Council Launches “Hepburn Hot Trash” Facebook & Instagram Sites

Council is excited to announce the launch of new Facebook and Instagram sites to facilitate the sale of goods through its tip shops at Daylesford, Creswick and Trentham transfer stations. 

The “Hepburn Hot Trash” Facebook and Instagram sites will be used to promote the sale of unusual and/or sought-after products in all three sites. 

Reducing waste to landfill, and the environmental benefits that come from that reduction, is a priority for Council.  This initiative is just another way we are diverting waste from landfill.

The sites will also be used to engage with the community by highlighting educational blogs and blogs that relate to recycling, upcycling and waste management.

https://www.facebook.com/Hepburn-Hot-Trash-964107403677676/

https://www.instagram.com/hepburnhottrash/

Creswick of the Lindsays Arts Trail

Site preparations have begun at a number of sites in Creswick to install interpretive signs for the Creswick of the Lindsays arts trail . The signs which measure 1.6m high will be installed on concrete foundations over the next few weeks. Smaller signs will also be attached to some buildings in coming weeks.

The Arts Trail has been funded through the Advancing Country Towns project and has been planned for some years. The sites for the signs are generally at locations that were significant to members of the Lindsay family and help tell the story of the artistic members of the family.

Land Cultures: Aboriginal economies and permaculture futures

Council is pleased to be partnering with our community to present “Land Cultures: Aboriginal economies and permaculture futures” on 7 April 2016.

The event will begin with a Dja Dja Wurrung smoking ceremony in the laneway beside the Daylesford Town Hall at 7.30pm. All events throughout the day are free! If you have an interest in reconciliation, permaculture, traditional knowledge systems or all of the above come along for what will be a very informative and interesting day.

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New Recycling Initiative at the Daylesford Transfer Station

Council will assist in educating the community about a new initiative at the Daylesford Transfer Station.

What’s the initiative?

The Daylesford Transfer Station will trial a new mixed materials recovery bin for 3 months. The bin will allow materials that have previously been sent to landfill to be recycled. Someone will be at the Daylesford site from 10-4 each day to ensure materials are directed to the appropriate bin. Here are some examples of materials that can now be recycled:

Building materials such as tiles, cement sheet, bricks, besser blocks, pavers, terracotta pipe, roof tiles, concrete sinks and shower bases, plaster board, glass, windows, some furniture, plastics (all types), hard plastics pots, pallets, watering containers, poly pipe (no PVC), film wrap, bubble wrap, lazeriight, wrapping from insulation bags, plastic used under concrete slabs, old tarps, blow up pools and inflatable toys. Many different types of timber not suitable for re-use or kindling (eg. painted timber, treated pine, mdf, chipboard, laminated timbers, old bench tops and timber off cuts).

Please support this initiative by placing materials in the correct areas.  We are planning to trial this initiative at Trentham and Creswick in the coming months.

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Biodiversity Strategy Community Consultation Sessions

Council has received funding to develop a biodiversity strategy, along with a 5 year action plan as part of a larger Climate Change Project. Deakin University have been awarded the contract and have begun work on developing the Strategy. The intention of the plan is to balance community driven projects and priorities along with natural resource management priorities driven through the state and federal governments.

Community consultation sessions will be held around Hepburn Shire to help develop the strategy and action plan. Community feedback and input is vital to develop a plan supported by all stakeholders.
Consultation workshops:

  • Daylesford 28 April 2016, 10am to 2pm, Senior Citizens Room, Daylesford Town Hall
  • Trentham 28 April 2016, 2pm to 4pm, Trentham Neighbourhood Centre
  • Creswick 29 April 2016, 10am to 11.30am, Doug Lindsay Reserve
  • Clunes 29 April 2016, 12.30 to 2pm, The Warehouse – Clunes.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can provide your feedback to:

Shaun Cunningham
Centre for Integrative Ecology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences,
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
03 9244 5523 or shaun.cunningham@deakin.edu.au