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 Reduction Plan 2017-2020
In Western Australia, the CSIRO predicts climate change to result in hotter days and nights; reduced rainfall in the southern region, but more intense rain periods; more extreme weather conditions such as long periods of drought and severe storms; more bushfires; and rising sea levels. It is expected that the City will be affected by these impacts.
The Energy Reduction Plan provides an opportunity for the City of Wanneroo as an organisation to implement evidence-based cost-effective projects and innovations which lay the foundations for the City’s energy resilient future. In addition to assisting in mitigating the impacts of Climate Change, energy reduction measures have the potential to realise significant cost reductions for both the City and its residents.
The City of Wanneroo is taking a lead role in climate change response by making reductions in energy usage and diversifying energy sources. The City aspires to be an energy reduction and sustainability leader within the Australian Local Government sector.
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.