Parks and environment news
One of 800+ Councils worldwide to declare climate emergency
Cardinia Shire Council resolved at its Council meeting this week to declare a climate emergency, joining more than 800 other local governments across the globe to have made the declaration.
Have your say: PB Ronald Reserve Master Plan development
Council is currently seeking community input on the development of the updated PB Ronald Reserve Master Plan.
Get exchanging at the Trees for Weeds Swap
Cardinia Shire Council and the Friends of Emerald Lake Park are hosting a Trees for Weeds Swap at Emerald Library on Saturday 7 September 2019, from 10am–2pm.
Sign up for National Tree Day planting day in Emerald
Cardinia Shire residents are invited to join Council and Johns Hill Landcare Group for a community planting day this National Tree Day.
Council adopts Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Weed Management Strategy
Cardinia Shire Council adopted its new Biodiversity Conservation and Weed Management Strategies at Monday night's Council meeting.
Construction set to commence at the Gembrook Leisure Park
Council will soon start construction on the Gembrook Leisure Park playground after endorsing a tender for the works.
Have your say: Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Weed Management Strategy
Cardinia Shire Council is seeking community feedback on two draft strategies: the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and the Weed Management Strategy.
First local Environmental Upgrade Finance Agreement signed
Cardinia Shire Council and Pakenham-based business Phus Pty Ltd have signed the first local Environmental Upgrade Agreement through Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s Environmental Upgrade Finance Program.
Weeding out pest plants in Cardinia Shire
Cardinia Shire Council is calling on the community this June to help weed out pest plants with its review of the Cardinia Shire Pest Plant Management Strategy.
Conservation conversations, say that three times fast!
Cardinia Shire Council is seeking community input at two community workshops this June to address biodiversity conservation and pest plant management.
Access and parking at Emerald Lake Park
Council has identified a problem with the functioning of the overflow drain in Emerald Lake Park, which may be impacting the main access road to the Puffing Billy Station carpark.
Have your say on new playgrounds for PB Ronald Reserve and Lakeside Park
Local residents are invited to have their say on new playground designs for PB Ronald Reserve and Lakeside Park in Pakenham.
Fuel reduction burns planned for RJ Chambers Reserve
Council in partnership with the CFA will undertake fuel reduction burns in the RJ Chambers Flora and Fauna Reserve in Pakenham Upper, from Monday 8 May, weather conditions permitting.
Five years in the making – changes ahead for recycling organic waste in Victoria’s south east
Cardinia Shire Council is now one of eight councils in south east Victoria participating in landmark contracts for future recycling of organic waste at the kerbside.
Cardinia Shire Council makes TAKE2 pledge to create a greener future
Cardinia Shire Council is among the latest of 31 Victorian Local Governments, representing over half Victoria’s population, to join the State Government in the fight against climate change.