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Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on December 2nd, 2010

Via Victorian Climate Action Calendar

Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre (CFLLC) is located approximately 4 kilometres to the north west of Epping town centre on Melbourne’s urban growth boundary. The Centre is a collaborated effort to place early infrastructure in a growing area, which anticipates up to 8,000 households and an increased population of 25,000 people to the area.  The concept of developing an early hub for community activities and services resulted from broad consultation undertaken in 2004. This research recognized the desire of residents to feel connected to their new community and foster its fledgling identity and sense of place.  The Centre includes a meeting room, program spaces, training areas, a community kitchen and garden.  As a growing organisation in a fast growing part of Melbourne, the Centre aims to create opportunities for people to meet, learn, and play. Local residents are encouraged to share their expertise, knowledge and ideas and develop a space that is useful, inviting, and relevant to local interests and needs.

The Centre is unique in that it also doubles as an eco-demonstration house, and is committed to showcasing sustainable design and behaviour.  The building design is innovative in its commitment to:

* Adopting environmentally sustainable design principles
* Identifying flexible design principles to adapt to multiple uses that change over time;
* Interactive design principles that promote inclusivity, involving community and connecting people;
* Durability and low lifecycle maintenance.

Programs and activities at the Centre include garden design workshops and a nightmarket – check out the website for more information.

Seeking Keen green volunteers for Community Centre makeover

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on March 6th, 2009

Please find a message below from Darebin’s Sustainability News. It discusses how Darebin Council is seeking assistants to convert the Jika Jika Community Centre into an EcoLiving demonstration centre. This sounds like a great idea – mixing social with environmental interests and reinvigorating community ownership of local centres. Why doesn’t this happen in each Council? If you’d like to comment on this idea please do so below this post.

Free training in home energy and water conservation is on offer in 2009 to volunteers who help turn Jika Jika Community Centre in Northcote into an EcoLiving demonstration centre.  Jika Jika is looking  for local community volunteers to help plan the green makeover of the Centre. No special skills are required, just interest and enthusiasm.  Training for the volunteers will be provided by experts from Moreland Energy Foundation. The free training course starts in early 2009. People interested in volunteering can register now.

To register your interest in volunteering or for more information contact:
Jika Jika Community Centre
Corner Plant and Union Sts, Northcote
T  9482 5100

Can you help a new Climate Action Centre?

Posted in Seeking by Devin Maeztri on November 10th, 2008

A new climate action centre in Carlton South is in the process of being established.

The centre will be a open resource hub for community climate actions, meetings and much more. Already a number of organisations and groups have already indicated that they will be making use of the centre.

Keep your eyes open for a invite to the grand opening!

In the meantime, in the spirit of free-cycling, we are looking for office equipment etc. that needs a new home. Please, we don’t want your junk! but if you have well worn, but functioning furniture or equipment that is in the list below we would love to hear from you.

If you can assist, please respond to Damien 0419253342 or

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