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					TOWN OF VICTORIA PARK
GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION
STRATEGY

Towards a Sustainable Victoria Park


6 May 2003




Prepared by Omega Environmental Pty Limited

Endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held 20 May 2003.
About this Strategy

This Strategy forms the ‘blueprint’ for the Town of Victoria Park’s
approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs in
both its own operations and across the Town. The Strategy provides a
background to the greenhouse issue and Council’s participation in
greenhouse reduction programs, and lists the Actions councils intends to
implement over coming years to bring about a reduction in greenhouse
gas emissions. The Strategy is revised and updated every year as
Actions are completed and new Actions scheduled for implementation.

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy meets the requirements of
Milestone 3 of the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP™) Program, with
which the Town of Victoria Park has been involved since March 2002.

The development of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy reflects the
Town of Victoria Park’s leadership in environmental management, and
its commitment to continual sustainable improvement in environmental
performance.




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Table of Contents

The
Mission………………………………………………………………………………………….……4

Background……………………………………………………………………………………….…5

      - The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect…………………………………………………..…5
      - Potential Impacts of the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect……………………………....6
      - Cities for Climate Protection™ Program………………………………………….……6
      - Town of Victoria Park’s Involvement in the CCP™ Program…………………….…..7

Town of Victoria Park – Current Levels of Greenhouse Gas Emissions……………………….8

      - Corporate (Council) Emissions…………………………………………………………8
      - Community Emissions…………………………………………………………………..9

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions – The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals..…………11

      - The Town of Victoria Park’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals…………….……..11

Meeting the Reduction Goals – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Actions………………….……..12

      - Actions Completed to Date…………………………………………………….………12
      - Current and Future Actions…………………………………………………….………14
      - Council Actions………………………………………………………………….………15
      - Community Actions……………………………………………………………………..20
      - Coordination of the town of Victoria Park’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy –
        The Interdepartmental Environmental Committee……………………………….…..21
      - Determining Actions for Implementation………………………………………….…..21
      - Monitoring Success……………………………………………………………….……21
      - Review of the Emissions Inventory……………………………………………….…...21
      - Revising the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy…………………………….……21
      - CCP™ Milestone 4 and Milestone 5…………………………………….…………….22




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The Mission

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to reducing greenhouse
  gas emissions from its own operations and the community.
Specifically, the Town aims to achieve the following greenhouse gas reduction
targets:



(1)   A reduction in Council greenhouse gas emissions from 1998
      levels by 25 per cent by 2010

(2)   A reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions from 1996
      levels by 20 per cent by 2010.



These goals will be achieved through the ongoing identification and
implementation of innovative greenhouse gas-reducing actions. The actions will
be reviewed and adjusted every year in line with the Town’s greenhouse
‘performance’ and latest technology to reduce emissions.

The Town also recognises the importance of staff and community awareness of
greenhouse issues to bringing about greenhouse gas reductions, and will direct
resources to the ongoing education of people of the benefits of energy efficiency.




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Background

The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse gases are a natural part of the atmosphere. They trap the sun's
warmth, and maintain the earth's surface temperature at a level necessary to
support life. The problem now faced is that human actions - particularly the
burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and land clearing - are increasing
the concentrations of these gases, creating the prospect of increased global
warming. This is the enhanced greenhouse effect.




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Potential Impacts of the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

As the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increases, the amount
of heat trapped in the atmosphere will also increase. While there is general scientific
agreement that human activities are causing changes in climatic patterns, there is still
some debate as to the extent to which the greenhouse effect is contributing to
atmospheric changes.

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) brings together the world’s
leading scientists to report on climate change. In the latest Assessment Report of the
IPCC (2001) the possible effects of global warming were recognised as:

•   An increase in the global average surface temperature relative to 1990. This is
    projected to increase between 1.4°C and 3.5°C by 2100,
•   an increase in air turbulence (higher incidences of cyclones and storms),
•   changes in rainfall patterns, and
•   an increase in sea level due to warmer ocean temperatures. Average sea level is
    projected to rise about 0.09 metres above present levels by 2100.

