Infrastructure Victoria is inviting 450 Victorians to participate in a series of engagement activities to explore how we can move away from petrol-and diesel-powered vehicles to meet the state’s emissions targets.
The transport sector is Victoria’s second most emission intensive sector, accounting for around 20 per cent of the state’s total carbon dioxide emissions (22.3 million tonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) from a total of 113.9 Mt (CO2e) in 2016).
Cars are the biggest contributor, generating 56 per cent of our transport emissions. Unless Victorians adopt low or zero emission vehicles at a faster pace than current trends, we will not reach the state’s legislated target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Infrastructure Victoria is inviting participants to meet in a state-wide online community panel which will inform recommendations to be included in Victoria’s updated 30-year infrastructure strategy, to be finalised mid next year. Participants will also be compensated for their involvement through a $60 payment on conclusion of the events.
Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body responsible for preparing a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria. We encourage public debate about infrastructure needs, issues and preferences to help inform planning and solutions that will better meet the needs of Victorian communities.
Invitation to community members:
Infrastructure Victoria is inviting 450 Victorians to get involved in a series of online activities, between 25 January and 19 February 2021, to explore how Victorians can be supported to reduce transport emissions. We want to hear from people of different ages, genders, jobs, cultural backgrounds, accessibility needs and postcodes to ensure the panel participants and solutions are broadly representative of the Victorian population.
The expression of interest form is available online on Infrastructure Victoria’s website at www.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/communitypanel
Community panel members will hear from a range of subject matter experts and learn why we need to transition to low or zero emission cars. Participants will also take part in online activities where they can ask questions, discuss key themes, share their views and ultimately provide advice and feedback to Infrastructure Victoria.
Key dates and details
Expression of interest nomination period
9 November – 11 December, 2020
Notification of successful participants
14 – 18 December, 2020
25 January – 19 February, 2021 with approximately 15 hours total commitment. The majority of this time is self-paced.
Are you interested in becoming a panel member?
For more information and to complete a panel expression of interest application, go to www.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/communitypanel
Hello to friends of Renewable Energy Benalla,
You may be aware of the recent announcement by the Victorian government that the state budget will include $797 million to encourage energy efficiency and assist people to pay their energy bills.
The Australian Energy Foundation along with Brotherhood of St Laurence & Uniting, are delivering a new program on behalf of the State Government to help Victorians who have been impacted by COVID 19 understand how to manage their energy bill, through a free consultation over the phone.
The Australian Energy Foundation has asked Renewable Energy Benalla to promote this program through our network.
I have attached a brochure that provides more details about the program and the assistance available. The brochure also provides details on how to register for this program.
If you have friends or neighbours who you think would benefit from this program please pass on the information to them.
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