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Whitehorse News



Celebrate our great country at the Whitehorse Australia Day Concert and Fireworks, a wonderful evening of music, dance, fun, games, food and everything Australian!

More details on pages 8-9.

7 Creative Youth Community

11 Translated articles

14 Summer Reading Club


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Contact us Whitehorse City Council Locked Bag 2, Nunawading DC VIC 3131 Phone: 9262 6333 Fax: 9262 6490 NRS: 133 677 then quote 9262 6333 Customer service centres

January Council meetings

Whitehorse Civic Centre

The first Ordinary Council Meeting for 2018 will be held at 7pm on Monday 29 January in the Council Chamber at the Box Hill Town Hall.

379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (Weekdays 8.30am-5.30pm, cashier: weekdays 8.40am-5pm)

Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre Canterbury Road, Forest Hill (Weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12 noon)

Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill (Weekdays 9am-5pm)

Career opportunities Register your details at to receive emailed job alerts about vacancies at Whitehorse City Council.

Sustainability The Whitehorse News is printed on PEFC and FSC certified paper using vegetable inks in a waterless printing process.

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ouncil and the Eastern Emergency Relief Network (EERN) would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support of the Whitehorse Christmas Toy Appeal.

Councillor Bill Bennett said more than 250 presents were donated to needy families just in time for Christmas morning.

“Each year we are overwhelmed by the number of generous people in Whitehorse who take the time to purchase and donate a gift for families who are less fortunate,” said Councillor Bennett. Gifts collected by Council are passed on to EERN for distribution to needy families. More information EERN 9874 8433 Whitehorse City Council 9262 6333

Acknowledgement of Country In the spirit of reconciliation, Whitehorse City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land on which Whitehorse stands. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Kevin Thomas from EERN with Councillor Bill Bennett.

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ouncil is looking for committed, caring, enthusiastic, flexible and positive people with exceptional communication skills to help deliver meals on wheels and monitor the wellbeing of meal recipients.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport said that in Whitehorse, volunteers deliver more than 1200 meals each week. "Volunteers can apply to be either a 'driver' or a 'jockey', with two hour shifts available between 10.30am and 12.30pm." "There is also an opportunity for people to sign up as relief volunteers, to help out during those times the regular volunteers are unavailable." Councillor Davenport said that as well as making a real difference in the daily lives of elderly people and those with a disability, volunteering can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. "Research shows that volunteers are happier and healthier," said Cr Davenport. "Volunteering also provides a valuable social connection to someone who might otherwise not have family or friends close by." More information 9262 7530 From top: Meals on Wheels volunteers Pat and Peter Jacobs, Ivan Hastings and Alan Mee.

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Get to Know Your Council Here are some of Whitehorse City Council's highlights:

51.12% Recycling: The amount of waste diverted from landfill to organics and recycling facilities in Whitehorse was 51.12% while the metro average* was 45.87%

5.04% 100%

Sustainable capacity indicators: Council continues to perform well across a number of these indicators, demonstrating efficient and cost-effective service delivery, while also ensuring an appropriate level of community infrastructure maintenance.

LGPRF is a key initiative of the state government that aims to give the community a greater understanding of the work Councils do and how they are performing. Through the Know Your Council website, residents can see how their Council compares with other Councils across 59 indicators in 11 core service areas. Visit for full results.


Transparency: The percentage of Council decisions made at meetings closed to the public was only 5.04% for Whitehorse compared to the metro average* of 7.17%

reportable safety incidents at aquatic facilities Council's Aqualink facilities are among the safest in Victoria, with no reportable safety incidents in 2016-17, compared to the metro average* of 2.26.

Animal Management


Time taken to action animal management requests, down from 2.01 days.


Maternal and Child Health (MCH): Participation in the first MCH visit increased to 100%

73 efficiency and cost effectiveness

Whitehorse City Council is proud to announce its results in the state-wide Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) indicators for 2016-17.

91.57% Governance: Satisfaction with council decisions has continued to improve with Council scoring a rating of 59 in the most recent community satisfaction survey.

Roads: Council scored a satisfaction rating of 73 for sealed local roads, significantly exceeding the metropolitan and state-wide averages.


of animals reclaimed, compared to a Victorian average of 51.24%

Financial performance indicators: Council performed well across all indicators demonstrating Council’s financial sustainability.

Areas for improvement While Council’s rating of 57 for satisfaction with community consultation and engagement was higher than the Victorian average, Council will continue to focus on improving this area.

* Metropolitan Melbourne is the geographical area that defines Melbourne as a city. Of the 79 local government areas in Victoria, 31 are located in metropolitan Melbourne



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Chinese New Year

Did you get a new bike for Christmas?

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 11AM-11PM With 80,000 people in attendance each year, the Chinese New Year Festival in Box Hill is the biggest annual event in the City of Whitehorse.


anta has recently delivered loads of bikes to excited children and adults in Whitehorse.

Central Box Hill comes alive with people, colour, movement and sound. The festival showcases wonderful music, singing and dancing from our local community, as well as games, rides, firecracker displays and market stalls selling souvenirs and delicious food.

Like Santa, Whitehorse City Council, encourages residents to get on their bike and explore the great paths we have in our region – but do it safely!

Local residents come along in droves as do many visitors from across Melbourne. It’s a wonderful way to showcase Box Hill and all that it has to offer to both regular and new visitors.

While using the paths, keep these simple tips in mind: • Ring your bell when overtaking others

Whitehorse City Council is proud to once again support the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse as it brings an exciting program of entertainment and stalls to one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne.

• Keep to the left of the path when not overtaking

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• Ride at a speed that is not threatening to other path users

• Be careful of vehicles when crossing roads and be respectful to pedestrians when crossing footpaths • Wear a properly fitted helmet • Do a simple ABC check of your bike before heading out – air, brakes and chain. Keep an eye out in the Whitehorse News throughout the year for a range of education programs to help children and adults develop bike riding skills. Whitehorse City Council also provides support to schools to implement bike safety programs. It’s Council's aim for our community to be safe, healthy and sustainable, and bikes are a great way to help us achieve this.

