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What is Sustainability

The long-term sustainability of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is dependent on a healthy environment.

What is sustainability

Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in a productive balance, by making sure we have the resources we need to sustain other species and our environment.

While there are multiple definitions of sustainability, these are all based on the simple principle that everything we need for our ongoing survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment and maintaining an ecological balance.


What is sustainable development

There are a variety of definitions for sustainable development. A widely-used and accepted international definition is... "development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment, Bruntland Report 1997).


SustainableHomeBrochureMake your home more sustainable

With lower running costs, more natural light and a healthy living environment, a sustainable home is a pleasure to live in.This guide will assist you in taking the first steps to make your home more sustainable. It also provides links to more comprehensive resources.Download: Your Sustainable Home Brochure