Environmental sustainability

The transport network is public space that contributes to healthy, sustainable and liveable communities.

Environmental sustainabilityStrategic priorities

Our strategic priorities include:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport activity to contribute to the Government’s Transport Emission Reduction Pledge for net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • Seize opportunities in the circular economy to improve sustainability and reduce waste from the transport system.
  • Reduce the risk of harmful effects of transport on health and the natural environment.
  • Prepare and adapt the transport system for the effects of climate change.

Key initiatives

Key initiatives include:

  • Transport Sector Emissions Reduction Pledge 2021-2025 – Zero emission bus fleet trial
  • Transport Sector Emissions Reduction Pledge 2021-2025 – Delivery of $5 million Zero Emission Vehicles Commercial Sector Innovation Fund
  • Ecologiq program and the Recycled First policy as part of Victoria’s Big Build
  • Transport Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026
  • environmental management system.

Measures of success

Measures of success include:

  • sector resilience plans endorsed by State Crisis and Resilience Council
  • key achievements as reported in the annual report including office-based environment performance.