By voting to declare a "climate change emergency" the Wollongong City Council has joined a still small, but growing list of councils to take such action.
So far 32 councils around the country have taken such a stance.
That's still a relatively small portion of the 537 councils around the country. And some councils have been quicker on the uptake than others.
In fact Victoria's Darebin City Council was the first to take the leap and declare a climate emergency all the way back in 2016.
Few things attract as much froth and bubble, pun intended, as debate around climate change and nothing infuriates climate change skeptics than council's poking their nose into climate policy. It hardly falls into the usual categories of roads, rates and garbage bins.
Yet more and more now across society in Australia we are looking to our local councils to also be thought and change leaders.
Local government is the form of government many of us have direct connection with and interact with more often than any other. Having councils look at making positive change on issues of importance can only be a good thing can't it? Surely.
As usual Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery put it pretty well succinctly when speaking to the Illawarra Mercury about the decision on Tuesday.
The Wollongong City Council is not under any illusion it will be able to hold back the tide or be able to find the panacea for the growing environment challenges that are at present impacting the third planet from the sun we know as "Earth". Not at all.
The Lord Mayor's assessment of the situation was both sound and beautifully simplistic.
"We can't change the world but we can do our bit," he told the Mercury.
There can be very little wrong with each of us in all our organisations and environments looking at the ways we can make a positive difference for the world we live in.
This is a chance for the Wollongong City Council to have a look in its own backyard and make sure it's doing all it can as a leading orgsnisation in this community.