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Council partners with GoGet to bring Car Share Trial to Georges River

09/09/2020

Georges River Council has made progress in its goal to reduce the negative impacts of private car ownership in the local area by forging a new partnership with GoGet, to bring a car sharing service to community members.

Council will run a 12-18 month car share trial across ten locations in Hurstville and Kogarah, which were selected based on accessibility, proximity to high density residential buildings and proximity to public transport.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that car sharing offers a convenient and economic transport option for local residents and businesses, which can also have significant positive impacts on traffic and parking congestion and the environment.

“I am delighted that Council is embarking on a new partnership with GoGet, which will encourage more sustainable travel in the local area by giving residents the option to reduce their reliance on private vehicles,” said Mayor Greene.

“The service will provide residents with access to vehicles located near where they live or work, and all traditional costs of car ownership are covered by the car share operator, making it a competitive alternative to personal car ownership.

“Providing car sharing options supports Council’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040, which shares a vision to reduce the number of cars in the local area with an active car share economy, and this is a significant step forward to achieving this,” added Mayor Greene.

Christopher Vanneste, Head of Locations, Sales, and Partnerships at GoGet said that “GoGet is excited to work with Georges River Council to bring a new transport option to residents of the Georges River. GoGet’s cars and vans will be available 24/7 to help residents decrease their transport costs and free up parking on local streets. Each car share vehicle has been shown to take up to ten private vehicles off the road, and families can save thousands of dollars by giving up their primary or secondary car and using car share instead."

Car sharing provides local residents with access to a range of vehicles located near to where members live or work. All car costs including petrol, insurance and registration are covered by GoGet, a competitive alternative to personal car ownership for both businesses and households.

Council will provide a mix of on-street car parking for authorised car share vehicles during the trial, which will test the level of demand and interest for this service locally to inform a Car Share Policy for the Georges River area.

GoGet vehicles are located at the following sites:
  • Hurstville-Dora Street near MacMahon Street
  • Hurstville-Carrington Avenue near Queen Road
  • Hurstville-Bond Street near Dora Street
  • Hurstville-West Street near Empress Lane
  • Hurstville-Woniora Road near Maher Street
  • Kogarah-Premier Street near Post Office Lane
  • Kogarah-Gladstone Street near Regent Street
  • Kogarah-Gladstone Street near Princes Highway
  • Kogarah-Hogben Street near Bank Lane
  • Kogarah-Kensington Street near Premier Street
With the constant developments surrounding COVID-19, GoGet has instituted a range of precautionary measures for additional safety and peace-of-mind, including enhanced and increased vehicle cleaning and vehicle identification and reporting processes to ensure a rapid response to any issues.  

Local businesses can join the service free of charge and book cars by the hour or the day. For more information on GoGet for Business, visit https://www.goget.com.au/georges-river-council/

For information on how to sign up as an individual member, visit https://www.goget.com.au/pricing/
Council ran a request for proposal for the car share trial, and GoGet was the successful provider. For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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