Moreland City Council acknowledges we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local Councils.

This is why in 2017/18, Moreland City Council and Australian Energy Foundation developed Moreland’s Zero Carbon 2040 Framework.

This framework is designed to guide our community to transition to zero carbon by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the State Government’s target for reaching zero emissions in Victoria.

What is the 2040 framework?

The Moreland Zero Carbon – 2040 Framework defines the key priorities for driving emissions reductions across three target areas:

  • energy transition
  • sustainable transport
  • waste and consumption

The key priorities for action and advocacy outcomes within the Framework will be reviewed each five years and re-set for the following five-years.

This Framework builds on the original 2014 Zero Carbon Evolution (ZCE) Strategy and the ZCE – Refresh to 2020.

You can read the full ZCE Refresh to 2020 guide here (5MB PDF).

You can read the full Moreland Zero Carbon 2040 Framework here (3MB PDF)

Action draft plan consultation

Climate change is a dangerous threat to earth’s people, plants and animals.

It is Moreland City Council’s plan to be a ‘zero carbon’ community by 2040.  More and more local residents, businesses and councils are facing the urgent challenge of responding to the climate emergency.

The draft Zero Carbon Moreland – Action Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 proposes key initiatives and programs for the first five-year period of the Zero Carbon Moreland 2040 Framework.

Council is undertaking extended community and stakeholder consultation, over four to five months, before finalising the 5-year Action Plan.

You can view the draft action plan on council’s website.


Download the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS) documents that were adopted by Council:


Moreland is proud to embrace a comprehensive and progressive approach to integrated water cycle management through Watermap 2020 (PDF 3Mb).

Have your say

Want to be part of community consultation on Moreland City Council’s decisions, issues and plans? Visit the Have Your Say page to find out how.


Interested in attending a local council run event? Find out what’s on.

Who is Australian Energy Foundation?

The Australian Energy Foundation is a for purpose organisation that is leading the way to an equitable zero carbon society. We accelerate the energy transition by empowering communities to take action.