To help protect our local environment Council participates in a number of key programs, which are listed below. For further advice please contact the Project Officer Natural Environments at the City of Mitcham on 8372 8853.
International Water Campaign
In September 2001, the City of Mitcham became one of the first Australian Councils to join the pilot for the Water Campaign.
This Campaign is run by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, a worldwide not-for-profit organisation of local government and their associations.
The project sets five milestones for Council to reduce water consumption and improve water quality:
- Milestone 1 - Inventory and forecast of direct and indirect impact on water resources.
- Milestone 2 - Establish targets for water quantity and improvement in water quality.
- Milestone 3 - Develop and obtain Council approval for a Local Water Action Plan.
- Milestone 4 - Implement policies and actions.
- Milestone 5 - Monitor and report results.
The City of Mitcham is currently at Milestone 4 of the Campaign which involves implementing the City of Mitcham's Water Management Plan.
Further details of this program can be viewed at ICLEI's Website.
The City of Mitcham, in conjunction with the Adelaide Development Company, are working to create a clean, environmental friendly housing development at Blackwood Park. This means working with all builders in the development and asking them to please help protect the environment by implementing the following measures:
- Removing mud on road - sweep up (don't wash up!).
- Recycle or re-use building materials.
- Use sediment fences, hay bales or bunds to reduce waterway pollution.
- Use a single gravel exit/entry point to sites.
This is an important step in protecting our environment and our water ways. For more information or to report irresponsible construction please contact the Project Officer Natural Environments at the City of Mitcham on 8372 8853.