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Climate change, energy, natural resources and coastal management, and waste and resource recovery are areas in which we support councils' development.

Council environmental and climate change activities are supported through policy analysis and advice, advocacy, projects, relationships with other levels of government and key stakeholders, facilitation, networking and collaboration.

We host educational and networking events and topic-based workshops.

Three local government associations with specific environmental interests are supported by us: the Association of Bayside Municipalities, Timber Towns Victoria and the National Timber Councils Association.

Grants for communities wanting to improve local environment

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has a new grants program for community groups wanting to improve the amenity of their local area.

Local Landscape Enhancement Grants are for projects focused on practical environmental improvements that address local needs. Perhaps a community group wants to conduct some native landscaping to turn a neglected corner into a community hub? Or maybe they wish to help protect the environment through educating the community about sustainable living.

Councils are encouraged to promote these grants to your local community groups and networks.

Applications close 4pm, Monday 15 September.

Local Government Sustainability website

Visit our Local Government Sustainability website to share your work or see what other Victorian councils are doing about sustainability in the built and natural environments.

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