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Mayor’s Message Supporting parents

While Banyule consistently records an Overall Performance Index rating higher than the State-wide average in the annual Community Satisfaction Survey, which is coordinated by the Victorian Government, you have told us that we could improve how we communicate and consult with you. This year, in addition to our established communication and consultation platforms, we are incorporating a range of new and improved initiatives including: 1. A new website designed to give you the information you need about Banyule quickly and easily. The site’s design includes an ‘in my area’ function, which enables you to type in your address and instantly get relevant details such as waste collection dates, your councillor’s contact details, the community consultations that are relevant to you, local events, major projects and more. The site’s online consultation tool lets you find out what consultations are occurring and enables you to have your say at a time and place convenient to you, as well as joining online discussions and completing surveys. And there’s an instant ‘feedback’ button on all pages. More details of other great features of our new website are on page 14.

2. We have also launched a Facebook page (search for Banyule City Council), which residents are already using to receive information, raise issues and ask us questions. 3. Developing an ‘Out and About’ program where twice a year Councillors, supported by Customer Service team members, attend key locations in their ward to talk about Council activities and events, answer questions and talk to residents. 4. Three ward-based newsletters per year from your Councillor letting you know what’s happening in your area. If there is anything you would like to discuss with either myself or your local councillor, our contact details are always listed on the website and in the Banyule Banner, on pages 10–11. The Council Customer Service team is also always happy to help you on 9490 4222. Cr Wayne Phillips Mayor

The Banyule Maternal and Child Health Service offers a range of education programs and support services for parents. Held regularly at WaterMarc, Greensborough, and at Banyule Community Health Service, Heidelberg West, programs include: • Sleep and settling for babies 0-4 months • Infant and child resuscitation • Childhood nutrition For bookings and information visit the Parent Education and Support section of Council’s website.

Safeguarding our environment Congratulations to the Banyule Environmental Advisory Committee community members for 2013-14: John D’Aloia, Andrea Videion, David Slaney, Alan Leenaerts, Troy Powell, Kirstyn Lee, Jonathan Thom and Matt Hall. We would also like to thank retiring members Doug Munro, George Paras and Andrew Fleming for sharing their knowledge and experience. The Councillor representatives are Cr Craig Langdon and his deputy is Cr Tom Melican. The Committee assists with implementing and monitoring Banyule’s Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy, producing the annual State of the Environment report and providing advice and comment on environmental matters. It meets monthly and members are appointed for two-years.


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Happy 1 Birthday WaterMarc! st

We’re turning one and would love you to join us for our BIG party! Bring your family on Sunday 8 September from 1pm-6pm, with a special $5 entry fee. WaterMarc, northern Melbourne’s biggest aquatic and leisure facility, boasts the largest indoor waterslides in the southern hemisphere and much, much more! See what all the excitement is about… For only $5 per person, with children under 4 years free, you can enjoy:

• the iconic Tantrum Alley and Pipeline waterslides • water adventure playground and water features • pool inflatable • group fitness classes (including a cycle class as you watch a movie) • state-of-the-art gym

The day will also feature face painting, a DJ, photo booth, fashion parade and lots more. No bookings required. Normal entry conditions apply to specific activities, for example age and height requirements. Membership and swimming lesson special offers will be available on the day.

Did you know WaterMarc • Welcomed over half a million visitors in its first 10 months of operation • Offers over 100 group fitness classes per week • Has over 120 pieces of equipment in its health club • Employs over 250 staff, with 46% from within Banyule. WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough - www.watermarcbanyule.com.au


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Gym in better shape Members of Olympic Leisure Centre for 14 years, Noreen and Leonie are not sure they want to promote the gym’s recent refurbishment, which includes $145,000 of TechnoGym equipment. Leonie said this was because the gym was a bit like a secret little hideaway, with a great choice of cardio machines and weight equipment, as well as very friendly members and staff. “Everything now runs so smoothly and there’s so much choice, which makes membership even better value for money. It’s just perfect,” she said. Leonie and Noreen work out from 7am to 8am, Monday to Friday. From a health perspective, Noreen said the new equipment made a great

difference. “I am really fortunate as I can exercise here where it is safe and where my routines are not affected by the weather.” From new treadmills and strength equipment to televisions, paint and new mirrors, the upgrade has created a whole new look and feel for the gym and its loyal members.

Olympic Leisure Centre, at 15 Alamein Rd, Heidelberg West, has gym memberships from just $15.70 per fortnight. Call the friendly fitness team on 9459 1193 for more information about joining! above: Leonie, left, and

Noreen are striding confidently through their exercise routines on the new equipment.

Swim teacher wins Victorian award Glenda Barnard won the title AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards. Glenda is now Victoria’s nomination for her category in the AUSTSWIM National Awards in October. One of four swim teachers nominated in her category, Glenda has gained much deserved recognition for 30 years of dedication teaching swimming and water safety to children and adults with disabilities. Described by co-workers as “loyal, passionate and selfless”, Glenda has been teacher and mentor to staff and students alike at the Council owned Ivanhoe Aquatic and Fitness Centre. Andrew Shakespeare, a physical education teacher at Bulleen

Heights School, says Glenda achieves positive results with children who are challenged by physical disability and autism across the spectrum non-verbal, high anxiety, turrets and many others. Bulleen Heights is a state specialist school educating children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Students, aged 5-18, attend Ivanhoe Aquatic and Fitness Centre for swimming lessons. Glenda is inspired by how hard people with disability have to work to achieve results. “You do see progress, albeit slow, and that is really, really amazing,” she said.


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Capturing schools of thought An arty Mall for all Two groups of young people have brought colour to the Bell Street Mall with art projects that are also designed to discourage graffiti. The first project, Graffix at the Mall, saw students from grades 5 and 6 at St Pius X Primary School join one of Council’s Street Art facilitators to paint 24 panels with designs that now adorn rubbish bins in the Mall. These vibrant artworks not only beautify the area but gave the children a chance to contribute to the built environment in which they live. The second project is the end product of a four week Girls Only Street Art project delivered by Council’s Youth Services’ team. A group of young women came together to learn the process of creating ‘paste ups’, a form of Urban Art incorporating drawing, painting, cutting, borrowing and creating images, which are then stuck and layered onto the urban environment to send a message, tell a story or just be fun! above: Reyann, 14, left, and

Sarsha, 13, with their ‘paste up’, which is displayed in Oxford Arcade at the Mall. below: Letitia, left, who painted her friend Charlotte, right, for one of the bins said it was nice to see her painting in public but a little weird that people would be throwing rubbish into it! The girls’ friend Dakoda was just one of many admirers of the painting.

