Current Projects

Round Two Community Solar Initiative completed

The Community Environment Alliance is pleased to announce that the installation of solar systems purchased through Round Two of the Community Solar Initiative has been completed. 40 solar systems were installed across Round Two, and 43 were installed in Round One. The 83 solar systems installed across the entire Community Solar Initiative to...

Bellarine Rail Trail Planting Day 2017

Steve Boothroyd and Heather Williams at the 2017 Bellarine Rail Trail Planting Day.In early August 2017, the Bellarine Catchment Network held its 7th annual planting day along the Bellarine Rail Trail near Fellows Road. Approximately 25 volunteers, including representatives from the Queenscliffe Community Indigenous Nursery, Swan Bay...

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...

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...

Clean Up Australia

Students from St Aloysius’ School working hard on Clean Up Australia Day.The young people of the Borough demonstrated their commitment to a cleaner, greener landscape at this year’s Clean Up Australia event in March 2017. Students from St Aloysius’ School in Queenscliff removed rubbish from King Street Reserve, the grassy area...

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...