Six out of nine of our new councillors support the declaration of a climate emergency. They have promised to take action at the local level and to put pressure on state and federal governments to remove barriers to action. These include our new mayor, Kim Le Cerf (Greens) and our deputy mayor, Gaetano Greco (independent), together with Susan Rennie (independent) and three other Greens - Trent McCarthy, Susanne Newton and Steph Amir. A seventh councillor, Tim Laurence also recognises we face a climate emergency and promises to take action. However, he didn't sign on to support the declaration of a climate emergency.
Amazing things should be possible with our new climate-friendly council!
Read te report in the Herald Sun here.