Act and Adapt: Sustainable Environment Strategy provides a pathway for greening, emissions reductions, adaptation, water efficiency and reuse, and waste solutions for both The City of Port Phillip and the community.


City of Port Phillip


Climate Strategies & Plans


Melbourne, VIC


Point Advisory
Thrive Research Hub


Photographs via City of Port Phillip
Aerial Photograph by Peter Bennetts


HIP V. HYPE, in partnership with Point Advisory and the University of Melbourne, developed a clear 10-year direction for action in the face of rapid population growth, pressure on transport networks and the increasing demand to deliver more with less.

The Plan was developed through 4 phases:

  • Review of the current state by auditing existing strategies and plans, carbon, water and waste data and existing community engagement research.
  • Understanding of the projected impact of Council’s current commitments and where additional activity is required in order to meet objectives set out in the Council Plan.
  • Targeted stakeholder engagement to develop high impact, appropriate actions to populate the strategy.
  • Community consultation to provide input for the final Strategy and a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

This project delivered more than just an endorsed Council strategy with shared ownership due to significant input into the process from various stakeholders.

It also delivered a centralised repository of background material to support decision-making and provide a rationale for the Strategy and a new format for the City of Port Phillip to analyse and compare different actions.