Action on Sustainability Continues in Denmark

Published on Monday, 12 December 2022 at 2:26:08 PM

As 2022 draws to a close, the Shire of Denmark is taking stock of progress on sustainability goals outlined in the Shire’s Sustainability Strategy and associated Action Plan, adopted in March 2022.


In less than a year, the Shire has commenced work on 69 per cent of the identified goals with 14pc already completed.


It’s an achievement to be proud of says Denmark Shire Councillor Jan Lewis, chair of the committees in charge of overseeing the development and implementation of the strategy.


“The development of our Sustainability Strategy involved broad community consultation and many hours of work by a group of individuals passionate about the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our Shire,” Cr Lewis said.


“It is extremely gratifying to see this dynamic document embraced by our whole organisation.”


“I'm particularly proud of the ground-breaking actions that have been included in our draft Local Planning Strategy which, if accepted by the WA Planning Commission and the community, will put Denmark at the forefront of sustainable development.”


The Sustainability Action Plan, intended as a dynamic, annually reviewed operational document, ensures the progression of sustainable best practice outcomes within the Shire of Denmark.


Other items already ticked off the list include zero waste initiatives such as bin lid standardisation, Containers for Change, mug library and cloth nappies, as well as the commencement of the corporate fleet transition to electric vehicles.


Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober said the organisation was looking forward to achieving more goals in the year ahead.


“If this is what we can do within a year of our adoption of the Sustainability Strategy, I can’t wait to see where we’ll be at by December 2023,” Mr Schober said.


More information about the Shire of Denmark’s Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan is available here:


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