Climate Emergency

Mission: Increase awareness of and take action with the community towards mitigating the effects of climate change

City of Charles Sturt Council (CCS) has shown exceptional leadership in firstly joining Cities Power Partnerships and then declaring a Climate Emergency in late 2019. In 2020, CCS signed on as a founding member of national advocacy group Climate Emergency Australia. WACRA’s Climate Emergency Group welcomes the opportunity to work with Council staff to position the western suburbs to mitigate and adapt to climate change, a recognised problem facing our seaside and inland suburbs, over the coming critical years.


Kate Denton, Alan Goldsmith, Lara Lamnek, Andrea Rankin, Pedro Schultz, Julie Whitehead

Contact (email): Andrea Rankin or Julie Whitehead

SMART goals

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Time bound

  1. Work with AdaptWest to support their CE plans (Julie/Andrea)
  2. Tree propagation, protection and mass planting (Pedro)
  3. Verges and Feature Street (Alan)
  4. Events on the side

Projects (from SMART goals)

Tree propagation, protection etc

Want a street tree? Click on the image or this PDF document to find out more.

You're missing a tree!

  • ‘My Tree’ project
  • Significant trees project
  • Tree loss awareness raising project
  • Grange Railway Station (land regeneration)
  • Lexington Road (land regeneration)

Verges and Feature Street

  • Partnering with Council

Events on the side

  • Tipping points
  • Climate & Jobs forum