Jenny’s environmental leadership has been influenced by her former life as a leading environmental educator
“Jenny is taking action to secure real environmental outcomes” Sue Course – former Banyule environmental leader
- Jenny Mulholland has a passion for making this great City of Banyule a more environmentally sustainable City and is leading the way for Banyule to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019/2020.
- 7,500 Energy efficient street lights installed resulting in a reduction of 3,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Seven Council buildings have solar panels to provide cleaner energy use and reducing Council’s greenhouse footprint.
- All planning policies are now assessed against the strict environmental criteria ensuring all new developments are environmentally sustainable.
- All new Council buildings such as Watermarc, new Council Greensborough offices and the proposed Ivanhoe Library are designed with a 5 star energy rating.
Trees, Water & Parkland
- Banyule has over 200,000 trees across all streets, parks and reserves with an average 70 additional trees planted every week creating an urban forest which has flow on environmental benefits.
- The installation of stormwater harvesting scheme at Chelsworth Park and other locations within Banyule.
- Funding of a heritage study for Banyule Flats area.
- Development of the Warringal parklands wetlands area.
Recycling & Waste Management
- The introduction of the popular greenwaste bin, which reduces harmful greenhouse emissions and results in the production of agricultural products to improve our farming areas and gardens.
- School and community environmental programs including composting, worm farming and tree planting.
- The development of the education resource centre at the recycling facility in Ivanhoe.
- The addition of a cardboard / paper recycling facility at Council’s resource recovery centre.