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Theme 6: Climate action

Great Victorian Rail Trail

Community aspiration

In 2050, Mitchell's townships will be powered by a diverse system of renewable energy technologies and linked through a vast network of walking and cycling trails.

The community will be conscious of their environmental impact and will actively:

  • prioritise sustainability
  • protect our natural resources
  • utilise renewable energy
  • minimise potable water use
  • buy sustainably sourced products

Our communities will have secure access to water and enjoy clean, cool and greener urban spaces and healthier natural environments.

Quotes from our community

A thriving local community built around the engagement of its citizens. Net-zero emissions and renewable energy will be widely spread and used in local food production using electric public transport and council vehicles in place. We will have turned the corner on climate change action in nature. Cooling the Region with widespread tree planting and regenerative farming.
Female, age 70, Seymour
In 2050 I wish for a carbon-neutral Mitchell. A Shire that is a true leader in Climate Action. Mitchell Shire should be taking steps to make it a climate-friendly community in 30 years.
Male, age 29, Broadford
The natural environment will have been safeguarded from development and preserved in parks and State parks. Our wildlife will be valued and protected.
Female, Seymour

Keywords from community feedback

During the consultation period, over 11,000 pieces of unique information were captured in your submissions. Below are just some of the keywords mentioned by the community to help shape this aspiration.

Some words are linked to Council's website so you can find more information on those topics.

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