Wodonga Council
Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022-2027

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Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022-2027

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Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022-2027


This draft Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2027 (CCAAP) supersedes the Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2017-2021

The CCAAP provides a framework and a co-ordinated approach for council’s operations to incorporate the impacts of climate change on its operations. 

Local governments are facing increasing climate impacts and duty of care to consider climate risk. Victoria’s Climate Change Act 2017 states that decision makers must have regards for climate change. Climate change is a growing community concern and is already impacting on the council’s service delivery and asset management programs. 

The Victorian State Government has released its Climate Change Strategy which is a roadmap to net-zero emissions and a climate resilient Victoria by 2050. This roadmap has guided this rewrite of CCAAP 2022-2027

CSIRO climate data indicates Wodonga will experience a warmer climate, higher incidence of rainfall through storms (increasing the risk of flooding) and reduced annual rainfall. Wodonga Council is responding to these projections utilising the afore-mentioned legislation and documents.  

Identifying climate risks and adaptation actions helps organisations and communities to take informed action to respond to climate change. This plan outlines what actions Wodonga Council will make and opportunities for community to support adaptation efforts. Actions are measurable and will be reported to the council and the community annually.  

The plan demonstrates council’s actions to be better prepared for the changing climate. This presents an opportunity to reduce the vulnerability of council’s assets and services, while empowering our community to be healthy, connected, and resilient.  

An evidence-based approach has informed the development of the CCAAP by prioritising actions based on climate risks and opportunities specific to our local region. 

The CCAAP has been developed with community feedback and is aimed to be implemented in partnership.  

The council is now seeking feedback on the draft CCAP from the community.

March 21, 2023

The Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan was adopted at the March council meeting.

You can view the document here.

March 16, 2023

The Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2027 will be presented to council for adoption at the meeting on Monday, March 20.

You can view the agenda here.

January 2, 2023

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took time to provide feedback.

A report will be provided to the March 2023 council meeting.

December 21, 2022

The consultation period for the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Action plan has been extended to 5pm Monday, January 2, 2023.

November 23, 2022

This consultation opened on November 23, 2022.

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

  • Inform

    Community members have access to information that is accurate, relevant, appropriate, easy to access and easy to understand

  • Consult

    Seek and receive the views of community members on issues that directly affect them or in which they may have a significant interest

  • Involve

    Enable community members to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

Key Dates
  • Have Your Say: December Pop-Up

    Thursday, December 15
    12pm to 2pm
    Mann Central

Document Library
  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between November 23 and December 21, 2022

  • Under review

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.

  • Final report

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed. The project team will report back on the key outcomes.