Artist Darren Wardle drew on Banyule’s rich artistic heritage and his experience growing up in Heidelberg to create a vibrant artwork for the Banyule Art Collection. It is the inaugural commission for the Collection and, as with all other pieces, it will be regularly displayed in Council buildings and exhibitions at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space. The painting, Heidelberg School, incorporates plans and a model of Walter Burley Griffin’s innovative Eaglemont houses, Pholiota and Lippcott House respectively; a depiction of Arthur Streeton’s 1890 Near Heidelberg seen through the window of an abandoned classroom representative of those in the disused school sites of Ivanhoe, Bellfield and Heidelberg Heights, which Council is currently acquiring. Darren’s works have also been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, Latrobe University Museum Collection, National Australia Bank, BHP Billiton and private collections in Australia and the USA. Banyule Art Collection Curator Claire Watson said the painting combines distinct artistic histories into one image. “Darren’s strong

relationship with Banyule was a significant factor in him being awarded this commission by the Banyule Art Collection Advisory Committee. Darren was clearly passionate about the opportunity to explore Banyule’s rich artistic landscape,” she said. above: Darren

in his studio with his painting.

“The abandoned schools are contemporary ruins emblematic of a very energetic point where a rebellious sub-culture clashes with institutional order. Defaced by graffiti and spilled paint, they embody the notion that in our increasingly divisive times the urban ruin is the most fitting monument to our contemporary condition,” Darren Wardle


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An eventful spring! Banyule springs into action as the weather warms up, hosting great events for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

SPRING GUIDE 2013

Grab your copy of the Spring edition of the Little Banyule Book of Things to Do, which features events from September to November, at our Greensborough, Ivanhoe and Rosanna Customer Service Centres or check out our website. Here are just three of the great FREE events featured in the Spring edition.

Movies in the Mall Friday 25 October, from 6.30pm, Bell Street Mall, Corners of Bell Street and Oriel Road, Heidelberg West. In the first of seven movie events in Banyule’s public places, from October 2013 to April 2014, enjoy The Muppet Movie and entertainment The night also celebrates Children’s Week, the Victorian Seniors Festival and Community Safety Month. Bring your family for a great night out that will also include retro games, 1950s swing dancing, a mobile animal farm and face painting. Limited seating so BYO blanket, cushions or chairs. No bookings required.

Guided Bush Walk Sunday 22 September, 9.30am–11am, meet at the corner of Liddesdale Grove and Melissa Court, Eltham North. Join Banyule staff for a guided walk through some of St Helena’s bushland reserves, learning about ecosystems and the beautiful wildflowers. Finish the walk at the site of a working bee by the Friends of St Helena Bush Reserve, giving you the chance to talk to members of this passionate group. Please wear sturdy shoes as there is some uneven ground. Note: there are no public toilets along this walk. Bookings are required, with participants limited to 20 - call 9457 9816 or email belinda.moody@banyule.vic.gov.au

Bike Ride and Maintenance Sunday 13 October, 10am-1pm, Sills Bend, Warringal Park, Beverley Road, Heidelberg. Ride your bike along the beautiful Main Yarra Trail and get bike maintenance and safety checks from the Banyule Bicycle User Group, who is co-hosting this event. Register for the event and go in the draw to win one of three $100 vouchers to spend at Walker Wheels - The Montmorency Bike Shop. Car parking is available in Warringal Parklands. Registration is essential by calling Customer Service on 9490 4222.

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and innovative library services for children, which also encouraged a love of reading and writing. The project, Your Own Book, saw teacher Loretta Wise helping the children and local author Kevin Burgemeestre leading two workshops to inspire their writing and drawing. The library published the books and included them in Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s catalogue.

Twenty four Year 3 and 4 students from the Olympic Village Campus of Charles La Trobe College are now published authors, with their books available for reading and loan at the Ivanhoe and Rosanna Libraries. The children wrote and illustrated their own books after staff at Ivanhoe Library came up with the idea as a way of provide exciting


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A table of Olympic proportions Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students from the Youth Unit at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE have designed, built and installed a colourful, multi-purpose table for the Hub in Heidelberg West. The design pays homage to the 1956 Olympics, bearing the Olympic colours, as well as a jigsaw puzzle, with pieces fitting together to create a board-room style table or coming apart to make smaller tables. Student Ella Noble, pictured above, designed the table for the Olympia Housing Initiative Community Liaison Committee. The Initiative is a 10-year State Government program working with residents to improve housing in Heidelberg West, Heidelberg Heights and Bellfield. Ella, a Banyule resident, wants to become a carpenter and build houses. She said it was a great feeling knowing that the table would be used and seen by the public. Chair of the Olympia Community Liaison Committtee, Michelle Penson, said the students could be extremely proud of their energy and craftsmanship.

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“The table is versatile, colourful and adds much to the Hub. It is a great example of working together for our community,” she said. The students were part of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade Program, which gives students an opportunity to investigate and experience a range of trades so they can make more informed choices about further study and career pathways.

Students initially learn how to use hand tools and then develop and apply a range of skills by participating in local community projects. Since 2009, students from the VCAL programs at NMIT have been involved in many community projects in partnership with Banyule Council and West Heidelberg Neighbourhood Renewal, such as internal improvements at the Hub, landscaping work, signage for Olympic Village shopping strip and outdoor furniture for the Tarakan Housing Estate.

Recently 10 young people from Banyule participated in a youth-led marketing and filmmaking project promoting responsible attitudes to gambling. The project, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and presented by Jets (Banyule Youth Services) in partnership with North East Primary Care Partnership and Gamblers Help Northern, provided young people with an opportunity to work with high-profile marketing and filmmaking experts to plan, create and market a short film.

Participants worked with Fleur Marks, the Business Director of Lawrence Creative, and film maker Natasha Pincus from Starkravingproductions. The group completed two short films, with both exploring the hidden costs of gambling and the statistics associated with a gambler’s perception of winning. The amount of work completed and the quality of the films was outstanding – judge for yourself at: www.banyuleyouth.com/rga left: Actors await the call to action in front of the green screen at Banyule Youth Services’ Jets Studios in Bundoora.


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Give dodgy tree loppers the chop Residents should be wary of uninvited offers to lop trees for cash. Consumer Affairs Victoria has received reports about tree loppers who door-knock to find work, then fail to finish the job or do it poorly. Banyule Council has also received reports of tree loppers misrepresenting themselves as Council supported or endorsed. Be wary of tree loppers who: • knock on your door unexpectedly • suggest they are supported or endorsed by Council • offer cheap deals ‘for today only’ • claim trees are damaging property • ask for cash up front or offer to drive you to the bank to get money for payment.

