We are a network of 20 committed local government, agency & alpine resort partners across the Goulburn and Upper Murray regions, responding and adapting to climate change through innovative projects and research
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URBAN FORESTS OF THE GOULBURN MURRAY
In September 2021 Member representatives, council arborists, and member specialists from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, commenced a project exploring opportunities to add to greening in the urban areas of regional and rural northeast towns with the Naturally Cooler Towns project. Members reviewed the effect of drought tolerant urban forest species suited to this region, and the challenges and opportunities available operationally and regionally. The outcomes, species lists, and recommendations can be found on our Naturally Cooler Towns project page.
EV FAST CHARGING IN THE NORTH-EAST
Transport emissions make up some 18.8% of Australia's national greenhouse gas inventory. The Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance joined other Victorian Greenhouse Alliances to review and propose a prioritised fast charge electric vehicle network in regional Victoria. The Report "Charging the Regions" which we finalised from this collaboration, showed placing infrastructure in regional areas is essential for local economies as EV uptake increases. Importantly Charging the Regions has been a key reference for major funding allocation and demonstrated how important the Greenhouse Alliances are in bringing low-carbon technologies to regional areas. Funding for charging infrastructure at Broadford, Kilmore, Cobram, Wodonga, Wallan, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Benalla, Yarrawonga, Beechworth, Corryong, Alexandra, Mansfield, Bright, Nagambie, Yackandandah, Tahbilk, Tatura and Echuca was received from the Victorian State Government in late 2021. Locations are now coming online on sites such as Plugshare as infrastructure is installed.
COUNCILS SIGN UP FOR CORPORATE RENEWABLES
The Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance is proud to contribute to the Victorian Energy Collaboration, a local government led renewable power purchase agreement, and the largest local government greenhouse gas mitigation in Australia. VECO saw 46 councils join to use 100% renewable energy, which prevents 260,000 tonnes of CO2 entering our atmosphere every year. Our Members proudly contribute more than 19,000 tonnes annually of this grand total. Many GMCA councils have taken a big step in getting to net zero emissions in joining this initiative, with six more of our Members recently signing up. You can read more about this historic project here.