B.12 Ecologically Sustainable Development

The Justice and Community Safety (JACS) Directorate is committed to delivering emissions reduction consistent with the ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-25 (the Strategy) and the Zero Emissions Government (ZEG) Framework.

The JACS Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) 2021-25 is being developed in consultation with Environment, Planning and Sustainability Development Directorate (EPSDD). JACS is transitioning fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) where feasible and upgrading facilities to use the ACT’s 100% renewable electricity.

The nation’s first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) fire truck achieved the support of the ZEG Fund and is due for implementation in 2022. New emergency service stations in Acton and Molonglo, and the new Road Operation Centre, are being planned to be all electric. 

Tuggeranong Police Station (TPS) upgrades were completed, with solar panels and battery installations, which complement recent electric heat pump upgrades. The project is supported by the ZEG Fund and showcases retrofitting to achieve emissions reduction.

The Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) building management system is being upgraded to reduce emissions and conserve water at this facility.  The project scope has been finalised for procurement in 2022. JACS uses the ACT Government Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP) to inform sustainability planning and reporting. The ESP consolidates government information on emissions, energy, water, and transport.

Table 75 - Sustainable Development Performance: Current and Previous Financial Year1

Indicator as of 30 June

Unit

2020-21

2019-20

Percentage change

Electricity

Kilowatt hours

13 211 299

14 816 414

-10.8%

Natural gas

Megajoules

43 030 967

40 063 791

7.4%

Electric vehicle fleet2

Number

0

0

0%

Hydrogen vehicle fleet

Number

2

0

-

Hybrid vehicle fleet

Number

12

12

0%

Total fleet

Number

304

280

8.6%

Petrol

Kilolitres

48

53

-9.4%

Diesel

Kilolitres

556.0

580.0

-4.1%

Emissions from electricity3

Tonnes CO2-e

0

0

0.0%

Emissions from natural gas

Tonnes CO2-e

2 219

2 067

7.4%

Emissions from transport

Tonnes CO2-e

1 633

1 716

-4.8%

Total emissions4

Tonnes CO2-e

3 852

3 783

1.8%

Water use5

Kilolitres

174 735

121 527

43.8%

Reams of paper purchased

Reams

 9 456

11 412

 -17.1

Recycled content of paper purchased

Percentage

 48.4

38.5

 25.7%