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Sustainability

Sustainability Strategy: 2021-25

 The Suburban Land Agency has adopted a revised Sustainability Strategy for the period 2021-25, which responds to the latest ACT Government policies and priorities, while setting ambitious objectives around the built and natural environment.

The Strategy centres on four key themes, which incorporate elements of social and environmental sustainability. The SLA will continue to work with government, industry and the community to deliver more sustainable suburban and urban development for Canberra.

 

Our vision for Canberra


Resilient Communities 

Climate change is already presenting numerous challenges through more intense and frequent weather events. Improving the resilience of our communities and our natural environment will help Canberra withstand these challenges and improve our ability to respond to change.

Objectives:

  • Care for our natural environment and bushland areas
  • Support the community to develop resilience and adapt to a changing climate
  • Create communities that support the wellbeing of all residents, including those of different ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds

 


Zero Emission Suburbs

Resources such as water, land and building materials are finite. The SLA will support the transition towards a more circular economy by designing out waste and pollution, keeping materials in use, and minimising impact on the natural environment. By encouraging responsible design and practices, and accessibility to key services, we will help residents reduce their cost of living and create ‘connected’ communities.

Objectives:

  • Work towards the creation of zero emissions suburbs and urban precincts
  • Support industry and residents to build sustainable homes
  • Support sustainable modes of transport

 

 

 

 

 

 


Responsible Consumption and Production

Resources such as water, land and building materials are finite. The SLA will support the transition towards a more circular economy by designing out waste and pollution, keeping materials in use, and minimising impact on the natural environment. By encouraging responsible design and practices, and accessibility to key services, we will help residents reduce their cost of living and create ‘connected’ communities.

Objectives:

  • Minimise the use of natural resources and the generation of waste
  • Minimise disturbance of the natural environment
  • Support sharing environments that reuse materials and minimise the cost of living

 

 

 

 


Healthy, Prosperous and Inclusive Places

Healthy, prosperous and inclusive places support diverse communities and recognise the history of the Ngunnawal people; encourage healthy, active lifestyles; are well connected; and create local business opportunities.

Objectives:

  • Focus on improving the health and wellbeing of communities through design, development and engagement
  • Encourage the development of great places with opportunities for growth
  • Support diverse communities that are well connected and which foster their own sense of identity

How you can help us make Canberra more sustainable?

Read the SLA Sustainability Strategy to find out more about how you can help us achieve our vision, and make Canberra more sustainable. If you’d like to reach out to our Sustainability team, you can contact us at SLA.SRC@act.gov.au or on (02) 6205 0600.

 

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