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We’re working with our local community, both residents and businesses, to make the City of Greater Dandenong one of the most sustainable cities in Australia by 2030.

The City of Greater Dandenong is a city of opportunity with a vibrant economy and one of the most culturally diverse communities in Australia. Much of what makes our city such a great place to work live and play is underpinned by the health of our environment and the value it brings to the municipality and its community.

The new 2030 Sustainability Strategy maps out the goals, objectives and key priorities that will ensure a sustainable future for the Greater Dandenong. Council has undertake extensive community consultation to help point us in the right direction with the Draft Strategy.

responding: City of Greater Dandenong, Darren Wilson, Jane Brodie & James Mitchell

Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy

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If we are really concerned about sustainability, we can’t avoid the major reason for overloading the nature: overpopulation. Overpopulation leads to many negative effects in Greater Dandenong like a decrease of available public open space per person, increase in the number of private cars on local roads, with associated loss of personal time in traffic jams and accident related injuries. Other problems associated with overpopulation include the increased demand for limited local resources such as fresh water and food, increase in CO2 emission through burning coal for additional energy generation. Living space is the precious gift of nature and overpopulation will inevitably cause deterioration in living conditions. The Australian federal government should stop bringing more people until it can prove that Australia will have enough resources to sustain the population in case of unfavourable natural condition. For example, in case of a one-in-a century event of a prolonged drought, will the local agriculture collect sufficient harvest to provide food for all (and not only for the rich)? In case of a wat, if Australia is cut off its suppliers from other continents, will the country have enough goods and fuel for agricultural machinery? All those questions are not for entertainment. The events are happening at least one time in the life of each generation.
Eugene Gvo · 4 years ago
A key for sustainability is to stop pollution. The 21 century has brought other kinds of harmful pollution: noise pollution in our neighborhoods and electromagnetic pollution in our dwellings. None of those is in the draft sustainability strategy yet. We need to address the sources of ongoing sounds like industrial, from working equipment, transport (highways and trains) and residential (loud music, loud midnight chats outside, heavy trucks parked in residential areas, cars sounding unreasonably, etc). The council need to address the residential development plan to avoid concentration of population in the areas of constant loud noise, for example along railways lines. Exposure to the noise causes mental disorders and negatively affects overall health of the population. Electromagnetic pollution in our homes can be caused by faulty appliances, incorrectly wired networks, and/or by the proximity to high power industrial electrical installations. The council should provide an opportunity for the residents to test the electromagnetic parameters inside of their dwelling to ensure their safety.
Eugene Gvo · 4 years ago
Sustainability is key in the reshaping of our community, culture and traditions to preserve the integrity os Earth in order for us to reach centuries of health and proper agriculture to feed the populous and evergrowing overpopulation of human beings. Educating the populous on how to sustain Themselves, choosing well, buying less and makig it last is critical. vivienne Westwood a highly reputable fashion designer and now a globalist is now focusing on climge change as well as well known actor's such as Leonardo Di Caprio - as they realise the Importance and desperation Earth at core is facing.. If we do not as a community and small and society at large make the tiny steps needed to save and Regenerate Earth and Natural Resources, the worst will be inevitable and it will be too late to reverse and economic chaos and im balance will be turbulent. Tu .
Tu Nhi Quach · 4 years ago
I would really like to see Verge Vegetable gardens. I think council should look to allow residents to plant fruit trees, like olives and plums, lemons and limes to help beautify the street scape. Council should look to providing these trees instead of natives which can be seen as a nuisance. If we want to promote healthy eating, community involvement and improving the aesthetics of our area, then we need to look at different ways of doing things. If neighbours can come together to farm and harvest from their verges, we are not only promoting healthy eating, but also community. Additionally, the streets will just look better and we will be improving the quality of the water heading to storm water drains and reducing the heat maps of the streets- this is a win whichever way you look at it. We should also be looking to plant bush tucker foods and hard herbs on communal lands, as well as providing residents with a variety to choose from to help with their verge gardens.
Deborah Handley · 4 years ago

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