Environment and SustainabilityEynesbury is the first Victorian town to be accredited as a 6-star sustainability community, saving approximately 50% of its drinking water by substitution with recycled water. Every home at Eynesbury is connected to Class A Recycled water which protects our precious water resources and keeps Eynesbury green all year round.
Eynesbury has its own dedicated water supply via 2 massive water tanks that sit 150m above sea level on top of Green Hill – each tank has the capacity to hold over 1 million litres of water.
An Award Winning Community• 2009 winner of Savewater! Award for delivery of Class A Recycled Water
• 2010 PIA Award for Environmental Planning
• 2011 Victorian UDIA award for Environmental Excellence
Grey Box Forest
Eynesbury’s Grey Box Forest is one of Victoria’s largest remaining historic bushlands. The stunning forest forms the leafy gateway to the township and is home to unique flora and fauna including the endangered Migratory Swift Parrot, the Diamond Firetail and the Native Barking Owl.
This spectacular area, covering 288 hectares and bordered by 64 hectares of native grassland reserve, is also home to the threatened tree species, Buloke, the Brown Tree Creeper (a bird of state significance), as well as hundreds of kangaroos, emus, Blue Wrens and Sparkled Warblers.
The Grey Box Forest is registered with the National Estate and is included within the Melton Shire Natural Heritage Overlay. This environmental wonderland is easily accessible via a network of picturesque walking trails that the whole family will enjoy.