The Committee for Sydney welcomed a $70 million deal to supply electric buses to the NSW Government, produced in St Marys by local bus manufacturer Custom Denning.
Sam Kernaghan, Resilience Program Director at the Committee for Sydney, said:
“This is a big step in the right direction. It gets us on the road to having the state’s 8000 buses electrified by 2030.
We encouraged the government to use its procurement power to help local industry help the state reach its net zero targets, and that’s exactly what’s happening here.
This $70m contract to design, manufacture and assemble 79 new electric buses in Western Sydney will help transition the state’s bus fleet to zero emissions technology.”
Read the Committee for Sydney’s November 2021 policy paper – It’s time to set our own carbon budget in NSW: https://sydney.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Committee-for-Sydney-Its-time-to-set-our-own-carbon-budget-November-2021.pdf