Climate and Energy
Our climate and weather affects our community's health, economy and environment. We're looking to build a low-emission city that is resilient to the impacts of climate change.
A changing climate
Our weather is the future is expected to see warmer temperatures, more droughts and a decrease in average rainfall. We can also expect increase in heavy rainfall events, heatwaves and extreme fire days.
Increase in drought and heatwaves
Affects on our parks, gardens and trees.
Increased pressure on our water supplies
As a result of warmer temperatures and lower rainfall.
Increase wind and storm events
Expected to result in increase damage to property and life.
Increase damage to roads and properties
As a result of heatwaves, droughts and floods.
Increase in heatwave events
Expected to increase hear-related health risks for the aged and vulnerable.
Higher food prices
As result of high temperatures and less rain affecting our farms.
South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA)