Category Archives: sustainability

Melbourne Councils Initiate Climate Action

Local Government is again leading the way in Climate Action. Three Councils in metropolitan Melbourne have declared a Climate Emergency; Darebin, Moreland and Yarra City Councils. Darebin and Moreland have also come out against the Adani coal mine in the … Continue reading

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Power Plays

  Recently the energy debate in Australia has embraced two concepts that, up until now were pushed onto the fringes by politicians and media alike.  In one week our PM is talking about battery storage and pumped hydro, with media … Continue reading

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Water and Power

Who would think we are in the driest state of the driest country? I just received my latest bi-monthly Water Corp bill, and they clearly think we are not using enough of the precious stuff. My water consumption charges are … Continue reading

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Power Security

Last Wednesday’s power blackouts in South Australia and to a lesser degree yesterday’s in the south west of our state are devastating on several fronts, people have the right to question how-and-why.  It is unfortunate that for South Australia at … Continue reading

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Petitioned Boundary Change for North Fremantle

The Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) are looking into an application to change the border between North Fremantle and Mosman Park; this investigation was stimulated by a petition from the required number of people, in this case 250. In effect … Continue reading

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Green Swing Development

Today some Council colleagues and I visited The Green Swing. This is a group dwelling with two modest family homes and two apartments, built in a sustainable manner developed by two families. Their intention was to have a 2-story home … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Hope

On Monday evening I went to a very interesting and thought provoking book launch. It featured Mayor Brad Pettitt interviewing Tim Flannery about his new book Atmosphere of Hope. Tim pointed out it is 10 years since the release of … Continue reading

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