Benefits of using recycled organic compost - AORA VIC Breakfast Event

8:30am Thursday, 6 April 2023
11:30am Thursday, 6 April 2023
Sustainability Victoria
321 Exhibition Street Level 12
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Thursday 6 April 2023

8.30 am start for buffet breakfast
9.30 am to 11.30 am - presentations and questions
Sustainability Victoria, Level 12
321 Exhibition Street Melbourne Vic 3000 

Join us at the next AORA Vic breakfast!  The highlight of the breakfast will be the launch of the Sustainability Victoria (SV) organics information booklet: Benefits of councils’ using recycled organic compost. Developed for councils, the booklet aims to increase the use of organic products in sports fields, parks and gardens, arboriculture and waterway applications.

At the event participants will:

  • get a copy of SV’s new organics information booklet Benefits of councils’ using recycled organic compost
  • hear from SV’s Organics Industry Development Lead, Andrew Dougall, and Senior Soil Scientist and author, Declan McDonald, on the features of the booklet and a local council that is successfully using recycled organics in urban and amenity situations
  • receive an update from SV’s campaign team on the kerbside FOGO campaign materials
  • hear from AORA about it’s partnership with EPA Vic, DEECA and SV in a joint program testing for contaminants in recycled organics.
  • learn about the AORA and upcoming events including the AORA Conference in June and  Agricultural Field Day in August
  • enjoy a delicious breakfast and tea/coffee whilst you interact with local government and organics industry colleagues.

Please promote this event to your colleagues who may be interested in learning more about recycled organic compost in sports fields, parks and gardens, arboriculture and waterway applications.



AORA members - $52.80 per person (incl GST)
Non-AORA members - $66.00 per person (incl GST).


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Doug Wilson

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