The IPCC has projected changes in climate will result in significant, often
adverse, impacts on many ecological systems and socio-economic sectors,
including food supply, water resources and human health. In some cases the
impacts are potentially irreversible - developing countries and small island
countries are typically more vulnerable to climate change. The consequences on
society of these effects may include disruption to agriculture, flooding of low lying
coastal areas, ecosystem stress due to rapid climate change, increased demand
for fresh water and the spread of tropical diseases.


Cities for Climate Protection™ Program
The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP™) is a worldwide campaign initiated by the
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in 1993. The CCP™
Program is aimed at encouraging cities and towns to develop local actions that lead
to meaningful and measurable reductions in human-induced emissions of
greenhouse gases.

Local government is the focus of the campaign because it is the tier of government
closest to the community, and can directly and/or indirectly influence activities that
lead to greenhouse emissions from the municipality.

The Commonwealth government has allocated $13 million to the CCP™ Program in
recognition of the important role local government can play in the reduction of
greenhouse gases. As of April 2003, 171 local government bodies representing 65%
of Australia’s population have joined the Program.



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The CCP™ Program is based on a five-milestone framework designed to allow
Councils to work strategically to identify the level and sources of both community and
Council emissions, prioritise actions, and identify locally relevant greenhouse gas
reduction measures. The five Milestones of the Program are:



Milestone 1:         Preparation of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for
                     both corporate (Council) and community activities for a baseline
                     year, and forecast of growth in emissions to the Year 2010
                     adopting a 'business as usual' scenario.

Milestone 2:         Setting of an emissions reduction goal.

Milestone 3:         Preparation and adoption of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction
                     Strategy documenting measures to be undertaken to
                     achieve the reduction goal.

Milestone 4:         Implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy

Milestone 5:         Monitoring and reporting on the implementation, and review
                     of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy



Town of Victoria Park’s Involvement in the CCP™
Program

In recognition of the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the local
level, the Town of Victoria Park resolved to participate in the CCP™ Program in
March 2002.

In December 2002 the Town completed Milestone 1 of the Program by developing an
emissions inventory for both the Council and community sectors using 1998 and
1996 respectively as the baseline years. Following this, Council set about
establishing emissions reduction goals to satisfy the requirements for completion of
Milestone 2 of the Program, which was achieved in February 2003.

Most recently, Council commenced development of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Strategy in March 2003 to set about achieving these reduction goals and to meet the
requirements of Milestone 3 of the CCP™ Program.




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Town of Victoria Park - Current
Levels of Greenhouse Gas
Emissions

As part of Milestone 1 of the CCP™ Program, the Town of Victoria Park conducted a
study during 2002 to estimate the source and volume of greenhouse gases
generated from its own operations and from across the Town. The outcome of the
study was the development of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and energy
use for Council and the community. The inventory was completed for the base year
of 1998 for Corporate and 1996 for the community sectors.

A forecast of emissions growth to 2010 was also completed, based on a ‘business as
usual’ scenario. The results of the study are summarised below.


Corporate (Council) Emissions

The emissions inventory for the Corporate sector was divided into five categories:

1) Buildings – This sector accounts for emissions from Council owned and
   operated buildings.
2) Vehicle Fleet – This sector accounts for emissions from fuel use of the
   Council’s vehicles and plant machinery.
3) Street Lighting – This sector accounts for emissions resulting from street
   lighting, including Western Power street lighting and Council decorative/park
   lighting.
4) Water – This sector accounts for emissions resulting from the energy used to
   pump water for reticulation on Council owned property.
5) Waste – This sector accounts for emissions from waste generated through
   Council activities.




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                                                           Council Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 1998 with Data Projections to 2010 (CO2 Tonnes)


                                      2,500.00




                                                                                                            1,971
                                      2,000.00
Emissions - Equivalent CO2 (Tonnes)




                                                                                                    1,767

                                                               1,567
                                      1,500.00         1,397




                                      1,000.00



                                                                                       548
                                       500.00
                                                                              346
                                                                                                                                   280
                                                                                                                            237                       89
                                                                                                                                                 75

                                          0.00
                                                         Buildings            Vehicle Fleet          Streetlights         Water/Sewerage          Waste
                                                                                                       Sector

                                                                                                     1998    2010



                                                 Council activities generated 3822 tonnes of CO2 equivalent during 1998. The
                                                 primary source of emissions in the Council sector was electricity consumption,
                                                 accounting for 78% of emissions during 1998, at a cost to Council of almost
                                                 $414,000.

