The New Joneses’ move into Bunjil Place!

Issued Tuesday 1 May 2018

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It’s a little house with a little footprint, however The New Joneses’ Tiny House that has taken up residence at Bunjil Place is full of ideas on how you can reduce your impact on the environment.

With a focus on living a big life with a little footprint, the pop-up lifestyle hub shows that solutions to housing affordability, rising electricity prices and overflowing landfill are tiny, achievable, technologically brilliant and on our doorstep.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett launched the temporary installation in the Bunjil Place Plaza on Thursday 26 April and encouraged residents to head along and explore it for themselves.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get some tips and tricks on ways to improve your lifestyle and make more environmentally friendly choices,” Cr Ablett said.

“The New Joneses’ will be at Bunjil Place until Sunday 6 May, showcasing how you can simplify, de-clutter, reduce your waste, choose environmentally friendly products and much more.

“This is an interactive and fun way to teach your family about the small things you can do to reduce your footprint on the planet and embed those values and behaviours into your children from a young age.

“Come and see first-hand how you can make simple every day choices that can improve our natural environment.”

The Mayor added that Council undertakes a range of initiatives to help preserve and improve Casey’s environment.

“We have electric vehicles in our Council car fleet, we use recycled crushed concrete in road and pavement works, we offer rebates to residents who purchase compost bins and worm farms and we purchase park furniture that is made from recycled plastics, ‘closing the loop’ with our regular recycling service,” he said.

“Council encourages residents to also make more sustainable choices, and The New Joneses’ is a great place to start for some inspiration on how you can improve your environmental footprint.”

The New Joneses is FREE and happening at Bunjil Place until Sunday 6 May. It is being supported by some other recycling and sustainability themed events at the precinct throughout the week including:

  • Upcycled Jewellery Workshop: Wednesday 2 May, 7.00 pm
    Learn how to design and construct stunning pieces from colourful recycled plastics.
  • The Whale’s Tale: Friday 4 May, 11.00 am and 1.15 pm, and Saturday 5 May, 10.00 am and 1.00 pm
    Physical theatre company, Born in a Taxi visit the Bunjil Place Plaza for a second time with a large-scale, interactive outdoor performance for kids and their families about our impact on the ocean.
  • Creature: Friday 4 May, 10.30 am and 6.00 pm
    A stunning new stage adaption of the classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo, showcasing the magical world of the Australian bush and how our actions and choices affect the world around us.

For further details including opening hours and tickets, visit the Bunjil Place website.