Category Archives: News & Views

Yarra Council Elections Candidate Survey


As the Yarra Council elections approach, YCAN has sent a survey to all candidates.

Ballot papers will be mailed out between October 6 and 8 with voting (via postal vote only) closing on 6.00pm on Friday 23 October. That means your vote must be in the post by this date and time.

Find out more from the VEC website where you can also find a list of all the Yarra Candidates with contact details and statements from each.

View a copy of a survey.

We will publish the candidates responses in our next newsletter in the second week
of October.

School Strike 4 Climate 25th September 2020

Since we can’t gather in the streets and wave our banner like we did last year in support of the School Strike 4 Climate, we did the only thing we could – gather on Zoom. And as the theme of this global action is Fund Our Future, Not Coal we decided to invite Scotty from Gas Marketing to our protest. Just to let him know what we think of his latest gas promotion.

Make  your own SS4C (digital) protest and support the students here.

YCAN Climate Solutions Webinar Series

Webinars 5 and 6: The State of Waste

YCAN is excited to present a two-part mini-series The State of Waste which will focus on waste, recycling and the circular economy.

The State of Waste will take a deep dive into all things waste-related from both a Victorian and a local perspective. We know that many members of the community are deeply invested in reducing their waste footprints and these webinars will provide you with an opportunity to ask our experts all of those niggling questions about waste and recycling that we know many of you have.

Webinar 6: A local perspective
With Sophie Green from the City of Yarra.

Missed the Webinar?
View the presentation:
Section 1.   Section 2.   Section 3.   Section 4.   Section 5.

Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 7.00pm
Register on Eventbrite.

Webinar 5: A Victorian perspective
With Richard Paschke from MRA Consulting.

Missed the webinar?   View it on YouTube:

And view the presentation:
Section 1.    Section 2.    Section 3.    Section 4.
Section 5.    Section 6.    Section 7.    Section 8.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 7.00pm
Register on Eventbrite.

Climate Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar Four: What Councils are doing to tackle the Climate Emergency and how the City of Yarra compares

Alexi Lynch, Business Manager at Ironbark Sustainability, presents a free community webinar. All are welcome to participate.

Missed the webinar?
View it on YouTube:

And view the presentation:
Section 1.    Section 2.    Section 3.    Section 4.
Section 5.    Section 6.    Section 7.    Section 8.

Wednesday 19th August at 7.00pm
For approximately an hour with Q&A at the end.
Venue: Online (on your couch?)
Register: on EventBrite

With the Yarra Climate Emergency Plan hot off the press, Alexi will look at what the City of Yarra is doing and planning, and how it compares with other Australian councils. Plus, how community groups can best advocate and assist key council stakeholders to get the best climate outcomes.

Find out more about Ironbark Sustainability and Alexi Lynch.

Climate Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar Three: Trends in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in Australia

Join Tim Washington from the Electric Vehicle Council when he  presents a free online webinar for  the community. All are welcome to participate.

Missed the webinar? View it on YouTube:

Wednesday 15th July at 7.00pm
For approximately an hour with Q&A at the end.
Venue: Online (on your couch?)
Register: on EventBrite

This session is for people who want to learn more about the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia. Find out about the trends in electric vehicles, the solutions for charging (particularly in tricky situations like multi-unit dwellings or properties with no off-street parking) and best practice from around the world.


Tim Washington is the founder and director of JET Charge, Australia’s largest EV charging infrastructure business. JET Charge is also a co-founder of Chargefox, Australia’s largest EV charging network. Tim is also the Chair of the Electric Vehicle Council, the peak body for the electric vehicle industry in Australia.