Time and Date: 7pm Tuesday 12 October
Where: Blackwood Room,
8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell (Melway 59 J1).
Ken Coghill, Carolyn Ingvarson, Heinz Kreutz, Mick Nolan, Liz Burton, Julia Thornton, Paul Fritz, Michael Staindl, Peter Campbell (minutes), David Coote, Richard Webb, Fred Garrecht
Member updates on their group projects, activities and upcoming events
Lighter Footprints. Education and energy measurement in the home project underway (funded by Council). Kits and video will be available. Also organising and "Innovation Panel" community meeting with local politicians.
Transition Towns Boroondara food cooperative is now up and running.
More details: http://www.farmgateway.org/transition-kew-food-coop.html
Recycling and waste reduction (Heinz Kreutz) - funding is available for projects. Government revenue has increased by $50m per year from the landfill levy. $40m to EPA, $40m to Sustainability
, $5m to Melbourne Waste Management Group. Victoria
BSN members can send project ideas Heinz.
Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group (ESPG). Monthly meetings being held. Tracking
Eco Living Centre Update
Site selection and design phase in progress
Energy efficiency of new Council buildings and redevelopments
Draft policy document is still being prepared; timeline is for it to be finalised this year. Community consultation process on the document is uncertain.
Proposals to reduce the energy savings gap
Action: PC to publish previous proposals/suggestions from David Coote on BSN website.
Hays paddock pavilion redevelopment
Community consultation in progress on this project. Member groups are contributing to get sustainable outcomes, 17 people are on the steering committee. Redevelopment of the pavilion is favoured.
Member groups are advised that nominations are open for Council Sustrainability Awards. Nomination packs provided by Svenja Keele were distributed at the meeting.
Council budget and priorities for 2010-11
Budgets are currently being drafted within Council, so member groups are advised to make submissions prior to the end of 2010.
East West cycle route
Boroondara Bicycle User Group is requesting that Council prioritise this route and request State Government to undertake study of route alignment along the railway easement.
Incorporation of BSN. Heinz Kreutz stated that this would be revisited in 2011.
Action: Peter Campbell to put draft constitution on website.
Tuesday 7 December 2010
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