Before you engage someone to prune or remove a tree: • shop around and get recommendations • consider using a qualified arborist • obtain written quotes and check insurance • make sure all work is covered • ask for contact details of previous clients for references • do not sign until you are ready • check permit requirements with Banyule Council. Report suspicious activity Help protect others in your community and report suspicious activity by contacting Consumer Affairs Victoria on 1300 55 81 81 or email consumer@justice.vic.gov.au.

Light and colour

The theme of the 2013 National Banyule Award for Works on Paper is ‘Of Light: Reflections on Colour’, with the free exhibition running from 18 October to 14 December.

The $4,000 acquisitive award is presented biennially by Council to an outstanding contemporary work on paper, with the winning piece becoming part of the Banyule Art Collection. The exhibition will include a program of satellite events including workshops and talks based around the theme of light and colour. For more information visit our website. The exhibition is open TuesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm, at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.

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Club bowled over by shady partnership The Greensborough Bowling Club is a state leader in safeguarding people’s health and comfort after installing retractable shade cloths over its greens. The $298,000 project is the first in metropolitan Melbourne, with only one other retractable shade cloth in Victoria at the Yarrawonga Bowling Club. Banyule Mayor Cr Wayne Phillips said the project was a great example of a strong partnership between the Greensborough Bowling Club, which raised an incredible $168,000, Sport and Recreation Victoria, which provided a $90,000 grant, and Banyule Council, which contributed $40,000 and assistance with the grant application. Ron Baird, a club member for 20 years, knows only too well the dangers of sun exposure, having had two skin cancers cut off his nose. “In summer, the burning has gone out of the sun and it takes up to five degrees off the temperature, which is magnificent,” he said. Greensborough Bowling Club Board Member Max Hay said all members were extremely happy and visiting teams were enjoying how well the greens were running as well as having shade. “They are very envious,” he said. “Given ours is a ‘home and away’ competition, it does make the ‘away’ games more difficult as our members are now spoiled when they are at home!”


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Positively remarkable

Alan Leenaerts opens his energy efficient home to the community each September and hears murmurs of surprise that simple energy saving measures can make such a difference. His home uses less than 2kWh of electricity a day, compared to 1830kWh in the average Australian home, he pays just $40 a quarter for electricity and his gas heating costs have dropped by 80%. With renovations doubling his home’s size, it should take double the energy to heat and cool, but Alan is paying less than he did for a much smaller house. “Before the house was only warm when the heater was on, now it’s warm all day and all night, seven days a week. And of course it’s cooler in summer all the time as well,” he said.

A sustainable celebration The current phase of the Sustainable Homes and Communities Program is coming to an end and you are invited to celebrate with us!

Alan has certainly gone all the way in completely transforming what was an ordinary cream brick veneer into a model of sustainable living. He has fitted an array of energy efficient appliances including solar panels, solar hot water unit, an innovative home roof heating system and a ground source cooling unit. Other measures include wall, roof and floor insulation, double glazed windows, only north-facing windows, shading and blinds, double insulated central heating ducts and shade plantings. Any electricity Alan uses, he offsets with 100% green power. The costs involved to go sustainable were just a fraction of Alan’s total renovation budget and most have already paid for themselves in energy savings. By opening up his home, Alan is inspiring The Program has included a wide range of sustainable living workshops and events, and opportunities to share and celebrate community knowledge, achievements and leadership in sustainability. It has also been effective in reducing household energy, water use and waste generation, and increasing the use of sustainable transport, and interest in sustainable gardening and food.

others, most of whom “realise that it’s not hard and many of the things I’ve done have not been expensive.” Free advice about making your home energy smart is available from council backedservice Positive Charge at www.postivecharge.com.au or by calling 9385 8555. Alan’s home at 30 Springfield Street, Briar Hill, is open for viewing on Sustainable House Day 2013, Sunday 8 September, 10am-4pm. above: Alan with his home-made air conditioner which is based on ancient technology. It draws air from under his house, through recycled roof tiles that cool it further, before pumping it upstairs using a low wattage fan.

Come along and join us in celebrating a program that has made living green the new black! Registration is from 6pm for a 6.30pm start on Thursday, 19 September 2013, at the Streeton Room, The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.


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Ward Rounds Observations from your Councillors Postal address for all councillors PO Box 51 Ivanhoe 3079 Cr Wayne Phillips Mayor Beale Ward 0408 999 189 wayne.phillips @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Craig Langdon Deputy Mayor Olympia Ward 0401 097 032 craig.langdon @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Steven Briffa Hawdon Ward 0429 807 052 steven.briffa @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Mark Di Pasquale Bakewell Ward 0481 002 299 mark.dipasquale @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Rick Garotti Grimshaw Ward 0402 846 845 rick.garotti @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Tom Melican Ibbott Ward 0413 043 015 tom.melican @banyule.vic.gov.au Cr Jenny Mulholland Griffin Ward 0413 986 912 jenny.mulholland @banyule.vic.gov.au

Mayor Cr Wayne Phillips Beale Ward A proposed residential development on 13.8 hectares of land at 132 Diamond Creek Road in St Helena, next to Greenhills Primary School, has been the subject of two community meetings. All the land is zoned residential under the Banyule Planning Scheme, with parts affected by environmental significance and vegetation protection controls. We are working closely with the community to get the best outcome possible and to ensure any development is appropriate to the character of the area. A variety of considerations have been identified including community open space and recreational facilities, tree and natural habitat retention, road layout and pedestrian and vehicle access and landscaping. A range of housing types have been identified including detached and terraced houses and duplexes.  Once the developer lodges their planning application, Council officers will review it and decide if additional information is required prior to public notice of the application, when residents will have the opportunity to view all documents and make submissions to Council, which will be taken into consideration in Council’s determination of the proposal.

9490 4222 Cr Steven Briffa Hawdon Ward I recently attended a public meeting about Peck’s Dam in Montmorency, which is in urgent need of restorative work. Built in the early 1900s to service the surrounding farmland, it now creates a bush setting in the heart of suburbia. The dam’s beauty was shown via images and a chorus of indigenous birds and frogs. Long term residents shared stories including regular yabbying and fishing excursions, and even the discovery of a giant eel in an old car body recovered from the dam. I was delighted to announce $15,000 of Council funding for a feasibility study to restore permanent water supply to the dam – a move overwhelmingly supported by the community - so it can once again support the local ecology as well as fishing and yabbying. The study will check dam wall integrity as well as identify storm water and ground water collection. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Friends of Peck’s Dam, Friends of Monty Bushlands and Monty Community Group to ensure this important natural asset is restored to its former glory.

