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Workshops

Council will be providing sustainable workshops for residents to join and learn about how they can save money in the home. Learn more....

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Create your own sustainable city 

Meet the challenge of becoming a Go Green Hero by helping the health of the planet and the people by green blitzing the town.

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We are lucky in Fairfield City to have supermarkets, greengrocers, restaurants, schools, and entertainment venues close to where we live.

This makes getting around very quick and easy. It also means for many of us are using our cars for short trips which cost us more in fuel, increases wear and tear on our cars, and adds to local air pollution.

The car is the most dominant form of private transport.  The Australian Bureau of Statistics report 2006 showed that car ownership of the households in Fairfield City compared to the Sydney Statistical Division shows that 78.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 12.6% did not, compared with 78.1% and 12.6% respectively in the Sydney Statistical Division (WSROC). However, when it comes to how often we use our cars for work and recreation we are above the average within the region (Fairfield City Council). 

More people are choosing to look into alternative travel methods because running a car is very expensive and creates air pollution.

If you haven't already, sit down with your family and friends and work out a cost-benefit of your weekly travel to work and school. Find out how much you are spending then find out what your public transport options might be.

This Week

Keep a diary of all the car trips you make. You might also like to calculate:

Next Week

Sit down with your family and friends to look through your trip diary and together explore ways you cut trips for walking, cycling, car pooling or using public transport. Let yourself get creative and grow ideas that will help change your health and environment for the better.

Swap the car for a walk

Active transport (using your legs!) is the best way to improve your health and wellbeing. Cars may be essential in our everyday life activities, but we have a choice - take a bike, walk or car share for healthier air quality in our City. 

Green cars

To build a new car uses a large amount of energy and finite resources. When buying a car it is important to also consider environmental, social and economic impacts to ensure you get the best from your purchase:

  • find out which new cars have the lowest emissions/best fuel efficiency at Green Vehicle Guide 
  • consider a hybrid car (electric-petrol engine) as many have low fuel consumption and hence low emissions
  • fuel consumption labels in the windows of new cars help you compare new cars
  • scooters  and electric bikes are efficient and ideal for short/medium distance trips
  • consider an LPG conversion for your car. Grants of $2,000 are given by the federal government when purchasing a new vehicle with LPG or a grant of $1,500 is given for an LPG conversion to a new or used vehicle. 

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