Greater Shepparton City Council
About the project
The City Council will undertake a participatory planning exercise to engage stakeholders across the region in developing an integrated regional response to the challenges of climate change and reduced water availability. The strategy focuses on four key areas:
- the regional economy;
- local development infrastructure;
- community infrastructure; and
- council's capacity to meet the needs of its community
This planning exercise will benefit the local community through the establishment of:
- of a stakeholder reference panel;
- a risk assessment based on best available information on climate change impacts and scenarios;
- an agreed vision for future community sustainability; and
- identification of actions and plans required to attain the regional vision.
The plan will deliver clarity and consensus on the regional strategy and the roles of the different organisations in working to develop the plans and tools required to meet the challenges.
This project was completed in May 2011 and resulted in a regional strategy that focuses on the impact of climate change and reduced water availability across the regional economy. The strategy also addresses utilities infrastructures incorporating transport and energy and water; community infrastructure incorporating libraries, town halls, parks and gardens; and Council's capacity to meet the needs of its community as the climate and water availability changes.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Greater Shepparton City Council directly on 03 5832 9700.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.