The Break O'Day Council has voted against declaring a climate emergency in its June meeting.
The motion also outlined the establishment of an energy and environment working group to take charge of climate emergency matters.
The motion was voted down 4-5.
An alternative foreshadowed motion was then put forward by Cr Barry LeFevre - this motion was carried 5-4.
The motion sought to recognise climate change as a serious concern and requests bilateral support from all forms of government.
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The motion also added that the council should write to state and federal governments seeking action.
Former Break O'Day councillor Peter Nichols said he was at the meeting, as was a full gallery of supporters for Cr Drummond's motion.
"The gallery applauded the councillor that put up the motion, I think that's quite significant," he said.
"For climate change, the notion that we should take action on the issue is a no-brainer.
"Unless you don't believe that CO2 in the atmosphere is tied up with climate change, there might be a couple of people that deny that but most of the world's scientists believe the two are linked."
Mr Nichols said while he's almost 73-years-old, he believes climate change is a pressing issue for younger generations.
"I'm concerned for my grandchildren," he said.
"It's a big issue, it's complicated and it doesn't help when local councils don't recognise the urgency of it."
Mr Nichols added that with the amount of support for Cr Drummond's motion that the climate emergency issue was not likely to go away soon.
It's a big issue, it's complicated and it doesn't help when local councils don't recognise the urgency of it [climate change].Peter Nichols
The council also passed a motion to commit a maximum of $10,000 to an electric vehicle fast charging station.
The charging station would be located at St Helens on land nearby the rear of the Bowen Street Supa IGA.