MOVING TOWARDS GREENER VEHICLES
To reduce our carbon emissions and overall impact on the environment, we have introduced Toyota Hybrid Corollas to our fleet and plug in hybrid electric vehicles. These vehicles are more fuel efficient than conventional cars, release lower carbon dioxide emissions and also save money. We are investigating replacing trucks with the latest fuel efficient options. The community is also taking action and has installed electric charging stations in front of the Organic Market in Stirling, Adelaide Hills Business Centre in Woodside, Applewood in Gumeracha, and the National Motor Museum in Birdwood to facilitate the use of electric vehicles.
We have also prepared an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Information Report that identifies potential locations and types of EV charging stations within the district. This report is available under Council Documents.
The Commonwealth’s Green Vehicle Guide outlines the environmental performance of light vehicles sold in Australia.
COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE
We offer a small community bus service, and although the service was designed with the intent of providing a service to aid residents socially, it is also seen as a good step in emission reduction by reducing private car travel.