Council will mark World Environment Day (Friday, June 5) by releasing its draft Integrated Council Environmental Plan (iCEP) for public consultation.
The iCEP is an evidence-based strategy that reflects the aspirations and concerns of the community and builds on the values of Council.
The Plan will enable Council to lead on a range of measures intended to de-risk climate change and future-proof a range of local social, economic and environmental values.
“Our mission is to deliver innovative, sustainable services to the Waratah-Wynyard community,” Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh said.
“We want to see a municipality where the natural environment is valued; where infrastructure is built to last and is fit for purpose; where community health and wellbeing is paramount and where a sustainable economy delivers long-term regional and local benefits.
“Today, climate change poses one of the most significant challenges to that vision. We believe that by addressing these elements in an integrated way, we will have greater success in achieving our goals.”
The Waratah-Wynyard Integrated Council Environmental Plan 2020-2030 (iCEP) sets out key priorities across five areas of Council and community life, so that residents, workers and visitors alike can enjoy the benefits of a more secure future.
The iCEP themes are:
• Council-led sustainability
• community adaptation and resilience
• future-ready infrastructure
• financial and economic sustainability
• environmental stewardship
“All of us at Waratah-Wynyard are proud to present the inaugural iCEP,” Mayor Walsh said.
“We look forward to working with the community to implement the Plan over the coming months and years.”
The public now has an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan until 5pm Friday, June 26. Go to www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/get-involved/have-your-say/ to leave your feedback.