Current Projects

Local kids clean up the Borough

Students from St Aloysius Catholic Primary School and members of the 1st Queenscliff Sea Scouts Cub group have participated in separate litter collection events to contribute to Clean Up Australia. “It is really wonderful to see our younger residents taking care of the Borough environment,” said the Mayor, Cr Susan Salter. On 2...

Recycle your toothbrushes to reduce landfill

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council, in partnership with the Queenscliff Kindergarten, has launched a new recycling program to support residents in their quest to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers can now be dropped off at Council’s offices for...

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...