A Perth council is hoping to radically alter its planning scheme to require new homes to have their own energy supply. Nedlands council, which covers some of Perth’s wealthiest suburbs, will apply to the WA Planning Commission to alter their planning scheme to require installation of onsite power generations, such as solar panels or wind power, in all new home building. Nedlands mayor Max Hipkins, who used his casting vote to approve the proposal at a council meeting in September, acknowledged the proposal had been fairly controversial since being opened for public consultation, and has a long way to go before becoming law.
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Source: ABC News