On 26 February 2020, Mildura Rural City Council became the 30th Local Government in Victoria, and the 94th in Australia, to declare a climate emergency. Council declared that we are in a state of climate change emergency requiring urgent action by all levels of government.
Since that time, MRCC has developed its Towards Zero Emissions Strategy 2021-2050 and committed to zero net emissions by 2040 (excluding landfill) and 2050 (including landfill).
MRCC has also been working with the council-initiated Climate Emergency Community Advisory Group to prepare for the development and implementation of a Community Climate Emergency Plan with community owned and activated climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
We encourage you to participate and have provided a number of options to contribute to this plan.
How you can participate
1. Attend a workshop; 2. Community survey below; 3. Ideas wall below
Tell us your ideas
What are your ideas for tackling the climate emergency in our municipality?
19 October, 2022
ban new gas connections to new houses - plus ban the sale of gas appliances.
put an extra 20% fuel tax on vehicles more than 2.0 litres.
19 October, 2022
We need bike/walking paths from Red Cliffs to Mildura and from Merbein to Mildura!
17 July, 2022
safer bike lanes and more support for areas to encourage the use of transport other than cars and/or buses
20 June, 2022
Ron Perry says:
Building roofs must be heat reflecting on colour. All buildings need a roof area facing north for solar panels to maximise area.
12 June, 2022
I think the the bin system is excellent! Those complaining need to work harder (be educated?) on how they can reduce waste. Add glass bin
7 June, 2022
Introduce a bottle deposit scheme. 10 cents for each plastic bottle that can be recycled, rather than end up in landfill. Look at e.gGermany
5 June, 2022
Significant investment in safe physically separated bike lanes so everyone is safe and confident in riding a bike. Increasing ridership.
3 June, 2022
Plant more greenery.
We have to create more oxygen.
Less land clearing.