Environment and Sustainability
We are committed to improving environmental sustainability outcomes, both across Council’s own business and the wider District. Our community have indicated that environmental sustainability should be a top priority for Council.
We live in a beautiful natural environment, but our environment is facing some major challenges and needs to be valued. We recognise that there has been insufficient emphasis on protecting and enhancing environmental sustainability in our previous work and existing plans. Through our Environment and Sustainability Strategy, we are shifting the focus from trying to fit the environment around us, to working to actively improve and fit within our environment.
Smart, targeted investment in low-emissions practices, technologies and infrastructure will create jobs and will ensure our communities are better off, both now and into the future. Increasing the sustainability of our projects and investment decisions will also reduce our future exposure to the physical, social and cultural impacts of climate change and increasing environmental degradation.
Environment and Sustainability Strategy
Click here to find out the status of the Council's Environment and Sustainability Strategy.
Get in touch
Our Environment and Sustainability Team manages Sustainable Resource Management, Environmental Protection, Climate Change and Waste Minimisation. Click here to see how to touch base with them.
Natural Environments Fund
Promoting the protection, restoration and enhancement of areas of significant indigenous biodiversity or fauna on private land throughout the District. Open between 1 August - 11 September 2022.
Regional Organic Materials Recovery Facility
In July 2021, Taranaki’s three district councils decided to investigate the possibility of building and operating a regional OMR Facility to divert thousands of tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
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Waste-Ed Business Workshop with Kate
Council is bringing Kate Fenwick (formerly Meads) to town for a free workshop to help our local businesses reduce their waste, care for our beautiful environment and save money along the way.