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Living more sustainably, whether it be at home, while travelling, or at work, has a whole range of obvious benefits for the environment.

There are also a range of personal benefits, such as; saving money through lower energy bills; improved health through being active; making greater connections with your community; and, growing your knowledge and skills. There is also the personal satisfaction and sense of achievement that comes from doing the right thing, working for a common good and inspiring others.

Broader benefits include a cleaner and safer environment that provide attractive neighbourhoods, accessible transport options, and more time that we can share with our family and friends. It is benefits such as these that help provide an improved quality of life.

Below are some key Council Resources which can be downloaded to assist with understanding Council's work in Sustainability.

In addition to this website and other Council resources, there are lots of other environment focused websites that discuss topics like energy and global warming, water, waste, transport and air quality, and native plants and animals. The website links below are Council's recommendations to start searching further afield.



City of Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy 2016-2030
This 2016 - 2030 Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy provides the strategic framework to achieve Council's vision to be one of the most sustainable cities in Australia by 2030. The Strategy informs decisions and assists with shaping plans and activities undertaken by Council across the municipality and region.
Greater Dandenong Annual Sustainability Report 2015-16
The Annual Sustainability Report is a transparent management reporting tool to both monitor Council's progress towards Council's Sustainability Strategy's goals and objectives, as well as inform policies and practices that guide Council's activities.
SDAPP Explained Fact Sheet
Greater Dandenong is committed to helping transform our built environment by addressing Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) issues. Council uses the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) to ensure planning permit applicants address these ESD requirements. This Fact Sheet provides further guidance in building design for a sustainable future.
State of the Environment Report 2014-15
The State of the Environment (SoE) Report is a management tool that collates and analyses information to enable assessment of environmental trends.
City of Greater Dandenong Waste and Litter Strategy 2015-2020
Council's Waste and Litter Strategy articulates Council’s waste and litter management strategic direction and priority goals. Waste management services, including kerbside and hard waste collection and disposal, street sweeping and litter prevention are a significant component of Councils annual budget and require appropriate management and planning.
Greater Dandenong Walking Strategy 2015-23
The Greater Dandenong Walking Strategy 2015-23 has been developed to increase the number of people walking by activating places, spaces and people through increased promotion, access and opportunity.
Towards a Water Smart City – Councils’ Sustainable Water Use Plan 2008
Towards a Water Smart City – Councils’ Sustainable Water Use Plan 2008 sets the strategic approach that Council will take to reduce the amount of potable water used within its own facilities and operations.
Council Plan 2013-17
The Council Plan has been developed to guide the current Council over the four years of its term in office. This document describes Council’s goals and objectives and will guide service delivery, innovation and good governance over this time.
City of Greater Dandenong Community Wellbeing Plan 2013-17
The Community Wellbeing Plan 2013 – 2017 shows how Council and partners promote health and wellbeing for all residents. It identifies key priorities and strategies that respond to the changing health needs of Greater Dandenong residents.
Profile of Health and Wellbeing in Greater Dandenong 2016
The ‘Profile of Health and Wellbeing’ summarises the latest available information about the population of Greater Dandenong, its social conditions and the health and wellbeing of its residents.

Be Sustainable

Create an action plan to help achieve your personal sustainability goals.