Smart Building and Living Expo 2016 SBAL L 24

Sunday February 26, 2017 10am - 3.30pm

This is our 4th year and along with Sustainable Building, Designing and Smart Living advice, this year's Expo will have an Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Theme!

Do you have a business, trade or product that is helping change the way we live and build - then it's time to register for your site at the Expo!

We are looking for all these and more:

Electric Vehicles - cars, bikes, motorbikes and associated infrastructure
Building - architects, builders, windows, structural products, insulation, retrofitting, blinds, solar and batteries
Lifestyle - bikes, plants, clothing, household, personal products, health, education, waste, and food.
Community groups can register for free.

BREAZE will have the "Ask an Expert" with set topics throughout the day

And the Village Market is joining us too - on site at Royal Park! Village Market

Come for the facts, come for the food or just come for fun!


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The energy was palpable in Buninyong on February 26th when around 1000 people
enjoyed the sun at the Smart Building and Living Expo at Royal Park.

Andrea Mason from Finding North – Aspects of Sustainability and Expo Director said “You know the Expo was a success when your traders are complaining of being hoarse, the kids are throwing tantrums as they are being dragged away from the waterbugs and the grownups are lingering longer to find out more from those who are passionate about green buildings, sustainable design and great lifestyle products. It is very inspiring to see…and gives hope for a more sustainable future for us all.”

This year we hosted the Village Market as well. The extra stalls and new crowd added to the success. Over 65 stallholders were present to sell, advise and entertain the crowds including builders, designers, solar systems, bushfire attack level ratings, Landcare, permaculture, food and lifestyle products – not to mention the 13 cars, motorbike and electric bikes in the electric and hybrid vehicle display which was a great success.

We raised ~ $1,000 from the auction and donations which together with a $2,000 grant from the Rainbow Serpent Festival, will be used towards establishing an electric vehicle charging station in Buninyong so we can be part of this new trend in transport and encourage newcomers to our lovely town.

There are lots of images from the day on our Facebook page

A big thankyou to all those who helped out and our sponsors:  Powershop, Buninyong Community Bank, BREAZE, Unique Foams and PRD Nationwide.

The Smart Building and Living Expo is proudly coordinated by:

Your smart lifestyle can be enhanced by talking to our wonderful exhibitors!

2017 SBAL Expo post card


Powershop - Mint Sponsor


A Better Power Company -

Powershop supplies power to all kinds of homes and businesses in Australia and New Zealand as part of a crusade to simplify electricity for the benefit of customers. Powershop is wholly owned by the multi-billion dollar Meridian Energy Group – one of the world’s largest 100% renewable electricity generators.



BREAZE Energy Solutions - Solar installations - Lime Sponsor

Breaze Energy Solutions specialise in Solar Power, Solar Hot Water and Energy - Efficiency for Domestic Homes and Commercial Businesses in the Central Highlands and Western District of Victoria.

Buninyong Community Bank - Lime Sponsor

Your LOCAL bank

The purpose of the Buninyong Community Bank is to contribute to the growth and prosperity of our community.  We see the 2017 Smart Building & Sustainable Living Expo serving a similar purpose and are proud to partner with them.

PRD Nationwide Buninyong - Real estate professionals - Lime Sponsor

Real estate professionals - supporting the Auction -

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Finding North - Aspects of Sustainability - Expo Director

Andrea Mason - Sustainable living consultant

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Electric Vehicle/Hybrid Car and Motorcycle display

A range of EV and hybrid cars and their enthusiastic owners and one motorcycle.
Brand names and EV conversion projects on display.

Ballarat Bicycle Centre

Bikes and electric bikes

Rilu Trading with The Electric Bike Superstore

Electric bicycles

Thermosmart - Double glazed windows

Double glazed windows

Hocking Homes - Passive House

Blower Door Testing and Passive House Tradesperson

Wild Plants

Local plant nursery, indigenous plants

Talina Edwards Architecture - Architect

Local sustainable Architecture.

Ballarat Window Furnishings

Ballarat Window Furnishings, Energy efficient blinds

Thermawood Double Glazing Systems

Retrofitting double glazing & draft/acoustic seals into existing wooden windows.

Central Highlands Environmental Consultancy

Property vegetation and fire assessments

Bushfire Statements, Biodiversity assessments, Hab Hec assess, etc

Green Point Design

Local sustainable Architecture.


Sustainable cleaning products

Honey and local foods

Keith McCallum, local honey producer


Solar Power and battery systems


Sustainable Cleaning options

Under the Branches

Solar lighting products

City of Ballarat - waste and recycling information

Waste Education


WestWind Energy

West Wind Energy is an Australian company dedicated to the development, construction and operation of wind farms and other renewable energy projects in Australia.


Compost Worms, Worm Farm Kits & Accessories, Worm Castings, VermiCompost, Worm Tea

Carmyllie Forest & Farm

Firewood, Biochar, Eucalyptus mulch

Midland Irrigation

Solar pumps, fire systems and irrigation

Sustainable Victoria

Static Display and Information

The Buninyong Village Market

Further stalls as part of the Buniyong Village Market will be joining us!

Village Market


Luigi's Gelato - Ice cream and drinks


Alia's Healthy Food

Yummy Chicken wraps, spinach, cheese wraps (gozleme), fresh flafel balls, Falafel wraps. Churros.

Wholesome Hippo

Coffee, wholesome local food

Chocolatto Buninyong Coffee

Local coffee

Scotsburn School Sausage Sizzle

Central Highlands Water Hydration Station

Fundraising - grab a delicious sausage in bread!

Masala Valley

Indian food, samosas, butter chicken etc


Race You Slot Cars

Fun for the kids - pedal to win!

2016 SBAL race you slot cars

Children's Tent/Waterbugs with Buninyong PS

Decorate a free terracotta pot, fill with potting mix, plant a seedling to take home - courtesy of Bunnings.


2016 SBAL painting pots

Music - The Mary Gardens

The Mary Gardens

Music - Al Wunder

Al Wunder Hum drum

Community Groups

Leigh Catchment Group

Local Landcare Network

BREAZE community

Ask An Expert Team

Ballarat Permaculture Guild

Your local Permaculture group.

Friends of Canadian Corridor

Exhibition of Canadian Regional Park

Ballarat and District Greens

Political Party

Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens

Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens information

Buninyong Marmalade Association

Sales of Marmalade supporting Hospice

Ballarat Environment Network

Regional environmental network

 OH&S Courtesy of Megan Duggan
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The Smart Building and Living Expo will not get off the ground without the help of our sponsors and supporters!


Our Mint Sponsor!

Powershop supplies power to all kinds of homes and businesses in Australia and New Zealand as part of a crusade to simplify electricity for the benefit of customers. Powershop is wholly owned by the multi-billion dollar Meridian Energy Group – one of the world’s largest 100% renewable electricity generators. Visit Powershop on the Facebook.

See all the sponsors and supporters
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