The Roadmap to a desertSMART Town (2013-18) outlines a bold vision for a more sustainable Alice Springs in the areas of energy, water, waste, the built environment, food and transport over the next 20 years, with measurable targets for the next 5 years.
The Roadmap (2013-2018) was developed by desertSMART COOLmob in partnership with Desert Knowledge Australia. It had a strong input from the community with 114 local experts, industry stakeholders and members of the public making contributions towards the Roadmap document. The contributions and ideas were edited down to 93 final recommendations that form the report.
The original Roadmap to a desertSMART Town document, developed in 2005, was evaluated by desertSMART COOLmob in 2013. The original document’s recommendations included developing major water and energy programs and it played a part in developing Alice Water Smart and Alice Solar City. The Evaluation was the catalyst for the latest Roadmap and took in recommendations from industry experts and community members, including adding sections on Food and Transport.
The Roadmap document is now available for free download or hard copies are also available from the Arid Lands Environment Centre office for $20.
Find out more about the Roadmap project and the Evaluation of the 2005 document here.