Victorian Climate Resilient Councils

Collaborative regional reserve management for climate resilience – a Community of Practice

A program in development to support local governments to respond effectively to reduce and manage climate change risks and embed climate change adaptation across their services and operations.


Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Climate change
Other Themes:Water supply and use
Primary Local Area:Urban Melbourne
Other Local Areas:Bass Coast, South Gippsland & islands, Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik, Urban Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & Whittlesea, Moorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater Geelong
Project location:Developed in Greater Melbourne for all Victorian local governments
Scale of the project:Landscape – multiple areas and Councils across the region
New or continuing work:New

Project partners

Lead organisation:Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action
Key partners:RMIT University Climate Change Exchange
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation,
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$ (Thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$$ (Millions of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Climate change adaptation – By 2030, the project will ensure that climate change adaptation has generally progressed from planning to implementation across all Victoria local governments and is considered routine practice.
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Raise community awareness of biodiversity and how it supports their personal and economic wellbeing
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Soil/biodiversity – Projects bringing together groups to collate/update information to produce spatially explicit data for natural resource management at regional level

More information

Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action