More information

The Year of the Dog Walking-Cycling.html

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Dog is man’s good friend who can understand the human spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal.

join global fiesta 2018 Global Fiesta is Council’s Harmony Day event, celebrating the diverse cultural history, traditions, food and art of everyone who calls Australia home. The event will be held in the beautiful Box Hill Gardens on Sunday 18 March from 12 noon to 4pm. Whitehorse City Council is looking for local culturally diverse community and social groups and not-for-profit organisations to be part of the 2018 Whitehorse Global Fiesta. Expressions of interest are due by Friday 16 February. By holding a stall, community groups can showcase what they do, increase membership numbers and raise awareness. Local cultural groups are also invited to perform on stage and share their unique music and dancing styles. How to get involved Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Friday 16 February. EOI forms can be completed online or hard copy. Download the form from

More information 9262 6101 or rosemary.sheehan (Community Diversity Officer) 9262 6352 or hannah.milne (Events Officer)

sunday 18 march 12 noon to 4pm box hill gardens

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There is plenty you can do to keep your cool when the temperature rises this summer. Whitehorse News presents key advice here to help you, your family and your home survive the heat and the humidity.

Preparing your home for the summer heat • Use curtains and blinds to block out the sun. Sunlight entering the home through windows is the biggest culprit for heating the house.

• When using an air conditioner, keep windows and doors closed to avoid wasting energy. Minimise the area to be cooled by closing doors.

• Install external blinds on your north and west facing windows. Awnings, roller shutters and shade sails are far better at keeping a home cool than indoor curtains and blinds. As a quick fix, try inexpensive shade cloth.

• Set your air conditioner between 24°C and 26°C – every degree lower will increase running costs by around 10 per cent. • A fan will generally keep you comfortable during warmer nights and will cost far less to run.

• Select the most comfortable room in your home on either the south or east side. Pre-cool it before the peak of the summer heat kicks in. • Consider operating your washing machine and dishwasher during offpeak hours to reduce demand when electricity is most needed.

Pets get hot too!

• Provide cool, shady areas throughout the garden and in the home. If you can, bring pets indoors on hot days. • Leave multiple bowls of water where your pet can easily access them, in case one is knocked over. You can also leave a bowl of ice for your pet, which will melt throughout the day.

• Turn the air conditioner off when the outside temperature drops and open doors and windows to let the cool air in. More information

• Pets with pink noses, not much fur on their ears and white skin under their fur are more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer, so apply a special animal sunscreen to exposed areas. • Put a toddler pool in the shade and fill it with water for your pet to sit in

What's happening at Aqualink this summer? When the summer heat hits, our thoughts immediately turn to finding the closest body of cool water to plunge into. Luckily for Whitehorse residents, Aqualink Box Hill and Nunawading are enticingly close. Bring the kids down to Aqualink during the school holidays for the Chill Zone activities, free with the cost of entry. At Aqualink Nunawading, you can have a blast on the small inflatable from 12.30pm, the giant inflatable from 1.15pm and the Tarzan rope from 2.15pm to 3pm. At Aqualink Box Hill, the Chill Zone activities run from 12.30pm-4pm. After your swim, grab an icypole or icecream and spread out on the gorgeous lawns at Aqualink. If you're looking for some 'me time' over the school holidays, the Aqualink creches will reopen from 8 January. The kids will love the water play activities at the creche and can have their own summer fun with the toy BBQ and play ice cream stall. To sharpen up on swimming skills, the Aqualink swim schools are running intensive swimming holiday programs, and you can stay and play after the lesson.

Keeping cool • Drink plenty of water or other cool, nonalcoholic fluids, even if you’re not thirsty. • Reduce activity and avoid exercise in hot weather. If activity is unavoidable, schedule it for the coolest part of the day and rest often. • Whenever possible, stay indoors or in the shade. • If you don’t have air conditioning, visit an air conditioned shopping centre or library.

Rebates now available for solar battery storage units


hitehorse residents can apply for a $200 rebate after installing a solar battery storage unit.

Solar storage batteries store power generated by rooftop solar panels. The stored energy can then be drawn on at a later stage, such as night or on the weekend when more members of the household are home. The $200 rebate can be applied for once the solar battery storage unit has been installed, however the unit must be commercially purchased and installed (rather than a DIY project). This rebate is in addition to the existing rebate of $154 per solar panel system.

• Eat small frequent meals, especially cold food such as salad. • Wear lightcoloured, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton and linen. • Place wet towels on your body, put your feet in cold water or take cool (not cold) showers. • Never leave children, older people or pets in cars. • Keep tabs on neighbours, friends and relatives, especially the elderly and those who live alone. For urgent help if you or someone you know is suffering from heat-related illness or stress call 000 and ask for an ambulance.


Photo: Fronius International. Council does not endorse any particular retailer or brand and encourages residents to research and obtain quotes for a system suitable to their individual needs.

This new rebate is part of Council’s existing Sustainability Rebate Program, which includes rebates for: • greywater treatment systems • rainwater tanks • home composting systems • solar hot water systems • solar panels To apply for the rebate, complete an application form and provide relevant supporting documents including proof of purchase and certificate of electrical safety. More information and to apply Sustainability-Rebates.html 9262 6333


Family, young people and health


Parent Information Forums are back in 2018! B

abies, children and teens: each stage of life presents challenges and mysteries for parents, grandparents and carers.

That’s where Council’s popular Parenting Information Forums can help educate and solve some of the puzzles presented by the youngest members of our families. Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport said that the program reflects Council’s belief that effective parenting influences a child’s lifelong development and overall wellbeing. “The Parent Information Forum program will once again tackle topics we know local parents want covered,” said Cr Davenport. “Guest speakers are carefully selected to reflect a diverse range of parenting approaches with sensitivity to different cultures and communities.

Forums in 2018 will explore: • transition from kindergarten to primary school • parenting in a digital world • promoting body safety and protective behaviours in children • positive and effective ways of managing behaviour • making sense of adolescents and their risk-taking behaviour • supporting children with their peer relationships and bullying • managing VCE stress • surviving high school Forums will continue to be offered for just a $2 donation, with these donations returned to the community each year.

“We had some fantastic feedback on last year’s forums, with many parents applauding them for being insightful, informative and practical.”

