Some points from the article:
- - Report calls for a halt to urban sprawl and dramatic changes to the "unsustainable" materialism and consumption of the state's citizens
- Urban-fringe developments "threaten remnant native vegetation and have the potential to further fragment native fauna habitats that are already under significant pressure".
- Report recommends laws encouraging more rain tanks, energy and water-efficient appliances and greener cars
- Urban planners and architects would be central to the design revolution that Victoria needed to become sustainable.
- Economic downturn should not hamper efforts to repair the environment, climate-change technologies would create new jobs and investment.
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