Environmental management plan guidelines
The Guidelines have been prepared to provide greater certainty and consistency to external agencies, as well as City staff, by formalising minimum standards and assessment procedures for Environmental Management Plans (EMP). They will ensure a more streamlined approach to assessing and determining EMPs, which should also aid in reducing turn-around times.
Local Environmental Plan 2009-2014
The LEP identifies five key environmental themes:
- Air Quality and Greenhouse
- Water Resources
- Sustainable Use and Waste
For each theme, the key threats are discussed, with measurement of key performance indicators providing a local state of the environment.
The LEP sets a philosophy of achieving a positive environmental outcome, as set out in the Strategic Plan, demonstrated by good environmental performance across all environmental themes.
Energy Action Plan
The City developed a new Energy Action Plan in 2007 , which sets out 44 actions to assist Council to reach its greenhouse reduction goals for the corporate, and community sectors. The Energy Action Plan will form the basis for the City’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy from 2007 to 2012.
Local Biodiversity strategy
The City of Wanneroo developed its Local Biodiversity Strategy through participation in a pilot project working with representatives from government agencies, the Perth Biodiversity Project and the community. Implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy will help integrate biodiversity protection into land use planning, commit to ongoing action and proposes new projects to improve biodiversity conservation in the City of Wanneroo.
The Gnangara Lake Reserve Management plan guides management for conservation, recreation and heritage within Gnangara Lake Reserve. A summary of the report can be viewed online, or the full version can be viewed at the your local City of Wanneroo Library.
The Mindarie - Quinns Rocks Foreshore Management plan guides management of the coastline between Quinns Beach North and North Mindarie Beach. The plan was adopted by Council in June 2004.
The Smart Growth Strategy is being developed to more effectively manage growth in the City of Wanneroo, in both new and existing suburbs. The strategy has six key principles, one of which is Long Term Health of the Environment.
The Koondoola Regional Bushland Management plan guides management for conservation, recreation and heritage within Koondoola Regional Bushland.