More information 9262 6175 parentresource@whitehorse. Parenting-Information-ForumProgram.html

Above: Cr Davenport recently dropped in to Council's Youth ConneXions to meet with some local young people. Managing VCE stress and surviving high school are just two of the forums focusing on young people this year.

“(The Parent Information Forum) gave a great insight into teenagers and what made them tick. It made us all feel good about being parents and knowing that we were all learning as we go along, child and parent included.” – Local parent

JANUARY IMMUNISATIONS Council provides free vaccinations against infectious diseases for children from birth to 16 years-of-age and a limited range of vaccines for eligible adults. More information 9262 6197 Immunisation.html

Did you know that Whitehorse City Council uses a free app to communicate all the latest news on local family events, programs, immunisation, parenting information forums, maternal and child health updates, Aqualink’s occasional care and information on parenting youth? Flexibuzz is easy to download onto any portable device and can also be accessed via a PC. Download Flexibuzz in your app store, register and then search for Whitehorse City Council and select the categories that relate to you.

Whitehorse Civic Centre (Willis Room), 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading • 2, 19 and 24 January – 9.15am-10.45am • 11 January – 6pm-7.30pm Box Hill South Family Centre 1228A Riversdale Road (Rotary Court), Box Hill South

Nominate now!

• 3 and 25 January – 9.15am-10.45am • 18 January – 6pm-7.30pm

Do you know a young person who excels at school, sport, the arts or community work and deserves some recognition?

Burgess Family Centre 15 Barwon Street, Box Hill North

Nominate them for Council’s Young Person of the Month Award, which celebrates the efforts of local young people and the contributions they make to the community.

• 17 January – 9.15am-10.45am • 23 January – 6pm-7.30pm Vermont South Community House Karobran Drive, Vermont South • 9 January – 9.15am-10.45am

Monthly winners receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher in recognition of their achievements and will feature in a story published in the Whitehorse News. For more details, phone 9262 6333 or visit Young-Person-Award.html

Family, young people and health


Get creative - and share! A


new online site gives local young people the chance to share and view creative work in a safe, friendly, encouraging and supportive space.

Places are still available for both the Whitehorse Youth Representative Committee (WYRC) and FReeZa Committee’s Flying Pig Events. Both committees offer the perfect chance to develop a range of skills and get valuable experience to add to a resume.

Whitehorse Creative Youth Community (cyc) lets you share and view creative work such as music, art, design, film and literature.

The WYRC is a committee focusing on youth leadership, youth issues, being a voice for young people, and communicating to Council and the local community.

You can also keep up-to-date with youth events and find information about support and youth services.

Training is provided in areas such as leadership and event management, and members have the chance to learn about Council and the local Whitehorse community. The WYRC gets involved in a range of annual events including Spring Festival and National Youth Week.

Visit to explore and upload your creative work today. Right: Belle and Nick checking out the Whitehorse Creative Youth Community.

More information Whitehorse Creative Youth Community:

The FReeZA Committee’s Flying Pig Events focuses on management of music, art and cultural events. The WYRC and Flying Pig Events committees have limited places for those aged 12-25 years who live, work or study in the City of Whitehorse.

Register and post creative work in January and February to win a $50 JB Hi Fi voucher.

Applications for both committees close on 31 January 2018. For more information and a full position description, phone Jacqueline Piper at Youth Services on 9898 9340 or email

9898 9340

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES Council’s ParksWide School Holiday Program Bookings: search “ParksWide Whitehorse” at Cost: Free For primary school aged children.

Who sleeps during the day? When: Friday 19 January, 10am-12pm Where: Yarran Dheran Bushland Reserve Visitor Centre, Ashburton Drive, Mitcham

Learn about some of our Australian animals that sleep the day away and are active at night. Explore some of the ways that these animals carry out their nightly activities and where they go during the day. Bush Detectives When: Monday 22 January, 10am-12pm Where: Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Visitor Centre (Centre Road, Blackburn)

Can you find the animals of Blackburn Lake Sanctuary? Be on the lookout for signs that animals have been there before and try to track them down to catch a glimpse before they move on. Bring along your observations skills to try and track down a few of the locals.


Weaving – Recycled Paper Baskets (8+ yrs)

Australian Animals

When: Thursday 25 January, 1pm-4pm Cost: $30

When: Wednesday 24 January, 10am-12pm Where: Yarran Dheran Bushland Reserve Visitor Centre, Ashburton Drive, Mitcham

Discover some of the amazing Australian animals you may find at Yarran Dheran Reserve. Learn about some of their special features and how they are well adapted to the Australian environment. Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for all these sessions. Younger siblings welcome. If extreme weather or a total fire ban is declared, the event will be cancelled.

Learn how to weave a beautiful basket out of recycled materials. Aqualink Box Hill Learn to hand build and paint a clay project for firing and glazing. Musical Theatre – Sing, Act, Dance – Disney Characters! (6-8 yrs) When: Thursday 25 January, 10am-11am Cost: $28

Bookings: 9895 8888

Learn the wonderful arts of dancing, singing and acting. Please wear pants and runners (no skirts or loud shoes).

All Day Art Day – Feeling Fruity! (6-12 yrs)

Kids Drawing – Creative Self-portraits (6-12 yrs)

When: Friday 19 January, 9.30am-3.15pm Cost: $62.50

When: Wednesday 24 January, 12pm-1.30pm Cost: $28

Be inspired by delicious summer fruits in this vibrant All Day Art Day. Learn observational skills by drawing a fabulous fruit-themed still life. Hand build a funky fruit plate and create your very own fruit themed pencil holder.

Learn how to bring your imagination to life on the page in this range of drawing activities.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Youth Visual Arts – Del Kathryn Barton-inspired portraits (13+ yrs)

Chill Zone When: Monday 8 – Thursday 25 January, 12.30pm-4pm Cost: Free with cost of child's entry ($5.50 for 5-15 years).

