A Sustainable Blue Mountains – Our Plan for the Blue Mountains
Villages not sprawl
“We must have a Council that will protect our villages and towns from over-development.” The Greens will ensure the village character of our towns and communities are maintained. We will be an active voice for community-friendly planning that protects our built and natural heritage and puts people before profit.
Growing local businesses and local jobs
“Increasing our local jobs base will help shorten those long traffic jams.” Council has a leadership role in the local economy. Whether it is tourism or retail, hospitality or industry, Council can support local businesses to thrive.
Cycleways and footpaths
“We need to be building more cycleways and footpaths to link our villages.” Cyclists are forced to navigate roads, some heavily trafficked, some gravel. With cycle tourism so popular, The Greens plan to create cycleways to help connect our communities.
No Western Sydney Airport
“We must convince governments to invest in High Speed Rail.” The Greens are the only political party whose policy is to oppose Western Sydney Airport. Voting Green will ensure there is a strong voice on Council to oppose the airport and promote building High Speed Rail instead.
Targeting Zero Emissions
“Real action on tackling global warming has never been more important.” Make Blue Mountains Council carbon neutral by 2020 with a renewable energy target of at least 30%. The Greens-led Byron Bay Council is making policies to achieve this. Let’s beat them to it!
Caring for our community
“I want my kids to grow up in a place where they are part of a vibrant community.” The Greens will ensure Council’s support of local events and make it easier for community groups to gather in public places.