Local Environment Strategy

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Consultation has concluded

The City of Kalamunda has developed its Local Environmental Strategy and is seeking your views.

The Local Environment Strategy (LES) had been in development since 2017, starting off with a visioning workshop. In May 2018, the City underwent preliminary consultation with the community and staff which included media releases, surveys, and community visioning workshops. At the 26 February 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Council endorsed the draft LES for community engagement.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

The draft LES was promoted through a number of community pop-ups, workshops and an integrated marketing campaign promoted on the City's social media platforms and in community newspapers. Extensive external consultation has occurred throughout.

The draft LES recieved 185 submissions. Comments from the community were generally supportive of the draft LES and they were keen to be able to see its implementation and progress. There was some concern about the length of the document and the clarity of the aims and action tables.

At their meeting of 2 May 2019, the Kalamunda Environmental Advisory Committee reviewed the community feedback to the draft LES and recommended the LES be presented to Council for endorsement subject to improvements to the Objectives, Strategies and Actions table within the LES and the Council endorsed document be graphically enhanced prior to release to the public.

Outcome

At the 23 July 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to adopt the Kalamunda Clean and Green Local Environment Strategy.

View the Media Release

The Local Environment Strategy (LES) had been in development since 2017, starting off with a visioning workshop. In May 2018, the City underwent preliminary consultation with the community and staff which included media releases, surveys, and community visioning workshops. At the 26 February 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Council endorsed the draft LES for community engagement.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

The draft LES was promoted through a number of community pop-ups, workshops and an integrated marketing campaign promoted on the City's social media platforms and in community newspapers. Extensive external consultation has occurred throughout.

The draft LES recieved 185 submissions. Comments from the community were generally supportive of the draft LES and they were keen to be able to see its implementation and progress. There was some concern about the length of the document and the clarity of the aims and action tables.

At their meeting of 2 May 2019, the Kalamunda Environmental Advisory Committee reviewed the community feedback to the draft LES and recommended the LES be presented to Council for endorsement subject to improvements to the Objectives, Strategies and Actions table within the LES and the Council endorsed document be graphically enhanced prior to release to the public.

Outcome

At the 23 July 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to adopt the Kalamunda Clean and Green Local Environment Strategy.

View the Media Release

Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    by Katrina.Bergin, 28 Jul 2020

    Comments closed 5pm on 1 April 2019

    Draft Local Environmental Strategy Released.

    Kalamunda Clean and Green of the Strategic Community Plan requires the City of Kalamunda to develop and deliver a Local Environment Strategy, with the objective of delivering environment sustainability and maintaining the integrity of the natural environment’.

    This Strategy will provide direction on the delivery of best practice environment stewardship in the City, articulating common environment values and priorities that will allow the City and Community to exhibit clear environment leadership. It will provide for an integrated and coordinated approach to the delivery of environment services.

    Through engagement the City aims is to gain an understanding of the environment values and priorities of the community. The engagement process will provide the opportunity to express views, identify issues and opportunities to manage environment impacts, activities and planned improvements, and to provide feedback on the draft plan.

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    BACKGROUND:

    The City of Kalamunda sought to develop its first Local Environmental Strategy and engaged with community to gain its perspective and feedback. This Strategy will assist the City with delivering coordinated and integrated environmental services, providing direction on delivery of best practice environmental stewardship in the City. Articulating common environmental values and priorities will allow the City and Community to exhibit clear environmental leadership and provide an integrated and coordinated approach for the delivery of environmental services.

    Past Consultation: Community Engagement Events: A series of events took place in April 2018 including opportunities to engage at the Kalamunda Farmers Markets, Pop Up in the Kalamunda Central Shopping Centre and Forrestfield Forum. Two community workshops were held at Woodlupine Community Centre and at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. Community provided feedback and comment through submissions and workshops. The community survey closed 5.00pm on Friday, 30th April 2018.