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  • Community Resources for Pandemic Isolation

    The Yarra Ranges Shire is collating and distributing information on various family and community programs and resources, designed to help make life during lockdown more bareable. You can find some of these resources below. More details are available from the Shires website and/or via the various program providers. It may also be possible to obtain […]

  • New Support For Victorian Communities To Stay Connected

    The Victorian Government is helping communities to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic through a new grants program to support local initiatives. Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the opening of applications for the Let’s Stay Connected Fund, with grants available for community organisations, local government bodies, […]

  • Outer East Phone Chat Service

    Outer East Phone Chat Are you stuck at home due to the COVID-19 restrictions and getting a bit tired of your own company? Would you like to be able to have a chat with someone? *This is not a crisis line. Please refer to the numbers in the attachment if you need emergency assistance. 1800 […]

  • New rules for burning off in Steels Creek

    Steels Creek is Category RURAL – Burning off is allowed on any day of the week and before burning off you must register the burn with ESTA (Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority) Things to be aware of: ● Only burn for fuel reduction and biosecurity purposes ● Wind speed must be less than 19km/hr ● […]

  • Yea Rotary Art Show 2020 (24th-28th Jan)

    An open invitation is extended to all attend the Opening Night of the 35th Yea Rotary Art Show on Friday January 24th in the Yea Shire Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and those attending will be given the opportunity to be the first to view and purchase from the magnificent artworks on show. There will […]

  • Applications For Volunteer Grants Now Open

    The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, support families, improve well being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown and strengthen family and community functioning. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The […]

  • Locally grown garlic receives Bronze Medal

    In February, Yarra Glen Garlic participated in the 2019 Australian Food Awards Garlic competition, to benchmark our garlic against other producers in the industry. The garlic is judged using the following criteria – Uniformity, Condition, Quality, Aroma, Flavour (raw), Flavour (cooked). This is our 3rd year growing garlic, and we were extremely pleased to receive […]

  • Not The Archies is BACK!

    Not The Archies is BACK! Know someone great? Paint your mate! With a prestigious portrait prize returning in Sept 2019 to the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, Council is also returning the Not The Archies exhibition. Not the Archies encourages the local community to embrace their inner artists and celebrate their […]

  • YAVA Fundraiser – Silent Auction & Fair

    Take the opportunity to purchase great original artworks at amazing prices! YAVA Fundraiser: Silent Auction & Fair 30x40cm pieces available WHEN: Saturday 31st Aug & Sunday 1st September (Fair: Saturday 31st August between 11am-2:00pm) WHERE: YAVA – 252 Maroondah Highway, Healesville (upstairs) Don’t miss out on: SAUSAGE SIZZLE CAKE STALL ART SUPPLY SWAP PRIZES! EVERYONE […]

  • Yarra Glen and District Historical Society AGM – 8th Sept

    The Annual General Meeting of the Yarra Glen and District Historical Society will be held on Sunday 8th September 2019 in the Supper Room of the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall at 1.30pm. Please bring a plate to share. A nomination form for Office Bearers and Committee for 2019-20 is attached together with Minutes of the […]

  • Free Council Event – Community Solutions in a Changing Climate

    Please find attached a flyer for a free Council run event titled “Community Solutions in a Changing Climate”. Expert speakers talking about strengthening community resilience and engaging others and ourselves with climate change. Dr. Susie Burke is a specialist in speaking to children about climate change and coping strategies. Associate Professor Lauren Rickards is a […]

  • Beyond Bushfires Research to Continue – 10 Years On

    Professor Lisa Gibbs and her colleagues at the University of Melbourne are planning to get back in touch with the original study participants of the Beyond Bushfires study over the next couple of months.   The survey will look at how people are managing 10 years after the 2009 bushfires, to build an understanding of […]

  • Deer Control Forum – Saturday 22nd June 1-3 pm

    Northern Yarra Landcare Network Deer Control Forum WHEN: Saturday 22nd June 1-3 pm WHERE: Dixon’s Creek Reserve Hall – Melba Highway, Dixon’s Creek Are deer damaging your crops, gardens or revegetation projects? Are you building high fences to protect your property against deer? Join us to learn about successful deer control programs from two other […]

  • Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley

    Northern Yarra Landcare Network invites you to a Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley – Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 10.30 – 11.30amTransformed from an old paddock, be amazed and delighted at the magnificent range of palette sparkling tastes on offer at this local culinary paradise! All landcare members and other interested […]

  • Black Saturday 10 Year Anniversary Commemoration Events

    There are a number of events being held to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. State Commemoration: Mon 4th Feb, 5:00pm (more info) Recovery Talk with Rob Gordon: Wed 6th Feb, 7:00pm (more info) Steels Creek Reflection Walk: Thurs 7th Feb, 9:30am (more info) Yarra Glen Rememberance: Thurs 7th […]

  • Please Contribute – Black Saturday Commemorative Edition

    The next Jolly Thing is a Black Saturday commemorative edition. A special edition, marking 10 years and we are calling Screekians near and far to contribute. This is a reflective time for our community, although you may draw upon some tough and challenging  memories, many great and wonderful things have come from it also. Teens and young adults, you were […]