Where we are today
On April 27th 2021, MCCAN submitted the petition to the council. On June 15, a supportive Councillor put a motion to Council to accept the petition’s requests. After some debate, the CoM Councillors unanimously voted in favour of the petition and the CoM Council was directed to develop a climate emergency plan over the next two years.
There was much relief, joy and excitement with the outcome and community members and the committee celebrated this bold first step. It also meant the Melville Council had joined with 11 other WA councils and over 100 Australia wide councils to take serious action on climate change. We hope that many more councils will consider taking similar action.