Impact of Peak Oil on South Australia

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
51st Parliament 27/04/2006 - 20/02/2010
Final report tabled on 25 November 2008

Committee Function

A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on the impact of peak oil in South Australia with particular reference to -
(a) The movement of people around the State, including -
i. the rising cost of petrol and increasing transport fuel poverty in the outer metropolitan area, the regions and remote communities;
ii. ways to encourage the use of more fuel efficient cars;
iii. alternative modes of transport;
iv. the need to increase public transport capacity; and
v. implications for urban planning;
(b) Movement of freight;
(c) Tourism;
(d) Expansion of the mining industry;
(e) Primary industries and resultant food affordability and availability;
(f) South Australia’s fuel storage capability including -
i. susceptibility of fuel supply to disruption; and
ii. resilience of infrastructure and essential services under disruptive conditions;
(g) Alternative fuels and fuel substitutes;
(h) Optimum and sustainable levels of population under these constraints;
(i) The need for public education, awareness and preparedness; and
(j) Any other related matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.