Adelaide Branch

Event Details

ATA Adelaide branch meeting - Rebuilding bushfire-devastated homes and lives
April 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

When: Monday 18 April 2016, 7.30pm sharp.

Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32/34 Rosa St, Goodwood SA Goodwood Community Centre is convenient to the tram, buses and train. Enter the car park via Florence St.

Cost: ATA members $2. Non-members $5, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.


Architect Emilis Prelgauskas is a regular and popular presenter at ATA meetings who usually talks about energy-efficient building design. Tonight he’ll describe his community involvement following devastating bushfires such as Sampson Flat and Pinery. He and other professionals provided pro bono advice to bushfire-affected families about rebuilding their homes and their lives.

Emilis observes the link between where we live and the people we are. Conserving the best of the past, preparing for the ‘new normal’, meeting current regulations and dealing with insurance claims is a challenge. His decades of experience with building processes and bushfire response allow him to make a positive contribution to this complex mix.

Emilis has been involved in 14 fire events in the last 5 years including logistics for veterinarians and triaging animals. He’s the author of the ‘Bushfire’ section of the Federal Government’s ‘Your Home Technical Manual', Edition 4.

Other events

The Adelaide Sustainable Building Network has a new website (click here) in addition to their Facebook page. Their next meeting is 21 April, 6.30 pm, 87 Gibson St, Bowden. Low carbon building materials particularly hempcrete and strawbale.

Hempcrete workshop at Mount Barker, 23-24 April. Click here for details.


ATA meetings put people with questions in touch with people who might have answers. The Q&A session is an open discussion about sustainability topics.

Meetings are open to ATA members and non-members. They aim to be informative and interactive in helping people to learn about living and building sustainability. We look forward to seeing you.

ATA Adelaide Branch Committee & Steve Jenkins, Convenor Phone: 0418 852 234.

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