Waterworks Valley is a geographically discreet area of Hobart (Tasmania), surrounded by bushland and featured by the Waterworks Reserve at its Western end.
The valley has an array of natural assets and attributes, but also a variety of environmental problems such as weed infestation on public and private land, as well as water quality issues – Sandy Bay rivulet flows down the middle of the valley.
The valley’s community, comprising approximately 230 homes, is unusually close knit, having a strong sense of identity, community and place. The amenities of the area are highly valued.
In early 2006 residents living in the valley decided to form the Waterworks Valley Community. The core objectives of the group are:
1) reducing our carbon footprint &;
2) nourishing community spirit
What we’ve been doing
Over our short history we can be proud of a significant number of achievements: we spearheaded solar bulk purchases, have run energy saving education campaigns, run two wildly successful harvest fairs, we operate a shared community garden, undertook a major behaviour change educational project, we’ve campaigned for traffic calming, have run a walking bus all that time and, for our efforts, have won two environmental awards.
Like to join Waterworks Sustainable Community?
Simply send an e-mail to us with name, e-mail address and street address. There is no charge.
Community members receive occasional updates and are able to contribute to this website.