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‘WONDER WOMEN’ – RUN FOR THE KIDS

'Wonder Women'

Here at Fort Knox Self Storage, we have a solid commitment to ensuring our team enjoy a work-life balance while promoting a healthy lifestyle. As a family owned company, we love investing in group workplace activities to grow and build on strong relationships both inside and outside of work, which is why we absolutely love it when our employees work together outside of work hours to continue to support our initiatives and community. On Sunday 9th of April 2017, together with more than 26,000 other runners and walkers our “Wonder Women” participated in the Run for Kids charity run to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Despite the wet and cold conditions, it was heart-warming to see so many families and friends get together to participate in the 12th... Read More

Eltham Rural Group

Paddy's Market

The Eltham Rural Group is an organisation established by a lively group of women nearly sixty year’s ago. The group raises funds for local organisations and community services such as Riding for the Disabled, Special Schools, Senior Citizens and the local fire brigades. All work completed is on a volunteer basis and therefore all money raised is donated. 2016 was an incredible year for the Eltham Rural Group, who donated a record $27,360 to local charities and services and have $7,640 in reserve to cover any emergency that may arise. This is an incredible fete and some of the recipients included Banksia Palliative Care, Panton Hill Fire Brigade, Nillumbik Living and Learning, 1st Eltham Scout Group, and for the first time in 2016 they also donated to the Rotary Club of... Read More

GREEN TRANSFER ART PROJECT

Green Transfer Project - 490 Spencer St, West Melbourne

Today we were fortunate enough to attend the Green Transfer Art Launch event held by the City of Melbourne. A little while back we posted some images on our Facebook page about the exciting changes happening to the building next door to our West Melbourne site. The exciting changes were the beginnig of the Green Transfer Project: 1200 Building Public Art Commission. About 540 commercial office buildings in Melbourne have been retrofitted to improve energy and water efficiency since 2010, by a group of savvy owners. They have been tuning and retrofitting commercial buildings to improve operational efficiency. Retrofitting a building promotes environmentally friendly spaces which inflict minimal harm on our eco systems and it benefits society by lessening the sectors contribution to... Read More

Eltham Rotary Show 2016

Eltham Men's Shed Eltham Rotary Club

Every year Fort Knox loves to support the community in various ways and we love to be involved with the local events such as the Eltham Rotary Show. Moving onto its 16th year in partnership with the Shire of Nillumbik and the Eltham Chamber of Commerce and Industry this year’s festival was a major success and continues to get stronger year to year. The Eltham Rotary Club volunteer members have worked to bring a lively and vibrant festival that showcases all the best things about living, working, shopping and playing in the Eltham district. The show brings the community together and strengthens and promotes the positive aspects of life in Nillumbik. Also involved in the rotary show is the Eltham Men’s Shed. The Eltham Men’s Shed came to fruition in July 2014 with it’s first AGM... Read More

FORTKNOX GUIDE TO SAFE KEEPING DURING BUSHFIRE SEASON

Bushfire via echo.net.au

We all know that summer in Australia can see some glorious blue skies, warm weather and sunny days. However, the downside is what comes with it, bushfire season. Protect yourself this year and follow Fort Knox’s guide to safe keeping during bushfire season. Step One: Have a Plan. To make your house and yourself safe during bushfire season have a plan. Write a list of the steps you will take if an emergency situation happens. Create a box of fire safety items that are easily accessible that the whole family knows about. Such as a fire extinguisher, safety blankets, torches etc. There are tools to make sure you are always up to date with. Step Two: Protect Your Valuables. Fort Knox Self Storage has dedicated storage for those in need during the fire season. Storing your valuable items... Read More

Fort Knox Self Storage Goes Green

At Fort Knox Self Storage we are committed to minimising our carbon footprint and minimising our environmental impact. To assist us in our current energy use reduction program we have engaged Synergetics Environmental Engineering in West Melbourne. They have completed a full environmental audit of the Fort Knox Self Storage West Melbourne branch and reported their findings, in detail, via a 37 page report. The Synergetics report detailed the following findings via their extensive level 1 & level 2 audits: Our current carbon footprint Audit of our current energy consuming devices Estimated energy use allocation Illuminance measurements Energy Efficient options Conclusions Synergetics detailed several options that we plan to roll out over the coming months and years. The first... Read More