What is Council doing for environmental sustainability?
Council plays an important role in promoting environmental responsibility among businesses, schools, households and community groups and has ongoing programs that cover many aspects of ecologically sustainable development.
By undertaking internal planning and management and creating effective sustainability programs for local residents and businesses, Marrickville Council works hard to minimise the environmental impacts of its operations - in particular protecting environmentally sensitive areas.
The following sections provide further information about what Council is doing to become more sustainable in its own operations:
- Climate Change Action
Outlines Marrickville Council's commitment to climate change action, and its progress in meeting energy and greenhouse reduction targets.
- Water Management
Marrickville Council is working to improve the way it manages water, while also partnering with local communities to work towards becoming a Water Sensitive City and improve the health of our local waterways.
- Environmental Planning and Reporting
Find information on Local Action 21, and download Marrickville Council's most recent State of the Environment report as well as archived previous versions.
- Environmental Management System
Council has operated an integrated OH&S and Environmental Management System (EMS) since 2003. Council staff are trained so that they carry out their work with minimal impact on the local or surrounding environment.
- Sustainable Purchasing
Information on Council's policy of sustainable purchasing, which ensures purchasing decisions are based both on value-for-money and environmental performance of a product or service.
For information on sustainability programs for local residents and businesses, please browse through our Environment section using the links on the left-hand column of this page.