Heidelberg Sustainable Transport Forum – 31 August 2011

By Geoff Ball

You are invited to an evening of information and conversation about how we might transform transport within, into and out of Heidelberg.

Transition Banyule is hosting a community transport forum with particular focus on Heidelberg. The objective of this forum is to imagine and energise a transformation in the way the we move about our suburb.

One principal of the Transition Towns movement is to take responsibility for our own actions rather than wait for government (of all levels) to act on our behalf. So the forum conversations will be encouraged to explore ideas that we can progress ourselves, rather than action that is outside our control.

The forum will begin with a brief presentation by Frank Fisher as a catalyst for the group discussions.

The remainder of the forum will involve working in groups generating ideas and plans.

By the conclusion of the evening we will have converged on a small number of amazing ideas and some agreed next steps for action.

Friends of Banyule and other community groups have been working on transport issues in Heidelberg for many years and their understanding of community needs will be an invaluable input to the conversation.

Our expectation is that when community behaviour changes, council and government policy will follow.

Wednesday 31 August 2011
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Heidelberg Primary School Hall
Cape St Heidelberg, cnr Darebin St
Mel 32 A4

10 min walk from Heidelberg Station, 1 min walk from Bus 513 (Glenroy to Eltham)

Bring some food to share if you like, your own mug, and a gold coin donation to cover expenses.

RSVP: Mary Stringer 9455 2581 or info@transitionbanyule.org.au

Guest speaker: Frank Fisher, Professor of Sustainability at Swinburne University of Technology, Australian Environmental Educator of the Year 2007 and prolific author on sustainable transport issues.

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About Friends of Banyule Inc

President & Public Officer of Friends of Banyule Inc, a community not- for-profit organisation to enhance and protect the environmental assets of Banyule City. Currently fighting the proposed NE Link freeway through one of inner Melbourne's most ecologically sensitive areas and historical areas.
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