Mornington Peninsula Shire

Welcome to our TAKE2 profile page.

We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

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Our pledge

Mornington Peninsula Shire is acting to reduce the impacts of climate change and become more resilient to the inevitable effects which, to an extent, are being witnessed already.  The Shire has a team dedicated to achieving this – the Climate Change, Energy and Water team.

The Shire’s forward thinking approach to climate change action is highlighted by its compliance with the Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Council adopted a Policy of Carbon Neutrality in February 2016. 

Four key projects to achieve Carbon Neutrality have been prioritised for action:

  1. Bulk LED street lighting upgrade
  2. Solar panel roll-out on Council buildings
  3. Energy efficient Council buildings
  4. Carbon offsetting

We invite you to join us in acting collaboratively on Climate Change – to both reduce the risk of climate change and become as prepared as possible to deal with the impacts that climate change is having on our communities.


Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Climate change programs


    Climate change programs we’re involved with

    Compact of Mayors

    Our stories

    Waste Management

    The Shire’s Waste Management Team strives to reduce the impact waste has on climate change. The kerbside garbage and recycling collection services are carbon neutral, which means all emissions associated with the services are offset by the contractors.

    Approximately 50% of waste (37% recycling and 13% green waste) from kerbside collection services is diverted from landfill.  The recycling component alone avoids 15,988 tonnes of CO2-e emissions annually.

    A methane gas capture facility, owned and operated by LMS Energy at the Shire’s Rye landfill, has been active since 2002.  The facility captures approximately 3,450,000 m3 of landfill gas per year, converting it into electricity to power 820 homes.  On average, just under 30,000 tonnes of CO2-e is abated annually while the use of 12.65 mega litres of water is also avoided annually which would normally be used by a coal-fired power station when generating the same amount of electricity.