Sustainable Transport


Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles


Provide fast-charging infrastructure throughout the city at key locations for electric vehicles.


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.


Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.


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).


Reduce or remove minimum car parking requirements for new housing and commercial developments where suitable public transport alternatives exist.


Lobby state and federal governments for improvements to planning legislation to promote sustainable transport options, and increased investment in and provision of public transport services.


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.


Waste collection fleet conversion to hydrogen fuelled or electric power.

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