In the absence of leadership at a federal level, once again City of Ryde is forging ahead on taking action against climate change.
Australia is on the cusp of an electric vehicle boom. Citizens are continuing to defy our fossil fuel worshipping Government and are taking matters into their own hands to reduce emissions.
With transport accounting for around 20% of emissions in Australia, it makes sense that as prices tumble, people look to emissions free private transportation.
With Ryde about to set it’s own community emissions reduction targets, we’ve decided to back zero emissions transport by resolving to install ~at least~ 18 public chargers across our city.
With many of our residents living in strata buildings, a roll out of a local public charging network will help people make the switch to electric cars.
Our first two chargers will be rolled out in Ryde and Macquarie Park in the next few months, with two more coming on line in Eastwood in around September 2021. The rest will follow quickly and efficiently.
I’m thrilled that we will be one of the first local government areas to roll out a network of this size and scale.
Thank you to Ryde Labor Councillors Councillor Penny Pedersen and Councillor Bernard Purcell for their support of this motion at committee, and to all Councillors for its unanimous approval at last nights Council meeting.
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