||Respect the natural environment
OBJECTIVE — Maintain
The ACT Greenhouse Strategy
2000 addresses greenhouse
gas emission issues. Environmental protection measures, managed
through Environment ACT, seek to reduce atmospheric pollution.
- The Spatial Plan supports the initiatives
of the ACT Greenhouse Strategy 2000 and reduction in air pollution
in that it proposes an urban form and structure that:
- minimises car use by reducing total travel
- encourages alternatives travel modes such
as walking, cycling and public transport;
- encourages more efficient
commercial building stock by providing opportunities for new
commercial development to replace older and less energy efficient
- encourages decreased residential energy use
through higher density housing and more efficient lower density
- Planning policies and regulations will continue
to control atmospheric pollutants, including those generated
through wood-fired heaters.
- Release land for the development of energy
efficient dwellings within and adjacent to existing town centres
and Civic, through urban renewal and increased residential
- Release land for the development of new,
more energy efficient commercial buildings, especially in Civic
where the largest proportion of older commercial building stock
- Introduce an energy efficiency rating system
for commercial building consistent with national standards
based on Green Star.
- Progressively increase education incentives
and regulations to control air pollution, especially those
generated through wood-fired heaters.
- The air quality of the ACT maintained.
- Decreased greenhouse gas emissions
per year per capita.
- Less greenhouse gas emissions and
other negative external impacts from private car use.
- Greenhouse gas emissions per year (transport).
of ACT households connected to gas as percentage of all households.
fuel consumption in the ACT.
- Amount of pollutant particles