B3 Local Government

In many senses, Local Government is where the 'rubber hits the road' for sustainability. It's the tier of government closest to the day-to-day lives of people. It can directly support and influence sustainability thinking in the community. For this reason, it's a sector that EcoSTEPS have been particularly supporting over the past few years.

EcoSTEPS has worked with a range of local governments, ROCs, Catchment Management Authorities as shown below:

ACT Government - Dept of Planning & Land Management
ACELG - Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government
Adelaide City Council
Auburn Council
Baulkham Hills Shire Council
Blacktown City Council
Blue Mountains City Council
Canberra Centenary Project 2013
Central West CMA
Colac Otway Shire Council
Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Dept of Planning & Land Management (ACT)
Dept of State & Regional Development (NSW)
EcoRecycle Victoria
Environs Australia
Fairfield City Council
Gold Coast City Council
Hornsby Shire Council
Hurstville City Council
Lachlan CMA
Leichhardt Municipal Council
Lithgow City Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Local Government NSW (previously LGSA) Sustainable Choice
Marrickville Council
Melbourne City Council
Mosman Council
Newcastle City Council
North Sydney Council
NSROC - North Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Penrith City Council
Pittwater Council
Port Stephens Council
Randwick City Council
Ryde City Council
Shellharbour City Council
Sustainability Advantage Program NSW
Sustainability Street Program with Vox Bandicoot and Environs
Sydney City Council
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Wollondilly Shire Council

EcoSTEPS have been working with these Councils on a wide range of sustainability strategy and implementation projects including:

  • Training - Councillors, officers and staff on sustainability and TBL issues;
  • Strategy - Developing strategic approaches to operationalising sustainability;
  • Communication - Informing Councillors on sustainability issues & opportunities;
  • Engagement - Facilitating community engagement processes

EcoSTEPS projects have had various aspects including:

  • TBL and Sustainability education and training
  • State of Environment, TBL, Sustainability indicators and reporting
  • Operationalising ESD
  • Sustainability Management Frameworks & Strategies
  • Green Purchasing
  • Eco-office environments and practices
  • Socially Responsible Investment

To find out how EcoSTEPS can help your organisation with its sustainability issues, please contact us.


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