                                                 The above graph shows that Council-owned buildings and the Town’s streetlights
                                                 were the main generators of greenhouse gas emissions. These accounted for
                                                 76% of the total emissions from Council activities, at a cost to Council of over
                                                 $458,000. Of particular note was the 735 tonnes of CO2 equivalent generated by
                                                 the Somerset Pool.

                                                 Council’s emissions are expected to increase by almost 17% to 4455 tonnes of
                                                 CO2 equivalent in 2010, should no emissions-reducing measures be
                                                 implemented.


                                                 Community Emissions

                                                 The emissions inventory for the community sector was divided into five categories:

                                                 1) Residential
                                                 2) Commercial
                                                 3) Industrial
                                                 4) Transport
                                                 5) Waste



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                                           Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 1996 with Data Projections to 2010 (CO2 Tonnes)


                             600000



                                                                                             498889
                             500000
Emissions - Equivalent CO2




                             400000




                             300000                                                 287157


                                                                       223194

                             200000
                                                151600
                                                              135754
                                       109248
                             100000                                                                                87740
                                                                                                           68037


                                                                                                                                   3690   4391
                                  0
                                         Residential           Commercial              Industrial            Transport                Waste
                                                                                        Sector

                                                                                      1996    2010




                                  A total of 603,886 tonnes of CO2 equivalent was produced by Victoria Park’s
                                  Community Sector during 1996. The graph above shows that the main source of
                                  emissions was the industrial sector. This is in contrast to the forecast to 2010,
                                  which is expected to see an increase in Community emissions of almost 60% to
                                  965,814 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.




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Reducing Greenhouse Gas
Emissions – The Greenhouse
Gas Reduction Goals

The Town of Victoria Park’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Goals

The Town of Victoria Park’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is
demonstrated through the reduction goals it has set for its own operations and the
community. Endorsed by Council in February 2003 to meet the Milestone 2
requirements of the CCP™ Program, the goals establish the Town of Victoria Park
as a community leader in addressing the issue of global warming. The reduction
goals established by Council are:



(1)    A reduction in Council greenhouse gas emissions from 1998
       levels by 25 per cent by 2010

(2)    A reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions from 1996
       levels by 20 per cent by 2010.



Benefits to Council of these goals include increased environmental awareness
among staff and the community and financial savings through reduced energy costs.
The implementation of innovative and effective actions also serve to position Council
as a community leader in greenhouse management best practice.




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Meeting the Reduction Goals –
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Actions

The primary means by which the Town of Victoria Park works toward meeting the
reduction goals is through the implementation of a range of actions. The actions
included in this Strategy have been developed to cover all those scheduled to
commence over the next 3 years. Council will update actions on an annual basis
through revision of this document to take into account any new actions slated for
implementation.

Council recognises that successfully engaging the community sector in working to
reduce community emissions is reliant on Council first establishing ‘greenhouse
credibility’ by achieving reductions from its own operations. Consequently the initial
actions listed in this document focus heavily on reducing emissions from Council
operations. Future actions will focus more on the implementation of community
greenhouse initiatives.


Actions Completed to Date
Council has already completed a number of Actions since the base years of 1998
(Council sector) and 1996 (community sector). These Actions are:

Buildings

   •   Replacement of fluorescent tubes with triphosphor tubes in the
       Administration Centre and Library.
   •   Upgrade of the air-conditioning system in the Administration Centre
       Building.
   •   Change over of PC’s and Photocopiers to more energy efficient models.
   •   Plans put in place for the future upgrade of the swimming pool.
   •   Energy Audits completed on all major buildings (Administration Centre,
       Library, Depot and Swimming Pool).




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Vehicles:

   •   Change over of most of light vehicle fleet to LPG.
   •   Upgrading heavy plant to better standards
   •   Implementation of Cycle 100 Program
   •   Purchasing of bikes for staff

Street Lights:

   •   Installation of solar powered lights at parks and reserves.

