Local Enviorment

Topics: Sustainability, Natural environment, Ecology Pages: 62 (12110 words) Published: May 25, 2013
MAV Local Government
Environmental Sustainability

Survey Report 2010

Thank you

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) would like to thank the environment management staff at the councils who took the time to complete the survey.

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Disclaimer

The analysis and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the MAV only. The document does not represent the views of individual councils, council staff or any other person.

The conclusions drawn in this Report are based on the data provided by the survey councils. No responsibility is taken for inferences that have been drawn from inaccurate data provided by respondents.

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Executive Summary ............................................................................................................. 6 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 10 2.1 The Report ....................................................................................................................... 10 2.2 Methodology .................................................................................................................... 11 Findings .............................................................................................................................. 12 3.1 Drivers of Council Involvement in Environmental Management.................................. 12 3.2 Resources and Operations ............................................................................................. 13

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3.2.5
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Staffing .................................................................................................................... 13 Constraints .............................................................................................................. 13 Resource Needs ...................................................................................................... 14 Resource Accessibility ............................................................................................. 15 Stakeholders............................................................................................................ 16 Portfolios and Advisory Committees ........................................................................ 17

3.3 Environmental issues – Current, Emerging and Minor................................................. 18 3.4 Strategies and Policies ................................................................................................... 20

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Broad Council Policy................................................................................................ 20 Strategies ................................................................................................................ 21 Action Plans............................................................................................................. 22 Other Environment Policies ..................................................................................... 24

3.5 Specific Activities............................................................................................................ 24

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