Council's strategic objective is that our unique natural environment of Bass Coast is managed in a way that achieves a sustainable relationship with our future environment. Our priority issues and actions are identified in the Natural Environment Strategy (PDF 831MB) adopted by Council on 20 April, 2016;
The Sustainable Environment Department's primary responsibilities include:
Conservation management of 42 kilometres of coastal reserve and bushland reserves - includes natural reserve and coastal facility management, boating facilities and foreshore permits.
Land and catchment management - includes the Landcare partnership and the Land Management Rebate scheme.
Preparing environmental policy and strategic direction - includes foreshore and bushland reserve management plans, external and internal policy input and activity area master plans.
Sustainability and climate change - includes advocacy on environmental issues, (energy, water, waste, fleet) and implementing works programs and preparing Council and the community for the impacts of a changing climate.
Environmental information, education and awareness programs - includes brochures, media, website and school visits.
Waste management services - includes weekly collection and disposal of household waste and recycling, landfill operations and rehabilitation compliance with State Government legislation and litter and waste education programs for the community.
Our Department's vision, objective and responsibility is to ensure that our Bass Coast environment is well looked after, now and for future generations.
Find out more on climate change, what you can do to make a difference. Plus information on the projects and programs Council is doing to address climate change and become more sustainable.
Information about boat ramps and our foreshores, including encroachment.
Incentives and information to help us look after our water catchments and land.
Information on recycling and disposing of waste, including collection dates, bins, hard rubbish and green waste