Water:

   •   Upgrading of bore pumps
   •   Auto reticulation for all but three parks and centralised controller installed.

Waste:

   •   Methane extraction from landfill.

Community:

   •   Commencement of the Travel Smart Program
   •   Implementation of design guidelines for energy efficiency of
       building/developments in the Town Planning Scheme
   •   Implementation of Precinct Structure Plans (emphasising walking and
       cycling).
   •   Upgrading of Railway line and stations.




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Current and Future Actions
The tables below:

-   outline the Actions scheduled for implementation
-   identifies a responsible person or department to implement the Action
-   highlights the priority level.

The priority levels are as follows:

    •   High         Present time – 12 months
    •   Medium       12 months – 2 years
    •   Low          over 2 years


Note: The list below is not definitive, and outlines those Actions where
implementation is proposed to commence during the next three years. The
list of Actions will be revised annually as part of Councils routine planning
process, with additions made to the list or actions removed as considered
necessary by the Interdepartmental Environmental Committee.




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                       COUNCIL ACTIONS

Action #   Sector    Action                                   Responsibility                    Priority
1          General   Develop an energy awareness              Environmental Officer             High
                     strategy for staff as part of
                     Council’s overall environmental
                     awareness        program,        and
                     commence informing staff about
                     energy efficiency practices in
                     the office and home (e.g.
                     ‘Energy Idea of the Week’)
                     Educate staff to change ‘energy
                     behaviour’ (through actions
                     such as keeping doors closed,
                     operating lights only when
                     required,       switching          off
                     equipment when not in use etc)
2          General   Identify sources of funding for          Environmental Officer/Assistant   High
                     CCP™ Actions (from the AGO,              Accountant
                     SEDA etc).
3          General   Increase        purchase           of    Manager Financial Services        Medium
                     Greenpower.
4          General   Develop        procedures         for    Environmental Officer/Manager     High
                     improved energy management               Land & Assets
                     at all Council facilities. Distribute
                     to all staff and users of Council
                     infrastructure.
5          General   Implement a Green Energy                 Environmental Officer             High
                     Ideas Sheet and Green Energy
                     Awards for Council staff
6          General   Develop Council’s purchasing             Environmental                     High
                     policy and procedures to                 Officer/Purchasing Officer
                     incorporate                  energy
                     management         considerations,
                     and inform relevant staff of this
                     policy.
7          General   Investigate options for a                Manager Financial Services        Medium
                     process for channeling monies
                     saved through energy efficiency
                     back into the organisation for
                     financing further environmental
                     initiatives.

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Action #   Sector    Action                               Responsibility                Priority
8          General   Request energy providers to          Executive Manager Technical   High
                     include        more       detailed   Services
                     information on all energy bills
                     (such as reference to any
                     relevant      sub-meters),     and
                     essential information where it is
                     not already provided (such as
                     actual energy consumed by
                     streetlighting).
9          General   Approach energy providers to         Executive Manager Technical   High
                     compile regular summaries of         Services
                     energy consumption.
10         General   Ensure all future schematic          Manager Land & Assets         High
                     plans of Council property are
                     developed to include details of
                     the location and service layout
                     of meters, sub-meters (including
                     a reference to meter numbers)
                     and the assets serviced by
                     these meters.
11         General   Implement a system to record         Assistant Accountant          High
                     and          present        energy
                     consumption as well as cost to
                     allow for the monitoring of
                     unexpected changes in energy
                     use, and to track Council’s
                     progress against its reduction
                     goals.
12         General   Maintain the CCP™ software           Environmental Officer         High
                     with     details     of    actions
                     completed to date including
                     associated              emissions
                     abatement.
13         General   Carry out regular updates of the     Environmental Officer         High
                     emissions inventory.
14         General   Monitor       and     report    on   Environmental Officer         High
                     greenhouse gas emissions and
                     the implementation of actions
                     and measures as part of
                     Council’s reporting processes
15         General   Document the process for             Environmental Officer         High

