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Council recognises the right of the community members to be informed and have input into decisions which affect their lives.

Moyne Shire Council values effective engagement in developing a positive relationship with its community and recognises that public participation contributes to better decision-making.

Council seeks to take account of the views, needs, issues and aspirations expressed by the community and to balance these with other influences such as budgetary constraints to make informed decisions.

Current Engagements

Community Carbon Offset Program

This program encourages the community to plant enough trees each year to fully compensate the carbon dioxide (or greenhouse gas equivalent) emissions from Council’s fleet vehicles. Analysis performed on data from 63 fleet vehicles in 2009/10 determined that approximately 507 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent gas is emitted each year. In order to achieve a 100% offset, Council requires a minimum of 3044 trees to be planted.

Applications for 2015/16 which need to be completed by 5pm Monday 30 March 2016 can be completed using this form(DOC, 3MB)

Call for nominations for Environmental Sustainability Awards  

Council is seeking nominations for its inaugural Environmental Sustainability Awards that will be presented on World Environment Day 2016.  
Nominations must fall into one of two categories – Short-term (contribution commenced and completed within the last 2 years) or Long-term (contribution over a number of years) and are open to any entity (e.g. any individual/group/government or non-government agency/business (small or large)/company/school/charity/service club/etc) providing they can adequately demonstrate a contribution to environmental sustainability has occurred in some meaningful way within the Moyne Shire.  

Interested nominators are encouraged to submit a completed nomination form(DOC, 216KB) to Council by 5pm Monday 28 March 2016.

Port of Port Fairy – Safety and Environmental Management Plan 

Is able to be viewed(PDF, 904KB) here