Climate Matters

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

Locally (council and state)

City of Charles Sturt Council (CCS) has shown exceptional leadership in joining Cities Power Partnerships and 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 Matters 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.

Submission to the SA Parliamentary Inquiry into Metropolitan Adelaide’s Urban Forest (Feb 2023) (PDF)


Submission to the Climate Change Bill (27 Nov 2020) (PDF file) – WACRA has made a submission to the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020 inquiry. The Committee will consider carefully all the matters we have raised.


Kate Denton, Marg Easson, Steve Fuller, Deirdre Knight, Lara Lamnek, Andrea Rankin, Julie Whitehead

Contact (email): Andrea Rankin or Julie Whitehead

SMART goals

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

  1. Liaison with AdaptWest
  2. Tree canopy (propagation, protection etc)
  3. Verges and feature streets/gardens
  4. Public events/communication

Projects (from SMART goals)

Tree canopy

You're missing a tree!Want a street tree? Click on the image or this PDF document to find out more. Please distribute this flier in local streets where street trees are missing.

My Tree Project

The My Tree Project is a 2021-22 initiative that invites children from three western suburbs primary schools to grow a tree at their school or home, as well as create an artwork about what a tree means to them. Find out more about this project