20180225 Imogen with mosaicsYour smart lifestyle can be enhanced by talking to our wonderful exhibitors! 

From Builders to worms, bags to repair - heaps of information for your sustainable choices!

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2019SBAL SP hallBuninyong's Smart Building and Living Expo - A FREE event, Sunday the 23rd of February 2020 from 10am to 3:30pm

Now in its seventh year, the Smart Building and Living Expo is an established feature of Australia’s biggest Sustainable Living Festival.

The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire and empower you to live a more sustainable life, by showing you how to incorporate small changes to what you do everyday, and povide tools and incentives to change.

The Expo in Buninyong will showcase leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.

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The Ballarat CourierBallarat Courier Article, JANUARY 27 2020 - 9:30AM, by Ben Hopkins

2020 expo Ballarat Courier photo Justin Whitelock

CLEAN LIVING: Andrea Mason believes this year's Buninyong Smart Building & Living Expo will be the biggest in its seven year history. Picture: Justin Whitelock

Buninyong Smart Building & Living Expo organiser Andrea Mason is expecting the 2020 edition of the festival to be the biggest in its seven year history.

Ms Mason believes because of the recent bushfires and other extreme weather events, climate change and how to help combat climate change has never been a bigger talking point.

"The bushfires have really brought climate change into the spotlight," she said.

"I think a lot more people are aware of what is happening and a lot more people are open to what they can do around the house to help reduce their carbon footprint... it's up to the community to make the change."

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Charge point - EVolution at DeSoza Park

Buninyong charger artwork
The Project

Officially Opened - on Thursday the January 30th 2020 at Desoza Park, Buninyong!

Buninyong Sustainability made an undertaking to use funds raised at the 2016 Smart Building and Living Expo to have an Electric Vehicle Charging station installed in the township.


Project started in 2016 raising initial funds from donations made at the Smart Building and Living Expo.

Extra funds were received from a successful grant application to the Rainbow Serpent Festival community grants programme in 2017.

The final funds for the charging equipment and installation were sought from and awarded by the Buninyong and District Community Bank Community Investment Fund (Bendigo Bank) in 2019.

Final support was requested from the City of Ballarat to complete the civil works to allow installation and connection. This was granted in mid 2019 with the required works completed in late 2019.

Installation was completed on the 18th of January 2020 with the first EV using the charger the very next day.

The ChargerCharge point buninyong


Manufacturer: EVolution Australia www.evolutionaustralia.com.au
Sockets: 3
Socket types: 2 x Type 2 (EV charging)
1 x 15amp general power point (electric bike, scooter etc. charging)
Capacity: 22kW
IP rating: IP55

The Auriga is designed and made in Victoria. It is constructed from recycled materials that will be reclaimed at the end of its life by EVolution though its social enterprise partners PonyUp For Good www.Ponyupforgood.com.au

Power for charging EV’s will initially be provided free of charge however if the usage increases beyond a reasonable level a payment system can be added to the AURIGA to allow payment via credit card or smart phone app.

If you want further information about the charging station or want to become involved in Buninyong Sustainability projects please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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