Resilient East is a partnership between state and local government organisations in eastern Adelaide
There is strength in numbers. By collaborating, our Region can deliver a coordinated response to climate change and by sharing information, resources, responsibilities and actions we can achieve a Resilient East.
In March 2017, Campbelltown City Council, the Cities of Adelaide, Burnside, Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Prospect, Tea Tree Gully, Unley, the Town of Walkerville and the Government of South Australia signed a Sector Agreement for the Resilient East Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan showing our commitment in working together.
The Sector Agreement acknowledges the importance of taking a leadership role in climate change and sustainability and commits to a collaborative approach in tackling climate change impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Our goal is to improve the resilience of communities, assets and infrastructure, local economies and natural environments so we can cope with the challenges and opportunities of climate change.
Resilient East is about making sure the eastern Region remains a vibrant, desirable and productive place to live, work and visit, and that our businesses, communities and environments can respond positively to the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate.
What We've Achieved
We have worked together for many years to adapt to changes in our climate.
We have partnered together as 8 local government bodies and the Government of South Australia to form a regional approach to climate change
We have completed a heat mapping and vegetation health aerial survey across the region
We have engaged with communities and raised awareness of changes in our climate
We have produced a ‘snapshot’ of our current adaptation status so we can see how far we’ve grown
We are learning and sharing projects, knowledge and case studies with other regions
We have prioritised actions in place for 2018-2019