Public meeting at Fitzroy Town Hall on Wednesday 6 March

What do you think are among Yarra’s most important environmental challenges for the next four years?

On Wednesday 6 March, Fitzroy Town Hall will host a public meeting to discuss ideas and initiatives that Council should be putting at the top of its environmental to do list.

The meeting is a key part of community consultation currently happening to help develop the next Yarra Environment Strategy YES).

The YES will set Council’s direction for environmental initiatives for the next four years.

Highlights of the previous YES, which was adopted in 2008, included setting targets for Council to become carbon neutral, and the establishment of the Yarra Energy Foundation, an independent organisation created with the specific goal of seeing the City of Yarra as a whole achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

Council invites anyone with an interest in Yarra’s future to come along to the consultation session on 6 March.

Activities on the day will include: theme-based group workshops, rating and adding new ideas, drawing or writing your vision for a sustainable Yarra, meeting and discussing ideas with staff, surveys, activities to gain input from kids and much more. Refreshments will be provided throughout, and lucky door prizes will be awarded.

You do not need to attend the whole session. The workshop will be structured so that there is always a way for you to contribute, no matter what time you arrive, or how long you can stay.
An agenda with workshop times will be made available on this page in the lead up to the event if there are particular themes you are interested in.

We also encourage you to fill in a survey which is available here or to send through any comments or submissions to environment@yarracity.vic.gov.au

We look forward to seeing you on 6 March and gaining your valuable input in the development of the YES!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Location: Main Ballroom, Fitzroy Town Hall

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