Nov 2017

Planning Excellence Award for Murundaka

Banyule City Council officially acknowledged receipt of the Planning Institute of Australia, Victorian division 2017 Award for Planning Excellence in the category of: The Hard Won Victory Award for Excellence, awarded to Murundaka Cohousing Community, Common Equity Housing Limited and Banyule City Council at a recent council meeting.

Banyule City Council Mayor Melican presented the award to Heidi Lee, CEHL Director and Earth Co-op member at the Banyule council meeting on Monday 20 November, 2017.

Mayor Melican announced at the meeting that Banyule should have more Cohousing co-operatives. Banyule City Council have strongly reflected their support for Cohousing communities, having included a definition of Cohousing in their draft Urban Development Framework.

NOTE: The PIA Award submission was sponsored by Banyule City Council.