Public Exhibition of Draft Zero Emissions Fleet Strategy and Implementation Plan

Dubbo Regional Council has prepared a Draft Zero Emissions Fleet Strategy and Implementation Plan which is designed to support and guide Council in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with its fleet operations.

A Zero Emissions Fleet (ZEF) includes vehicles that do not emit any greenhouse gas emissions, such as battery electric (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The transition to a zero emissions fleet can also include hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles, which utilise both fuel and electricity, and seek to lower fleet emissions but are not zero emissions. The benefits of transitioning to a zero emissions fleet include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality, less noise, and lower running costs than conventional vehicles as a result of decreased fuel and servicing costs.

While zero emissions vehicle charging will increase electricity demand, emissions from vehicle charging will fall as Council increases the proportion of its electricity from renewable sources. In addition, any hydrogen procured for fuel would need to be produced from renewable energy sources to remain a zero emissions option.

The ZEF Strategy and Implementation Plan consists of four parts as outlined below:

  • Part 1: Council Roadmap (Evenergi)    

    This Roadmap provides the overall context for the ZEF Strategy and Implementation Plan and has been developed on behalf of Council by Evenergi, a consultant specialising in assisting organisations to plan, implement and transition to zero emission fleet operations. It also assesses the feasibility of the transition for Council including understanding what vehicles can transition and when, and what costs and resources would be required.

  • Part 2: Strategy

    This section uses the information collected in Part 1 to outline Council’s strategic vision, goals, and outcomes for the management of Council’s fleet.

  • Part 3: Implementation Plan

    This section contains specific actions for implementation to ensure the strategic outcomes in the Zero Emissions Fleet Strategy are achieved.

  • Part 4: Monitoring, Reporting and Review
    Part 4 describes how the ZEF Strategy and Implementation Plan will be monitored, reported and reviewed.

The Draft ZEF Strategy and Implementation Plan will be on public exhibition until close of business 5pm, Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Documents can also be viewed in person at Council’s Visitor Information Centres in Dubbo and Wellington; Customer Experience Centre, corner of Church and Darling Street, Dubbo; and the Macquarie Regional Library, corner Macquarie and Talbragar Street, Dubbo.

Written or electronic submissions are invited during the public exhibition period.

Following completion of the public exhibition period, all submissions provided to Council will be reviewed and a report prepared for the consideration of Council at a future Council meeting.

Please note that, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 1998, submissions received by Council containing personal information may be made public when the matter goes before Council for consideration, as it may be included in Council’s Business Papers. Persons have the right to remain anonymous if they so choose by refraining from submitting their personal information, however, the submission may be given less weight in the overall assessment and consideration. 

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Dubbo Regional Council
PO Box 81
Dubbo NSW 2830

Email: council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

DOCUMENT AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING:
Draft Zero Emissions Fleet Strategy and Implementation Plan (PDF 1.6MB)

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Last Edited: 02 Nov 2022

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