A REMINDER for Brighton Municipality is the availability of a 22kW electric charger for free public use in the carpark at Council offices.
Council installed the charger last year under the Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart Electric Vehicle Charging grant program.
One of more than 14 measures Brighton Council has implemented from its Brighton Climate Change and Resilience Strategy 2019 to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The next step for Council will be to investigate electric vehicles suitable for its fleet to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint further. Transport continues to be one of the most significant sources of Brighton Municipality’s community emissions.
Brighton Council’s General Manager James Dryburgh said while transport infrastructure was mainly State Government responsibility, local governments had a key role working with transport authorities to develop more efficient transport solutions and active transport options.
“Walking and cycling to reduce emissions and increase the health, wellbeing, and amenity of our local communities are just some of the options we should be and are looking towards,” he said.
The number of electric vehicles has risen dramatically, and experts suggest the industry is likely to undergo significant expansion over the next decade.Phone Brighton Council for access to the charger on 6268 7000 or visit reception.