Banyule City Council and Positive Charge
Banyule is one of our foundation councils, joining Positive Charge at its inception in early 2013. Positive Charge has worked with Banyule City Council delivering workshops for members of the community, as well as working with local schools to assist them with their sustainability journey. We have also attended several community festivals, where we met and helped local residents and even ran a competition for primary school aged children. Positive Charge is currently running a Solar Bulk Buy program to Banyule home and business owners, allowing you to access a high quality solar power system from a tried and tested supplier, at a discounted rate. Please click on the Get In Touch tab at the top right of this page, to request a quote and/or further information.
Positive Charge will continue to provide up-to-date and impartial energy efficiency and renewable energy advice and one-to-one support for the householders, businesses, schools and council staff. So, if you are a Banyule resident or business owner; or work at Banyule City Council and you need help managing your energy usage then please call us and/or sign up to our monthly e-news.
Banyule City Council is part of the Positive Charge Solar Bulk Buy Program. That means households and businesses in the municipality can access a tried and tested supplier, offering a quality system at a great price.
The 21 suburbs of Banyule City lay on 63 square kilometres between 7 and 21 kilometres north-east of central Melbourne. The Yarra River runs along the City’s south border while the west is defined by Darebin Creek.
Banyule has plenty of open spaces and parklands, especially along the Yarra and Plenty River valleys. There are 466 hectares of open space owned by the City, as well as substantial areas of parkland managed by Parks Victoria. These provide a wealth of recreational, environmental and tourism opportunities for the region.
There are sites of botanical, zoological, habitat and heritage significance, including aboriginal archaeological sites and scar trees, and points of interest associated with the Heidelberg School of Artists.
Banyule is renowned for native vegetation flourishes in the east and north-east, while exotic trees and shrubs dominate the City’s southern and western parts.
The city is primarily a residential area and retaining the character of these individual neighbourhoods is important to the local community.
There are industrial areas in Heidelberg West, Greensborough/Briar Hill and Bundoora, as well as institutions such as the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre and Simpson Army Barracks. Banyule also has a range of educational, health and leisure facilities.
Banyule is the active resident’s dream place to live, with many excellent community leisure facilities.
Cycling and walking through Banyule is a popular pastime, made enjoyable by the many kilometres of bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout the city, particularly along the Yarra and Plenty Rivers and the Darebin Creek.
Banyule has an energetic and committed Environment Planning team, which aims to deliver great initiatives while maintaining healthy relationships between the community and the environment in the ongoing process of achieving environmental sustainability.
Banyule's 21 suburbs are:
- Bellfield 3081
- Briar Hill 3088
- Bundoora 3083 (shared with City of Darebin and City of Whittlesea)
- Eaglemont 3084
- Eltham 3095
- Eltham North 3095 (shared with Shire of Nillumbik)
- Greensborough 3088 (shared with Shire of Nillumbik)
- Heidelberg 3084
- Heidelberg Heights 3081
- Heidelberg West 3081
- Ivanhoe 3079
- Ivanhoe East 3079
- Lower Plenty 3093
- Macleod 3085 (shared with City of Darebin)
- Montmorency 3094
- Rosanna 3084
- St Helena 3088
- Viewbank 3084
- Watsonia 3087
- Watsonia North 3087
- Yallambie 3085