Presidents September 2017 Message

Ian RossiterAs members of BREAZE we can be proud of the efforts of our many volunteers this month delivering

  • two well attended Ballarat Farmers Markets,
  • The Smart Living Ballarat’s Reduce Reuse and Recycle lunchtime workshop
  • and the Sustainable House Day activities.

Wood Waste to Energy project

While delivering these important programs for our community, we have also this month launched BREAZE’s Wood Waste to Energy project with the New Energy Jobs Program funding announcement last week by Minister Lily D’Ambrosia.

Bioenergy Conference

It was pleasing to see 5 BREAZE members attending the Bioenergy Conference in Ararat this month, which gave us some important insights and contacts to assist with our renewable energy projects.

Open House Sessions

In coming weeks we will be holding our Community Power Hub Ballarat Public Information and Open House Sessions to find out about potential community renewal energy projects that could be implemented through development of feasibility studies, finding project partners and funding sources. BREAZE has positioned itself as the go to agency for information on renewable energy projects and networks in our region.

An Invitation to Join the Board

As we approach the end of our elected terms as board members, BREAZE Inc. is seeking some new faces to deliver BREAZE’s programs and projects in 2018. This would be a great opportunity for people wanting experience in organisational management, public relations, project management, financial management and governance.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in late November and we encourage anyone who would like to join the Board or assist in delivery of our projects and programs to contact me to discuss. (Phone 0467 220 442 or email ).

On behalf of our members, I thank the many volunteers who have contributed to these programs and projects and have provided the Ballarat Region's residents and businesses with access to information and experiences that  otherwise would not be available. Keep up the good work and keep supporting BREAZE and other groups to accept that the majority of our residents want to see positive policy and investment in renewable energy and emissions reductions.

Ian Rossiter.