NEAG - Nillumbik Environment Action Group
The Green Wedge is a wonderful place. Let's do all we can to protect its natural beauty and maintain the 'lungs of Melbourne'.
Australia's Climate Emergency - WHAT YOU CAN DO
NEAG and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).
NEAG is affiliated with ACF, and as a consequence we are able to pool our resources for various campaigns.
ACF is Australia's national environment organisation. They are 700,000 people who speak out for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love. They are independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from by the community.
For more info on ACF visit their website
Nillumbik to become Carbon Neutral ?
The 'Beyond Zero Emissions' organisation (BZE) and Nillumbik Council's Senior Sustainability Officer have begun a process whereby a plan can be developed for the shire to become carbon neutral (or zero emissions) after a period of time.
BZE is an Australian not-for-profit environmental research and education organisation. It has previous experience in guiding other organisations, including councils, in becoming carbon neutral.
The Green Wedge
The Green Wedges concept has been part of Melbourne's planning history for over 40 years. Melbourne's early planning policies sought to protect the valuable natural attributes of non-urban areas by channelling urban growth into clearly defined corridors centred on transport networks. The principle of protecting non-urban areas was . . . .reaffirmed through the 70s, 80s and 90s, with a number of Melbourne planning strategies produced by various Victorian governments. reaffirmed through the 70s, 80s and 90s, with a number of Melbourne planning strategies produced by various Victorian governments.
There are numerous websites where you can get historical and current information about the Shire of Nillumbik.
These are but a few :
Nillumbik State of the Environment
Nillumbik 'Climate Change Action Plan'
Nillumbik 'Biodiversity Strategy 2012'
Nillumbik Councillors for 2020 - 2024
Wards and Councillors in the Shire of Nillumbik 2020-2024
The 2020 Council Elections installed 5 new councillors and re-elected 2.
Hopefully the new Council will be more receptive to the community's wishes to protect our Green Wedge from unnecessary, inappropriate and damaging development.
To help protect our local environment, become aware of your Council representative and communicate your thoughts whenever you feel it is necessary.
To see what each Candidate promised, along with their contact details, click on the following link.
Stop the Adani Coal mine
As you are aware, the Qld state government (ALP) and the Federal government (Lib) have given their support to the Adani Group to proceed in creating one of the world's biggest coal mines in the Galilee Basin.
This ridiculous proposal in a time of climate change crisis beggars belief. NEAG has become involved in the #STOP ADANI activities as suggested on their website.
Please get involved to stop this absurd proposal.
The Shire of Nillumbik consists of 7 wards, each with approximately the same number of households.
The newly elected councillors for each ward are:
The above councillors' term will end in 2024