Have fun on the tarzan rope, diveboards and inflatable. Aqualink Nunawading Chill Zone When: Monday 8 – Thursday 25 January Cost: free with cost of child's entry ($5.50 for 5-15 years). 12.30pm-1.15pm – Small Inflatable 1.15pm-2.15pm – Giant Inflatable 2.15pm-3pm – Tarzan Rope

Sportlink Vermont Kelly Sports School Holiday Program

Fun with Clay – Silly Silly Monsters (6-12yrs)

When: Thursday 25 January, 10.30am-12pm Cost: $28

When: Weekdays Monday 8 January – Thursday 25 January, 8am-5.30pm (1/2 and full day options) Ages: 4-12 years Cost: $50 per day Bookings: School-Holiday-Programs.html

When: Wednesday 24 January, 1pm-2.30pm Cost: $32

Create a whimsical portrait inspired by Australian artist and Archibald prize winner Del Kathryn Barton.

Kelly Sports programs at Sportlink are designed to help kids develop core skills for a variety of sports

including soccer, footy, cricket, hockey, basketball and crazy games, as well as special karate and dancing clinics. There is also time off court in the airconditioned multipurpose room for breaks, game time and arts and craft activities. For children of all abilities. Kelly Sports is a registered childcare provider and receipts can be issued on request to submit for childcare benefits.

Morack Golf Course Beginner and Intermediate Junior Golf Camp When: Monday 8 January – Thursday 11 January, 9am-10am Cost: $100 for all four sessions Bookings:

Open to girls and boys aged 6 to 16 years. Monday 8 January · Full swing lesson working with your irons · Supervised practice session Tuesday 9 January · Full swing lesson working with your irons and driver · Supervised practice session Wednesday 10 January · Chipping and putting · Fun challenge and putting competition · Supervised practice session Thursday 11 January · GoGo Golf Tournament


Australia Day Conc



WHITEHORSE CIVIC PRECINCT, NUNAWADING This Australia Day, enjoy a feast of musical delights including The Voice contestant Luke Kennedy, 80s Australian group the Chantoozies and rockin’ UK classics outfit Raw Brit, with Play School favourite Alex Papps delighting the kids.

THE CHANTOOZIES Popular Australian girl group The Chantoozies appeared on every imaginable entertainment program in the country during the 80s and 90s, selling over 300,000 records, going Platinum and Gold. With hits such as ‘Wanna Be Up’ and ‘Kiss and Tell’ we look forward to seeing them on the Whitehorse stage.

The fabulous Wendy Stapleton is back as MC and will introduce the Australian Women’s Choir who will sing the national anthem. A spectacular 10 minute fireworks display will cap off this wonderful night.

ALEX PAPPS Alex is currently one of Play School’s most loved presenters, having appeared on the award winning educational children’s TV show since 2005. He is also a regular on the Australia-wide Play School Live Tour, and released his debut children’s album, Let’s Put The Beat In Our Feet, which was nominated for an ARIA Award.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S CHOIR Providing a unique opportunity for women of all ages to experience the joy of singing and performing a wide range of pop, rock and contemporary music, the Australian Women’s Choir is under the directorship of Wendy Stapleton and the guidance of some of Australia’s most experienced vocal coaches.

RAW BRIT Raw Brit will bring to life the classics of 60s and 70s British rock with music from Free, Bad Company, The Who, Slade, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo, Cream and more. This all-star band delivers an exciting genre of music, brought to life with the love and respect it deserves.

cert and Fireworks


LUKE KENNEDY Australian vocal superstar Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors) and his world-class band showcase John Farnham’s career, taking us from his early days singing Sadie the Cleaning Lady to the internationally successful Whispering Jack. Luke's sensational show features You’re The Voice, Pressure Down and Playing To Win.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE 6pm Welcome from MC Wendy Stapleton 6.05pm Alex Papps 6.30pm Official Opening and Welcome to Country 6.35pm Civic Award Presentations 6.45pm National Anthem 6.50pm Australian Women’s Choir 7.10pm Raw Brit 8pm Chantoozies 8.50pm Luke Kennedy – John Farnham’s Greatest Hits 9:50pm Fireworks 10pm

Concert ends

RIDES, REFRESHMENTS AND GIVEAWAYS Kids big and small will love the free rides, operating from 5pm. A wide variety of food stalls will be on site, as well as stalls selling novelty glow sticks, with funds going to local charities and community service organisations. There will be also giveaways and exciting activities galore from our event sponsors Deakin University, Philip Webb Real Estate, Aqualink, The Leader, 89.9 Light FM and the Nine Network.

GETTING THERE As parking is limited, guests are encouraged to take public transport, cycle or walk. To plan your journey, visit PTV’s journey planner ( au) or pick up a TravelSmart map from Council’s customer service centres in Nunawading, Forest Hill or Box Hill. Free, secure bike parking will be available. Make sure you bring lights and safety gear to ride home in the dark.

ACCESSIBILITY Accessible parking and toilets will be available. An accessible viewing area will be located at the top of the lawn off the main path and the full concert will be AUSLAN interpreted, with the AUSLAN viewing area located at the front of the lawn right of the stage. Please contact Council for further information.


FIREWORKS FINALE A spectacular fireworks display will round out this fabulous evening. The breathtaking show will be fired from Walker Park, with great viewing opportunities from the festival site. Please note that should a total fire ban day be declared or there are high winds, the fireworks display will not take place. Note: There is no access inside Walker Park for the entire event. Please take care of your pets at home if you think they may be scared by the fireworks.





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Rubbish Collection – the Do’s & Don’ts DON’T Don’t overfill your bins. You must be able to close the lid of your bins for them to be serviced.

Put your bins out at the right time. Place your bins out no earlier than 24 hours before your scheduled collection, preferably the night before, and bring them back in no later than 24 hours after they’ve been emptied.

Don’t put rubbish beside your bins. Any bags placed next to your bins won’t be collected.

Report the naughty folk. If you can identify someone who has illegally dumped items in your neighbourhood, please let us know. Call Council’s Customer Service Team on 9262 6333. Take advantage of our services. We offer a range of services to help you get rid of larger items. You can also use charity collections, online trading sites or private waste management providers.

Don’t dump your hard rubbish.



It’s illegal to dump large household items without first making a hard waste booking. You could receive an on-the-spot fine, and if it goes to court you could be fined up to $4000.