Cr Mark Di Pasquale What’s Cookin’ in Bakewell The hottest topic of conversation is the 7.95% rate rise.You ask: why the rise Councillor? Reviewing current and past budgets it’s clear Banyule’s rates were too low over the last 1015 years. Compared to our neighbours we are one of the lowest rated communities in the metro area! Unfortunately our ageing infrastructure was not being renewed quick enough, essential services were coming under threat and demands on funds challenged. I was elected with the promise of not allowing unreasonable rate rises. I also promised liveability. Is 7.95% unreasonable to secure our community’s future again with cash reserves, no infrastructure renewal gap and reduced dependency on State and Federal Government? I am a rate payer like you and if it was possible to keep rates lower, we would have. Fortunately, you have forward thinking councillors who want a stable and thriving community, rather than being worried about votes. I was elected by my community to oversee Council’s operations and you can rest assured that I will be watching every department, every outgoing cost and every dollar saved for as long as I have the privilege to do so.


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b anyul e .vi c .gov.a u Cr Rick Garotti Grimshaw Ward On a very wet, cold Sunday morning, I joined some very dedicated members of the Plenty Valley Cricket Club, which fields junior and senior male and female teams, to plant River Red Gum at AK Lines Reserve in Watsonia. The Reserve looks out on two very busy roads, Greensborough Highway and Grimshaw Street. Testament to the adage ‘from small things big things grow’, these seedlings will develop into mighty gum trees providing protection from the sun, wind and traffic noise as well as beautifying a much loved and well used Reserve. I have been working with the Club and its President Darren Callahan on a number of projects to improve the quality of the oval’s playing surface, centre wicket and practice wickets. The Club is also keen to be involved in planning for the new Watsonia Community Hub, which is to be built at the south end of the Reserve. It is a strong partnership with this very holistic Club, which is prepared to put in the hard work and contribute to funding projects that will enhance the AK Lines Reserve, not only to the benefit of their Club and players but to the community in general.

Cr Craig Langdon Olympia Ward It’s important that Council and other organisations work together to provide opportunities and services that will help the next generation grow up as healthy, resilient and contributing members of society. In the past month, I’ve been involved in two great projects increasing learning and community connection. The first (also see page 6) was initiated by Ivanhoe Library to increase children’s appreciation for writing and reading, something which can be a battle in our high tech age. Children wrote and illustrated books which were published and added to the library catalogue. I’m pictured with Billie who, as with the other children involved, was thrilled to become a published author. I was also delighted to be able to provide a $5,000 grant from my Ward Fund allocation so that the Heidelberg Scout Group can provide scholarships for disadvantaged children to join and participate in Scouts. There are many Scout troops in Banyule, with volunteers working tirelessly to engage local young people in constructive activities whilst building self-confidence, citizenship, and life skills through teaching and mentoring, all in a fun environment.

9490 4222 Cr Tom Melican Ibbott Ward Recently DeWinton Park in Rosanna has been a hive of activity as part of our larger $6 million dollar Banyule Stormwater Harvesting Project, which is establishing one of the largest stormwater harvesting networks in Melbourne. At DeWinton Park, approximately 15 million litres of stormwater can be harvested each year for irrigation, representing about $38,000 of usable water. In addition, three tonnes of sediment, 43 kilograms of nitrogen and six kilograms of phosphorous will be filtered out of local waterways, greatly improving the health of the river. This is very good news for the oval’s users, including Rosanna Cricket Club President, Peter Hodder, to my left, and Macleod Football Club Patron, Peter Pearn, who has been a valued member for 62 years! Both are only too well aware of how droughts can affect local sport grounds. By providing a more sustainable and affordable supply of water, the project will improve amenity for park users. Apart from its impressive green credentials, the project is also a great example of partnership funding between the Australian and Victorian Governments, Melbourne Water and Council, and will reduce Council’s costs in the long term.

Cr Jenny Mulholland Griffin Ward Since it opened just over a year ago, Possum Hollow, one of Banyule’s three Regional Play Spaces, has delighted thousands of children. With its range of exciting play equipment, it contributes to keeping children fit, healthy and active. I am increasingly enjoying bringing my granddaughter Isla, pictured, who delights in climbing, spinning, sliding and swinging! Located in Heidelberg’s Warringal Parklands, Possum Hollow was named by the community. The final stage of the park was installing a handcrafted gateway in late June. Artists James Cattell and Dorelle Davidson, from Honeyweather & Speight, crafted the beautiful metal possum arch, which blends beautifully with the native Australian surroundings. We are also trying to tenant the playground’s kiosk, which will provide families with additional options for refreshments, as well as all the walkers, cyclists and sports people who enjoy the area. Although Possum Hollow was an entirely new playground, our Playground Replacement Program is ensuring that even our smaller neighbourhood playgrounds are part of a program to get makeovers and updated, more adventurous play equipment.


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Springing into youthful events September and October will rock for young people in Banyule, with four awesome events to get you out and about.

One in a hundred Stephanie Livingstone, a 22-year-old Rosanna resident and Banyule 100 member, was recently recognised for her community work. Banyule Council nominated Stephanie, who became a finalist, for the annual LGPro (Local Government Professionals) Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Award, which fosters female leaders. While she did not win, her achievements are celebrated by Banyule 100 which highlights the contribution young people make to our community. It aims to cast a spotlight on 100 significant people, aged 12–25, or adults, contributing positively to the lives of young people. Stephanie’s strong passion for social justice sees her volunteering with the Diamond Valley division of Young Vinnies and regularly travelling to Sembalum village in Indonesia where she teaches English, builds sustainable progams and advocates for the community. In Banyule she works with local schools on a cross cultural exchange with Sembalum. Local young photographer Sean Porter came up with the idea for Banyule 100. You can self-nominate or nominate with Banyule 100 selections made against a set of criteria. Banyule Youth Services proudly support this project. Meet Stephanie and others at www.banyule100.com.

Streetwise Skateboarding Workshops Fortnightly on Saturday afternoon, 3pm-5pm, Malahang Park, Heidelberg West, 7, 21 and 27 September, 5 and 19 October. Free skateboard workshops for 8-21 year olds, with the focus on getting beginners onto boards. For advanced riders, there are Game of S.K.A.T.E and Best Trick competitions, with Nike prizes. Boards and helmets provided for free. Young people under 18 require a guardian to sign them in.

