Tarn Kruger and Ian Rossiter with BSG and Minister LilyThe Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio announced in Bendigo on Wednesday 19 July 2017 that BREAZE had been funded by Sustainability Victoria to operate the Ballarat Pilot Community Power Hub.

Pilot Community Power Hubs have been funded in Bendigo, La Trobe Valley and Ballarat regions to act as catalysts to develop community renewable energy projects.

BREAZE has committed to work collaboratively with the Bendigo and La Trobe Valley project teams to roll out information sessions, identify potential community renewable energy projects, investigate feasibility, identify potential partners and business cases for a number of projects.

Read more: Ballarat Community Power Hub Announced

RSA Ballarat sqareRSA Newsletter November 2016

Hi RSAB Members. As we have completed our meeting schedule for 2016 and will regroup in early 2017, I am forwarding you information that will be of interest to your organisations and may allow collaborative responses. On behalf of BREAZE and the RSAB members, I wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.

Regards Ian Rossiter
Chair RSAB

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT NEW ENERGY JOBS FUND ROUND TWO
- NOW OPEN

Read more: RSA Newsletter

Regional Partnerships Main Logo RGBTuesday 15th November

Tarn Kruger representing Breaze attended the Central Highlands Regional Assembly on Tuesday 15th November in Ballarat. The assembly brought together a diverse range of over 200 people from communities, industry, businesses and government across the Central Highlands area. Held at the Mercure Hotel, the gathering started at 5.30pm and concluded at 8.30pm. The Premier, Daniel Andrews opened the Assembly and welcomed vibrant discussion and input from the region.

Read more: Regional Partnerships Assembly

DELWP VIC Gvt logoDELWP Regional Partnerships Meeting

October 31st

Tarn Kruger, representing BREAZE met with Christine Ferguson, the Regional Director of the Grampians Region DELWP.

The ideas Tarn / BREAZE put forward at Monday’s meeting were around climate change; water security; and population change, and the importance for communities and industries to respond and prepare. On-going investment in research and development is critical in climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, issues facing the built environment concern energy supply and use; housing standards (sustainably); and transport efficiency and energy solutions.

Read more: DELWP Regional Partnerships

Ballarat City location mapWhat Do City of Ballarat Council Candidates Plan to do About Climate Change?

BREAZE sent out the following survey questions to each of the City of Ballarat Councillor Election candidate’s email addresses registered on the Victorian Electoral Commission’s website:

  1. What are your top 3 priorities for Council over the next 4 years?
  2. Why?
  3. How have you personally and publicly responded to the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
  4. How might the City of Ballarat address the issues raised by global warming and climate change?
  5. How could you influence these decisions?
Read more: Ballarat Council Candidates responses

westwind energy logo

In response to BREAZE's submission to the LAL LAL Wind Farm permit we have been invited to attend the public hearing to speak in support of our written submission.

Through our submission we have shown our support of the project and will not be attending in person.   Our submission will still be considered and we notify people of the outcome when it becomes known.

RSA Ballarat sqareBREAZE has provided the chair and secretarial role for Regional Sustainable Alliance Ballarat (RSAB) over the last 2 years to ensure that there is information, communication and coordination of organisations in the region over matters relating to environmental sustainability.

RSAB has representation from DELWP, Sustainability Victoria, our regional waste and resource recovery group (GCWWRG), Committee for Ballarat, Ballarat Environment Network, Federation University, City of Ballarat, Cultivate Agribusiness, PLEA Network Central Victoria Greenhouse Alliance and BREAZE.

 

Read more: RSA Ballarat - July

take2

BREAZE will become a Founding partner to the Victoria Government’s Climate Change Action Pledge.   The Take 2 Pledge is designed for businesses, organisations and individuals to sign up to take action on climate change to limit global warming to 2 degrees C.   To find out more and take the pledge visit take2.vic.gov.au.

BREAZE realises that this is not optimal but it is a valuable process to gain ongoing public support.

More information when the official launch occurs.

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