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An Enhanced Natural Environment

This theme involves improving the health of the Murray River, being a leader in natural resource management and protecting local plants and animals.

Key outcomes have been identified by the community and strategic actions will bring the outcomes and targets to life.

Progress will be measured by working towards short and medium term targets and report results back to the Community.

  • 2.1 Albury has improved environmental outcomes Partner organisations
    2.1.1 Minimise Albury’s ecological footprint.
    • AlburyCity
    • Government agencies, including NSW
    • Department of Industry - Lands
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee.
    • Local Land Services
    2.1.2 Investigate and encourage energy saving initiatives for individuals, business and industry.
    • AlburyCity
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee
    2.1.3 Facilitate and promote effective waste management practises.
    • AlburyCity
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee
    • HalveWaste
    • Businesses and residents
    • Environmental Protection Authority
    2.1.4 Promote business and industry participation in opportunities in clean and renewable energy initiatives.
    • AlburyCity
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee
    2.1.5 Promote sustainable development that compliments and respects the natural environment.
    • AlburyCity
    • NSW Department of Planning
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    2.1.6 Minimise the impact of stormwater on natural systems.
    • AlburyCity
    • NSW Department of Industry - Lands
    Outcome 2.1 Albury has improved environmental outcomes
    Performance Indicators Measures and Targets 2020
    2.1a AlburyCity’s Carbon Footprint Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions for AlburyCity relative to base year of 2006.
    2.1b Flora and Fauna measures Net increase in native vegetation across AlburyCity managed lands.
    Monitor population numbers of listed threatened species – compare with previous results. Monitor habitats for threatened species populations – compare with previous results.
    Maintain or improve connectivity of native vegetation across the landscape.
    2.1c Waste recovery at Albury Waste Management Centre Waste recovery:
    70% for municipal solid waste.
    70% for commercial and industrial waste. 80% for construction and demolition waste. NSW EPA: Additional targets:
    Avoiding and reducing the amount of waste generated per person in NSW. Increasing waste diverted from landfill to 75%.
    Managing problem wastes better.
    Reducing litter, with 40% few items by 2017.
    Combatting illegal dumping, with 30% fewer incidents by 2017.
  • 2.2 Albury is prepared for changing environmental conditions Partner organisations
    2.2.1 Improve Albury’s resilience to effects of climate change on social, community and environmental systems.
    • AlburyCity
    • Local Land Services
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • NSW Health
    2.2.2 Promote responsible bushfire management.
    • Rural Fire service
    • AlburyCity
    • NSW Department of Industry - Lands
    2.2.3 Protect and enhance bushland areas and ensure connection between corridors.
    • AlburyCity
    • Crown Lands
    • Local Lands Services
    • NSW Department of Primary Industry – Crown Lands
    2.2.4 Support and promote regional food production and distribution; and agribusiness.
    • Local land Services
    • NSW Department of Primary Industry – NSW Agriculture
    • AlburyCity
    • Murray Landcare network
    Outcome 2.2 Albury is prepared for changing environmental conditions
    Performance Indicators Measures and Targets 2020
    2.2a ‘Keeping our environment clean’ – NSW Premier Priorities Reduce litter by 40% by 2020.
  • 2.3 An increased awareness in sustainability and environmental issues Partner organisations
    2.3.1 Raise community awareness of climate change issues and opportunities.
    • AlburyCity
    • Government agencies, including
    • NSW Department of Industry - Lands
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee
    • Local Land Services
    • City of Wodonga
    • Charles Sturt University
    2.3.2 Develop and promote community leadership and education in sustainability and the natural environment through best practice.
    • AlburyCity
    • Government agencies, including NSW
    • Department of Industry - Lands
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee.
    • Local Land Services
    • City of Wodonga
    • Charles Sturt University
    2.3.3 Promote and enhance the natural environment.
    • AlburyCity
    • Government agencies, including NSW
    • Department of Industry - Lands
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee
    • Local Land Services
    • City of Wodonga
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Murray Landcare Network
    • Albury Conservation Company
    2.3.4 Conserve European and Indigenous heritage in the Albury region.
    • AlburyCity
    • Government agencies including NSW Department of Industry - Lands
    • Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Sustainability Advisory Committee.
    • Local Land Services
    • City of Wodonga
    • Local Aboriginal Lands Council
    Outcome 2.3 An increased awareness in sustainability and environmental issues
    Performance Indicators Measures and Targets 2020
    2.3a Community education sessions Six education sessions per year conducted by AlburyCity sustainability staff.
Outcome Strategies or plans
2.1 Albury has improved environmental outcomes
2.2 Albury is prepared for changing environmental conditions
2.3 An increased awareness in sustainability and environmental issues
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