At its very first meeting the new Darebin Council voted unanimously to recognise that we are in a climate emergency and need to take urgent action to respond to this challenge. This strong show of leadership by councillors builds on the hard work of DCAN supporters who lobbied candidates to sign the declaration in the run up to the election We are very pleased to see councillors put their promise into action and start the ball rolling on this most critical issue.
Many thanks to Councillor Trent McCarthy and Mayor Kim Le Cerf for putting forward the motion which was supported by all councillors present. We also welcome the announcement of a Darebin Energy Foundation and a Darebin Nature Trust. We are very much looking forward to working with Council in 2017!