This project commenced in December 2007 and the basis for the collaboration between the 3 Councils was a three year Urban Sustainability Grant from The Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) totalling $1.875 million dollars.
Each Council undertook at least one major and one minor project together with a number of joint projects that were coordinated across the 3 local government areas.
In 2012, the 3-Councils agreed to continue to fund the partnership at the closing of the grant period.
The 3-Council Ecological Footprint Project adopts an integrated approach that focuses on capacity building between the three Councils and the local community to implement a range of tangible actions capable of producing measurable reductions in the Ecological Footprint across the Eastern Suburbs.
Projects in this program include:
State of the art water-saving technology installed at Rose Bay Promenade by Council is proving to make a substantial contribution to reducing our community-wide ecological footprint and improving water quality.
The Compost Revolution supports residents in composting and reducing their waste to landfill. Through both face-to-face workshops and online resources, you can learn more about turning your food waste into valuable, free fertiliser.
Randwick City Council, Woollahra Municipal Council and Waverley Council have joined forces to develop a sustainable demonstration house, which provides residents, visitors and students the opportunity to see working examples of practical sustainability measures.
Sustainability Street puts the idea of thinking global while acting local into practice in your own backyard, frontyard, school, local neighbourhood or local community.
Visit the Reduce your footprint project website.