Mayor: Jonathon Marsden
As a coastal and low lying municipality, Hobsons Bay City Council developed a Greenhouse Action Plan in 2013 and is focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change. They have a commitment to reaching net zero emissions from council operations by 2020 guided by a four year emissions reduction plan that was implemented in 2016. In line with these commitments, the Council is a proud signatory of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
In May 2019, Hobson Bay City Council began a trial of fully electric waste vehicles in conjunction with contractor Cleanaway. The vehicles are expected to significantly reduce noise during waste collection, reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and sound pollution.