Hobart is a Sustainable City

MY VISION

Hobart is a beacon of hope – a leading sustainable city in the Asia Pacific region. A city whose citizens are keen to help meet our zero waste and carbon neutral targets.

A city where businesses are thriving from delivering innovative and sustainable services and products to the world.

Council leads this action and creates strong targets, backed with regulation and budgets to make an impact.

ACTION

We are in a state of climate emergency and we need to restore a safe climate, in order to avoid dramatic and negative impacts in Hobart and around the world.

Bold targets and strategies are needed to inspire the community and businesses to join us in taking action.

In this term of Council I will push for:

  • Hobart to set an ambitious city-wide target to be carbon neutral by 2030
  • a target to double solar in Hobart over the next five years

To meet the solar target I will advocate for a Solar Saver program to help Hobart residents, businesses and organisations to install solar panels. Council will pay the upfront cost for the system, and you (or your landlord) pay it off over ten years, interest free.

The savings you make on your energy bills will more than outweigh your repayments to Council, leaving you better off.

Our Zero Waste strategy is already well underway. I will actively promote the work to reduce use of single-use plastics in Hobart. I will also help to promote a new food waste collection and composting service (expected in 2019) which will make a big impact on our zero waste to landfill by 2030 target.

I will advocate strongly in support Council’s target of 40 per cent tree canopy by 2046 and for much more sustainable transport in Hobart (see other policies for detail).