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. 

*On 18 October 2021 Council committed to accelerating and strengthening targets within Our Green City Plan. 

The updated targets endorsed by Council are:

  • Council operations will achieve net-zero emissions by 2025
  • Renewable energy sourced for 100% of council operations by 2022
  • Support our community to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 50% by 2028 (compared with 2008/09)
  • Support our community to achieve net-zero emissions in the 2040's or sooner
  • Support our community to increase solar PV capacity by 200% by 2023 (compared with 2017/18)

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