YouthFest 2013 Sunday 15 September, 1pm-5pm Macleod Park, next to Macleod Train Station. Banyule Council, in partnership with Studio F (Banyule’s FReeZA Committee), is hosting the festival, which is a fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke-free event for 12-25 year olds. The festival is organised and run by young people and includes three stages of live music, DJs, rides, stalls, free arcade games, street art demonstration and workshops, a BBQ (with vegetarian, vegan and Halal options), henna, body art and badge making, as well as prizes and more - all for free!

Youth Night@WaterMarc Friday 20 September, 6pm, WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough. Enjoy full access to the pools including unlimited slides down Tantrum Alley! A DJ will pump out the latest and greatest tracks and a photo booth will capture memories of the night! All for just $3!! No bookings required. If you are not aged 12-17, you are still welcome but will pay regular entry prices see www.watermarcbanyule.com.au for pricing.

Skate and BMX Comp Saturday 5 October, 11am-5pm, Greensborough Skate Park, 52 Yando Street, Greensborough. You wouldn’t want to miss this skate and BMX comp! Come down to Greensborough Skate Park and show off your skills or learn some new ones. Compete for awesome prizes or just enjoy the show! There will be music, a free BBQ and much more! Registrations on the day and it’s free! For more details on all events: banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au; www.banyuleyouth.com; facebook.com/BanyuleYouthServices; 9457 9855


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Archie’s chip got him back on the block When Archie went walkabout it was a microchip that reunited him with his 13-year-old owner Imogen, who was distraught at his escape from the family’s Ivanhoe home. Good Samaritan Kate found Archie, 12 months old, outside the Ivanhoe Hotel. She walked him up to the Ivanhoe Customer Service Centre where his microchip, implanted between his shoulder blades, was scanned enabling him to be reunited with his family within half an hour. Archie’s adventure reinforces how important microchipping your pet is. The National Pet Register, Australia’s largest not-for-profit pet identification and pet recovery service, is providing pet microchipping for the discounted rate of $25 on Sunday 13 October and Sunday 8 December, between 10am to noon, at the Ivanhoe

Customer Service Centre, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road. You need to make an appointment at www.petregister.com.au/events or call the National Pet Register on 1300 734 738. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carry cages. below: Kate reunites Archie, the pup that went to the pub, with Imogen.

2 billion cats and counting If each one of Banyule’s 5,500 registered cats were allowed to breed unchecked, in seven years they and their offspring could have produced 2.31 billion cats! Accoarding to the RSPCA, which promotes desexing and responsible cat ownership, just one female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 cats in seven years! This is one reason why there are over 500,000 un-owned cats across Victoria, with the cost of managing stray cats falling to State and Local Governments at an estimated $5 million per annum.

RSPCA Victoria recommends desexing kittens as early as 12 weeks of age, as cats can start breeding from five months old. The operation is straight-forward, with little discomfort to the kitten. Evidence shows that desexed cats live longer, are generally healthier and tend to be more affectionate. They are less inclined to wander, run away or get into fights. Desexed females do not experience heat cycles and males do not spray to mark their territory. For more information visit www.rspcavic.org.au

Everybody needs good neighbours Even the most harmonious neighbourhood can become a nightmare if neighbourly disputes get out of hand. The Victoria Law Foundation’s new, free publication – Neighbours, the law and you – is a comprehensive guide on your rights and responsibilities and covers some of the most common disputes such as fences, trees, noise and pets. The Foundation’s Executive Director Joh Kirby said neighbourhood issues often end up escalating. “Having a basic understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a neighbour can help make sure neighbourhood problems don’t get out of hand and end in legal action, which is always a last resort.” Banyule’s Co-ordinator Municipal Laws Mark Bernhardt said that like other councils, Banyule received hundreds of complaints each year relating to neighbourhood issues. “This new guide is an excellent source of information, is easy to understand and I’m sure will help prevent small issues escalating to a point where mediators or lawyers are involved,” Mark said. Free copies of the 32-page guide are available from Banyule’s Customer Service Centres or by download at www.victorialawfoundation.org.au.


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Banyule, along with metropolitan Melbourne, is saying goodbye to analogueTV for good on 10 December.

14 If you have an old analogue TV you don’t want, you can recycle it for free by bringing it to the Banyule Waste Recovery Centre in Waterdale Road, Bellfield, which is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am3pm, and weekends and some public holidays from 7.30am to noon. For the environment’s sake, please don’t dump your old TV or leave it on the nature strip as it is illegal! In the first six months of our free TV recycling program, 136 tonnes of televisions, equating to approximately 4,500 televisions, have been recycled.

9490 4222 Surplus Recycling Solutions, a family owned business, recycles the e-waste and is committed to employing local people with disabilities or mental illness. An amazing 97% of a TV can be recycled, with plastic casings melted for park benches and bumper bars, copper wire re-used, and gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards destined for multiple uses. All hazardous materials are safely disposed of. For more information about the digital television switch over go to www.digitalready.gov.au.

Welcome to your new website We put ourselves in your shoes and designed a website where information about Banyule is presented more clearly and is quicker and easier to find. In my area Can’t remember if it’s a green waste or recycling week? Want to find out what is going on in your area or look up your councillor’s contact details? Simply enter your address into ‘In My Area’.You can also view information about community consultations, look up parks and facilities, find local events and find out about road closures and major projects in your area.

You can help Earlier this year, the death of three people in a wall collapse in Melbourne was a tragic reminder of the need for everyone to ensure buildings, including free-standing

What are you looking for? • Search by key word in the search bar. • Use the Council A-Z index. • Navigate via the drop down menu at the top of each page. • Select from the ‘I want to’ and ‘In this section’ links. Have your say With this online consultation tool you can find out about consultations and have your say at a place and time convenient to you, as well as joining online discussions, completing surveys and more. Find a park or facility Search an online database for parks, community halls and leisure centres.

Local directories Look up contact information and locate council managed services, or find local community groups, which can now manage their own directory listing by registering and creating a profile. Events Find out about council and community run events, searching by keyword or date. Invite friends, post a link to it on Facebook and use the mapping interface to help you get there. Community groups can create and manage their own event listings. Got feedback? Just hit the feedback button and tell us what you think!

walls and fences, are structurally sound and secure. While Banyule has programs of inspection in place to minimise building related risks, you can also contribute by checking your buildings for any potential risks.

For any further information contact us via our website or customer service team on 9490 4222. For more information, visit www.buildingcommission.com.au and search for ‘signs of wall damage’.


