The grant will facilitate educational events to be conducted in order to increase awareness around and implementation of compost blankets/Ecoblanket for erosion control, revegetation and rehabilitation of roadways. The objectives will encompass both newly constructed and existing roadways, together with reducing soil erosion on construction sites throughout NSW.
The series of site-based learning events will be held at three different venues across NSW throughout 2016. The sites will be located in the Hunter region, the Illawarra/Southern NSW region, and the Sydney Metropolitan Area to ensure accessibility for a broad range of attendees. A field day to view established job sites is also scheduled for September.
There has been extensive research on compost blankets/Ecoblanket in Australian, as well as other countries. However, understanding how to specify compost for this use, and why it’s so successful when done correctly, is not widespread within the influential industries. The planned educational events are designed to improve knowledge and application of best practice through 'site-based learning'.
Event 1: Sydney Region site-based learning | 18 February 2016 (confirmed)
Event 2: Hunter Region site-based learning | April 2016 (TBA)
Event 3: Onsite Field Day/various locations | September 2016 (TBA)
Event 4: Illawarra/Southern NSW Region site-based learning | 4 October 2016 (TBA)
AILA members please visit the AILA NSW website to register your attendance. *2 CPD points for members who attend Event 1 by logging onto to the AILA NSW website. EPA survey and follow up questionnaire to be completed upon attendance.
Non-AILA members can also register their attendance through the AILA NSW website events page, alternatively please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Limited places available.
CLICK HERE for the AILA NSW website.