Strategies & policies

State of the Environment Report

Council reports on its targets as part of the end of term report within the Community Strategic Planning framework, YOUR future 2030.

Below documents include information on:

  • Targets
  • Projects undertaken
  • Our action and response to environmental issues
  • Statistics on key indicators such as energy and water consumption.

Published reports to date

Environmental Strategy

The Environmental Strategy was adopted by Council in early 2020. The strategy includes targets and an action plan for different areas including resource efficiency, climate change adaption, transport, biodiversity, urban canopy and waterways. The document also includes a Council operational action plan and targets across key environmental areas. View the document here:

Energy Management

Council has made a number of commitments to increase the uptake of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our commitment to:

1. Adopting the Emissions Reduction Plan which aims to achieve net zero emissions from Council operations by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions of the City of Canada Bay community by 2050. View the document here: Emissions Reduction Plan

2. Implementing the SSROC Renewable Energy Master Plan which includes a variety of regional actions to increase the proportion of energy consumed in the region that is derived from renewable sources. View the document here: Renewable Energy Master Plan 

Water Efficiency Plan

The Water Efficiency Plan identifies the top ten water consuming sites of Council buildings and sporting facilities, looking at the amount of water used and how the water is used. Water saving opportunities are identified for each site and prioritised according to costs and payback period.

Nature Strip Planting Policy

City of Canada Bay guidelines to creating native nature strip plantings on local nature strip:

Litter Strategy

Councils litter strategy and implementation plan provides a five year direction for preventative litter action across the City. It aligns with the Southern Sydney Regional Organisations of Council’s (SSROC) Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery strategy and Regional Litter strategy. The key theme of the strategy is to move Council to a proactive and preventative delivery program through the delivery of litter prevention actions and ongoing maintenance programs to increase the amenity of the area.