Bellingen Shire Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives (such as solar bulk buy schemes or flexible payment options) or streamlining approvals processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).
Provide council resources to educate and support the uptake of renewable energy, such as by hiring an internal renewable energy support officer or establishing an independent body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations).
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Get city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses.
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