Enviro News

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With Anzac Day approaching it can be good to look back and think of those who sacrificed for our Country.

To help us do that information is available on the Avenue of Honour webpage featuring native Australian tree species.

In dedication to those who served, Casey has seven Avenues of Honor all of which feature in the book “Our Living memories”. The book has a range of original photographs taken during the World War One era.

There will also an Anzac Day Memorial service held in Berwick.

To learn more about Anzac Day and Gallipoli visit the Gallipoli website.

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Sustainability

Nature Strip Trees

Nature strip trees are valuable to our community as they provide shade, beautify an area and create habitat for birds and wildlife.  Council often gets queries about the trees on nature strips in front of their houses. From tree pruning, caring for the tree and managing leaf fall, you can find out more by visiting the Trees FAQ webpage.

If you have concerns regarding a tree on Council property you can contact Council on 9705 5200.

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Waste and Recycling

Follow Your Waste Tour (FREE)

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: 9.30 AM - 2.30 PM
Venue:  City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren 

Visit the closed landfill in Narre Warren to see power generation from landfill gas, REPLAS in Carrum Downs to see soft plastic recycling, and SUEZ landfill in Hampton Park to see landfill construction.

Bookings are essential; please visit the Casey Green events webpage to book.

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Detox Your Home Collection – Pakenham

We all have chemicals lying around the house and don’t always know what to do with them when they are no longer needed? Well now you can drop off your household chemicals for free at an upcoming Mobile Detox event.

To find out what chemicals can be disposed of and upcoming dates visit the Detox Your Home webpage.

Natural Resources

Working Bee’s at Colley Street Reserve

Want to look after your local area? Or get involved? Working bees have been organised in April, May and June to keep the Colley Street Reserve looking great for all to enjoy. The Friends of Colley Street Reserve meet regularly to work on the reserve and ensure revegetation, litter removal and general maintenance. It is a beautiful piece of nature that everyone should take a few minutes to enjoy.

To find out more visit the Friends of Colley Street Reserve webpage.

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Heritage

Heritage Walk and Garden Tour

Enjoy a guided walk of the heritage gardens and building at the Old Cheese Factory.
Date: Sunday 30 April
Time: 11.00- 12pm,
Venue: Old Cheese Factory.
Cost: $5 and bookings can be made by calling 9702 1919.

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Community Groups and Schools

South East Careers Expo and Try a Trade Day

Date: May 2,  9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Venue: Cranbourne Racecourse, Grant Street, Cranbourne 3977

Open to Year 9 plus students across the South East the expo show cases many different organisations, jobs, environments and career pathways. Information included on the day will come from carpentry, plumbing, tiling, bricklaying, painting, hair and beauty, engineering and many others, along with representatives from the Australian Defence Force, Victoria Police, and local universities.

The City of Casey will also be attending to share with students specific topics such as erosion and how it effects our everyday life, how we live, eat and how it affects us every day, display of Electric cars and the big Scag ride on mower which is used for pathway maintenance and fire breaks            

For more information visit the Try a Trade webpage.

Clean Up Australia Day

The City of Casey would like to thank community members across the municipality who took part in the 2017 Clean Up Australia Day.  At least 22 groups came together across the Council to do their bit and clean up our environment.

Friends of Cardinia Creek made a big impact on the day collecting rubbish and hard waste in a nearby park, later stating that the “areas are looking much better after the clean up!”

In total the Friends of Cardinia collected approximately 22 bags of recycling and 30 bags of rubbish, along with some bigger items such as a BBQ, paint tins and computers. The team reported back that they were glad to know that the rubbish wouldn’t be making it further into the environment.

To find out more about Clean Up Australia and to register in future events visit the Clean Up Australia Day website.

Hallam Gardens Kindergarten new “Buddy seat”.

As the winner of the inaugural Kinder Recycled Art competition in late 2016, Hallam Gardens Kindergarten were the recipients of the REPLAS Buddy bench made from recycled soft plastics. The teachers and students were very happy with their new seat where children can rest in their garden.

Congratulations once again to Hallam Gardens on your winning art piece, a cubby sized play castle made from egg cartons.

Back to Earth School Competition Winners

We are proud to show you the fantastic efforts of St Kevin’s Primary School Hampton Park, after they won the Back to Earth Competition and produced a wonderful School veggie patch as their prize. The children are benefitting from getting out into the garden to learn about what can be grown and when, and will soon be planting peas and beans and other yummy veggies. In the meantime they have harvested loads of tomatoes, lettuces and cucumbers.

Well done St Kevin’s!

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Conservation Advisory Committee

Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing the local environment?

 Would you like to represent your community?

 Join the Conservation Advisory Committee and advise Council on conservation, heritage, environment and sustainability matters.

 Visit the Conservation Advisory Committee webpage to register your interest today. Nominations close 21 April.

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