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In February 2007 the City of Port Phillip released Climate Change in the City of Port Phillip - An Initial Perspective. This inaugural Climate Change Discussion Paper and Report provides an initial overview of the effects and consequences of climate change and rising greenhouse gas emissions on the City of Port Phillip and globally. It also provides a comprehensive perspective on the resulting policy and strategic directions that are emerging for Council and the community. In addition to this report, there is also a corresponding Council Report.
Attached to Climate Change in the City of Port Phillip - an Initial Perspective, was a detailed assessment of the risks Climate Change posses to the City of Port Phillip. Completed as part of the national NATCLIM initiative, a national program to map the impact that Climate Change will have on communities from a local perspective, the report will be a key component of how the City will guide the process of adaptation to the Changing Climate.
The following maps also form part of this assessment.
The City of Port Phillip recently commissioned the Solar Atlas, a report to find out the solar potential of our entire city. Find out more about the Solar Atlas.
Additionally, the City of Port Phillip is currently (Dec 2011) in the process of determining the wind energy potential of our city. Find out more about this study.
The following background documents have been used to develop the Sustainable Transport Strategy, Bike Plan and Walk Plan (2011).
The City of Port Phillip BikeScope Report 2010 contains data that was collected through Bicycle Victoria's City of Port Phillip BikeScope survey, which was run from 8 July to 16 August 2010. It is an in-depth analysis of the municipality's bike riding environment developed by gathering base data and direct input from residents.
The Walking and Bike Riding Study Report (2010) containts preliminary data and information about barriers to the "take-up" of sustainable transport options, with a focus on the walking and/or local bike riding component of any journey to contribute to the new Walk Plan 2011-2016 and the new Bike Plan 2011-2016.
Community Travel Mode Shift Scenarios to Achieve Toward Zero Transport Strategy Targets (2011) was commissioned by the City of Port Phillip to develop mode share scenarios to achieve a 50% per capita reduction in transport greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (relative to 2007 levels).
In 2009, the City of Port Phillip commissioned EDAW/AECOM to complete an Integrated Water Management Strategy for the municipality. The aim of the strategy is to provide insight into the best way forward for council to strategically integrate sustainable water management practices into planning, design and capital works process across the municipality.
The Integrated Water Management Strategy is a key background document to the Water Plan, directly informing the setting of targets and strategies for sustainable water management. The Water and Pollutant Balances contained in the Water Plan are a direct result of this work and will form the basis for future modelling and target setting in this area.
Each suburb in the municipaility is uniue and presents different challenges and opportunities for sustainable water management. A water snapshot of each suburb in the Cityof Port Phillip can be found below.