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Climate change is an urgent global challenge with long term implications across all levels of the community. The effects of climate change will likely be felt at a local level with more extreme-weather events in Casey, including dangerous heat waves, longer and more intense fire seasons, drought conditions from decreased rainfall, increased storm activity and flooding, a rise in sea level and a transition to a more northerly climate. These effects will have social, economic, environmental and human health consequences for Casey’s community.

In response, the City of Casey is developing a Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions and tackle the contributing factors of climate change. Council is setting an ambitious target to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and net zero emissions before 2040 for the community.

To achieve this, we need your support to create a series of actions that will form a crucial part of the Climate Action Plan. By documenting the actions, we will have a clear guide for the work that needs to be done by Council and the community to reach these targets.

Climate change will impact everyone; therefore, it is up to all of us to help reduce our carbon emissions. This survey is your opportunity to tell Council what actions you think we should be prioritising.

We will also be holding the following pop-up engagement events in the local community.

Location

Date and Time

Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre

Corner Matthew Flinders Ave & Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills

Wednesday 9th March 2022, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Selandra Community Hub

7-9 Selandra Boulevard, Clyde North

Wednesday 9th March 2022, 9:30am – 11:00am

Tooradin Farmers Market Memorial Island - Sawtell's Inlet
South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin

Sunday 20th March 2022, 8:00am – 2:00pm

Akoonah Park Farmer Market Corner Princes Highway & Cardinia Street,

Berwick

Sunday 6th March 2022, 8:00am-1:00pm

Green Living Festival – Bunjil Place Plaza

2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren

(Bonus free coffee for completing the survey!)

Saturday 2nd April 2022, 10:00am – 3:00pm

If you want to be more involved in mitigating climate change, then please join one of our deliberative online climate action workshops. We will be gathering members of our community on Thursday 24 March from 12.00pm - 1.30pm and Tuesday 29 March from 5.30pm - 7.00pm.

The workshops provide an opportunity to discuss the proposed actions in more detail and provides an opportunity to be further involved in Council’s work on tackling climate change. Spaces are limited, please register your interest using the Expression of Interest form.