Community briefings - where to for Victoria?

community_briefings_2016.jpgThe Andrews state government is coming up to its two year anniversary. That means they're halfway through this term of Parliament, with two years left before the next election.

Premier Andrews came to power with a promise to make Victoria a leader on climate change and the environment. They've definitely started on this journey - they're saying the right things, and have made some welcome decisions so far.

Since winning the election in 2014, the Andrews government has announced a permanent ban on unconventional gas, started protecting rivers from damage by cows, committed Victoria to net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, removed 99 year leases from national parks, set strong targets for renewable energy, amongst other things.

But some big ticket items remain. What will happen to Hazelwood, the world's dirtiest power station? Will the Great Forest National Park finally be created? These and other questions still need answers.

The government has had a solid first half, but we're now entering the Premiership Quarter - this is Premier Andrews' chance to really make Victoria a leader and leave a strong legacy on the environment and climate change.

Environment Victoria, the Victorian National Parks Association, Friends of the Earth and the Wilderness Society are jointly hosting a series of six community briefings over the coming weeks.

If you want to hear about the steps the Andrews government has taken on the environment and climate so far, and find out what they need to do within the next two years, RSVP now.

All forums run from 7pm until 8.30pm.

We start proceedings at 7.10pm, with 3 short presentations (climate, biodiversity and forests), followed by Q&A, a cuppa and a chat.

 

Date

Location

Thurs 13 Oct

Edinburgh Gardens community room (under the Grandstand, next to tennis courts)

Tues 18 October

Old Council Chamber Room in Williamstown Town Hall

Wed Oct 26

Ivanhoe Senior Citizens hall
14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe (Melways 31 f7)

Wed 2nd November

Community Centre Hall in Woodend (cnr of Forrest St and High Street, Woodend

Thursday 10 November

Frankston Football Club

Graham Room

Thursday 17 November

South Melbourne Town Hall

208 – 220 Bank Street, South Melbourne

 

You can rsvp for these events through the links below.

Fitzroy
Williamstown
Ivanhoe

Woodend

Frankston
South Melbourne