Have your say: Council's Community Net Zero Emissions Roadmap
Published: 09 Dec 2022 11:29am
Council is consulting with the community to inform the development of the Wagga Wagga Community Net Zero Emissions Roadmap.
The roadmap is a high-level document that will guide the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area toward net zero, encouraging climate- friendly actions and benchmarking community progress.
Earlier this year at its Ordinary Meeting on 11 April 2022, Council resolved to endorse an interim community net zero emissions target of a 50 per cent reduction in community emissions by 2030, and develop a roadmap that outlines Council’s role in the community achieving both the 2030 and 2050 net zero emission targets.
To assist in achieving this target, Council is consulting with the community, business groups and NSW Government agencies to discuss approaches.
Net Zero Emissions Project Officer Benjamin Holt said all levels of government, businesses and the community have a pivotal role to play in achieving this target.
“Council held an initial forum with the NSW Government and business and community groups earlier this month,” Mr Holt said.
“Our next step is to consult with the wider community, as collaborative approaches and idea sharing with a wide range of stakeholders are necessary to build a well-informed roadmap.”
Council will start the series of community drop-in sessions with two introductory 30-minute sessions on Thursday 15 December at 11.30am and 5.30pm.
These introductory sessions aim to give an overview of what the roadmap needs to achieve, the process Council will follow to create it, and how it will monitor progress against it.
“Additional drop-in sessions will begin in the Wagga Wagga City Library meeting room every Wednesday in January from 4pm – 6pm," Mr Holt said.
“Council is also encouraging residents to have their say by completing an online survey which will open on Connect Wagga from Tuesday 13 December.”
The open community sessions are an opportunity for people to share their ideas with other community members and Council Staff in a safe space that fosters mutual understanding, respect and growth.