Sustainable House Day

Residents will uncover secrets of sustainable design on Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11 September with walking and cycling tours and a free talk with a sustainable interior designer.

A morning cycling tour will explore three sustainable homes in the Petersham and Lewisham areas, and an afternoon walking tour will visit three homes in the Petersham and Marrickville areas.

Cycling Tour: 9am - 1pm - The total cycling distance between the homes will be less than 3km.

Walking Tour: 1.30pm - 4pm - The total walking distance between the homes will be less than 2km.

Tour groups will see and discuss:

• Verge planting
• Drought tolerant and permaculture gardens
• Rainwater tanks
• Water Sensitive Design
• Reverse brick veneer
• Native and honey bees
• Urban poultry systems
• Passive solar design
• Solar PV, solar hot water
• Rammed earth wall and much, much more...

For more info on the tours, and to book, email

And residents can join local sustainable interior designer Tracy Graham to discuss how sustainability featured in the Green Living Centre's shop front renovation – and how sustainable design elements can be applied to any home renovation.

Attendees will learn about attractive, low cost design that’s good for personal health, and the health of planet. Tracy Graham will be at the Green Living Centre on King Street, Newtown from 10am.

After the talk, GLC staff will host tours of the Centre.

Sustainable House Day is on Sunday 11 September 2016.

For print quality images contact the Communication team.

Inner West Council, Elizabeth Heath Communications and Marketing Coordinator Ph 9392 5334
Inner West Council, Madelaine Love, Communication Officer, Ph 9335 2063

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