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Action #   Sector      Action                               Responsibility                   Priority
                       energy data management in a
                       formal procedure.
16         General     Promote the achievements of          Public Relations Officer         High
                       Council with the CCP™
                       Program across the community.
17         General     Investigate the feasibility of       CEO                              Low
                       Council entering into a carbon
                       sequestration scheme

18         Buildings   Review results of any past           Manager Land & Assets            High
                       audits and incorporate findings
                       into    Action     Plan     where
                       appropriate.
19         Buildings   Carry out walk-through energy        Manager        Land          &   Medium
                       audits on facilities with high       Assets/Environmental Officer
                       levels of energy consumption
                       not already audited (Note:
                       audits already carried out on
                       four main buildings).
20         Buildings   Carry out a ‘meter audit’ where      Manager Land & Assets            Medium
                       necessary of Council buildings
                       to determine the facilities
                       serviced by each meter and
                       sub-meter.
21         Buildings   Fit timers where appropriate to      Land & Building Officer          High
                       equipment (including hot water
                       unit, water coolers and snack
                       machines, photocopiers)
22         Buildings   Activate the energy efficiency       Administration Officer           High
                       features on office equipment
                       (including photocopiers and
                       printers).
23         Buildings   Activate the Energy Star feature     Administration Officer           High
                       on computer equipment
24         Buildings   Progress       installation    of    Manager Land & Assets            High
                       occupancy sensors for lighting
                       where appropriate
25         Buildings   Progress installation of push        Manager Land & Assets            High
                       button timers for lighting and air
                       conditioning where appropriate
26         Buildings   Progress a lighting retrofit in      Manager Land & Assets            High

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Action #   Sector               Action                                Responsibility                Priority
                                major buildings (to more
                                energy-efficient lighting)
27         Buildings            Progress installation of timers       Manager Land & Assets         High
                                for lighting and air conditioning
                                where appropriate
28         Buildings            Use daylight through skylights in     Manager Land & Assets         Low
                                relevant buildings rather than
                                artificial lighting.
29         Buildings            Remove display lighting in            Environmental Officer         High
                                fridges and snack machines.
30         Buildings            Install AAA rated shower heads        Manager Land & Assets         Medium
                                in all Council properties.
31         Buildings            Upgrade water heating to solar.       Manager Land & Assets         Low
32         Buildings            Incorporate energy efficient          Executive Manager Corporate   High
                                design into pool upgrades             and Customer Services
33         Buildings            Cover pools when not in use.          Executive Manager Corporate   High
                                                                      and Customer Services
34         Buildings            Incorporate energy efficient          Manager Land & Assets         High
                                design when refurbishing or
                                extending existing buildings, or
                                when designing new buildings.

35         Vehicles and Fleet   Educate      staff    on     driver   Manager Technical Services    High
                                behaviour.
36         Vehicles and Fleet   Develop        incentives       for   Travel Smart Officer          High
                                increased     use     of    public
                                transport by staff.
37         Vehicles and Fleet   Continue purchase bikes for           Travel Smart Officer          High
                                use by staff and consider
                                extending to Councillors.
38         Vehicles and Fleet   Investigate options for a car         Travel Smart Officer          High
                                pooling program.
39         Vehicles and Fleet   Tint windows in Council               Manager Technical Services    High
                                vehicles.
40         Vehicles and Fleet   Ensure Council’s purchasing           Manager Technical Services    High
                                policy and procedures include
                                provision for regular upgrading
                                of Council’s vehicle fleet to best
                                available technology.
41         Vehicles and Fleet   Progress options for improved         Manager Technical Services    High
                                fuel efficiency in Council’s
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Action #   Sector         Action                               Responsibility                Priority
                          vehicle        fleet,     through
                          introduction of LPG vehicles,
                          other alternative fuel vehicles,
                          smaller    vehicles,     and    a
                          reduction in fleet size.

42         Streetlights   Consider high-tech lighting such     Manager Technical Services    High
                          as LED lighting
43         Streetlights   Continue working with Western        Executive Manager Technical   High
                          Power        to    negotiate     a   Services
                          streetlighting service with higher
                          quality, lower energy use and
                          lower ongoing costs for energy
                          and other lifecycle items.

