Policy statement on transport (June 2015)

As over 80% of transport greenhouse gas emissions in Australia are from car use*, Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle supports and may initiate community campaigns to:

  • oppose development of infrastructure which encourages increased use of private vehicles
  • support expansion of public transport, especially where this is powered by clean energy
  • promote pollution-free transport options such as cycleways and walking.

*Reference; Wright, J, Osman P, and Ashworth, P, CSIRO Home Energy Saving Handbook, Macmillan (2009)

Current issues (June 2015)

  • Westconnex
  • Western Harbour Tunnel for road users
  • Extension of light rail network to, from and through the inner west with a line along Parramatta Road  to Leichhardt and beyond and another from Lilyfield to Barangaroo via Gladstone Park Greenway

    

Policy statement on waste (May 2015)

Recognising that many of the problems of greenhouse gas emissions relate to overconsumption, Climate Change Balmain Rozelle supports campaigns against waste which encourage the community to

  • Refuse packaging or unnecessary items
  • Reuse goods to the end of their lifecycle
  • Reduce their purchases of new items where alternatives are available or of consumables in excessive quantities.
We further support the recycling of waste materials.