Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Access useful reports and guidance on some of the top electrification policies local councils should consider in the implementation of a EV fleet as well as how to support reducing transport emissions within your community.

Electric Car Discount Bill & Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) | What you need to know – Factsheet

Cities Power Partnership has created this 2-page factsheet detailing the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 to unpack what this new FBT exemption means for local councils seeking to electrify their fleet. The Electric Car Discount bill is targeted to increase electric vehicle uptake, yet it is important for councils to understand the eligibility criteria and potential implications for your employees if you offer novated lease agreements for electric vehicles.

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Yarra City Council | Electric Vehicle Readiness in New Developments – Factsheet

Yarra City Council has created best practice standards intended to guide sustainable building design for new developments to ensure ‘EV Readiness’ by incorporating electric vehicle charging infrastructure into the development.

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IMOVE | 2022 Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy (FACTS)

FACTS: A Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy has been developed to enable and boost cooperative action across federal, state, territory, and local governments in Australia, together with industry, to support the decarbonisation of the transport sector, and in turn, the uptake of low and zero emission transport technologies. This report details suggested policies and includes a policy checklist for each level of government.

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ACT’s Zero Emissions Vehicles Strategy (2022–30)

The ACT is pursuing ambitious plans to decarbonise its transport emissions. By 2030, the ACT will be a leading jurisdiction in the adoption of zero-emissions vehicle technologies and will be on track to meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The ACT’s Zero Emissions Vehicles Strategy (2022 – 30) outlines the six priority actions this strategy is designed around. It also outlines the ACT Government’s revised fleet policy that will ensure that all of its light passenger vehicles are zero-emission vehicles and will no longer consider Plug-In Hybrid vehicles as these vehicles still use petrol.

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City of Sydney Electrification of Transport in the City | Draft Strategy and Action Plan

This draft strategy and action plan identifies key areas of action to electrify vehicle (EV) fleets in the immediate to short term and that are within the City of Sydney control or that the City can aim to influence with the City committing to being a net-zero city by 2035. This report also acknowledges it will require a significant shift in transport to walking, cycling and public transport, as well as the electrification of vehicle fleets and greening of the grid. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities in the electrification of transport fleets across federal, state and local government jurisdictions.

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Creating Zero Emission Area | Handbook Guide for Cities and Towns

In 2017, C40 launched the Green and Healthy Streets Declaration which includes a pledge to establish a significant area of their city as zero-emission by 2030. As a mechanism used effectively in many cities and towns globally to reduce CO2 emissions and drive up the uptake of electric vehicles, this handbook provides a framework for how we can rethink urban space and mobility in our cities and towns.

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Creating accessible electric vehicle carshare programs | Best practice and framework

More local governments are seeking to provide electric carshare programs that offer individuals in their community access to the benefit of using a car without the cost and responsibility of car ownership and to reduce greenhouse emissions. This research paper highlights global case studies in implementing these programs in underserved locations, specifically in low-income and rural communities. Presented at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, this paper highlights global case studies and best practices to implement an effective and equitable EV car share program and provides a useful framework for designing a car share program within your jurisdiction.

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Case study | Port Phillip Carshare ride program

While not targeted to build out a specific electric car share program, the City of Port Phillip has a mature car share program. As the community benefits significantly from this program, the City of Port Phillip aims to become a leader in best practice management for car share in Australia and this report highlights guidance on how to implement that will extend the benefit and expand the catchment of the car share network.

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