Draft Sustainability Strategy being developed

Central Coast Council is developing a draft Sustainability Strategy and is inviting residents to add their views via an online survey.
The draft strategy will provide direction for Council action towards improving the sustainability of the Central Coast region over the next ten years.
Mayor, Jane Smith, said the development of the strategy was in response to calls from the community for a more sustainable Central Coast.
“Our community told us they would like a more sustainable Central Coast as part of their feedback on the development of the Community Strategic Plan – One – Central Coast,” Smith said.
“This online survey will help us ensure we are meeting community expectations and understand what the community sees as priorities in this area.”
The survey results will guide the development of a range of strategies and plans including: Sustainability Strategy – A pathway to a more sustainable Council, and region; Biodiversity Strategy – A policy and administrative framework and specific actions for protecting and managing biodiversity; Greening Places Strategy – Sustaining and enhancing our tree canopy and reducing ‘Urban Heat Island Effect’; and, Central Coast Waste Strategy – Strategic plan providing the community with goals and direction, encouraging avoidance, sharing, recycling and reuse.
The plan will also focus on circular economy opportunities.
Council may also carry out more in-depth consultation for individual strategies before each will be placed on public exhibition for final feedback before being referred to Council for adoption.

Media release, Feb 20
Central Coast Council

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