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Service Updates

We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to knox.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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Home and Garden

Knox City Council provides a range of programs as well as information to help residents live smarter and more sustainably in their home and garden.

View the following pages for more information on our current programs for residents, and stay tuned for more hints and tips on how to save money, live smarter and care for our environment.

Free Webinar - How to Save Energy (and Money) While Safe at Home

As we social distance to help slow COVID-19’s spread, many of us will spend much more time in our houses than usual. However, the last thing anyone needs right now is a higher electricity bill.

Come along to this webinar to learn easy ways to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable, and entertained.

Find out:

  • Where your home uses energy and what areas you should prioritise
  • How to heat your home most cost-effectively this winter
  • Simple ways you can use less energy when working and studying from home
  • Most efficient ways of cooking
  • The basics of solar and battery storage so that you can see if you should invest during this time.

This free online information session is brought to you by Knox City Council and the Australian Energy Foundation.

Following the webinar, attendees will be given the opportunity to book a 20-minute phone consultation with an Energy Advisor from the Australian Energy Foundation.

  • Date Wednesday 27 May 2020
  • Time 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
  • Address Online webinar
  • Cost Free
Register

Free Webinar - Get Creative with Food and Reduce your Waste

Come along and join Kirsty Bishop-Fox from Sustainable Pathways to get creative with food, reduce your waste and make the most of the food you already have in your pantry and fridge. 

Whether you are overstocked with food right now, or if you've run you cupboard bare trying to avoid the supermarkets, with some know-how and a little planning there are simple ways you can manage your kitchen, make the most of food scraps and leftovers to turn them into meals or more.

What you will learn:

  • Menu planning tips for waste reduction;
  • Food storage tips;
  • How to maximise leftovers;
  • Know the difference between ‘use-by’ and ‘best before’ dates;
  • How to make vegetable stocks with food scraps;
  • How to make vinegar with waste or 2nd quality fruit;
  • Quick and easy ways to manage your kitchen in tough or busy times.

  • Date Tuesday 23 June 2020
  • Time 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Address Online webinar
  • Cost Free
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