44         Water          Ensure upgrading to energy           Manager Technical Services    High
                          efficient pumps is incorporated
                          into Council’s purchasing policy
                          and procedures.
45         Water          Document operating times for         Parks Coordinator             High
                          water pumps in a formal
                          procedure.
46         Waste          Review         waste recycling       Executive Manager Technical   Medium
                          programs.                            Services




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                                                COMMUNITY ACTIONS

 Note: Council is focussing on actions to reduce emissions from Council sectors as a first priority, and will add to the
                 following list of community actions once as the Strategy implementation progresses.

Action #                Sector                   Action                                Responsibility                     Priority
47                                               Approach Western Power to             CEO                                High
                                                 provide power consumption for
                                                 Census districts on an annual
                                                 basis.
48                      Community                Review and enhance options,           Executive Manager Planning &       Medium
                                                 processes and procedures for          Development
                                                 incorporating energy efficiency       Services/Environmental Officer
                                                 initiatives into the design of new
                                                 developments (including energy
                                                 efficient streetlights, pumps etc).
49                      Community                Investigate implementation of         Executive Manager Planning &       Low
                                                 Energy Smart Homes Policy.            Development
                                                                                       Services/Environmental Officer
50                                               Investigate       options      for    Environmental Officer              Low
                                                 purchasing of carbon credits
                                                 from community etc
51                      Community                Promote       and/or    subsidise     Environmental Officer              Medium
                                                 energy efficient devices.
52                      Community                Form partnerships with key            Environmental Officer              Low
                                                 industry players and work with
                                                 these groups to develop models
                                                 for greenhouse gas reduction
                                                 strategies      among       other
                                                 industrial    and     commercial
                                                 organisations.
53                      Community                Hold workshops with industry          Environmental Officer              Low
                                                 on ways to reduce energy
                                                 consumption and greenhouse
                                                 gas emissions.
54                      Community                Develop an energy-efficiency          Environmental Officer              Medium
                                                 education package for the local
                                                 community.
55                      Community                Encourage the use of public           Travel Smart      Officer/Public   High
                                                 transport in the community.           Relations

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Coordination of the Town of Victoria Park’s Greenhouse
Gas Reduction Strategy – The Interdepartmental
Environmental Committee
An Interdepartmental Environmental Committee will have the responsibility to
coordinate the development and implementation of Council’s Greenhouse Gas
Reduction Strategy. The Committee comprises representatives from a range of
operational areas and staff levels within Council.

A key role of the Committee is to develop reduction actions, and coordinate their
implementation. The cross-organisational membership of the group ensures that
actions are developed with cooperation from key staff, helping to promote
ownership of the CCP™ Program by Council personnel.

Determining Actions for Implementation

Prior to the development of Council’s annual budget, the high priority Actions will
be costed and forecast savings quantified. The Interdepartmental Environmental
Committee will then select those Actions to be included in the budget for the
coming year.

Monitoring Success
The success of Victoria Park’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy is measured
through regular monitoring of progress against the reduction targets. This monitoring
involves a combination of regular reviews of energy consumption, together with
periodic reassessment of greenhouse gas emissions from Council operations and
the community (see below).

The data collected from this ongoing monitoring provides Council with an accurate
‘snapshot’ of current energy and greenhouse performance. This information is
invaluable when developing relevant and effective Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Strategies.

Review of the Emissions Inventory
The current emissions inventory will be updated in mid 2004, and every twelve
months thereafter to ensure Council remains aware of its greenhouse gas levels in
relation to the reductions goals it has set.

Revising the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy

This Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy will be subject to annual review and
adjustment to ensure it remains relevant to Council’s broad approach to greenhouse
gas abatement. The list of Actions will be revised during the annual review to include
new Actions scheduled for implementation over coming years.


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CCP™ Milestone 4 and Milestone 5
The implementation of this Strategy, and ongoing monitoring and reassessment of
greenhouse gas emissions over the coming year and beyond will enable Council to
meet the requirements of Milestones 4 and 5 of the CCP™ Program.

Milestone 4 is the implementation of the Action Plan, while Milestone 5 involves
Council assessing the effectiveness of the Actions of the Plan in reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.




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