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Revised MASC Climate Change Action Plan – Open for Comment

Posted on 29 February, 2016 by Connecting Country

The first draft of the Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Climate Change Action Plan was released for a four-week public comment and feedback in November last year (CLICK HERE to see our original post about this).   Based on the feedback received, and through meetings within Council and with a number of community groups, a revised draft has been released for a final two week public comment period from Monday 29 February 2016 to Sunday 13 March 2016.  As stated in their recent Environment and Sustainability eNewsletter, “The document outlines how Council will reduce its carbons emission and adapt to climate change in a considered way – working toward becoming carbon neutral by 2025.”

It is understood that the next steps – following the consideration of any further public comments – will involve the document being finalised by council staff and then recommended to Council for endorsement and implementation.

While the feedback period is open in early March, further information will be available on the Council’s website under the Have Your Say section (CLICK HERE).  The draft document can also be viewed over this period through their website or it can be directly downloaded here (CLICK HERE – an 8MB document).

The council are encouraging community members to review the document and send in written comments – before midnight Sunday 13 March 2016 – via email to the Healthy Environments Administration Officer, Dallas Giles  We haven’t a chance to read this revised document yet, but we’ll aim to keep you informed over the next week or so if we see any noteworthy changes relating to Connecting Country’s areas of interest.

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