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Draft Sustainability Strategy

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Draft Sustainability Strategy

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Draft Sustainability Strategy


Wodonga Council presented its first sustainability strategy in 2014. That strategy provided the framework and a co-ordinated approach to a more sustainable future for Wodonga. 

The draft Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026 builds on this work and is intended to: 

  • Outline strategic direction to deliver on the Wodonga 2033 Community Vision and Council Plan; 
  • Inform organisational decision-making and resource allocation; and, 
  • Be transparent and accountable to the Wodonga ratepayers and community. 

While sustainability is commonly considered an environmental issue, this strategy acknowledges the interlinkage of environmental sustainability with social and economic sustainability in building a sustainable and resilient community. 

The Local Government Act 2020 and the Climate Change Act 2017 outline council's role as a decision-maker in responding and promoting the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the municipal district, including mitigation and planning for climate change risks.

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

The strategy covers six key themes.

  • Community and culture
  • Ecosystems 
  • Energy
  • Local economy
  • Sustainable transport
  • Waste

It has been developed with science-based targets that are timebound and measurable. 

The strategy is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which provide a strong and holistic framework to address sustainability. The United Nations SDGs are the 2030 agenda for sustainable development adopted by the United Nations member states (including Australia) in 2015. 

March 21, 2023

The Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026 was adopted at the council meeting on Monday, March 20.

You can view the document here.

March 16, 2023

The Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026 will be presented to council for adoption at the meeting on Monday, March 20.

You can view the agenda here.

December 2, 2022

This consultation is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

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

October 18, 2022

The consultation is now open.

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

Document Library
Key Dates
  • Monday, November 7

    Have your say at our pop-ups

    Hyphen - Community Studio
    4.30pm to 6pm

  • Tuesday, November 15

    Have your say at our pop-ups

    Junction Square
    10am to 12.30pm 

  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between October 19 and December 2, 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.

Who's Listening
Robyn Nicholas

Sustainability Co-ordinator

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