Promoting Environmental Sustainability

Strategic Objective 2

Create a positive change to ecosystems by building awareness of risks and encouraging participation in sustainable responses to managing those risks (e.g. adaptive management, sustainable urban development) – through education, knowledge building, advocacy, forums, communications and events.

The NRCL owns a property within the Urban Growth Zone at Cranbourne West. The Board has resolved to investigate the potential for the site to be developed as a model of sustainable urban development. Over the next five years, the Board will finalise and act on its plans for the site. As part of this process, the NRCL is actively promoting the need for more sustainable approaches to urban design. It has commissioned a One Planet Action Plan that sets out a blueprint for achieving new benchmarks in outer urban sustainable development.