City of Greater Bendigo

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

The City of Greater Bendigo and our community has embraced the One Planet Living principles as a way for us to achieve our vision of 'Creating the world's most liveable community'. One Planet Living is the vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy, lives within their fair share of the earth's resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

Our Greater Bendigo Environment Strategy sets out our 20 year vision and targets across each of the One Planet Principles, including zero carbon and 100% renewable energy. We work closely with our community on actions to achieve these targets.

Our Take 2 pledge is:

Working together, we pledge to play our part and take action on climate change for Victoria, our country and our planet. We pledge our commitment to creating Greater Bendigo communities who are connected to healthy regional landscapes, working together to prosper equitably within the capacity of the earth’s resources

Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Climate change programs


    Climate change programs we’re involved with

    One Planet

    Our stories


    Passive House design an Australian first

    The new two storey extension of the Soldiers Memorial Institute on Pall Mall is being built to meet international Passive House standards, the world’s leading standard in energy efficient construction.

    City of Greater Bendigo Property Services Manager Andy Walker said upon completion, he believed the new building would be one of the first government buildings in Australia to be constructed to Passive House standards.

    “It’s very exciting for the City to be able to set this great example,” Mr Walker said. When using Passive House design, buildings are constructed with high performance windows and a building shell consisting of highly insulated, well-sealed exterior walls, roof and floor to keep the desired warmth in and the undesirable heat out. This results in using very little energy to deliver a comfortable and stable temperature year round.

    The City is committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and Passive House buildings allow for energy savings of up to 90 per cent compared with typical existing buildings and over 75 per cent compared with average new best-practice constructions.