Item 11.1 - Attachment 2

Draft Corporate Objectives and Targets

 

Corporate Environmental Objectives and Targets

 

 

Target

Target date

Objective 1.

Sustainable use of resources in all Council operations.

 

 

A Green Travel Plan for staff and visitors

2009

 

A sustainable procurement program to reduce consumption and increase product sustainability

2010

 

The total energy consumption by Council assets consists of not less than 50% renewable energy

2020

 

Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 30% from the 1998 baseline

2020

 

Increase the average fuel efficiency of Councilís vehicles by 20% from 2008 levels

2015

 

Annual greenhouse gas emission data is accurate for all assets

2010

 

Energy and water consumption is reduced by at least 5% annually

yearly

 

99% organic waste is diverted from landfill

2012

 

95% recyclables diverted from landfill

2012

 

80% total waste diverted from landfill

2012

Objective 2.

Protection and rehabilitation of land, water and biodiversity from past, present and future Council activities.

 

 

All natural assets are confirmed as having current plans of management as per State policy and legislative requirements

yearly

 

All plans of management are taken into account when setting annual operational works plans and budgets

yearly

 

Weed density is less than 10% at all core bushland areas including Duck River bushland, Lake Parramatta Reserve, Edna Hunt Reserve, Galaringi Reserve/Cox Park, Quarry Branch Creek bushland, Campbell Hill Reserve/Waddangalli Reserve and Lower Toongabbie Creek bushland.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

2015

 

20% of Councilís contaminated sites are remediated or prevented from having an impact on the natural environment

2025

 

All core bushland sites are connected through corridors and linked to regional corridors

2020

Objective 3.

Council practices that are responsible and considerate to our neighbours.

 

 

A Green Building Policy

2009

 

A sustainable asset policy and guidelines applied through all relevant operations

2010

 

The environmental risk from council operations has been assessed in light of legislation

2010

 

Environmental procedures are integrated into safe work method statements and the OHS incident reporting system

2011