Hard Waste and Bundled Branch collections, the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre, the Renew Secondhand Goods Collection and Drop Off Day, and the Garage Sale Trail are all provided by Council to help you dispose of larger household items. To learn more about these services, visit or call 9262 6333.

Congratulations to Old Orchard Primary School, whose canteen has been nominated for Council’s monthly 5-Star Food Safety Focus. Students at Old Orchard Primary School are lucky to be able to enjoy healthy and delicious food that is always prepared to exacting 5 star standards in food hygiene and safety. Since taking over the running of the canteen in early 2016, manager Karen Guster has achieved 5 stars in both the 2016 and 2017 annual Food Hygiene Assessment.

To view the food standards of businesses in Whitehorse, visit ehealth.html More information food-hygiene-system.html

This month we focus on Mitcham business Arvio Pty Ltd, a company with a passion for residential and commercial design, technology and construction.

“Building and technology is integrated together to deliver elegant, carbon-neutral modern living, giving clients the power to transform the way they live.” The small business has 15 employees and has been in business for six years. Paul said he was proud to report that Arvio builds with products indigenous to Melbourne, some of them hailing from Whitehorse. This is where he most applies the Think Local Buy Local philosophy to his business. Products used by Arvio include prefabricated frames for houses, inverters and DC charge controllers for energy storage solutions, cables and energy storage cabinets. The company often utilises local contractors and suppliers for the fit-out of houses. “Arvio also develops software for global export, and it designs and constructs buildings which run only on sunshine, so our technology changes clients from energy consumers to energy producers,” Paul said. Giving back to the local community is also important. “Arvio is the naming rights sponsor of a local Doncaster Athletics Club event the Doncaster Gift. Run in conjunction with the Victorian Athletic League and part of the series of events aimed towards the famous Stawell gift,” Paul said. Whitehorse businesses can request a Think Local Buy Local sticker to publicise the fact they support the scheme by contacting the Investment and Economic Development Unit on 9262 6333 or Below: Paul Wilson with Arvio’s Independence Day System, a solar battery storage system which provides power so that users can choose to disconnect from the grid and never pay for power again.


The canteen is now in the running to win the Whitehorse Food Premises of the Year Award.

ouncil’s Think Local Buy Local program is back, shining a spotlight on the wonderful benefits of buying locally, such as improved job security and helping to maintain a sustainable, vibrant community.

Head of the business, Paul Wilson, said Arvio offered its clients “a deep understanding of innovative technologies, sustainability, architectural design and automation”.




Spotlight on... Old Orchard Primary School Business type: School canteen Location: Koonung Road, Blackburn North Canteen hours: Wednesday to Friday, 9am-2pm Website: Above: Karen Guster (left) and Veronica Fanartzis (right)

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στην Κοινότητα του Whitehorse μπορεί να δικαιούστε επιχορήγηση. Επικοινωνήστε με τον Δήμο για AGGIORNAMENTO MENSILE व्हाइट्ॉर्स ऑस्ट्रे लियहा डरे कंरट्स एंड फ़हायरवरर्स περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες.

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AUSTRALIA DAY: CONCERTO E FUOCHI D'ARTIFICIO A WHITEHORSE Venerdì 26 gennaio, dalle 18:00 alle 22:00, Whitehorse Civic Precinct, Venerdì 26 gennaio, dalle 18:00 alle 22:00, Whitehorse Civic Precinct, Nunawading 月市政府將在環球圣節上舉 Venerdì 26 gennaio, dalle 18:00 alle 22:00,然后在3月29日星期天和我們一起參 Whitehorse Civic Precinct, Nunawading 加可持續美食佳釀博覽會,時間為上 辦多元文化社區慶祝活動, Nunawading I bambini grandi e piccoli adoreranno Questo Australia Day, goditi della 午10點至下午4點,地點在博士上市 時間為3月15日星期天中午12點 Ii bambini grandi e piccoli adoreranno Questo Australia Day, goditi della gratuiti disponibili dalle 17:00. bella musica con artisti come l'ex Ii giri bambini grandi e piccoli adoreranno Questo Australia Day, goditi della 政廳,地址:1022 Whitehorse Road, 至下午5點,地點在納納瓦丁市 giri gratuiti disponibili dalle 17:00. bella musica con artisti come l'ex Ci sarà una vasta selezione di stand concorrente di The Voice Luke i giri gratuiti disponibili dalle 17:00. bella musica con artisti come l'ex Box Hill。博覽會上有烹飪表演、比 政中心草坪上,地址:379-397 Ci sarà una vasta di stand concorrente di The Voice Luke degli gastronomici, oltreselezione a bancarelle che Kennedy, il gruppo australiano Ci sarà una vasta selezione di stand concorrente diRoad, The Voice Luke 賽、品嘗和購買可持續美食佳釀及其 gastronomici, oltre a bancarelle che Whitehorse Nunawading。歡 Kennedy, il gruppo australiano degli venderanno bastoncini fluorescenti anni Ottanta Chantoozies e i classici gastronomici, oltre a bancarelle che Kennedy, il gruppo australiano degli venderanno bastoncini fluorescenti 他產品,還有兒童活動及其他活動。 anni Ottanta Chantoozies e i classici 迎大家來欣賞精彩的世界音樂舞蹈 per raccogliere fondi ed aiutare gli del rock britannico dei Raw Brit, e il venderanno bastoncini fluorescenti anni Ottanta Chantoozies e i classici per raccogliere fondidella ed aiutare del rock britannico deidi Raw e il enti di beneficenza zona e gli le 表演,屆時有美食、社區攤位、免 personaggio preferito PlayBrit, School, 3月份可開始遞交社區撥款申請。如果 per raccogliere fondidella ed aiutare del rock britannico dei Raw Brit, e il enti di beneficenza zona e gli le personaggio preferito di Play School, organizzazioni di servizi per la comunità. 費畫臉譜、乘坐游戲、蹦蹦城堡、 Alex Papps, che divertirà i bambini. 您屬于一個為白馬市社區服務的非盈 enti di beneficenza dellaper zona e le personaggio preferito di Play School, organizzazioni di servizi la comunità. Alex Papps, che divertiràlai bambini. Di nuovo presentatrice, favolosa 文化游戲,還有小尼克、探險者朵 Ci利組織,您也許有資格申領撥款。聯 saranno anche omaggi organizzazioni di servizi pered la comunità. Alex Papps, che divertirà i bambini. Di nuovo presentatrice, la favolosa Ci saranno anche omaggi ed i gusti Wendy Stapleton presenterà l'Australian 拉、蒂亞戈加油中的人物出場! entusiasmanti attività per tutti 絡市政府了解詳情。 Di nuovo presentatrice, la favolosa saranno anche omaggi ed i gusti Wendy Stapleton presenterà l'Australian Ci entusiasmanti attività permanifestazione: tutti Women's Choir che canterà l'inno agli sponsor della Wendy Stapleton presenterà l'Australian grazie entusiasmanti attività per tutti i gusti Women's Choir che canterà l'inno grazie agli sponsorPhilip della manifestazione: nazionale. Un fantastico spettacolo Deakin University, Webb Real Women's Choir che canterà l'inno grazie agli sponsor della manifestazione: nazionale. Un fantastico spettacolo Deakin University,The Philip Webb89.9 RealLight pirotecnico di 10 minuti chiuderà Estate, Aqualink, Leader, nazionale. Un fantastico spettacolo Deakin University,The Philip Webb89.9 RealLight pirotecnico di 10 minuti chiuderà Estate, Aqualink, Leader, questa meravigliosa serata. FM e Nine Network. pirotecnico di 10 minuti chiuderà Estate, Aqualink, The Leader, 89.9 Light questa meravigliosa serata. FM e Nine Network. questa meravigliosa serata. FM e Nine Network.

