City of Parramatta Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
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.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.
Support community energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.
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