Council is inviting businesses across the Shire to complete the Business Sustainability Survey (the Survey) to gain an understanding of their current sustainability practices.
The Survey aims to identify how Council can support businesses to be more efficient and reduce energy, water and waste costs associated with operating a business.
Feedback received from the Survey will help shape a trial program focussed on supporting local businesses to reduce energy, water and waste.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham says Council is committed to supporting businesses in the Shire to efficiently use resources such as energy and water and reduce materials sent to landfill, to keep business operating costs down.
I invite businesses across the Shire to complete the Business Sustainability Survey to help Council gain an understanding of their current sustainability practices and inform how Council can best support local businesses to use resources more efficiently
Feedback from local businesses is essential to shaping a trial program that will support businesses to efficiently use resources and keep business operating costs down.
The Survey aligns with the focus area outlined in the Climate Emergency Plan to increase business understanding of climate change and increase their capacity to reduce their emissions.
Additionally, the Survey aligns with three deliverables outlined in the Economic Development, Tourism and Investment Strategy, defined as follows:
- To support businesses to be more energy efficient and create local employment opportunities;
- To implement circular economy, carbon reduction and regenerative methods in production, and
- To establish an environmental scorecard for businesses to assess their performance and incentivise those that adopt sustainable practices and technologies.
Council adopted its Climate Emergency Plan 2022-2032 and its Economic Development, Tourism & Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 at its October 2022 Council meeting.
The Survey can be completed online at goldenplains.vic.gov.au/consultations and is also available to be completed at Council’s Customer Hubs at 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn and 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.
The Survey will be open from Monday 6 March until 5pm, Monday 3 April 2023.
For more information about the Survey, visit goldenplains.vic.gov.au or contact Council’s Waste Education and Sustainability Officer or Council’s Coordinator Economic Development Team on 5220 7111.