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白馬市舉辦澳洲國慶日音樂會並施放煙花 白馬市舉辦澳洲國慶日音樂會並施放煙花 दफर रसववार 29 मार्क को हमारे िाथि Box ि महीने काउं सिल Nunawading 白馬市舉辦澳洲國慶日音樂會並施放煙花 時間︰1月26日星期五,下午6點 - 晚上10點 Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Civic Centre lawns, 379-397 時間︰1月26日星期五,下午6點 地點︰Whitehorse Civic Precinct,-- 晚上10點 Nunawading 時間︰1月26日星期五,下午6點 晚上10點 Box Hill पर िुबह 10 बजे िे लेकर शाम Whitehorse Road,Civic Nunawading पर 地點︰Whitehorse Precinct, Nunawading 地點︰Whitehorse Civic Precinct, Nunawading 4 बजे तक रलने वाले िुससथिर खाद्य-पिाथि्क रसववार 15 मार्क को िोपहर 12 बजे िे 兒童不論大小都會喜歡從下午5點開始 歡迎您在今年澳洲國慶日前來參加音 兒童不論大小都會喜歡從下午5點開始 歡迎您在今年澳洲國慶日前來參加音 एवं वाइन मेले (िसटेनेबल फू ड एंड वाइन ले क र शाम 5 बजे तक गलोबल फीएसट पर 的免費騎車活動,現場設有各種美食 樂盛會,我們特別邀請曾參加「The 兒童不論大小都會喜歡從下午5點開始 歡迎您在今年澳洲國慶日前來參加音 的免費騎車活動,現場設有各種美食 樂盛會,我們特別邀請曾參加「The फे यर) में भाग लें। इि मेले में खाना पकाने की 攤檔和出售新奇的螢光棒攤位,售得 Voice」歌唱比賽的歌手盧克.肯尼迪 हमारे बहु-िां स ककृ सतक िमु ि ाय का िमारोह 的免費騎車活動,現場設有各種美食 樂盛會,我們特別邀請曾參加「The 攤檔和出售新奇的螢光棒攤位,售得 Voice」歌唱比賽的歌手盧克.肯尼迪 款項將捐贈當地的慈善和社區服務機 प्रिश्कसनयाँ, प्रसतयोसगताएँ, नमूने के तौर पर (Luke Kennedy)和80年代澳洲樂隊 मना रही है । ककृ पया पधारें और सवश्व िं ग ीत 攤檔和出售新奇的螢光棒攤位,售得 Voice」歌唱比賽的歌手盧克.肯尼迪 款項將捐贈當地的慈善和社區服務機 (Luke Kennedy)和80年代澳洲樂隊 構。 खाने के सलए िुससथिर खाद्य-पिाथि्क, वाइन और Chantoozies、英國搖滾樂手Raw Brit एवं नकृतयKennedy)和80年代澳洲樂隊 के रोरक प्रिश्कनों, मुह ँ में पानी लाने 款項將捐贈當地的慈善和社區服務機 (Luke 構。 Chantoozies、英國搖滾樂手Raw Brit 在當晚同台演出。備受小朋友歡迎的 उतपाि, बच्ों की गसतसवसधयाँ तथिा और भी 此外我們的贊助機構還提供贈品和 वाले व्ंजनों, िामुिासयक सटालों, सन:शु Chantoozies、英國搖滾樂手Raw Britलक 構。 在當晚同台演出。備受小朋友歡迎的 此外我們的贊助機構還提供贈品和 Play School主持人Alex Papps也會帶來 कई काय्ककलाप शासमल होंगे। फे ि पेंSchool主持人Alex टटंग, झूलों, जम्पंगPapps也會帶來 कॉिल, िांसककृ सतक 精彩的活動。贊助機構:Deakin 在當晚同台演出。備受小朋友歡迎的 此外我們的贊助機構還提供贈品和 Play 精彩的活動。贊助機構:Deakin 讓兒童歡樂的節目。 溫迪.斯台普頓 Play Papps也會帶來 खे लोंSchool主持人Alex और सनक जूसनयि्क溫迪.斯台普頓 डोरा दि एकिपलोरर University(迪肯大學)、Philip िामुिासयक अनुिान आवेिन (क्युसWebb नटी गांट 精彩的活動。贊助機構:Deakin 讓兒童歡樂的節目。 University(迪肯大學)、Philip Webb (Wendy Stapleton)將主持當晚的節 房地產仲介公司、 Aqualink水上活動 讓兒童歡樂的節目。 溫迪.斯台普頓 और गो सडएगो गो की सवशे ि उपससथिसत का University(迪肯大學)、Philip Webb एपलीके शन) भी मार्क में खु ल ें ग े । यदि आप (Wendy Stapleton)將主持當晚的節 房地產仲介公司、 Aqualink水上活動 目,她將會介紹澳洲女子合唱團演唱澳 中心、 The Leader社區報紙、 (Wendy 房地產仲介公司、 Aqualink水上活動 आननि लें! Stapleton)將主持當晚的節 दकिी लाभ-सनरपे क्ष िमू ह का भाग हैं जो 目,她將會介紹澳洲女子合唱團演唱澳 中心、 TheFM音樂電台和Nine(9) Leader社區報紙、 洲國歌。最後,10分鐘的煙花匯演將為 Light 目,她將會介紹澳洲女子合唱團演唱澳 89.9 中心、 TheFM音樂電台和Nine(9) Leader社區報紙、 वहाइटहॉि क्यु स नटी को िे व ाएँ प्रिान करता 洲國歌。最後,10分鐘的煙花匯演將為 89.9 Light 這個美妙的夜晚劃上美麗的句號。 洲國歌。最後,10分鐘的煙花匯演將為 電視台。 89.9 這個美妙的夜晚劃上美麗的句號。 है तोLight ऐिा FM音樂電台和Nine(9) हो िकता है दक आप गांट के पात्र 電視台。 這個美妙的夜晚劃上美麗的句號。 電視台。 हों। और असधक सववरण के सलए काउं सिल िे