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Worm huggers unite Banyule Council staff members have turned an unsuccessful worm farm into a high performing composting system. Affectionately known as the “worm huggers”, the team of 13 who tend the worm farm on a roster enables the Rosanna Customer Service Centre to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grinds and teabags to produce fertilizer full of nutrients. The benefits of the worm farm make the 5–10 minutes a day that the worm huggers spend tending their slimy friends more than worth it. After three months, 20 litres of worm urine was harvested. Adding 10 litres of water to every litre of urine produces 150 litres of fertilizer which if you were buying fertilizer would cost $3,000.

Donning gloves and aprons, staff members have contended with ice cold mornings and have learned that, like most of us, worms can be fussy about their food – loving watermelon rind but disliking citrus. Environment Officer Fleur O’Luanaigh said some staff members are now more confident in setting up home worm farms or making existing worm farms even more successful.

“Cheap to setup and easy to maintain, worm farms mean that your kitchen waste can be put back into your garden instead of going into landfill,” she said. Learn how to build your own worm farm at www.abc.net.au/gardening – just type ‘worm farm’ into the search box. above: Matt, left, feeds

the worms the latest in office scraps while Fleur adds water to keep them well hydrated.

Tips for fertilising trees 1. If plants are growing well, annual fertilising may not be necessary. Avoid fertilising just before winter, particularly in cold districts as this can stimulate soft growth easily damaged by frost. Fertiliser should only be applied when the soil is wet and it should be well watered. 2. A good time to fertilise trees is mid to late winter or in spring, just before the active growing period. At these times the tree’s roots take the nutrients from the soil and

apply them to important healthpromoting functions such as root development and disease resistance. 3. Fertilise throughout the entire root system. Fertiliser must also be placed underneath the roots of any competing plants such as grass or other ground cover. 4. Ensure fertiliser is thoroughly watered in and around the tree’s root system.

A grand place for play Do you care for your grandchildren during the week? Are you interested in meeting with other grandparents in a playgroup setting?  Banyule Council is interested in establishing a new playgroup for

grandparents in the Montmorency area. If you are interested in joining a grandparents’ playgroup, please contact Sherryn Prinzi, Early Years Project Officer, on 9457 9908 or email sherryn.prinzi@banyule.vic.gov.au by 15 September 2013.


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Banyule Seniors Festival Program 2013 Banyule is the place to be in October as the Seniors Festival kicks off with a host of Council and community run events. It’s definitely ‘Your Time’, with the full program available in booklet form in mid-September from our Greensborough, Ivanhoe and Rosanna Customer Service Centres and also on our website. For state-wide Victorian Seniors Festival information visit: www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

Premier events Bookings are essential for our premier events as numbers are strictly limited. Call us on 9490 4222 to reserve your place. Both events are being held in The Great Hall, Ivanhoe Town Hall, Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. No entry without a ticket.

Rosanna Pentecostal Church, Bellevue Ave, Rosanna. $2, ring Margaret 8407 3043. Swimming for Fun - Lap swimming with Heidelberg Life Activities group each Thursday, Noon-1pm, Latrobe University Sports Centre, Carpark 6. $4 and parking cost, Barbara on 9457 7423. Tai Chi - Tai Chi with Life Activities Club of Heidelberg every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Warringal Senior Citizens Hall, Hawdon St, Heidelberg. $8, Glenys on 9435 3546. Calling all Golfers - 9 hole competition with the Heidelberg Life Activities group each Friday, 8am, at Bundoora Public Golf Course, 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora. $15, bookings essential to Laurie on 9457 2623.

Wednesday 2 October, 10am-noon Celebrating Seniors Morning Tea and Festival launch - Come along and listen or dance to the Police Band and the Heidelberg Allstars, with morning tea included. Free.

Thursday 3 October Is your home livable? - Learn more about design features suitable for ageing to make your home more livable. Ivanhoe Council Chambers, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, 10.30am-Noon. Free event, call 9490 4222.

Friday 4 October Memory Boxes - Share your fondest memories, with library staff recording your recollections. Free event, bookings essential on 9497 5780, 11am, Ivanhoe Library, Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe.

Sunday 6 October Edible weeds with Doris Pozzi - Learn about weeds that can provide added nutrition and interest to your diet. 11.30am1pm, Montmorency Primary School, Rattray Rd, Montmorency. Bookings 9457 9816.

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Tuesday 29 October, 10am-noon

Learn to Dance - Greensborough Senior Citizen, free, 10.15am-11.45am, Greensborough Seniors Hall, 204 Henry St, Greensborough.

Sentimental Journey - Come with us on our fun filled journey around the world as we sing a long and have some laughs. Gold coin donation.

Morning Tea and Health Seminar Strength for Seniors, free, 10am-11.30am, Meeting Room 1 and 2, WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough.

Other events October Open House for Seniors - New senior participants can choose one free class or activity from Watsonia Neighbourhood House’s extensive program during October. Bookings essential on 9434 6717. Lambourne Rd, Watsonia, 9.30am-3pm. Older Adults Exercise - Do you want to keep up with your grandchildren, continue travelling, or just want to feel better? Visit Ivanhoe Aquatic and Fitness Centre, 170 Waterdale Rd, Ivanhoe, or Olympic Leisure Centre, 15 Alamein Rd, Heidelberg West, to find out about our full range of classes for seniors. Casual sessions from $6. Aquatic Exercise Class - 11am-Noon, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, Yarra Plenty Swimming School, corner Liat Way and Sainsbury Ave, Greensborough. Enjoy one free aquatic exercise class during Seniors Week, 6-13 October. Call 9434 4516. Usual price $5.70, $5.20 concession. Table Tennis - Each Monday morning with Heidelberg Life Activities, 10am-Noon, at

Against the Forces Exhibition - Profiling the work and lives of architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, every Sunday, 2pm-5pm, $5, Heidelberg Historical Society, Cnr Jika St and Park Lane, Heidelberg, 9455 2130

Tuesday 1 October Sing a Long - Enjoy classics such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more with Frank Lee Darling. Free event, Rosanna Library, Turnham Ave, Rosanna, 2pm-3.30pm.

Wednesday 2 October Bus Trip to Phillip Island - Join the Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe Outreach group, with morning tea and a 2-course lunch. Mobility aids can go on the bus. 9.15am-5.15pm, meet at the Church, 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. $55, only 48 places, ring Sue 9499 1485 or Eileen 9499 7120. Tulip Festival Bus Trip - Tesselaar Tulip Festival with Greensborough National Seniors, departing Memorial Park Greensborough, 8.45am-4.30pm. $49, morning tea and lunch included. Bookings essential to Bob on 9435 2529.

Tuesday 8 October Heart Strength Gym Circuit - 60 minute whole body circuit, free, Noon-1pm, WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough.

