This year’s Community event award, presented at the Annual Australia Day Community Awards in Gosford on January 25 went to the Ecoburbia Festival in Narara.
First held in April 2014, the Narara Ecoburbia Festival is a celebration of sustainable community development, bringing together likeminded individuals and organisations to promote local, sustainable living. Coordinated by the notfor- profi t Narara Eco Living Network, over 300 people are involved in the festival’s coordination, including more than 60 volunteers. Event numbers doubled from 2,000 to 4,000 attendees in the fi rst two years, and the Festival is again set to attract record crowds when it is next held in April 2016.
Enjoying passionate support from the local business community and attracting strong sponsorship, the Ecoburbia Festival challenges and inspires people to live a more balanced and sustainable life. The Award was accepted by initiator and principal organiser, Joan Cassels.
Media release, Jan 25, 2016 Gosford Council media