Cr Sam Rowland is urging a whole of community approach to address climate change and biodiversity loss.
In a notice of motion to Tuesday night's council meeting, he is asking his colleagues to support the formation of a community sustainability working party.
"Dealing with climate change is of utmost importance and the consequences of inaction are already being felt. Our community requires leadership on this issue and importantly, younger generations need our protection," he wrote.
He felt the council was already making strides in reducing greenhouse emissions and biodiversity loss. This included installation of LED street lights, solar panels at the wastewater farm and planting of more trees.
"However if we as a community want to really maintain a serious and committed approach that has real and tangible benefits to our way of life then we need a 'whole of community approach.' These issues should not be left to the council to deal with alone," Cr Rowland stated.
He lauded the innovative ideas that some community groups had already embraced. Cr Rowland suggested community members with a "passion for climate change" ideas, business representatives and senior school students could unite in a working party.
"Everyone has a responsibility to future generations and thus a community working party would be a great forum to start the conversation," he wrote.
But he urged the council not to "reinvent the wheel," and to instead explore what other local government areas had done, learn from the experience and build on successes.
Cr Rowland is also asking that the working party make-up be discussed at a councillor briefing session to ensure a spread of skill and ages.
Cr Rowland, a solicitor and legal firm partner, is one of the youngest members of the council.
The council has a biodiversity strategy in place. It has also implemented various solar initiatives at its sites, including the aquatic centre, Goulburn wastewater treatment plant and Marulan Waste Centre.
Tuesday's meeting starts at 6pm and is live-streamed on the council website.
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