Wednesday 9 October Learn to play the card game 500 - Free, Noon-3.30pm, Greensborough Seniors Hall, 204 Henry St, Greensborough. Morning Tea and Health Seminar - How Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates can bring balance to your body. Free, 2pm-3.30pm, Wellbeing Studio, WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough. Croquet Open Day - Join us as we celebrate our 100th year. Just wear runners and come and try! Free, 1pm-4pm, Ivanhoe Park Croquet Club, Lower Heidelberg Rd, East Ivanhoe.

Thursday October 10 Buckingham Palace in my Underwear Rosanna senior Bev Moss talks about her 10-year adventure working overseas. Free, 11am-Noon, Rosanna Library, Turnham Ave, Rosanna.


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Banyule Seniors Festival Program 2013 Heart Strength Gym Circuit - 60 minute whole body circuit. Free, Noon1pm,WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough. Understanding Garden Design - Ruby Jane Stormer from lightli living looks at garden design. Free, 11am-noon, Watsonia Library, Ibbotson St, Watsonia. The Orient Express - Join Helen Webberley for the history of the famous train. Refreshments provided. Free, 2pm-3pm, Watsonia Library, Ibbotson St, Watsonia.

Friday 11 October Bingo - Greensborough Senior Citizens, $1 per book, 12.30pm-3pm, Greensborough Seniors Hall, 204 Henry St, Greensborough. Banyule Men’s Shed Open Day Free, Noon-2pm, 103 Edwin St, Heidelberg Heights.

Sunday 13 October A Magical Afternoon - Montmorency Combined Probus, an afternoon of laughs, magic and fun with Don Jones. $10, afternoon tea included, bookings essential on 9439 1538. 1.30pm-5.30pm, Petrie Park hall, Mountain View Rd, Montmorency. Darebin Creek Bird Survey - Bring solid shoes, weather appropriate clothing and your own binoculars if possible. No dogs. 8am10.30am, free but bookings essential with Peter on 9499 4454. Meet corner of Dougharty Rd and Liberty Pde, Heidelberg West.

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Next Stop Williamstown - Bus and boat trip to Williamstown, including morning and afternoon tea and lunch. Leave from Ivanhoe Service Centre, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, 9.15am-4.30pm, $58 to be paid to any Customer Service Centre by 8 October. Ring 9490 4222.

Breakfast with the Birds - go for a walk with the birds and enjoy breakfast at the Old Shire Offices, off Beverley Rd, Heidelberg, where you will meet at 7.30am. Limit of 100 people, free but bookings essential to Belinda on 9457 9816.

Introduction to Skype - 2pm, free, Rosanna Library, Turnham Ave, Rosanna. Bookings essential on 9459 6765. Learn to Dance - with Geensborough Senior Citizens. Free, 10.15am-11.45am, Greensborough Seniors Hall, 204 Henry St, Greensborough.

Tuesday 15 October Out and About Using a Scooter - All the information you need about scooters. Free, Noon-1pm, Rosanna Service Centre, 44 Turnham Ave, Rosanna. Ring 9490 4222. Social Media for Beginners - Free, 2pm, Ivanhoe Library, Upper Heidelberg Rd, bookings essential on 9497 5780. Cultural Film Day for Seniors - Zio Nino (Uncle Nino), an Italian comedy/drama. $5 for refreshments, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Heidelberg Theatre, Turnham Ave, Rosanna. Bookings essential with Angela on 9459 0782.

Tuesday 22 October Bus Trip to Anglesea and Lorne - Join the Diamond Valley 50 Plus Club, morning tea and lunch included, $38, 9am-5pm, corner Elder St and Delta Rd, Watsonia. Bookings essential to Helen Richards on 9016 8238.

Wednesday 23 October Frog’s Night Out - Learn all about frogs. Bring weather appropriate clothing for the walk. 7pm-8.30pm, free, bookings essential with Peter or Therese on 9499 4454. Meet Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, end of Separation St, Alphington.

Friday 25 October Nesting Boxes for Native Animals - Free, limited to 30 people, bookings to Belinda on 9457 9821. 9.30am-10.30am, Rosanna Parklands, enter off Davies St and follow signs. Weedbusters - Join the Friends of Salt Creek and Associated Parklands, with the first 100 people to bring a weed from their garden getting an indigenous plant to replace it. Free, 10.30am-Noon, Rosanna Parklands, enter off Davies St and follow signs.

Movies at the Mall - Screening of The Muppet Movie and heaps of entertainment for all. Free, 6.30pm, Bell Street Mall, Cnr Bell St and Oriel Rd, Heidelberg West.

Saturday 26 October and Sunday 27 October Greensborough Historical Society’s Heritage Weekend - Sat, 1.30pm, information day and Sun, 12.30pm, history walk. Gold coin donation, bookings essential, Noel on 9435 4513 or to 9435 9060. Diamond Valley Learning Centre, Greensborough Park.

Monday 28 October Australia Dreaming, Dinosaurs in Victoria talk by Dr Alan Tait. Free, 2pm-4pm, U3A, rear 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.

Tuesday 29 October For Senior Men Only - meet OM:NI Men’s Discussion Groups for lunch at the Greensborough RSL, from $10, 11am-2pm, function room, 111 Main St, Greensborough. Ring Ken on 0400 122 044. Social media for Beginners - individual free one-hour appointments from 2pm. Bookings essential on 9497 5780, Ivanhoe Library, Upper Heidelberg Rd.

Wednesday 30 October Banyule Award for Works on Paper Curators talk, 2.30pm, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe. Free but bookings essential on 9490 4222.


