Sustainable Moreland

Moreland is leading the way in environmental sustainability, with a range of programs and services to help residents, businesses and community groups reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable city.

  • Four Moreland community groups participate in the Australia wide Sustainability Street program. The first Sustainability Street began in Coburg in 2001, and has since decreased water and electricity use by between 30 and 70 per cent. Another group actively promotes pedal power and reducing household waste by 50 per cent.
  • CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) is a community environment project located beside the Merri Creek in Brunswick. It aims to foster awareness and action on environmental and social issues affecting urban areas. The site has displays and functional demonstrations on a range of environmental issues, showing what can be achieved at household, community and global levels.
  • In March 2006, eight community housing units in Coburg were completed, using many environmentally sustainable design (ESD) features including gas boosted solar hot water units, rainwater tanks and drought tolerant plants in the gardens, and reverse block veneer walls with reflective Venetian blinds.