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City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne is proudly supporting the National Sustainable Living Festival.


From the banks of the Yarra to the trees that line our streets and world-famous parks, Melbourne’s unique environment and coveted liveability are at risk from the effects of climate change.We know action is needed now if Melbourne is to remain a liveable city for future generations to visit, work and live in.

City of Melbourne recognises that we are in a climate emergency and that swift and ambitious action is required. We are leading by example with a number of climate change actions to reduce our own impact and help others do the same.

The City of Melbourne is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity as a result of the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP). A second MREP project is underway for a further seven large energy users in Victoria.As well as acting on climate change and building the city’s resilience, City of Melbourne recognises that it must collaborate with all levels of government, the private sector and community to effectively respond to the challenges of climate change.Find a cool route through the city As Melbourne experiences more frequent, extended and intense heatwaves due to climate change, City of Melbourne has been pursuing innovative strategies to keep its residents and visitors cool.

The City of Melbourne’s Cool Routes tool makes travel through the city more comfortable and safe.