Council's keen to plan its ecological future
COFFS Harbour City Council is set to undergo training to assist in the community's ecological future.
They will join 28 other NSW councils in the training program, which is to be presented by the Urban Sustainability Support Alliance.
Local Government Association president, Cr Genia McCaffrey, congratulated Coffs Harbour City Council on its participation.
“Training such as this is essential to make sure that local councils are taking the steps needed now to ensure a sustainable future of their communities,” she said.
“The training is aimed at sparking action within councils, and helping staff bring about the organisational change we need for ecological sustainable development.”
President of the Shires Association Cr Bruce Miller said that planning for a sustainable future is also essential for councils outside the greater metropolitan area.
“As close as we are to our communities, we are in a unique position to influence environmental measures that will mean a better quality of life for our future society,” he said.
“At the same time we must also make sure the needs of our current communities are being met.
“Our councils will be in a better place to appreciate the benefits of ecologically sustainable development and understand who to incorporate it into their management plan and polices.”
Councils across NSW were invited to apply for the training.