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Final Croydon Conservation Society meeting for 2007

By December 13, 2007No Comments

Tonight I attended the final Croydon Conservation Society (CCS) meeting for 2007. The society, which was formed in 1964, is Maroondah’s longest running and largest environmental society and has provided a critical voice for improving sustainability within the municipality.

Tonight’s meeting provided an opportunity to discuss policy submissions, such as input into Maroondah’s planning scheme amendments, and plans for the following year. The redevelopment of Eastland is expected to begin during 2008 and it is imperative that initiatives that improve sustainability are part of these works.

The recently adopted planning scheme amendment, C58 for the Ringwood Transit City, includes a section on promoting sustainability within the transit city. This will encourage new developments to not only include footpaths, where required, but also to improve water and energy usage, through the use of water tanks and energy efficient designs.

For more information on the Croydon Conservation Society please visit www.croydonconservation.org.au.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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