The Rural City of Wangaratta has successfully received funding through Sustainability Victoria’s Eco Living Grant, to undertake the Eco Living Sustainable Communities Project.
This project aims to provide ongoing community education, provision of sustainability demonstrations and workshops at a key community precinct.
The HP Barr Reserve Community Centre has been enhanced to improve existing sustainable building features. The HP Barr Community Centre will be a centre of education for sustainability and will act as a demonstration of what can be done in households to become more sustainable. The HP Barr Community Centre will provide a platform for learning, training and behaviour change.
The Barr Reserve is a high visitation area and will be retrofitted demonstrating a range of sustainable building practices and gardening options to the Wangaratta community including:
At the centre visitors can view:
These are further sustainability displays and signage will be featured in the Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre. Aside from the Eco Living Precinct, an Eco Living Education Trailer will be developed, mirroring the features of the centre in an interactive display. The Eco Living trailer will be a port of information which is transportable to community groups, rural communities, education organisations and other external groups which may not have access to the Eco Living Precinct.
For further information on the Sustainable Communities Project, please contact the Sustainability Education Officer on (03) 5722 0755.
This Eco Living project is supported by the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund managed by Sustainability Victoria