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Major backtrack on active transport projects in Draft Merri-bek Council Budget jeopardizes Climate Targets

Climate Action Merribek is very concerned with the lack of cycling projects in the pipeline of Council’s budget for 2023-2028.

Council appears to have gone backwards from the 10 year active transport rolling Capital works plan for walking and cycling projects.

We question Council’s priority in the Draft Budget given many $millions in funding for sports facilities over the forward budget, while providing infrastructure to encourage transport mode shift that reduces emissions, as well as many other co-benefits, is cut back to next to nothing.

Council declared a climate emergency in 2018, it needs to take the actions and prioritise project funding for cycling and active transport in accordance with that declaration.

Full Climate Action Merribek submission below.

Other media coverage: See Brunswick Voice, ‘Betrayal’: bike users group lashes council over abandoned projects


May 20, 2023 at 2:54 pm 1 comment


Petition Dan Andrews on Climate Emergency

Sign the petition to Premier Dan Andrews to declare an Ecological and climate emergency declaration

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Read David Spratt’s What Lies beneath:
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Elephant in the Sky

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Climate Reality Check

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Dubai, United Arab Emirites, COP28

UNFCCC climate conferenceNovember 30, 2023
5 months to go.

This is the current C02 in our atmosphere. We need to get it below 350 for a safe climate.

Current CO2 concentration in the atmosphere


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