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Transport Update

Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG) is calling on the Department of Transport and Planning to announce when the new bus network for Torquay and Armstrong Creek will commence, and to assure the community that the new network will meet their needs.  In May 2022, the government announced a review of the bus network in Torquay and Armstrong Creek.  The last round …

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Webinar announced for Electric Homes Program

Want to learn how the Electric Homes Program cansave you money going all electric? Join the Electric Homes onlineinformation session on Thursday Sept 21 at 12.30. Karina Donkers (she/her)Program Coordinator Working days: Tue, Wed, Thu Geelong Sustainability Group Inc. Wadawurrung Country PO Box 258, Geelong VIC 3220 P: 1300 133 702  |  M: 0420 308 080  E: karina@geelongsustainability.org.au W:geelongsustainability.org.au We acknowledge the Wadawurrung people, the …

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Pilk Purriyn 26 January truth-telling event at Torquay

Hello Surf Coast Community Network members You may be interested to know about the upcoming event presented by Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation with the support of Surf Coast Shire Council – Pilk Purriyn (meaning “sunrise”) on 26 January 2023 from 5:30am-7am. Perhaps you’re already planning to come along. Open and free for everyone to attend, this inaugural event for …

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Victoria’s Single Use Plastic ban

From 1 February 2023, problematic single-use plastics will be banned from sale or supply inVictoria.The ban applies to single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers and cottonbud sticks made from conventional, degradable, and compostable plastics. The ban also appliesto food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene.Single-use plastics make up a third of the litter in our …

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President’s Report – AGM

President’s report: (2nd November 2022) Another big year for the SCEG committee: Community Climate Forum: Apart from SCEG’s core work, we’ve also linked up twice with Surfers for Climate & SCS at their Community Climate Forum. This was an opportunity for people to find out what other groups are doing and to tap in to areas of interest. SCEG strategy …

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Spring Creek Field Day

A day of celebration, conservation and ambition. Public figures, politicians, activists, nature lovers, artists and other passionate supporters of the Spring Creek Valley gathered at Ashmore Arts on Saturday 28th May in collective celebration of the DAL decision to reject residential development west of Duffields Road. The event was organised by the Surf Coast Energy Group and funded by Foundation …

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HELP NEEDED! LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE PROTECTION FOR SPRING CREEK

Dear Protect Spring Creek Supporter, As you may be aware, a decision on the Distinctive Areas and Landscape (DAL) designation for the Surf Coast Shire by Victoria’s Minister for Planning, The Hon. Richard Wynne is imminent.   Our ‘Protect Spring Creek’ campaign in the summer of 2020/21 was incredibly successful; in all, more than 6,000 residents responded to the government’s engagement process.  Our …