Build Sustain Dev

What is sustainability?

  • Sustainability is about respecting ecological limits and natural resource constraints
  • It is about the health and wellbeing of people and encouraging prosperity for the future
  • Sustainability is about the environment, “being green” and much more..
  • Sustainability is about the interdependencies of social, economic and environmental factors and ensuring that all are appropriately considered in our decision making and the actions we take
  • Sustainability acknowledges and responds to change - it promotes resilience, adaptation, diversity and confidence
  • Sustainability also prompts us to consider how our local actions impact more widely at a regional, state, national and global level and vice versa
  • Sustainability is a shared responsibility between all levels of government, organisations, businesses and the community.


New Environment Strategy - Have your say!

Mount Barker District Council is producing a new Environment Strategy to inform the implementation of the District Strategic Plan. The strategy will cover environmental pressures and opportunities in the district, and provide options for enhancing and protecting our environment in five areas: climate change & energy, biodiversity, sustainable development, water, and waste.

To find out more click here

Sustainable Landscape Design 2017 - Interactive

Are you looking to landscape your yard?

Have you considered using the range of local native plants, - ideally suited to this area?

Natives can be used in formal gardens as well as more casual designs.

These booklets provide a range of options and advice on landscape plantings suitable for residential gardens in the Mount Barker district.

Sustainable Landscape Design 2017 - Interactive(3951 kb)


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