Sustaining our Towns


Sustainability – Our Community, Our Future.

To demonstrate our commitment to our communities, Sustaining Our Towns supported various inspiring, local sustainability projects across 13 shires in our region.

Costa at the opening of the Young Community Garden

List of Community Projects

In the period 2011-12, communities across 13 shires in South Eastern NSW received approval for a total of $120,000 worth of support for local sustainable projects from Sustaining Our Towns. The following is a list of the projects. Click on your region on the tabs on the left to find out more detail.

  • Bega Valley: The Crossing Land Education Trust Community Workshop Centre – Sustainability Education Enhancements.
  • Bombala: Platypus Country Communities – Learning From Each Other
  • Boorowa: Forks, Talks and Walks (See Harden & Boorowa)
  • Cooma-Monaro: Cooma North Sustainability Survey (Monaro Energy & Sustainability Matters)
  • Eurobodalla: Establishment of Narooma District Community Gardens.
  • Goulburn-Mulwaree: Survey and awareness-raising of need for recycling amongst 300 businesses in central Goulburn
  • Harden: Forks, Talks and Walks
  • Palerang: Developing the Palerang Action Network for Sustainability & Switching to Lower Power Bills.
  • Queanbeyan City: Community Gardening Resource Centre.
  • Snowy River: Treading Lightly in the Snowies/ Keep the Snowies Snowy.
  • Upper Lachlan: Community sustainability education through power meters promotion, school education program at primary level and launch of local biodiesel bus.
  • Yass Valley: Establishment of a community garden.
  • Young: Community education program on reducing home energy use with a power meter loan scheme and dedicated sustainability noticeboard in the town centre; as well as support for a community garden.


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