Published on 03 November 2023
Have your say on draft regional climate plan
Resilient South—the regional climate partnership between the Cities of Onkaparinga, Holdfast Bay, Marion and Mitcham and the state government—has developed a draft regional climate plan and it wants your feedback.
The draft Resilient South Regional Climate Action Plan (ReCAP) provides a strategic focus for the partner councils to undertake adaption to a changing climate, and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the region.
The five-year plan focuses on priorities for working together, what the councils want to achieve collectively and why, and how they plan to do it.
Each council will also continue to deliver their individual projects to progress climate action. In Onkaparinga, these projects include things like tree planting and greening, coastal adaptation planning, bushfire preparedness and council emissions reduction.
You can view the draft ReCAP at Your Say Onkaparinga and provide your feedback until Friday 1 December.
Once engagement on the draft plan is complete, feedback will be reviewed, the plan will be updated and finalised, and then it will be taken to each Council chamber for endorsement.
How was the plan developed?
In December 2022 and January 2023, Resilient South asked communities in the four council regions what they thought the partnership should be doing to support the community to reduce emissions and prepare for, or respond to, climate change.
It also asked what the communities thought a future “climate-ready” southern Adelaide region should look like.
This feedback, combined with consultation with other key stakeholders—including agencies the partnership works with, Kaurna representatives and young people—was used by Resilient South to inform the draft plan.
What is Resilient South?
Resilient South is a partnership between the Cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Onkaparinga and the Government of South Australia. The partnership has been working together since 2011 to strengthen the climate resilience of southern Adelaide.
Visit the Resilient South website to learn more about how it works with communities, government and business to get climate ready.
An electric vehicle charging station at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, one of the council's green hubs.