Opportunity to show off your sustainability
Community groups and organisations with an environmental sustainability theme need to register their interest to participate in the inaugural Baw Baw Sustainability Festival by this Friday.
The festival will be held on Saturday, November 18.
The festival will be held alongside the Warragul Farmers Market and will be co-located at the same site in Warragul’s Civic Park.
Participation in the festival will be free, including free entry for the community and also free stalls for eligible exhibitors.
Mayor Joe Gauci said the festival was a pilot project for council and he was excited to see the planning process taking shape.
“The festival will be a great opportunity for the community to come together and learn from local experts about living in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
“As a council we are really making great progress in the way of environmental sustainability initiatives. We strive to be a leader in sustainability and environmental best practice.
“This festival will be an innovative way to engage with and inform our community on new and existing environmental initiatives and strategies. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing more information as the planning process unfolds,” Cr Gauci said.
Community groups and organisations with a sustainability theme who would like to get involved with the festival as a free stall holder are encouraged to fill out and return an expression of interest form.
“We’re excited to test the waters and see what kind of response we get from the local community. We hope to receive interest from a wide range of community groups so we can cover lots of different sustainability aspects,” Cr Gauci said.
“We welcome all expressions of interest for stall holders, but we do need to stress that this is a pilot project so spaces are limited.”
To access the form go to Baw Baw Sustainability Festival or request a hard copy and return it to council’s environment sustainability team by email before 5pm this Friday.
Council will assess each expression of interest and notify applicants by September 22 their eligibility.
For more information about the festival contact council’s environmental sustainability team (5624 2411).
The West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project took a big step forward last week with new steel structural framework lifted into place.
Building Engineering had a crane on site early Monday morning to lift the first of the large steel framework pieces into position on the newly excavated and poured foundation.
Mayor Joe Gauci said it was exciting to see new framework being added to the iconic Warragul landmark.
“After the first few months, where most of the work has involved demolition and underpinning, it’s great to see some major construction milestones being completed.
“The massive steel structure being installed today will form the base for the two new floors which will overlook Civic Park and provide
A crane was on site last Monday to lift major new steelwork into place for the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment project.