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Melbourne Water Draft Strategies: Consultation now open

Posted in Policies, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on May 4th, 2012

Melbourne Water is preparing two draft strategies: The Healthy Waterways Strategy and The Stormwater Strategy to guide our actions and management of our waterways and stormwater in the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.

The Healthy Waterways Strategy will replace the current Regional River Health Strategy when it expires in 2013. It will guide investment and actions for healthy rivers, estuaries and wetlands from July 2013 to June 2018. Activities that will be guided by this strategy include vegetation management, environmental flows, habitat enhancement and working with communities to achieve healthy waterways.

The Stormwater Strategy is closely linked to the Healthy Waterways Strategy. It will focus on the management of stormwater in rural and urban areas to protect and improve ecosystem health of waterways and bays over the same period. It will see Melbourne Water working with others to achieve multiple community outcomes for stormwater management in relation to liveability, alternative water supply and public health.

We are really keen for your input into finalising these strategies, and will be consulting on both at the same time during May and June 2012.


You can join in and comment via an online forum, survey and email on the consultation site.
This will be activated in Mid May 2012.

In person:

You can attend one of eight workshops held in May and June throughout the Port Phillip and Westernport region to learn more and provide comment.
To register, please go to the consultation site. Registration closes one week prior.

Hopefully the Stormwater Strategy will link up with the recommendations in the Living Melbourne, Living Victoria Roadmap released last week. KA

Global Perspective: Implementing Carbon Pricing In A World Of Political Resistance And Evolving International Participation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 11th, 2011

14 April , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Source: Grattan Institute

Image: takver via flickr CC

Carbon pricing is the ‘first among equals’ in a broad triad of climate policy mechanism for cutting CO2 emissions, but is also the most politically difficult. This talk will briefly review the role of carbon pricing, the debates between taxation and emissions trading as a way of achieving it, and some of the key lessons learned from the European Emissions Trading Scheme which is now in its seventh year. The talk will then focus on the concerns around carbon intensive sectors, and appropriate treatment of them that recognises the inevitably evolutionary nature of international participation, combined with the need for incentives to broaden international action.

Speaker: Prof Michael Grubb,  Chair of the international research organisation Climate Strategies, headquartered at Cambridge University where he is also a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics. He is a leading expert in industry competitiveness under the EU ETS and has been leading research on industrial competitiveness and carbon leakage for the last four years.

Panel: Prof Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne & Prof John Daley CEO, Grattan Institute

Thursday 14 April 2011 Registration at 6:15 pm Seminar 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, The University of Melbourne
Cnr Swanston Street and Monash Road Carlton 3010

For further details and registration:

Cycling Strategy Review: Darebin

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on February 23rd, 2011

Image: Looking Glass via flickr CC

With over 80km of shared pathways and 50km of on-road cycle lanes, cycling is an attractive alternative to driving in Darebin. It is a healthy, fun and quick way to get around.  The Darebin Cycling Strategy is being reviewed and Council is seeking community input.

You can provide feedback on Darebin’s on and off-road cycling facilities; upgrades and improvement needs; and how Council can better promote and support cycling in Darebin.  The new Strategy will reflect the changing context of cycling as transport, the popularity of cycling for leisure and transport and the large gains made since that Strategy’s inception and the adoption and implementation of the Darebin Transport Strategy 2007-2027 (DTS).

The new Action Plan will provide an ambitious, yet achievable set of priorities for delivery of infrastructure and programs within Darebin.

The survey closes on 27 March 2011 – check the website for more details.

Sustainability and Organisational Strategy

Posted in Events by Natasha Malinda on June 15th, 2010

Embedding sustainability into organisational strategy requires more than a clear vision and road-map.  It needs organisational capacity to deliver its strategic goals. Capacity building is an ongoing systematic process of changing managerial mindsets and developing effective organisational structure and capabilities to foster and support a common vision that drives sustainable change. Capacity provides an organisation the ability to anticipate and overcome internal and external barriers to implementing sustainability strategies and practices.

Led by international organisational change expert, Dr Sanjay Sharma, this two-day workshop is designed to help practitioners develop plans for catalysing change and building sustainability strategies.

What: Integrating Sustainability into Strategy
When: 21-22 July 2010
Where: Melbourne Business School

For more information and to register, visit the ACCSR Learning website, email or phone 03 98261767.