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Meet Costa Georgiadis at City's Environment Strategy Community Discussion

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The City of Greater Bendigo is holding a “Community Discussion” forum featuring well known television presenter Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia between 11am and 4pm Sunday October 25 at the Capital.

City of Greater Bendigo Sustainable Environment Manager Robyn Major said the Community Discussion is an important part of the community engagement process for the development of the City’s fourth Environmental Strategy.

“It’s a great opportunity for residents to come along to a free event, listen to an expert speaker, enjoy the many activities on offer and have input into the fourth Environment Strategy which will guide the City’s environmental activities for the next five years,” said Ms Major.

“Costa Georgiadis is an engaging and well respected gardening guru, compost king and landscape architect.  He has a wealth of knowledge on sustainable gardening and living practices and those who attend will gain some valuable tips from him on the day.

“Attendees will also be able to take part in discussion groups on energy, water, sustainable building design and native vegetation and land management.

“In addition there will also free activities for the kids, giveaways, a range of displays and light refreshments,” said Ms Major.

“Over the next 12 months the City will explore the environmental and sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the region and engage with members of the public to develop the strategy.

“We really want to know what the community values most about our environment so we can develop actions and initiatives that meet community expectation and help us reduce the impact of our daily lives on the environment.                                                                           

“I encourage interested residents to get involved in the development of this important strategy for Greater Bendigo,” Ms Major said.

Bookings for the Community Forum are essential for catering purposes and can be made by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 54346000.

Residents who can’t make it to the forum can still be involved in the development of the strategy by completing an online survey or signing up to receive the online newsletter at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/envirostrategy

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