Stand with communities and local leaders

Stand with communities and local leaders

The Mayors and Councillors of 14 fire-stricken regions have boldly called on the Federal Government to recognise the spiralling costs of climate change to our communties. 

Can you show your support for these local leaders by adding your name today?

The joint statement is signed by:

  • Tony Wellington, Mayor Noosa Shire Council
  • Simon Richardson, Mayor Byron Shire
  • Claire Pontin, Deputy Mayor MidCoast Council
  • Dominic King, Mayor Bellingen Shire Council
  • Katie Milne, Mayor Tweed Shire
  • Amanda Findlay, Mayor Shoalhaven City Council
  • Clover Moore, Lord Mayor City of Sydney
  • Elly Bird, Deputy Mayor Lismore City Council
  • Jerome Laxale, Mayor City of Ryde ...

The Mayors and Councillors of 14 fire-stricken regions have boldly called on the Federal Government to recognise the spiralling costs of climate change to our communties. 

Can you show your support for these local leaders by adding your name today?

The joint statement is signed by:

  • Tony Wellington, Mayor Noosa Shire Council
  • Simon Richardson, Mayor Byron Shire
  • Claire Pontin, Deputy Mayor MidCoast Council
  • Dominic King, Mayor Bellingen Shire Council
  • Katie Milne, Mayor Tweed Shire
  • Amanda Findlay, Mayor Shoalhaven City Council
  • Clover Moore, Lord Mayor City of Sydney
  • Elly Bird, Deputy Mayor Lismore City Council
  • Jerome Laxale, Mayor City of Ryde
  • Barry Calvert, Mayor Hawkesbury City Council
  • Emma Heyde, Councillor Hornsby Shire Council
  • Mark Greenhill, Mayor Blue Mountains City Council
  • Nuatali Nelmes, Mayor Newcastle City Council
  • Peta Pinson, Mayor of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

To read the full statement, click here.

 

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Support the call for action on climate change

Mayors of fire-stricken areas have signed a statement calling on the Australian Government to acknowledge the link between climate change and the catastrophic fire conditions. 

We must recognise the spiralling costs of climate change to our communities and act now to protect those on the front line. 

Dear Federal Government,

The recent fires in Australia have put hundreds of thousands of people in great danger.

The catastrophic conditions for these fires were, at least in part, fuelled by climate change.

This is having grave costs for our community that can no longer be ignored.

Now is not the time for blame. Now is the time for leadership, and keeping all Australians safe.

Now, it is time to honestly and bravely address one of the major causes of these fires, climate change.