Community Environment Alliance Projects

Community Planting Day 2017

On Sunday 30 July 2017, 24 hardworking volunteers, with representatives from the Swan Bay Environment Association and Point Lonsdale Coastcare Group, braved the winter weather to pitch in at the ninth annual Community Planting Day. Volunteers from a range of age groups, even one in a pram, planted 300 indigenous plants from 20 individual...

Plastic Free July

Did you know Australians use around 100 kilograms of plastic packaging per household each year? Choose to refuse single-use plastics this July by signing up for the Plastic Free July challenge. Say no to plastic shopping bags, takeaway coffee cups, straws and bottles for a day, a week or the entire month. In refusing single-use plastics, you...

All charged up

The Borough of Queenscliffe’s household battery program is charged up and running with 305kg of batteries saved from landfill in 2016. Nine battery collection containers are located in regularly visited businesses houses across the municipality for disposal of single use AAA, AA, D, C and button batteries. The three primary schools also...

Swan Bay Environment Association 2017 Environment Grants

Applications for the Swan Bay Environment Association (SBEA) 2017 Environment Grants are now open. The grants, which close on Friday 30 June 2017, support small projects that aim to enhance the natural environment of Swan Bay. Grants are open to individuals, groups, families, clubs, associations, schools and business organisations. There is no...

Safe haven for wildlife

Mayor Tony Francis and Gardens-for-Wildlife assessor, Mia Cooke inspect a Point Lonsdale garden that provides food and shelter for local wildlife.Residents can now access expert local advice on how to transform their garden into a wildlife-friendly habitat through the Gardens for Wildlife program. The program assists residents to create a...

Sun shines on community planting day

Volunteers enjoyed a sunny winter’s day while planting 300 indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers during a community planting event at Lovers Walk in late July. Celebrating National Tree Day, the annual planting activity attracted 50 volunteers who worked together to also remove three cubic meters of the invasive weed, Polygala from...

Many hands equals 400 plants

Queenscliff Primary School students enthusiastically participated in the Community Planting Day recently with school principal, Jenny Cowburn, teacher Melissa Fitzgerald and Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Helene CameronSunny weather favoured the 60 volunteers who joined the 6th annual planting day along the Bellarine Rail Trail in September....

Sun shines on solar savings success

Martin and Marilyn Brown, Janelle Jenkins and her dog, Rufus and Mary and Peter Rumpf were among the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale residents who installed solar PV systems through the Community Environment Alliance project.The Community Environment Alliance will deliver 43 solar installations as part of the community solar bulk-buy initiative...