About GACA

Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action is a formal collaboration of councils across Gippsland, established to support regional climate action. GACA was established in 2022, with four founding members: East Gippsland Shire Council, Latrobe City Council, South Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council.

GACA works with member councils to coordinate climate mitigation and adaptation projects across the Gippsland region. GACA also provides a key platform for communication and collaboration between councils.

GACA also works with other key stakeholders to enhance regional climate outcomes, identify opportunities in the local government space, and share best practice or innovative approaches.


Victorian Greenhouse Alliances

GACA is the newest of the Greenhouse Alliances, joining seven others across the state who together make up the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances.

The Alliances are an effective model of regional and statewide collaboration, first established in 2000. The Victorian Greenhouse Alliances collaborate to share knowledge across the state, and work together on shared projects, initiatives, and advocacy.



GACA structure

Decision making

GACA members set the strategic direction, priorities, and projects of GACA. Members have equal representation in the GACA Committees and governance structure.

Governance structure

  • Executive Committee: sets and oversees the strategic direction of the Alliance, and makes key decisions about GACA
  • Steering Committee: supports GACA operations, including development of projects
  • Coordinator: 0.6EFT employed to manage all GACA operations and projects
  • Project Working Groups: established to deliver specific GACA projects

Legal status

Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action is auspiced by the Gippsland Climate Change Network, a not-for-profit working on climate action across Gippsland.


Our Team

GACA team members

Executive Committee members

Wayne Burton, GACA Chair, East Gippsland Shire Council

Ruth Harper, Latrobe City Council

Geoff McKinnon, South Gippsland Shire Council

Samantha Nock, Wellington Shire Council

Greg Hollis, Baw Baw Shire Council

Steering Committee members

Rebecca Lamble, East Gippsland Shire Council

Matt Duguay, Latrobe City Council

Brad Kiljstra-Shone, South Gippsland Shire Council

Kavinga Karunasekara, Wellington Shire Council

Amy Henson, Baw Baw Shire Council


Tiffany Harrison