Vision for a Sustainable Sydney in 2030
The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #53, 1 April 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar, www.goingsolar.com.au/transport. This newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.
Sydneyâ€™s 10 most important targets for the city to reach by 2030 show how lives would change drastically.
1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent compared to 1990 levels.
2. At least 132,000 dwellings, 48,000 new dwellings, for an increased household diversity.
3. Of all city housing, 7.5 per cent will be social housing and 7.5 per cent affordable housing.
4. The city to contain at least 465,000 jobs with an increased share of the finance, education, creative industries and tourism sectors.
5. Use of public transport for travel to work increased by 80 per cent.
6. At least 10 per cent of trips made in the city by cycling and 50 per cent by walking.
7. Every resident within a 10 minute or 800m walk to a main street with food markets, childcare, health services and leisure infrastructure.
8. Every resident within a three-minute walk or 250m of continuous green links that connect to the Harbour Foreshore, Harbour Parklands, Moore and Centennial Parks or Sydney Park.
9. The level of community cohesion to increase with more than 45 per cent of people believing their neighbours can be trusted.
10. Have the capacity to meet up to 100 per cent of the city’s energy demand and 10 per cent of its water supply.
Ref: Daily Telegraph 26/3/08