Riding, walking and scooting is not only good for the environment it's also better for you health, not to mention cheaper than running a car (which can be over $17,000 a year). Taking public transport is also better for the environment.
For further information see the following links:
The Park and Stride campaign was introduced to encourage people to park in an off street car park within the Mount Gambier city centre and walk to do their small shopping trips.
If you're thinking of getting a car the first thing to do is to ask yourself a few questions:
The RAA estimates that a car can cost over $17,000 per year to run.
If you really do need a car check out the RAA website, but also have a look at Green Vehicle Guide it rates cars based on their environmental performance. Use this to compare your options.