‘Whatever the Weather, We’re Ready’

Whatever the Weather, We’re Ready seeks to inform and engage local communities on the critical issue of climate change. It encourages people to begin to respond to and prepare for local changes in the climate and impacts. Whatever the Weather has arisen from the Regional Climate Change Adaption Project (RCCAP) undertaken by the Southern Tasman…

Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

The Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy has been released by the Minister for Climate Change. The Strategy developed through the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Project has its genesis in the corporate climate change adaptation plans developed for each of the 12 southern councils through the program. Common risks and adaptation o…

A global issue

Climate Change is a global issue requiring local solutions and councils are at the forefront of developing these, and working with their communities to implement them. The councils of Southern Tasmania through the STCA are taking a regional approach to addressing climate change and are involved in a range of projects to reduce greenhouse gas em…

RCCAP — Regional Councils Climate Adaptation Project

The Regional Councils Climate Adaptation Project aims to improve the capability and resilience of Tasmanian councils to manage the risks of climate change. The federally funded project, delivered by the STCA, commenced in Feb 2011 and will be completed by February 2012. It is being piloted with the 12 Southern Tasmanian Councils and will…

HEAT — Home Energy Audit Toolkits

Home Energy Audit Toolkits (HEAT) can be borrowed, free of charge from your Council. HEAT provides tools, instructions and information that enables households to undertake a home energy audit in their own space and time. Click here to find out more. Stop Press HEAT was the winner of two categories in the 2011 Tasmanian Awards for Excell…

RCCI — Regional Climate Change Initiative

In 2009 the STCA with the support of the Hobart City Council established the Regional Climate Change Initiative. The RCCI is comprised of representatives of the 12 councils and meet regularly to share information and resources on climate change action and initiatives. Meetings are attended by the Director of the Tasmanian Climate Change Off…