Council holds a range of free events throughout the year that promote and support the development of sustainable living.
Council and the Green Living Centre regularly host free workshops on a variety of sustainable living topics. The workshops are also an opportunity to meet like-minded members of your local community and exchange ideas.
See the Green Living Centre's workshops page for Council's upcoming sustainability workshops.
Learn everything you need to know about recycling your greywater at home. From different treatment systems to Council requirements, find out how to install and use greywater safely on your property.
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Rainwater Harvesting Workshops will provide you with all the information you need to install a tank – what size and shape, what plumbing is required, tank maintenance and rebates.
Council runs the Water Sensitive Urban Design workshop series twice a year. This 3-part workshop series introduces you to the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a practical hands-on workshop that designs and builds a water sensitive feature on a participant's property.
Part 1: Introduction – Saturday 9 September 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm
How to manage stormwater on your property using green roofs, green walls, rain gardens, wetlands, porous paving, swales and rainwater tanks.
Part 2: Design – Saturday 14 October 2017, 9.30pm – 1.00pm
During this workshop you will learn how to create a detailed water sensitive urban design incorporating lessons learned in part 1.
Part 3: Build – Saturday 11 November 2017, 9.30pm – 1.00pm
In the third workshop, get your hands dirty and build a water sensitive feature on the property of a participant.
Come along and learn about the fascinating subject of keeping native Australian bees. Everything you need to know about bees, bee hives and honey production in an urban area.
Everything you need to know about chickens: food, housing, egg production, maintenance, health, Council requirements and more.
To find out the upcoming dates for these workshops, please visit our Council events page.