Our Green City Plan

Willoughby City’s landscape is as diverse as our people and urban places. Our city is home to significant bushland as well as Middle Harbour estuary and Lane Cove River. We are committed to protecting, conserving and improving these diverse landscapes, for current and future generations.

Our Green City Plan 2028 responds to the community priorities required to achieve the Green City outcomes of Our Future Willoughby 2028.

In October 2019, Willoughby City Council passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. 12 members of our community spoke passionately and articulately at the meeting as the motion was considered. Listen here to some of their comments.

Council also agreed to write to the Federal and NSW governments calling on them to act urgently to address climate change and its impacts. 

To address this challenge within our own LGA, Council has adopted a number of emission reduction and renewable energy targets, for example: 

  • to emit at least 50% less greenhouse gas emissions from council operations by 2028 compared to 2008/09
  • to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
  • to support our community to emit at least 30% less greenhouse gas emissions by 2028 compared with 2008/09
  • 50% renewable energy target by 2028 for council operations

The declaration of climate emergency has encouraged Council to meet these targets earlier where feasible.

For full details of Council's programs and targets, check out the Green City Plan