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Getting down to business Women in Business Lunch Megan Quinn, Co-founder of Neta-Porter, the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer is the keynote presenter at this popular, annual lunch. Network with local business people over a two course lunch, see the latest local fashion trends from the Ivanhoe Traders Association and listen to Megan’s inspiring presentation. This session is proudly sponsored by the Bendigo Bank, Small Business Victoria, Ivanhoe Traders Association and The Centre Ivanhoe. Date: Thursday 17 October, 11.45am-2.15pm Venue: The Great Hall, The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Cost: $49 includes two course lunch and soft-drink – alcohol at bar prices Register: www.banyulebusiness.com.au and for more information

Taking the Pain out of Employing People Are you a business owner looking to employ your first employee/s or have employees and want to ensure you’ve got all the information you need to be compliant with legislation? We will be joined by HR Advice OnLine founders Cheryl Disher and Kerrie Canning, who will answer your HR/industrial relations questions and issues including:

• The documentation you need to be compliant with legislation • What Award your employees are covered by • How to manage someone who isn’t performing The session will be interactive and provide real examples, so come prepared with questions. All attendees will receive a HR checklist. Date: Tuesday 29 October, 6pm7.30pm Venue: Council Chambers, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Cost: $20 per registration Register: bookings essential at www.banyulebusiness.com.au

Marketing for Growth You’ll learn how to launch new products successfully, how to conduct market research that reveals niches previously unknown, why knowing your customers better can aid your marketing efforts, and much more. This event is held in collaboration with Small Business Victoria. Date: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 5.30pm-9pm Venue: The Withers Room, The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Cost: $30 per registration Bookings: essential by booking online at www.banyulebusiness.com.au

Multichannel Retail – The First Steps Consumers engaged across multiple channels shop more frequently, spend three to four times more and display greater loyalty towards retail brands. It is no longer sufficient to have a shop and consider only using a catalogue or flyer to engage with customers, who demand more touch points such as websites and online stores. This workshop aims to demystify multichannel trends and provide retailers with an understanding of new ways to combine physical and online presence to attract and retain customers. The event is delivered by the Australian Retailers Association and supported by the Heidelberg Traders Association and Heidelberg Community Bank branch. Date: Tuesday 8 October, 6pm-9pm Venue: Heidelberg Community Bank branch, 164 Burgundy Street Cost: $25 per registration Bookings: essential by booking online at www.banyulebusiness.com.au


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Community Calendar Community groups wanting their events considered for the November-December calendar should send submissions to eventslisting@banyule.vic.gov.au by 23 September 2013.

3 September and 1 and 29 October Banyule VIEW Club Twanny Ferrugia on Organ Donation, Chris Mcquillen on his 12-day Hobart to Melbourne voyage in an 18th century Bark Endeavour Replica and Four Steps For Life way to learn CPR are respective guest speakers. 11am at Greensborough RSL in Main St. Bookings and more information ring Margaret on 9439 9965. 6 September Kindy Sports @ Bundoora Primary School 12.30pm-1.15pm, free for kinder-aged children, bookings on 9467 2601, Balmoral Ave, Bundoora. 7-8 September Australian Plants Expo Australian Plants Society Yarra Yarra Group event,10am-4pm, St Sava’s Church Hall, 212 Diamond Creek Road, Greensborough. Adults $5, Concession $4, children free. Contact apsyarrayarra@gmail.com or Jill on 9439 7228.

We want your community events for the 2014 Banyule Calendar Shop and play locally Some of the free community events at your local shopping strips in September and October include: Rosanna Spring School Holiday Fair: 10am-2pm, Saturday 21 September Spring into school holidays at Rosanna Village, Lower Plenty Road, and enjoy a host of family activities at the Spring Fair. There will be free rides, an animal petting zoo, face painting, jumping castles and more! www.rosannavillage.com.au

12-28 September Heidelberg Theatre Company One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman. Bookings: www.htc.org. au or Box Office 9457 4117. 14 & 15 September Heidelberg Symphony 8pm, Sat 14, and 2.30pm Sun 15, the Music Makers with the Ashton Smith Singers. Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School Performing Arts Centre. Tickets 9005 1792. www.heidelbergsymphony.com.au. 15 September Loyola College Open Day 1pm-4pm at 325 Grimshaw St, Watsonia. 9433 0228 www.loyola.vic.edu.au. 22 September and 13 October Arden Crescent Concert Series Featuring opera singers Tiffany Speight and Roy Best on 22 Sept and Adam Przewlocki playing Liberace on 13 Oct. 2pm Rosanna

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Uniting Church, Arden Crescent. Bookings and information 9457 2595. 28 October U3A Monday Talks Dr Alan Tait talking about dinosaurs and their fossils. 2pm, rear of 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. 28 October Greensborough Evening VIEW Club 7.30pm, with guest, botanical painter Janet Tiller. Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Rd, Lower Plenty. Information and booking, Dorothy on 9439 3953. Every 2nd Wednesday Heidelberg VIEW Club Meets 11.45am-2pm, Manningham Hotel, Bulleen, 2-course lunch and guest speaker, $30. To book or for more info call Elizabeth on 9041 0933 or Joan on 9459 3889.

Banyule community groups are invited to include details of their special events for 2014 in the Banyule Community Calendar, which is delivered to all residents. A list of regular community group meetings will be included at the back of the calendar.

To submit:

Music in the Mall: 10am-3pm, Saturday 5 October With its mix of cultures and 1950s suburban Australia, the Bell St Mall in Heidelberg West is the perfect place to dance to a different rhythm. In a one-day mash up of food and performance, Music in the Mall offers a big hearted line up of world music for the northern suburbs. It's part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and will be like WOMAD only smaller! www.bellstmall.com.au Macleod Shopping Village Halloween Trick or Treat: 9am-1pm, Saturday 26 October There’s no need for you and your

children to walk the streets of Banyule after dark on Halloween evening. Although a little earlier than Halloween, this promises to be a fun day. Children are encouraged to dress up and enjoy the entertainment. www.macleodvillageshopping.com.au

• Fill out the event form at banyule.vic.gov.au • Email details to eventslisting@banyule.vic.gov.au attention ‘Banyule Calendar’ • Visit a Service Centre or call 9490 4271 for a form. Closing date: Friday 20 September 2013.


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A new way to pay your rates Paying your Council rates is now even easier with BPAY View, a service enabling you to receive, pay and store bills in your online banking account. Some of the benefits of registering for BPAY View are that you can: • Look after bills 24/7 over the internet from wherever you are and be notified when a new bill arrives. • Have a summary of bills and their due date in one place, with viewing a detailed bill just a few clicks away. • Still use BPAY or pay from your bank account, credit card account or by other payment methods accepted by Council.

Contacting us All enquiries 9490 4222 enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au www.banyule.vic.gov.au PO Box 51, Ivanhoe 3079 Council Service Centres 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 44 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna 9-13 Flintoff Street, Greensborough Opening Hours All: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm Rosanna: Wednesday until 7pm Greensborough: Saturday 9am-noon Hearing or Speech Impaired Call us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 (ordinary handset) and ask for 9490 4222. Connect with us on Facebook facebook/banyulecitycouncil

• Make payments immediately or schedule payments for a later date. • Be kind to the environment by cutting down on paper bills. Remember that Council rates are now payable in four instalments, with the due dates remaining the same each year: • 30 September – 1st instalment or ONE PAYMENT of full amount • 30 November – 2nd instalment • 28 February – 3rd instalment • 31 May – 4th instalment For more information visit our website.

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