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An Enhanced Natural Environment

Our natural environment is protected and enhanced, we have adapted to the changing climate and continue to lead in emissions reduction and in natural resource and waste management.

Performance Measures -

How will we know we’ve arrived?

Community carbon emission reduction targets:

  • 50% reduction on 2017 levels by 2030
  • Net zero by 2040

AlburyCity's carbon emission targets:

Target 2025

  • Emission reduction of 40% below 2018/19 levels (excluding waste); and
  • Emission reduction of 10% below 2018/19 levels (including all waste)
  • AlburyCity consumes 100% renewable electricity

Target 2030

  • Emission reduction of 80% below 2018/19 levels (excluding waste); and* Emission reduction of 20% below 2018/19 levels (including all waste)

Target 2040

  • Net zero emissions (including Albury LGA waste); and
  • Emission reduction of 80% below 2018/19 levels (including all waste)

Target 2050

  • Net zero emissions (including all waste)

Increase total recycling on site and households to 80% by 2030


No organic materials to landfill by 2030


Albury Waste Management Centre have an 80% average recovery rate from all waste streams by 2030


Decrease average water consumption

Where do we want to be? (outcomes)

  • How will we get there? (strategic action) Council's RoleWho are our partners?
    2.1.1 Carbon emissions are reduced, carbon storage is increased, and
    decisions are made based on energy efficiency, renewable energy
    production and cleaner fuels.
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    2.1.2 Our Community is empowered and supported to reach the
    Community emission reduction targets.
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    2.1.3 Community is educated and engaged through collaboration on
    climate change adaptation and carbon mitigation.
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    2.1.4 Albury is resilient and has adapted to a changing climate. Collaborator
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  • How will we get there? (strategic action) Council's Role Who are our partners?
    2.2.1 Our Community values Aboriginal and Torres Strait
    Islander’s Cultural Heritage, through the preservation and
    celebration for future generations, with the adoption of
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s land management
    practices.
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  • How will we get there? (strategic action) Council's RoleWho are our partners?
    2.3.1 Investigate and implement energy saving initiatives and
    renewable energy options for individuals, business and industry
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    2.3.2 Implement with a focus on top hierarchy waste management 
    with a circular economy as the basis for everything we do.
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    2.3.3 Deliver innovative sustainable water management technologies
    to manage water security.
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  • How will we get there? (strategic action) Council's RoleWho are our partners?
    2.4.1 Assign measurable value to protect our natural assets for future
    generations
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    2.4.2 Biodiversity has been preserved, enhanced and restored to
    strengthen our natural assets to improve eco-system connectivity.
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    2.4.3 Acknowledge our connection to the natural environment by providing
    opportunities for the community to connect and respectfully enjoy our
    natural environment.
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