Project Status: Closed
Why we’re doing this
We’ve developed a strategy and action plan to reduce transport-related emissions by electrifying transport in the city.
Our vision is net zero emissions across our local area by 2035. Transport accounts for around 20% of total emissions in our area and a shift to electric vehicles is an important part of our net zero goal.
Our draft electrification of transport in the city strategy and action plan supports electric vehicles, while protecting enjoyment of our streets, and recognising that walking, cycling and public transport are the best ways to reduce transport emissions.
What we’re doing
The focus of the strategy and action plan covers 4 key action areas:
1. Creating a city for walking, cycling and public transport
The transition to net zero emissions needs to happen as soon as possible. Enabling a city for walking, cycling and public transport, supported by electric vehicles, is the best way we can facilitate a reduction in transport related emissions.
2. Government pricing and policy
We need state and federal government pricing and policy that prioritises electric vehicles over internal combustion engine vehicles.
3. The transition to electrification that focuses on high-impact transport fleets
Our strategy prioritises electrifying the fleets with the biggest emissions and impacts on people on our streets – either because they are driving all day or they are big and noisy. These include buses, delivery vehicles, taxis and service vehicles.
4. Charging options
The best place for people to charge is where they currently refuel or where they park. For example, their home, work, car parks or service stations. We are providing more electric vehicle charging in our car parks and encouraging the private sector to provide more charging in public car parks and service stations.
Research shows that most people will charge at home or at work because it is cheaper and more convenient. We will use our planning controls to make sure new developments are ‘EV ready’. On-street charging will play a role to supplement off-street charging in locations where there are limited off-street opportunities. We are taking a sensible, data-led approach to on-street charging, balancing EV needs with protecting public space.
How you can give feedback
Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023.
Other ways you can give feedback
Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.