The Sustainable Living Space is a joint project between North Ringwood Community House, Eastern Volunteers, Park Orchards Learning Centre as well as Maroondah and Manningham Councils.

The project aims to explore the feasibility of a sustainable living space within Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and aims to strengthen community interest in sustainability and conservation.

Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to review the first twelve months of the project to evaluate its future direction. Surveys undertaken as part of the project identified strong interest in a sustainable space within the outer east which would help educate the community on water and energy conservation and minimising greenhouse emissions.

A number of activities have been undertaken to maintain community interest, including regular film nights focusing on environmental issues and tours of other sustainable projects, such as CERES in Brunswick East.

The second stage of this project will look at establishing an ongoing community reference group to encourage participation in this concept. In addition work will continue to identify community requirements and find a suitable location for the proposed centre.

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:

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