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Considering ecological sustainable development is a requirement of the Local Government Act 1993 and embedding sustainability into all functions and services is necessary for the long-term protection of the environment.

This policy

Council is committed to being leaders in environmental sustainability. The policy aims to influence the actions of many areas of Council operations in order to achieve improved performance and accountability for environmental and sustainability outcomes. Actions the policy will guide include:

  • adopting an evidence-based approach in responding to climate change and working towards net-zero by 2050
  • reducing waste to landfill and recovering resources to support the circular economy
  • protection of local biodiversity through habitat restoration and increasing tree canopy
  • applying sound ecological principles to the management of catchments and waterways
  • working with the community delivering programs to support a healthy environment
  • embedding Aboriginal cultural heritage in natural open space planning and management

A number of supporting strategies, roadmaps, guidelines and action plans are currently under development.

This policy is aligned to the Clean and Green destination of the CBCity 2036 Community Strategic Plan and Connective City 2036 – Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement.

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  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Tuesday 14 March 2023 - Sunday 16 April 2023 5:00PM

    Exhibition Period

    This consultation is open for contributions.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Sunday 16 April 2023 5:00PM


    Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to the project team.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Report to Council

    This Draft Policy was endorsed for public exhibition by Council at the 26 February 2023 Ordinary Meeting

    After public exhibition, the policy with a summary of the community feedback received will be considered by Council.

How to have your say

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Helene Forsythe

Helene Forsythe

Team Leader Sustainability

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9440

Stella Jean-Louis

Stella Jean-Louis

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9578

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this project helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Clean and Green

Clean and Green

A clean and sustainable city with healthy waterways and natural areas.

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Liveable and Distinctive

Liveable and Distinctive

A well designed, attractive city which preserves the identity and character of local villages.

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Leading and Engaged

Leading and Engaged

A well–governed city with brave and future–focused leaders who listen.

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CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000