Sustainable transport

In Australia, the transport sector accounts for over 18% of our total net greenhouse gas emissions. However, change is on the way with increasing public transport and active transport options available.

Active transport

A bicycle is the most efficient form of transport, with no fuel consumption and no emissions. More households around Australia are replacing their second (or only) car with bikes. Council is enhancing sustainable transport options in Lake Macquarie with an expanding network of off-road shared pathways providing opportunities with the aim of encouraging more active forms of transport in our City.

Take a look at the Shared Pathway Guide to see a full list of shared pathways, cycleways within Lake Macquarie. The Active Transport Advisory Group has also been formed to generate ideas, get creative, and contribute to robust discussion on opportunities and initiatives to improve walking and cycling across the City.

Greener vehicle buying

Hybrids and electric cars are emerging as viable alternatives to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. If you need to buy a car, check the green vehicle guide to compare the local air pollution and greenhouse emissions of vehicles at

For more information on current electric car options, as well as a charging station map, see

Public transport

Get on board with your local public transport options. Discover the most convenient public transport options for your journey at be calling Transport NSW on 131 500 or visiting Transport NSW.

Page last updated: 23 May 2019