Explore the future of suburbia with David Holmgren

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Moonee Valley City Council is hosting environmental designer and permaculture expert David Holmgren at a free presentation next month.

A co-originator of the permaculture concept, Mr Holmgren will provide some tips on how we can become more resilient and adapt to climate change by being creative.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said Council is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and incorporating sustainable methods across the municipality.

“One of the strategic directions of our MV2040 plan is about planning neighbourhoods for a changing climate,” Cr Sharpe said.

“This includes advocating on behalf of our community, designing greener streets and buildings, and supporting residents to adopt long-term sustainable behaviours.”

Planning and Environment spokesperson Cr Nicole Marshall said the presentation would give residents valuable insights into living more sustainably.

“Presentations such as this are a wonderful way to increase the level of community participation and education in innovative and sustainable practices,” Cr Marshall said.

“If you’re interested in the environment and how you can do your part in living more sustainably, I’d encourage you to attend.”

Aussie Street Retrosuburbia with David Holmgren is on Thursday, 14 February from 6.30pm–8.30pm at the Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. Register for the free event on our Green living events page.

Council is delivering this event as part of the National Sustainability Living Festival 2019.

Contact for journalists:
Sarah Schwager, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Mobile 0447 517 177; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM