Thanks to Environment House Trust
The Environment Association (TEA) is grateful to all those
caring people who purchased a unit in Environment House Trust. Without
Environment House it would be very difficult for TEA to continue its
important work - so thanks to all you unit holders. The Trustees,
Ross Ulman, Annie Willock and Christine Field, have met regularly this
year to advance the business of EHT. Close liaison between TEA and EHT
ensures that the house continues to meet the needs of the Association
and that the Association manages the house in a manner that suits the
Trustees (on behalf of the Unitholders' long term interests).
Update on renovations
In 2005, Environment House has had a new coat of paint
to its external, west-facing wall. As well there have been several
urgent repairs carried out to improve the usability of the house,
including replacing the old toilet with a dual flush/low water use
model. The house features low-toxicity paints and floor finishes. Thanks to the volunteers who did renovation work. Thanks also
to the Meander Valley Council, for a grant of $860 through its
Community Grants scheme for a Redring Powerstream instant hot-water
service. The unit is installed but unfortunately it is not yet
providing hot water as the house needs some new wiring to bring it
from the 19th century to the 21st! Hopefully this will be done in the
During 2007-08 we hope to produce a plan for the
redevelopment of the house to provide more space, solar heating, a
catering-standard kitchen, solar electricity [mains grid interactive] and
composting toilets. The solar upgrade could be hastened with
Commonwealth Government rebate, and the panels would be installed on
the back of the roof so as to use the northern sun and consequently
will not intrude on the heritage street faÁade. What a show place for sustainable living and environmental care it will
be! We hope this process will start at EHT's next AGM with an exciting
Second Room available for rent
Room 2 is now leased. We now have a second room ready for rental and hope to
have it occupied by early in the New Year. The funds raised by renting
one room help keep The Environment Association afloat by covering
rates and insurance. Rental from a second room will assist in our
campaigns and outreach.
Room 4 is now available for commercial/professional
rental. We are looking for another tenant whose business is
compatible with EHT's social and environmental aims. The rental of rooms is in the
hands of Lennice of Deloraine 1st National Real Estate. If you
think you might be Environment Houseís new tenant please give Lennice a
call on 6362 3570.
Meeting Room for Hire
The pleasant, spacious meeting room seating 20-25 is available for hire on a half day
or full day basis.
You donít have to have a meeting! Itís a good space
for craft activities, discussion groups, lectures etc.
Charges are: Full day $40 and half day $20 (with concessions for
non-funded groups) including kitchen use.
The Environment Association Inc provides Public Liability insurance at
no extra cost.
To book the room please call Annemaree on 6368 1343.
Ross Ulman and Annie Willock [EHT Trustees]
PO Box 75 Deloraine, Tasmania
Phone Ross Ulman (03) 63631230.