Cumberland Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
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).
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).
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
For communities reliant on a local coal industry, local government can support the transition away from fossil fuels, by lobbying for state and federal support for a just transition for workers, families and the community and encouraging local economic development and opportunities based on a low carbon economy.
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.
Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.
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.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
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