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Environmental Sustainability Grants

2017 Grant Round Opening - Monday 26 June.

The Banyule Environmental Sustainability Grants provide incentives to new or established local ‘friends’ and conservation groups, schools and individuals to develop various environmental programs and projects that benefit the Banyule community.

Grant applications generally follow the key directions of the Planet Section of Council’s City Plan, and include the conservation of resources, reducing waste and pollution, maintaining and enhancing the natural environment or encouraging environmental stewardship. 

In 2016, $50,000 was available for approved projects (shown below).

The 2017 Grants open 26 June and will close 4 August. To access the 2017 Grant Guidelines, see the link to the left of the page.

To apply, visit here.

For any questions relating to the Grants and a possible application, please contact our Environmental Officer Sian Gleeson on 9457 9828 or


2016 Environmental Sustainability Grant Recipients

We congratulate all recipients of the Environmental Sustainability Grants and are looking forward to hear about the project outcomes over the next 12 months!



Friends of Darebin Creek

Revegetation and Enhancement of Napier Waller Reserve

Clean up, revegetation and establishment of interpretive signs.

Warringal Conservation Society

Interpretative Signage in Banyule Flats Reserve

Design, construction and installation of informative signs.

Montmorency South Primary School

From the bottom up!

Introduction of water efficient wicking beds, with supporting community and teacher workshops.

Banyule Primary School

Frog Bog

Creation of a dedicated frog habitat area.

Watsonia Pre-School Association

Renewing the Environment and Energy for Our Children

Establishment of a solar panel system, sized to the school needs. 

Sustainable Macleod Inc

Year round sustainable gardening

Establishment of a polytunnel with raised garden beds in the Macleod Organic Community Garden.

Greenhills Primary School

Eltham Copper Butterfly (ECB) Habitat Development and School Waste Recycling

Revegetation work and composting system for ongoing food recycling and garden improvements.

Greenhills Neighbourhood House

Worm Farms for Occasional Childcare

Introduction of worm farms for green waste with curriculum integration.

Murundaka Cohousing Community

2016-17 Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Hosting of four community workshops on sustainable food production.

"Mapping the Groundswell" Steering Committee (Auspiced by Olympic Adult Education) 

Mapping the Groundswell

Research design and production of map of top 100 sustainability examples in Banyule.

St Pius X Catholic Primary School

St Pius X Community Environmental Park

Creation of an educational shelter shed, garden bed upgrades, shade house and compost system as part of the developing environmental park.

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