Recent 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Showcasing sustainable living in Point Lonsdale

Architect and homeowner, Tony Baenziger shows the sustainable features of his Point Lonsdale property to one of the tour groups during Sustainable House Day 2014.People travelled from across Victoria last weekend to participate in a very successful Sustainable House Day (SHD) open house at Point Lonsdale. Visitors from Narre Warren, Macedon,...

Planting seeds for the future

Matt Crawley of Bellarine Landcare Group, Borough of Queenscliffe Councillor Susan Salter and Jill Warneke, Coordinator of the Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery ready for planting during National Tree Day 2014.More than 40 enthusiastic volunteers braved the cooler weather recently to join in the annual planting and maintenance weeding in Point...