The Maroondah community has access to good quality information on sustainability issues and has the opportunity to engage at a variety of levels to meet their varying needs.
The deep appreciation for the environment within Maroondah by local residents is reflected in the large number of committed friends of park groups and bushland volunteers and other active groups. To be successful in protecting and enhancing the environmental sustainability of the Municipality Council wishes to continue, deepen, and extend its partnerships with a range of organisations within and outside of Maroondah.
The Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee has been established to inform and advise council on environmental and sustainability issues and Council’s role in improving the environment in Maroondah. It comprises Councillors and community representatives of local environmental groups.
At the regional scale Council is an active partner within the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, the Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning, the Eastern Transport Coalition and the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority.
Council is also active in providing several events for the community to promote and raise awareness of sustainable practices and lifestyles. Events include Earth Hour, Ride to Work Day, Walk to School, Active Travel Forums, Tree Planting Day and Clean Up Australia Day.
Facts and figures
- We have over 200 volunteers who assist us to maintain a number of parks and reserves throughout the municipality. Activities that volunteers assist with include mulching, planting, weeding, collection of rubbish and logging of plants.
- Council has a number of environmental community groups who assist across the municipality in maintaining our parks and reserves. If you are interested in volunteering with one of our friends groups please contact the Team Leader of Bushland Management on 9294 5677.
Maroondah City Council’s Sustainability Team on 1300 88 22 33.