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Ward news


These pages aim to provide you with an insight into projects and activities that your Ward Councillors are involved in. CENTRAL WARD Cr Andrew Munroe 0429 138 140

great opportunity to catch up with past committee members.

Cr Denise Massoud (Mayor) 0409 230 499

Congratulations to Peta Turner and Kent Ballan whose service was recognised with Life Membership. They join an impressive list of past committee members who have played an important role in our local little athletics and often also at regional, state and national levels.

By Cr Andrew Munroe

Nunawading Little Athletics 50 Years I was delighted to join with Councillor Massoud and Mr Neil Angus MP, State Member for Forest Hill, at the Bill Sewart Athletics Track at the East Burwood Reserve to celebrate 50 years of the Nunawading Little Athletic Centre. As treasurer for a number of years while my children did Little Aths, it was a

The season usually runs from October to March for children aged five to 15. For more information visit Blackburn RSL Remembrance Day Service Last November I was pleased to attend the annual service held by the Blackburn RSL at the Central Road War Memorial. Many returned service men and women,

local residents and school children were in attendance on what was a beautiful blue sky day. Councillor Massoud and I were pleased to lay a wreath on Council’s behalf. I also commend our local RSL branch for their ongoing education programs in our local schools. Eastern Health At the end of each year I have the opportunity to attend an annual Eastern Health briefing detailing the results achieved over the previous financial year. A few fast facts you may find interesting: Eastern Health covers six municipalities and serves almost 774,000 people at 21 locations, 11 of which provide 24-hour care. They have 9437 staff supported by 860 volunteers and a budget of more $1.008 billion per year.

Above: Nunawading Little Athletics Life Members Michael Brazel, Vicki Stone, Peta Turner, Wayne Killender with Cr Andrew Munroe (right)

ELGAR WARD Cr Tina Liu 0418 121 357

time for the elderly and our pets. We should also remember to keep our lawns trimmed so that they don’t become a fire risk. Out and About

Cr Blair Barker 0459 857 280

By Cr Blair Barker

What a marvellous time of year to live in the Elgar Ward. The days are long, the grass in our parks is lush, the smell of BBQs is in the air, the school year is over and the cricket season is in full swing. Stay safe By the time you are reading this it will be January and the summer heat is likely to be impacting upon you. It can be a dangerous

It has been a hectic and thoroughly enjoyable time out and about in our community. A few highlights included the Rotary Art Show at the Town Hall, attending the Box Hill Model Boat Club at Elgar Park for a diabetes information session with Associate Professor Neale Cohen from the Baker Institute. Representing Elgar Ward at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Box Hill RSL Cenotaph and the function afterwards was a great honour, and it was a delight to catch up with people who live locally that I served with in the Army. Other highlights included Whitehorse Carols, Council’s Bike It safe bike riding skills day, the opening of the new Pavilion at Elgar

Park, local T20 Cricket matches and several school fairs. Local Challenges There are of course the challenges I am tackling with vigour: how the proposed North East Link widening of the Eastern Freeway potentially impacts on our parks concerns me and the potential that Yarra Valley Water might seek to compulsorily acquire Council land for a sewerage treatment plant (or what they call a recycled water plant) is also a genuine worry. Please know Council is seeking further information on this proposal and will keep you informed about the area that we love. Above right: Cr Barker, Cr Liu, Commodore Tony Weaver, Surrey Park Model Boat, Assoc Prof Neale Cohen from the Baker Instistute. Right: Cr Barker (right) with RSL President Mr Tony Bowden OAM.

MORACK WARD Cr Bill Bennett 0409 195 530

Cr Raylene Carr 0400 886 889

By Cr Raylene Carr

Happy New Year Happy New Year everyone. I really hope you had the chance to take a break and relax with family and friends. As you can see (right), my two lovely pooches were dressed for the occasion. Not sure they enjoyed the dress up, but they did enjoy the treats that went with the Christmas celebrations.


Council Budget

Some of the functions I attended prior to Christmas were Women in Whitehorse, the Vermont Garden Club, International Volunteers Day and the Whitehorse Business Group.

This year’s budget preparations are progressing well. By the time this column goes to print the Minister will have announced the rate cap for the next financial year. Keep an eye out for the information session/s that are to be held and come along to find out what is proposed. We are holding the community sessions earlier this year to allow the community more time to lodge their submissions.

Carols by Candlelight was an amazing evening. An enormous amount of work goes on behind the scenes and I congratulate all involved. Congratulations also to Bungalook Nursery on celebrating their 30th anniversary and to Vermont South Cricket Club for achieving 40 years. I also attended the opening of the Elgar Park North Pavilion. The linear, undulating roofline of this pavilion is really quite spectacular. Another enjoyable event was the launch of the Whitehorse Centre Theatre program for 2018. Delighted to see so many tickets sold on the night.

