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1 Welcome! Have you: Got a name tag and signed in? Put a dot on our map of where you live? We will start with our workshop at 6:30. In the meantime, please: check out the displays and help yourself to food, tea and coffee introduce yourself to someone you don’t already know:  Tell them what you’ve pledged  What will help you achieve your pledge? ‘ Big things happen when a lot of people do small things differently’ (John Theopold)

2 Joy Edmonds Morisset Sustainable Neighbourhood Group and Yunung Community Garden The Sustainable Neighbourhood Program, and our workshop tonight

3 Sustainable Neighbourhoods Woodrising, Booragul & Marmong Point Charlestown East Swansea Swansea Heads Dora Creek Cooranbong Morisset Cardiff North Edgeworth Cameron Park Redhead Belmont Valentine LT Creek Wards: North, East, West South Creek

4 The Morisset Sustainable Neighbourhood area

5 The basic requirements for a Sustainable Neighbourhood Bring together community members Participate in an inclusive process with the people who live, work and play here Identify how neighbours can tackle issues that are important to the health, safety and enjoyment of the area Develop a Neighbourhood Action Plan to work towards a sustainable neighbourhood The basic requirements for a Sustainable Neighbourhood community building from ‘the inside out’ Bring together community members Participate in an inclusive process with the people who live, work and play here Identify how neighbours can tackle issues that are important to the health, safety and enjoyment of the area Develop an Action Plan to work towards a sustainable neighbourhood

6 Promotions Invitations Maintaining an email distribution list Attending and minuting meetings Supplying sample Terms of Reference Conducting Capacity Building Training Connecting the Group to Council’s vast network Supporting community events Supporting action implementation How Council supports Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups

7 Tonight’s aims: 1.Get to know each other a bit better 2.Record the skills, experience, and knowledge that individuals have in our neighbourhood 3.Brainstorm and prioritise actions that we’d like to take to make Morisset more sustainable

8 Skills audit activity Recap of what we’ve done so far Generating and prioritising sustainability actions for Morisset Workshop Overview

9 “When a growing circle of people work together in a community partnership, they have the power to address important problems and achieve their goals. Strong communities know they need everyone to give gifts if the community is to thrive. It is true: there is no one we don’t need.” - Mike Green

10 What skills, experience, knowledge, passions do you bring? Head e.g. Intellectual skill: Public speaking Heart e.g. Something you are passionate about: Native Gardening Hands e.g. A skill you can do with your hands: Cooking

11 What have we done so far? Initial meeting Nov 09 Workshop 1: Understanding Morisset Collecting information and Public events Information stalls: Morisset Christmas Spectacular The Morisset Show Morisset Square Morisset Community Fair Events and activities: Clean Up Australia Day Energy Smart Workshop Worm farming workshop Survey tonight’s Action Planning Workshop Morisset Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan Natural gardening workshop Farmers market discussion Yunung Community Garden opening Working together for a sustainable Morisset!

12 What do we value about Morisset? Balance of country living and city facilities  Peaceful and quiet surrounds, and country feeling / away from the big city  Accessibility to Morisset town centre, and Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast via the F3 and train line Facilities and services including shopping centres, library, community events, dance schools, and swimming pool Friends, family and community Natural features including bushland, wildlife, birdlife, open space, and proximity to the lake and mountains Recreational activities like cycling, horse riding, kayaking, fishing, walking, and motorbike riding

13 Water efficient appliances and fittings Insulation Native gardening Vegie gardening Energy efficient appliances What are we good at?

14 Our assets …too many to list here! have a look at the poster and add any we’ve missed

15 What issues do we care most about? – Survey results Urban development and expansion Litter Transport – cycle and pedestrian friendly, congestion, public transport Biodiversity – Bushland, Catchment management, Indian Mynas, Air pollution – Greenhouse gases, Motor vehicles, Power stations, Wood fires

16 What issues do we care most about? – Survey results Protecting and improving the natural environment Making the neighbourhood bike and pedestrian friendly Minimising health risks from the environment Reducing energy consumption Reducing waste

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20 Waste and rubbish reduction  Reduce litter in the streetscape  Enable and encourage re-use of resources and household goods eg systems and behaviour change to repair instead of replace  Reduce the amount of household waste  Encourage the reuse / utilisation of green waste and organic waste Protecting our natural environment  Ensure healthy biodiversity  Reinvigorate a Morisset Landcare group  Maintain and enhance Morisset’s bushland atmosphere  Reduce the number and impact of Indian Mynas Utilising public spaces and facilities  Create and utilise public spaces with vibrancy, colour and opportunities to meet, eg cafes, open spaces, ‘village square’, parkland, community spaces.  Create a physical connection between different precincts of Morisset  Establish an environmental and community resource centre or hub to access information, demonstrations, education and resources  Pedestrian and cycle friendly neighbourhood—footpaths, off-road cycle paths, street lighting, curb and gutters, and pleasant, safe walking connections Encouraging individual and household actions  Encourage households and businesses to use solar power (solar hot water and solar photovoltaic panels)  Encourage households, businesses and industry to use less energy  Encourage households, businesses and industry to utilise rainwater tanks  Encourage sustainable housing design Encouraging a vibrant, connected, and active community  Increase active citizenship (community participation, education, volunteering and activism), and connect people to each other What actions can we take to achieve these objectives?

21 Dot democracy Please use your dots to ‘vote’ for the actions you would most like to happen in Morisset Of these, what action(s) are you so passionate about that you are willing to contribute some of your time, energy, skills, or assistance towards?  Write your name next to that action

22 Where to from here? We encourage YOU to: Swap contacts with others with similar interests and make a time to meet / call in the next 3 weeks Start thinking / talking about / and making these actions happen We will: Collate tonight’s results  distribute to participants Put results together with other info to develop the Morisset Sustainable Neighbourhood action plan Assist to progress the actions we’ve come up with tonight / help organise get-togethers / give suggestions / provide admin support… etc – please ask Aim to formally launch / celebrate our action plan in spring Start small actions now as part of the plan Be the change you want to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)

23 A few last things: Workshop evaluation form Lucky door prizes Some coming events

24 Some other events coming up: Free Fluorescent Light Globe and Battery Recycling - From the 1st July 2010 at Morisset Library. All light globes must be clean and unbroken. Only domestic household batteries accepted - no automotive batteries. More info at www.lakemac.nsw.gov.au or 4921 0333www.lakemac.nsw.gov.au 4 – 11 July – NAIDOC Week Tuesday 13 July, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Morisset Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Monthly Meeting. Morisset Multipurpose Centre Sunday 17 July, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Preserving Fruits and Vegetables Workshop, Presented by the Yunung Community Garden. Wednesday 28 July, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Rainwater Tank Maintenance Workshop, Swansea Centre Sunday 1 August – National Tree Day


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