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Build Grow Live in Torquay!

  • Spring Creek Reserve (map)

‘Build Grow Live in Torquay builds on the past success of Sustainable House Day where the general public is able to view and access practical information on how to live ‘greener’ by visiting private homes where owners shared tips home and information on living more sustainably.

This year we will broaden the event by featuring the sustainable design of a public building and a local sustainable business in addition to architect designed ‘eco’ residences.

The public are invited to purchase tickets to tour the open properties. The tickets will then allow them to attend various presentations and workshops and visit stalls at the Community Garden during the afternoon and finishing up with an opportunity to relax and chat with presenters /specialists over a slice of wood-fired pizza at the Danawa community garden.

Our event aims to showcase not only what individuals can do to live more sustainably by offering an opportunity to view local ‘eco’’architect’s residences and learning from various workshops but also highlights the Surf Coast Shire as a place where vision and leading by example is encouraged .

By featuring successful local sustainable businesses we hope to encourage people to think about how they can address environmental sustainability, as well as financial sustainability in their business or place of work.

The event, a fundraiser for Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG) and Danawa Community Garden (DCG), will run from 1pm until 5pm at the community garden, Spring Creek Reserve, with tours of the ‘sustainable properties’ between 10 am and 2pm.

To see a full list of speakers and stallholders click here.

Tour of the civic precinct will run at 10am.


We are also seeking volunteers to assist at the open properties and at the garden Contact us to be involved in any of the following tasks:

  •  erecting market stalls at the  Danawa garden in the morning
  • meeting/greeting public at open homes
  • taking tickets at the door at Danawa garden


We invite ‘green’  businesses to host a stall at Danawa Community Garden as part of this year’s event. Deadline October 1 2015.

Cost: An active membership with SCEG & Danawa, total to not exceed $50.


  • An engaged targeted audience for your ‘green’ business.
  • An opportunity to sell products
  • 1x mention on social media- Facebook/Instagram
  • Your logo on our website

Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this exciting event

Earlier Event: October 10
Massive Spring Working Bee!
Later Event: December 12
Saturday Twilight Working Bee