The importance of
practicing and embracing the philosophies of sustainability is becoming a
greater priority for communities due to the impacts of climate change,
declining water supply and species biodiversity, and our ecological footprint.
It is now widely accepted that the global climate is changing. Sustainability
and responding to the issues of climate change should not be a stand alone
policy, but rather an overriding strategy that impacts on all actions and
responsibilities of Council. This includes the way we maintain our roads,
collect and recycle waste, through to urban development and transport, and even
the way we, as individual employees, behave in performing our everyday roles.