroondara have a commitment to reduce emissions by 30 – 40% below 2007/08 levels by 2020. The Council’s strategy allows a flexible approach to account for the rapidly changing political and social context surrounding climate change and greenhouse gas abatement, and the emergence of new technologies and practices.  Read more here.


Knox City Council has been a recognized local government leader in action on climate change since 2011 and has implemented a host of mitigation and adaptation projects. In 2012 Council endorsed a cutting edge Climate Change Response Plan.  Read more here.


Maroondah City Council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. To reduce its emissions Council has undertaken actions such as energy efficiency retrofitting in Council buildings as well as purchasing a portion of its energy for public lighting and Council buildings from renewable energy sources.  Read more here.


Monash City Council is committed to a 20% reduction in Council’s energy levels by 2020 compared to 2010 levels. Council currently invests millions of dollars annually on environmentally sustainable initiatives, including energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  Read more about Monash’s Environmental Sustainability Roadmap here.


City of Stonnington is committed to a 30% reduction in emission by 2020. Council is responsible for leading and implementing a range of environmental services and initiatives that are designed to protect assets for generations to come.  Read more about Stonnington’s Sustainable Environment Strategy here.


City of Whitehorse  is committed to reduce its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2022 (based on 2002 level).  Council continues its work to improve its energy efficiency of its own work practices as well as engaging with the community to encourage the adoption of sustainable principles and practices in local households, businesses and community activities. Read more here.


Yarra Ranges Council has recently committed to the ‘Adapting to a Changing Climate and Energy Future’ plan focusing on Council’s own carbon management activities, adapting to climate change and promoting energy transition.  Read more here.