Reversing Biodiversity Decline - Online

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New update, please note: In partnership with Nillumbio we have made the difficult decision of changing the format of this event from in person to virtual, ensuring we do not contribute to community transmission.


Nillumbik's biodiversity has been nurtured over many thousands of years by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung. Caring for diverse forms of life, soils and waterways was part of everyday decision making.

Our ecosystems are now in decline and much of Nillumbik's original biodiversity no longer exists. While there is a lot of talk, biodiversity continues to plummet. We need to reverse this situation now.

This is our community, our responsibility & our OPPORTUNITY!

Share your knowledge, thoughts and imaginings about what is needed, and leave with inspiration and actions relevant to you, your family, networks and businesses.

In partnership, Edendale and Nillumbio invite you to the online screening of Regenerating Australia 2030, a vision for Australia by Damon Gameau (director of That Sugar Film) along with guest speakers and a panel discussion.

A process will be facilitated to develop local plans for action and next steps for our community.

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to this training. Please contact our Environmental Education team on to discuss how we can make these sessions inclusive and accessible for you.

What you will learn

  • See "Regenerating Australia", the new short film and hear from guest speakers and ask questions or listen to our panel discussion. Guest speakers include: Professor Sarah Bekessy who leads the ICON Science research group at RMIT University and Basha Stasak, Nature Campaign Manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation. Panel members include: Lucinda Flynn from North East Permaculture, Jules Jay from Edible Hub Community Garden, Dan Milne from Living Systems: The Regenerative design practice of Dan Milne and Vicky Shukuroglou, artist, writer and community activator.

What you will get

  • Inspiration and motivation, learn from guest speakers and Q&A from our panel of speakers

Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground


What to bring

  • Bring your curiosity and ideas

What to wear

  • Neat casual

Appropriate for

  • Community members interested in learning more about regenerating and taking action on sustainability

Given the current Covid situation in Victoria there is a possibility that this event may need to be presented virtually in which case we will advise all attendees a soon as possible. 

If you have accessibility requirements please contact to discuss

Privacy notification

Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of enrolling in the Home Composting Workshop.  The information you provide will be used to complete your registration and communicate with you regarding this event. The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law. If the mandatory information is not provided, we may be unable to complete the registration process.



  • Sunday, 31 July 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, live via Zoom. Once you have booked online, a link to join the event on the day will be emailed to you.