Greening Adelaide

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If elected, I will work tirelessly to ensure that Adelaide reaches its potential as one of the world’s leading sustainable cities.

During my time on Council (2014-2015) I successfully advocated for $1 million dollars for a Greener Streets Program and as a result more trees have been planted in Adelaide over the last 4 years than ever before. But more needs to be done.

You can read more about the Greener Streets program here:

If elected I will campaign to:

  • Protect our Park Lands, plant more trees and boost green roofs and walls
  • Extend the seperated bike path throughout the CBD and finally complete the city bike network (including East and West)
  • Promote active transport and measures that protect the safety of pedestrians and cyclists
  • Encourage more electric car charging stations
  • Increase access to solar energy by encouraging solar on apartment roof tops so that both owner-occupiers and renters are able to switch to renewables
  • Boost grants to encourage retrofitting of residential properties to promote energy efficiency and reduce emissions
  • Tighten standards for new developments ensuring appropriate insulation and energy efficiency
  • Make Adelaide a leader in climate change adaptation – encouraging business investment and boosting jobs
  • Provide incentives to city businesses to phase out single use plastics (note plastic straws would still be available for people with disabilities)
  • Improve waste mangement throughout the city – with more recycling bins in public spaces and green bins for city businesses and residents
  • Ensure Council divests of any remaining (direct or indirect) fossil fuel investments
  • Resist the privitalisation of public space (including our Park Lands)
  • Make Adelaide the world’s first Carbon Neutral City!

 

 

Authorised by Robert Simms, 105/31 Frew Street, Adelaide SA 5000