It’s the year 2045, in Castlemaine, and the effects of climate change are clear – an energy crisis means cars are too expensive to drive, air conditioning is only for the rich, and fresh food is diminished.
At least, that’s how local creative landscape architect Justine Image sees it.
Ms Image explores a vision of the town where it adapts to climate change conditions at her Castlemaine: Re-visioned exhibition.
She wanted to delve into how the town Castlemaine may need to adapt its public spaces 30 years from now to deal with the effects of climate change.
Ms Image said as most public discussion is concentrated on prevention and mitigation, she wanted to prompt Castlemaine to re-think some of the fundamental ways in which it feeds, cares for and protects its people, the town and the environment.
"Public space is incredibly important in supporting our day to day activities, building pride in our town and providing a forum to engage with others to build a strong and resilient community,” she said.
Castlemaine: Re-visioned runs until January 2 at Castlemaine’s Phee Broadway Theatre.