Sustainable gardens at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation CentreSustainable gardens at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation CentreSustainable gardens at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

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Gardens at Austin Health flourish without watering

In this section, you can find the following information:

Sustainability

We embed sustainable practices and projects into everything we do.

Our Sustainability Strategy finds ways to

  • reduce water and energy use
  • increase recycling
  • adapt to climate change - for example, by preparing for more asthma storm events and heat wave days
 
This helps us reduce the environmental impact of health care.
 
Our low-maintenance gardens with shady trees and shrubs improve our microclimate and wellbeing. We use indigenous and other drought-resistant plants. These don't need watering and provide a home for native birds and insects.
 
We add more insulation to our buildings where we can. This keeps the temperature inside more comfortable, and reduces energy use.
Acknowledgement flags

Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.