Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the draft Sustainability Strategy for our city.

Your thoughts, ideas and feedback from when we spoke with you about the Sustainability Policy in 2019/2020 has informed the framework for this Sustainability Strategy. We have now checked in with you to see if we had the draft strategy right.

The strategy is built on what sustainability means to you, and what a sustainable community looks like. We created a strategic framework with five 'Action Areas' that define sustainability for the city. The five Action Areas of the strategy are:

Our goal is to be a 'Sustainable City' and the strategy provides the pathway to achieve this. Everyone has a part to play in achieving the goal.

The purpose of the Sustainability Strategy is to detail how we will increase our existing efforts and implement new actions towards making Ipswich a more sustainable place to live as we continue to grow. It provides direction for how we will deliver, partner and advocate for effective sustainability outcomes.

We welcome you to read the priority action areas and the draft strategy itself (see document library). Once your feedback is reviewed, a report will go to Council proposing o endorse the strategy.

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If you would like to chat with us in person about the draft Sustainability Strategy, come and say hi at the below events.

Alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals

In developing council’s Sustainability Strategy, the targets and indicators of all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were reviewed. There are seven SDGs where by council can deliver on related targets via the Sustainability Strategy.

There is a close alignment between the SDGs and our responsibility as a local government to consider the long term environmental, social and economic interests of our community.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that council can deliver on

What is a sustainable city?

In 2019 and 2020 the community told us what a sustainable city means to them. The highlights from these conversations, and other research, are below.

What does 'sustainability' mean to you?

11 October, 2021

CMI says:

Longevity - in housing, financial security, employment, community and household relationships, safety

Key Facts about Ipswich

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