Current Projects

National Recycling Week

Borough of Queenscliffe residents are encouraged to think outside the bin and sort through their household waste, batteries and light bulbs during National Recycling Week from 13 to 19 November. National Recycling Week, founded in 1996, highlights the environmental benefits of re-use and recycling programs, while making participation enjoyable...

Bellarine Rail Trail Planting Day 2017

Steve Boothroyd and Healther 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...

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...

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....