As a distinguished education institution and corporate citizen, the University is committed to its responsibility of leading by example. With the opening of our inner-city campus in 2017, it is incumbent on us to help shape the planning and rolling out of sustainable commuter transport within the city, as well as to local networks.

Another area this Plan addresses is the need for better understanding of CO2-e emissions resulting from staff air travel, how we can reduce the University’s vehicle fleet and how we can influence a transport module shift for staff and students.

Priority actions

  • Advocate for more sustainable transport options to local and State government, including active travel to and from our campuses
  • Implement the University-wide Strategic Transport Management Plan to encourage and support more sustainable transport options for staff and students by 2020
  • Collaborate with the University’s key suppliers to measure and understand Scope 3 emissions from travel (air travel and fleet vehicle use) in 2018

Measures of success

  • No net increase in car space provisions across the University (on a 2018 baseline)
  • Complete an inventory of all emissions from staff air travel and fleet vehicles and offset emissions by 2025

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure11 - Sustainable cities and communities13 - Climate action

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.