Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch has made key changes to the revised 20-Year Randwick City Plan, which now includes an in-principle target of net zero emissions by 2030.
“The Greens have been pushing for Randwick Council to become orientated towards achieving net zero emissions in our local area. It is an exciting goal which if achieved will become part of the ecological inheritance our present community passed down to future generations in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney”
The now adopted amendments put forward by Councillor Veitch have now inserted specific statements into the latest version of the Plan.
- Energy conservation and efficiency programs “Council is committed to adopting an in-principle objective of net zero emissions by 2030.”
- Protecting coastal areas from over-development. “Limit the scale of development along the coast by minimizing change to the current controls.”
- Limiting high rise development near schools “Randwick City Council acknowledges the importance of protecting the amenity of our school environments, and will develop strategies to limit the impact of development near schools.”
Cr Veitch also included measures designed to help protect vulnerable public housing communities from commercial re-development.
Fellow Greens Councillor Murray Matson welcomed the revised Plan’s commitment to improving transport options by constructing cycleways but has called for “some actual construction work to start in the coming financial year”. The Plan states:
“For example we will work with other agencies such as NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct cycle ways connecting key destination points and provide facilities to encourage active transport and good health.” (page 18, The Randwick City Plan – a 20 year plan 2018)