Docklands Community Forum on Safety
The next Docklands Community Forum is on Wednesday, August 9 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Library at the Dock Performance Space.
Our Victoria Police neighbourhood policing coordinator Senior Constable James Vass will speak briefly on how police have handled recent issues in Docklands, followed by a Q&A session to hear from the community about their issues and concerns. Register now: docklands.org.au
Repair Café Docklands
The next Repair Café Docklands will be on Sunday, August 27 from 1pm to 3pm at Library at the Dock.
The Repair Café doesn’t charge for repairs. It is offered in the spirit of the gift economy where we hope to share what we know and can do with our community.
If the purchase of repair parts or materials is required, and they are available, you may be asked to pay for them.
The Repair Cafe taps into the incredible wealth of skills and knowledge in our community to help build capacity, support connections, and reduce landfill and household spending. Most of all, the Cafe provides a space to celebrate our community strengths, a space owned and operated by our community. Of course, donations to help cover other expenses, like miscellaneous supplies, are always appreciated.
Do you like to fix and tinker with things?
Repairers fix broken household items that were destined for landfill so they can continue to be used. Where possible, repairers will demonstrate how the broken item can be repaired and in doing so, share some basic repair skills. We seek volunteers to act as repair experts during the Repair Café sessions.
We are especially looking for people with experience with clothing/textiles, bicycles, and furniture/wooden objects who like sharing their skills with their neighbours.
If you can help, please complete the expression of interest form on our website or email us at [email protected]
For more Information: docklands.org.au/repair-cafe
Power Melbourne project
The City of Melbourne has initiated the “Power Melbourne” project for battery storage and renewable electricity project.
The purpose is to deliver cheaper power for small businesses and residents while reducing emissions and contributing to a more sustainable future. It is part of the municipality’s efforts to accelerate reductions in emissions and waste.
This project will install a battery network across the city, focusing on the City of Melbourne’s existing infrastructure. Library at The Dock has been identified as one of the locations where one of the first Power Melbourne batteries will be installed.
In round two of the Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI), it’s likely to see work on the first battery for the network beginning later this year.
To promote this important project, the City of Melbourne has selected neighbourhood battery community champions whose role will be to support and utilise their existing networks and channels to bring the community on the journey and build their knowledge around neighbourhood batteries’ purpose and potential benefits.
Docklands Representative Group (DRG) member Aditi Rawal is one of the selected community champions. •