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Thursday, July 28, 2005


Yesterday in my role as a member of the Sunbury Customer Reference Group for Western Water, I attended a Strategic Planning Day. It is the first of these days I have been able to attend as they normally fall on the days I work, the day was very interesting, being able to provide Western Water with customer feedback and know that it is taken on board is refreshing.

But, the most impressive part of the day was the venue, it was held at a new facility called Ecolinc at Bacchus Marsh. This facility is a joint venture with the Bracks Government, The University of Ballarat and Moorabool Shire Council. From the Ecolinc website,

Ecolinc, the new Science and Technology Innovations Centre, Bacchus Marsh, provides innovative curriculum programs for P-12 students which focus on sustainable environmental development practices.

The Ecolinc building, an ecologically sustainable design (ESD), incorporates state-of-the-art technology and is set within an indigenous landscape featuring a model wetland that is fed by, and filters, storm water.

It is an absolutely fantastic facility, one that would inspire most to take an interest in sustainability.