Lismore City 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).
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
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).
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
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.
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.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
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.
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