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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Wind Damage

    From the Shire: “The clean ups have begun. Contractors have been told to do whole roads. So, for example, we might have ten requests for Steels Creek Road, but rather than do individual requests we will go from south to  north.” “All clean-ups should be completed by Christmas, well in time for the fire season. […]

  • Maroondah Aqueduct Replacement Project

    John Holland-KBR JV on behalf of Melbourne Water will upgrade a 5.7km section of the Maroondah Aqueduct between Balgownie Estate and Pauls Lane. The project’s preparation works will begin in mid-October and construction activity will begin in late October between Bleases Lane and Pauls Lane. Works will take approximately 12 months to complete. Preparation works will commence in mid-October. […]

  • Sustainable Gardening Australia – Learning Opportunities

    Sustainable Gargening Australia has a number of sustainable gardening events coming up that you may be interested in: Water Smart Gardening with Richard Rowe – Footscray – Saturday 22nd October – 10:30am to 12:30pm Water is critical to a garden’s success but it is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Join SGA’s own Richard Rowe and […]

  • “Carols Christmas” Event 2016 – Sunday 18th Dec

    There’s just way too many Christmas carols events to choose from these days. So rather than have another locals Christmas Carols event, we’re having a “Carols Christmas” event. We’ve taken on-board many of the suggestions made following last years Carols event but we’re always open to more and new ideas. WHEN: Sunday 18th December (late […]

  • Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 – 5–20 November 2016

    Call for volunteers! Although this event is in Toolangi they do need as many volunteers as possible. Volunteers will be rewarded with seeing firsthand, how environmental sculptors create works of art in the forest over a two week period. Full information for volunteers is available here Reggie Clark from Linden Gate Gallery and Sharon Plummer from Kinglake have […]

  • Tetlow Talk 2016 – Sunday 9th October

    The Yarra Glen and District Historical Society’s Annual Tetlow Talk is being held on Sunday 9th October. The Guest speaker is Les Hutchinson, long term President of the Croydon Historical Society. He will be talking about documenting family history as he has done through his family’s letters and writings  during their travel to Australia and […]

  • Steels Creek Association: Annual General Meeting 2016

    The Steels Creek Association Annual General Meeting will be held on November 15th at 8pm. Come along and support the group that helps support you. WHAT: The Steels Creek Association Annual General Meeting WHERE: Steels Creek Community Centre WHEN: Tuesday 15th November 8pm All members and Steels Creek Residents are invited to attend. Any queries […]

  • River Health Incentives Program Awards

    There are only 7 days left to enter the River Health Incentives Program Awards. Please ensure you enter in the spirit of the RHIP 21st Birthday, you are in with a very good chance to take out a prize! The winner of each category will be presented with an awards package to the minimum value […]

  • Shedfest 2016 – Saturday 8th October

    The Yarra Valley is home to some of the most inviting smaller wineries in the region. A great time to visit is during the Shedfest Wine Festival, held annually on the second weekend in October. Now in its 15th year, the festival was established to showcase the unique charm of family owned wineries and vineyards […]

  • Yarra Ranges Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP)

    Yarra Ranges Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) are updating the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP). As part of this process it is important to share municipal emergency plans with community groups and residents. Yarra Ranges emergency management team on behalf of the MEMPC, are emailing a copy to each community and emergency management group […]

  • Have your say about a Renewable Energy Project for Yarra Glen

    In June 2016, the Yarra Glen People’s Panel recommended that proceeds from the sale of land at 39-41 Bell St be spent on the Yarra Glen Circuit River Walk and a renewable energy project. Three potential models for the renewable energy project have been identified. Each model aims to use renewable energy to deliver economic benefits to the […]

  • Beyond Bushfires Symposium

    The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery study set out to learn about the impacts of the Victorian 2009 bushfires on the health and wellbeing of affected communities. After six years, two sets of questionnaires, many interviews, phone calls, emails, community visits, and the input of over 1,000 community members we have so much to […]

  • Australian Doctors Orchestra – “LARK” Sunday 9 October 2016

    The Australian Doctors orchestra are performing at the Memo Hall in Healesville on Sunday 9 October to support the Healesville and District Hospital. “Lark” – a classical music performance in support of Healesville and District Hospital, part of Eastern Health. Conducted by Warwick Stengårds, The Lark will showcase the musical talents of The Australian Doctors Orchestra, a group […]

  • Yarra Ranges Family Fun Day – Yarra Junction

    Join in the FREE family fun! Connecting families with local services including services for young people with disabilities. WHAT: Yarra Ranges Family Fun Day – Yarra Junction WHEN: THURS 29 SEPT, 2016 11am – 3pm WHERE: Yarra Centre, Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction. Jumping castle Silent Disco Giveaways BBQ Chill out space Mobile Library Van Arts & crafts Free Swimming […]

  • Badger Creek Hall Trivia Night Family Fundraiser

    Badger Creek Hall Trivia Night. This is a fundraiser for the Badger Creek Hall. Rounds of Trivia – categories include local knowledge – Australiana, Movies &TV, Music, Sport, Geography, Local history Silent Auction: various special items available. Lucky Door Prize, Coin Toss, Raffles WHEN: FRIDAY 7th October 2016 (7 P.M. FOR TRIVIA QUESTIONS STARTING 7.30) WHERE: Badger […]

  • Supported Playgroups: Supporting Families Through Play

    Did you know? Supported Playgroups provide activities for you and your child to enjoy together. Explore how young children develop and learn through weekly smalltalk topics. Groups operate throughout the Yarra Ranges during school terms Are you eligible? Families with a child/children aged 0-4 years and a current Health Care Card (or equivalent) are eligible to come and join an exciting FREE Supported Playgroup. […]

  • A group for dads by dads in Healesville

    Come along to the September Healesville Dads Group meet up – a new casual gathering for dads of newborns to pre-schoolers (0-5s). Give mum a break, grab a coffee and enjoy some time with other dads and their children. WHEN: Saturday 3 September 2016 Anytime between 9:30 am to 11:00 am as kids allow! WHERE: Beechworth Bakery Healesville […]

  • Wanted: Grade 3 Social Worker – Yarra Valley Community Health

      Looking for a senior clinical role general counselling services, including family violence? A unique leadership opportunity exists for a senior, experienced social worker to provide counselling and to support our Counselling Team Leader in providing clinical supervision to the Team. Reporting to the Counselling Team Leader, this rewarding Senior Clinician role is responsible for […]

  • Yarra Ranges Council – Small Grants  

    Got a great idea that requires funding? Through its new Small Grants Program Council is offering funding for activities that support greater social inclusion, wellbeing and participation and that foster community leadership and capacity building. The Small Grants Program comprises a number of categories: Social Inclusion Grants (up to $1000) Community Planning Grants for endorsed Community Plans […]