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Hands Off Spring Creek

By now, you may be aware that the State Government is conducting a public consultation on the Surf Coast Distinctive Area and Landscape Draft Statement of Planning Policy – a policy which will decide the future of the Torquay and Jan Juc townships.   The formal consultation now underway is the culmination of a long and drawn out process.  It was …

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Newsletter 2020

In response to a very helpful email from one of our members, your committee unanimously agreed that we haven’t been communicating with our membership well. In response we’re pleased to say that’s been spectacularly turned around with this newsletter. A huge thankyou to our new committee member Isabelle Asfar who not only created this newsletter but also instigated a ground-breaking …

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In a canter? On who’s horse?

As the world meets in Madrid for the COP25, the federal government claims that Australia is on track to meet its emission reduction targets.  PM Morrison has claimed numerous times that we’ll “meet Paris in a canter”.  Officially, our target is a modest 26% reduction from 2005 levels.  Certainly not impressive (when say, compared with the UK’s target of 57% …

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Victoria: Lead on Community Energy – Community Groups Brief

While the Federal Government ignores the climate crisis, communities around the country are getting on with the transition to renewables. But without federal energy or climate policy many community energy projects may never come to fruition.   That’s why we’re joining with Community Power Agency, the Coalition for Community Energy and Friends of the Earth to call on the Victorian Government …