About Us

The Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA) was established in 2006 to bring together interested councils and other organisations committed to a collaborative response to climate change across the region. At present, its members are the eight WAGA councils. Associate members in the past have included Victoria University and the Western Region Environment Centre.

WAGA’s Vision

The western region of Melbourne is prospering in a changing climate and is a desirable region to live in with sustainable communities.

WAGA’s Mission

WAGA will lead and support collaborative action to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of its communities through partnerships between local communities, government, industry and research bodies in order to create liveable communities now and for the future.

WAGA’s Strategic Directions

WAGA’s Strategic Plan 2011-2015 sets out its strategic directions. They are:

Partners and Collaboration

strong strategic and working
relationships in the region

Knowledge excellence

building capacity and
responsiveness in the region

Advocacy

on climate change issues to the Victorian
and Australian Governments, industry,
non-government bodies and community

Organisational
sustainability

a productive long term partnership
between the western councils

Cyclists, Altona Beach

Cyclists, Altona Beach