Maribyrnong Peak Oil Policy and Action Plan

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The Maribyrnong Peak Oil Policy and Action Plan has been completed by Maribyrnong City Council in Melbourne, Australia in 2009.

The contingency plan that spells out the threats and shifts required by Council to achieve the same level of community service provision in times of reduced oil availability and subsequent escalated prices.

Recommendations in the plan to boost resilience to oil depletion include:

  • Introduce car pooling software, boost work from home options and encourage sustainable transport use and video conferencing facilities
  • Create opportunities for urban food production
  • Boost the proportion of Council budget dedicated to sustainable transport
  • Advocate to State and Federal Governments for improved public transport
  • Reduce demand for oil consumption across Council service areas.

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