Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Melbourne Water moving to Docklands
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

COVID-19 and Docklands businesses
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

A staunch Docklander
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

墨尔本市长工作寄语
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Don’t let working from home compromise your health and wellbeing
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Bring on the lasers
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

Something fishy from The Espressionist
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Social distancing in apartment blocks is hard to do, but necessary right now
Read more >>

Maritime

Tyranny of distance?
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Full of Beans!
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

OC support in a time of COVID-19 - a tale of two cities …
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
Read more >>

The District

Eat your way through our most delicious hot spots
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Microorganism dismantles Airbnb - will it ever recover?
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

The world is a battlefield. Fight, but without exception, choose kindness
Read more >>

Editions

10 Years On - June 2018

28 May 2018

Docklands Community News

Issue 32, June, 2008

Docklands blows out greenhouse target

The inclusion of Docklands within the City of Melbourne has contributed to a major blow-out in the city’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

City of Melbourne community CO2 emissions have jumped 54 per cent since 2002 – seriously challenging the council’s ambition of zero emissions by 2020.

In a recently-released revision on its emissions policy, the council says the emergence of Docklands as a residential, commercial and entertainment district provided a significant contribution to this emissions growth.

Last year, the Australian Conservation Foundation labelled Docklands residents as Victoria’s highest greenhouse polluters.

The council paper shows that residential emissions have jumped from 3 per cent to 10 per cent of total emissions – with commercial users contributing 55 per cent of the total.

The council is planning three ways to tackle residential emissions:

  • A house-to-house audit program targeting space, water heating and insulation in approximately 12,000 households;
  • Commissioning retrofits on common areas in 75 per cent of all high-rise residential developments and communal hot water and space heating where feasible and appropriate; and
  • A behaviour-change program to encourage resident involvement in the audit program, and provide broader energy efficiency advice and information to residents about living and working in Melbourne.

Among other strategies to curb emissions, the council is proposing a congestion charge on motor vehicles entering the municipality with funds raised to be spent on an integrated bicycle scheme in an attempt to double the number of bikes on Melbourne roads.

For further information, download the Zero Net Emissions by 2020

– Strategy Update 2008 document from http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

 

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.