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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council seeks reps for climate change advisory committee

Eurobodalla Council is seeking enthusiastic people with appropriate expertise to help implement the shire’s climate action plan.

At the Tuesday 23 August meeting, councillors unanimously agreed to establish a climate change advisory committee, to be chaired by Cr David Grace and with Cr Alison Worthington also a participant.

Council’s sustainability supervisor Phil Stubbs said the community had played an important role in determining the actions contained in the Eurobodalla Climate Action Plan 2022-32.

“Now we’re looking to the community to help develop projects that deliver those actions,” he said.

The plan outlines 58 actions in total: 40 for Council and 18 for the community. Mr Stubbs said the committee needed individuals or organisational representatives with strategic or practical skills in climate-change solutions.

“We’re looking for both active regular members and occasional expert advisors, and able to meet with councillors and staff at quarterly meetings” Mr Stubbs said.

“They will identify practical and achievable projects and emerging opportunities that realise the emissions commitments outlined in the plan. For Council operations, these include 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2040.

“The plan also supports an overall shire-wide goal of net zero emissions by 2050, with a 50 per cent reduction by 2030.”

Mr Stubbs said the committee would also serve as an important channel between the community and Council, provide advice and support on submissions to the NSW and Australian Governments, and assist in securing additional funding for projects.

Individuals and representatives from community groups can express interest in joining the Climate Change Advisory Committee at Expressions close Friday 23 September 2022. Visit Climate and emissions | Eurobodalla Council website ( for the climate action plan summary.

Above: Reducing methane emissions at waste facilities is an important action from the shire’s climate action plan; the community can help by processing organic waste at home using worm farms and composting.


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