Everything Moonee Valley Council is doing to fight climate change and create a greener future

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Everything Moonee Valley Council is doing to fight climate change and create a greener future

Council Action on Environment

Together with our community we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, divert waste from landfill, protect and recycle our valuable drinking water supplies, enhance our urban environment and ecology, and keep our city green and cool. Below you can discover what Council has already achieved.

Emission reductions

Supporting Sustainable Business

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)

  • Enhanced our green open space and improved stormwater management through projects such as the Afton Street Wetlands Conservation Park, Woodlands Park, Airport West Green Spine and Moonee Ponds Creek revitalisation. More projects here.
  • Implemented WSUD Developer Voluntary Contribution scheme to allow planning applicants to offset up to 20 per cent of their on site stormwater management requirements by financially contributing to large scale WSUD projects in Moonee Valley.

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

  • Introduced two fully electric vehicles to Council’s fleet and currently updating Council's Fleet Policy to transition to low and zero emissions vehicles.
  • Currently investigating EV charging infrastructure in Moonee Valley.


  • Protecting and enhancing our native grasslands.
  • Supporting residents to plant native vegetation with the Wildlife-friendly Planting Guide. and Nature Strip Planting Policy.
  • Plant 20,000 indigenous plants annually to encourage pollinators, increase species diversity and support native wildlife.
  • Working with the community to enhance urban ecology – two new frog bogs, plantings and an outdoor classroom pilot.
  • Delivered the Greening the West Project and finalising the Greening the West Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
  • Working with neighbouring councils to improve habitat connectivity.
  • Working with stakeholders to improve the biodiversity of Moonee Ponds Creek through the Chain of Ponds Collaboration.



  • Financially support the community to upgrade facilities and deliver sustainability projects such as solar on sporting clubs, water-saving for community gardens and sustainable education through Council's grants program.

Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD)

  • Aim for best practice in ESD for private developments, from the design stage through to construction and operation, by applying the Environmentally Sustainable Development local policy in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.


  • Deliver the Schools Environment Network to support schools to embed sustainability into buildings, practices and curriculum.
  • Have supported school waste reduction and energy saving through Council funded Wipe Out Waste and Flick the Switch school programs.

Advocacy and partnerships

  • Declared a climate emergency in 2019.
  • Joined the Cities Power Partnership program that brings together Australian cities and towns making the switch to clean energy.
  • Part of the newly formed Climate Emergency Australia network.
  • Member of the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action advocating for regional action on climate change.

Community education

  • Run the Green Living and My Smart Garden education events to support the community to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  • Delivered the Sustainability Champions program to build the capacity of the community to initiate community-led actions to reduce carbon emissions and achieve other sustainability outcomes.
  • Sign up to our monthly Green Living newsletter HERE or visit or Climate Action or Sustainable Living pages for more information.