Climate Action Plan
Alice Springs Town Council thanks your for your feedback for the creation of the 2020 – 2025 Climate Action Plan All responses will now be collated and used in the development of the new Climate Action Plan.
The Climate Action Plan will focus on the following areas:
- Energy & Water
- Transport and Plant Emissions
- Climate Change Adaptation & the Natural Environment.
Our Climate Action Plan
In January 2019 Alice Springs Town Council endorsed a Climate Action Plan for the town. The Climate Action Plan 2018 – 2021 provides the Alice Springs Town Council, and the broader community, with a guiding document and principles for the mitigation and adaptation of Climate Change, supporting a strategic approach forward. This plan was developed by industry experts in consultation with the community.
This Plan is about the future of our town – Council aims to become a leader in adapting, mitigating and planning for climate change, and in doing so aims to provide guidance and inspiration to the broader community.
The Climate Action Plan 2018 – 2021 includes an emissions reduction target of 30% on 2016 levels by 2021. To achieve this target, Council is dedicated to following its actions put forward in the Plan.
Single Use Plastics
Council supports the elimination of SUPs – such as cups, straws, cutlery, and take away food containers – from its services, programs, events and facilities, including permit holders using Council land or facilities.
Food Organics Garden Organics
The primary aim of the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Collection Service is to deliver a user-friendly service, which reduces organic waste to landfill, thereby extending the lifespan of the landfill. The FOGO Collection Trial will separate collection of residential food and garden organics for reprocessing into a compostable product.
The trial will test all aspects of a FOGO collection service necessary to provide such a service to all households within Alice Springs.