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Posted in Policies by Maeztri on November 11th, 2008
The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #84, 4 November 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.
â€œIf Australia is to maintain our prosperity, our cities must become more productive, more competitive, more innovative. At the same time they must be sustainable. â€¦ To make our cities more liveable and to improve the quality of life and sense of community for all who live in them. For this to happen we must have a long term vision for our cities. â€¦ Meeting the climate change challenge requires a whole of government approach which must include the planning of our cities. We must engage in the debate about the impact of alternative urban policy visions on climate change. For example,this is an important context when we are debating the planning of higher density housing alongside better public transport corridors. Or considering decentralised commercial centres which minimise the need for people to travel long distances to work, and provide community infrastructure where people live. â€¦
Our first short presenter for the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste Not Want Not was Wendy Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria. Her presentation was a great start to the evening, titled “Great Stuff Going On Out There“, outlining three Keep Australia Beautiful supported projects, The Agglomerator – Milduras Plastic Eating Machine, Marnoo – Little Town for Little Waste, and Re-new – Second Life for Moonee Valleys Household Goods. Please view the video of Wendy’s presentation below.
For more information about Wendy’s activity and to join her network visit Keep Australia Beautiful