The Great South West Community Report Card reports on the sustainability of South West Victoria (including its community and environment) to Local Governments, local organisations, industry and community, enabling informed decision making and a shared understanding of sustainability. The Community Report Card provides information at the indicator and overall sustainability scale for each Council, and has direct links into local government planning and the regional catchment strategies.
The Great South West Community Report Card was developed as part of the project titled Regional Sustainability Indicators Framework for South West Victoria. The aim of this project was to develop an agreed set of sustainability indicators and a framework to deliver them.
The agreed indicator set was defined and agreed to by the region튳takeholders and its residents. It includes indicators that are the most important to the Great South West Community.
The project had four core objectives:
The Great South West region is the area covered by the Glenelg, Moyne, Warrnambool, Southern Grampians, Corangamite and Colac Otway council areas.
This project was carried out by the University of Ballarat in partnership with the Natural Assets Alliance of the South West Sustainability Partnership and Southern Grampians Shire Council. The project was funded through the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.