Dear David George,
Re: Hepburn Z-NET Roundtable submission regarding Local Law #2
Throughout 2018, the Hepburn Shire Zero Net Emissions Transition (Hepburn Z-NET) Project was undertaken. This project received grant funding from Sustainability Victoria, Hepburn Wind, Hepburn Shire Council, Samsø Energy Academy (Denmark), Diversicon Environmental Foundation and others. There was significant in-kind support also offered throughout the project, from within and outside the Shire.
This project is building on the long-standing leadership of the Hepburn Shire community and sustainability groups and is intended to support and expand upon community led action. The founding Z-NET Roundtable includes representatives from Trentham Sustainability Group, Transition Creswick, SHARE, the former Clunes Sustainability Group, Mollongghip and District Community Power Hub, Hepburn Wind, Hepburn Shire Council and interested community members from around the Shire.
The Z-NET Roundtable appreciates the role of Council in needing to strike a balance with the diversity of perspectives across the community, with important factors such as community safety and staff resourcing to implement these new actions and thanks Council for the opportunity to respond to these proposed changes. The Z-NET Roundtable also extends its gratitude to Patrick Jones for his well-informed submission from which certain elements have been extracted to form this submission.