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ACHIEVEMENT: Ten streets in the City of Melbourne have decided to become Sustainability Streets.

TARGET DATE: September 2003 PROGRESS: Achieved.

DESCRIPTION: 'Sustainability Street' is a program organised by the local government environment group Environs. Becoming a Sustainability Street involves co-operating together as a street for the street to improve its sustainability.

Melbourne City Council has adopted 'Sustainability Street'. I will update you on progress towards ten streets engaging in the program.

Information on the Sustainability Street program can be found on the Sustainability Street website by clicking on the underlined title.

The information below is provided on the City of Melbourne's website, as an introduction to Sustainability Street.

The City of Melbourne invites you to take part in 'Sustainability Street', a new community and environmental project that enables you and your neighbours to create a healthier, safer and more environmentally sustainable place in which to live. Who can take part? Residents, schools, businesses and community groups can all take part and work together to come up with aims and activities that will benefit your neighbourhood and improve the quality of your local area.

What kinds of activities are sustainable? Maybe you want to recycle your laundry water, make your own compost, start a native garden, install energy efficient devices, or start car-pooling? As a participant, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge to transform your local area into the most sustainable living environment possible, while developing local networks and a sense of community.

Support for your ideas

The City of Melbourne and project partners will provide support in the form of: training; expert advice; program material; and assistance in forming partnerships and applying for environmental grants. The program aims not only to develop environmentally sustainable ideas, but to create new social links between participants and strengthen existing community groups. You only need to be a resident or business or community group located in the City of Melbourne and have the desire to create a better future for your neighbourhood.

How to become involved

A Community Information Meeting was held in mid-June 2003 but all members of the community are invited to take part in this project.

If you would like to send feedback or ideas that can help your area become a Sustainability Street, contact us on 9658 9658, by email enquiries@melbourne.vic.gov.au or by mail: Sustainability Street City of Melbourne GPO 1603M Melbourne Vic 3001

Program partners:

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information on the Sustainability Street program can be found on the Sustainability Street website by clicking on the underlined title.

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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