Net zero precincts and low emission infrastructure projects are at the forefront of a NSW Government plan to help reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the Net Zero Cities Action Plan would strengthen the NSW Government’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions while helping families save money.
“Greater Sydney contributes 38 per cent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and if we’re serious about tackling climate change, then we need to change the way we build and power our cities,” Mr Stokes said.
“The measures in this plan won’t just help the environment, they’ll save people money in the long-term while creating more sustainable cities.
“All NSW Government-led urban renewal projects including Redfern North Eveleigh, Central, Blackwattle Bay and Bays West will be zero emission precincts, setting a new standard for our cities.
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“Our infrastructure projects will be powered by more renewable energy and greener materials, while congestion will be reduced with micromobility hubs to allow more efficient parcel deliveries.
“We’ll also create an online portal that will give homeowners and businesses the practical advice they need to slash their energy consumption, slash their bills and help us achieve our net zero target.”
The plan contains 16 actions for implementation over the next three years, including net zero targets across the six cities, creating new micromobility hubs as a smarter way to move freight, displaying net zero homes and developing new ways to measure the value of green infrastructure in cities.
“Reducing our carbon footprint is everyone’s responsibility and whether it’s at the macro scale on our precincts and projects, or the micro scale in our homes, we will only make a difference by working together,” Mr Stokes said.