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2016 Annual Report

This is the 6th Annual Report I am collating as President and I keep observing that each year is bigger and busier than the one before. The most challenging project this year was getting the $100,000 Community Solar Park up and running at the Woodend Black Forest Timber Mill Site. This certainly stretched the Committee and all volunteers involved. But it will be a great asset and income stream for many years to come. As part of our Macedon Ranges Renewable Energy Fund (MrRef) we provided guidance, project management and an interest free loan to the Woodend Cricket Club for their Solar Project. There is a lot happening in the Renewable Energy space with the Woodend Windfarm being the biggest item on the board. You can view the position of the wind mast on google earth here  Our Sustainable Living Festival in February took on a new format over two days. Instead of the “Ride for Renewables” we helped organise the Sustainable House Day in the Macedon Ranges. The Woodend Community Farmers Market is now well established with the new layout and the central marquee. Too many initiatives to mention, I encourage you to read the reports of the various active groups which are part of this report. Go to mrsg-annual-report-2015-2016-full-version

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