Australia Day Concert and Fireworks Don’t forget the wonderful Australia Day celebrations to be held at the Civic Centre on Friday 26 January. Bring your blanket or chair and come along with family and friends to enjoy the evening. Please, if you live in the area,

make sure your animals are well looked after and secure. Until next time, take care. Cr Raylene Carr

Ward news



The views expressed are those of individual Councillors and do not necessarily reflect Council policy or the views of Council as a whole. RIVERSDALE WARD Cr Sharon Ellis 0419 397 194

Cr Andrew Davenport 0407 652 145

By Cr Sharon Ellis

Happy New Year I hope you all had an enjoyable break over the Christmas and New Year period and are looking forward to 2018. New Facilities The latter half of 2017 saw the completion of several exciting recreational facilities in Whitehorse.

In October the new and improved Box Hill South Skate Park was opened and in November the new pavilion at Elgar Park was completed. If you get the opportunity during the summer months you should check out the skate park at Box Hill South (corner of Canterbury and Middleborough Rd). It is amazing to see some of the skills that the young (and not so young) skaters have developed.

increased steadily in the last decade and this has been reflected in the design of new buildings. I look forward to catching up with you at one of the many community events held in Whitehorse during 2018. Right: Cr Ellis at the opening of the Elgar Park pavilion. Below: Cr Ellis with fellow councillors at the Box Hill South Skate Park opening.

The recreation facilities in Whitehorse have always been extremely well utilised and Council goes to great lengths to ensure they remain up to date for the needs of the community. Women in Sport Female participation in sport has

SPRINGFIELD WARD Cr Ben Stennett 0448 375 937

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By Cr Prue Cutts

Welcome to the New Year! I hope it is one of health, happiness and good fortune for all. Whitehorse Business Awards Congratulations to all Whitehorse Business Award winners, finalists and nominees who were celebrated at a recent awards ceremony. Congratulations especially to Springfield Ward businesses MMM Australia Ltd, Andatech Pty Ltd, and to Smash Enterprises who “smashed

it out of the park” by winning the Medium Business Award and the Overall Business Award! Smash make water bottles, coolers and Nude Food lunch boxes which most parents would find in their cupboards. I had no idea this company’s Head Office was based in Mitcham! Eastern Emergency Relief Network I visited EERN recently, a wholly volunteer run organisation based at 10-12 Thornton Cres, Nunawading doing amazing things. EERN provides household goods for the most underprivileged in our local community. It works with some 140 agencies whose clients are in dire need. Ever wondered what to do with your old electrical items? EERN will collect them from your house! Your electrical goods such as fridges and washing machines will

REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY Part of the work of a Councillor is to represent the Whitehorse community with different community organisations and sit on community and Council bodies and committees. At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20 November 2017, Councillors were appointed to the following bodies, where they will work to promote the views of Council and the Whitehorse community:

be collected together with lounges, dining tables etc. It’s a WIN WIN for everyone! EERN is open between 9am and 1pm weekdays for drop-offs. Call 9874 8433 to book a collection. Nunawading Community Hub Update An Information Day at the hub’s site, on the grounds of the former Nunawading Primary School, was held recently. Approximately 170 people turned up to see the concept plans, and to speak with the architects, Council officers and some of the user groups. Purchased for $6 million in 2015, the hub will house all the groups currently located at Silver Grove in Nunawading. Construction is planned to commence mid 2018 with completion around late 2019. This will be a 5 Star Green Star building. Best wishes for a wonderful year to all!

Local Government Waste Management Forum (to support the Metropolitan Waste Management Group): Cr Bill Bennett and Cr Denise Massoud as a substitute when required Municipal Association of Victoria: Cr Andrew Munroe and Cr Sharon Ellis as a substitute when required

Above: Jacqueline Murray and Sally Turno from Smash Enterprises, Whitehorse Business Award Overall Winners 2017, with Cr Prue Cutts.

Victorian Local Governance Association: Cr Ben Stennett and Cr Andrew Munroe as a substitute when required Eastern Region Affordable Housing Alliance: Cr Sharon Ellis

Whitehorse Business Group Inc.:

Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) Executive Committee:

Cr Tina Liu and Cr Prue Cutts

Cr Tina Liu

Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corp.:

Eastern Transport Coalition: Cr Bill Bennett

Cr Tina Liu and Cr Prue Cutts Metropolitan Transport Forum: Cr Andrew Munroe


Community news


Join the Summer Reading Club


et into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games and celebrate our Aussie sporting culture by taking part in the Summer Reading Club at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries – it’s Game On!

The Summer Reading Club is a free online and in-library holiday program designed to encourage a love of reading among children, young people and their families during the summer First, holidays. join the Club online at Cr Ben Stennett with popular Australian children's author George Ivanoff and There will be fun activities at your localSummer_Reading_Club_Game_on or at a WML branch.


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The Summer Reading Club is delivered Then get started on your activities! Read 10 books Complete each activity and take your form to one of our nationally, giving children the opportunity to Read 10 books, either onLibraries your own withyour yourstamp. family. Whitehorse Manningham to or collect connect with readers right across the country. Last year, over 82,507 Australian children 1 ACTIVITY ONE registered and collectively read more than 2 456,187 books! Read 10 books Read 10 books, either on your own or with your family. Read 3 10 books, either on your own or with your family. How to register


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Whitehorse Manningham Libraries will be hosting a Grand Prize Party on 2 February at 4pm at Nunawading Library (bookings5essential). Prizes up for grabs include OSMO coding kits, book vouchers are more.


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Celebrate Australia Day with the Lions Club of South Vermont The Lions Club of South Vermont invites you to celebrate their 13th annual Australia Day cooked breakfast, with a bouncing castle and face painting for the kids. Where: Bunnings Warehouse car park, Burwood Highway, South Vermont When: Friday 26 January from 9am to 11am with the flag raising and national anthem at 9am

Breakfast will be served from 9am until 10.30am Donations welcome More information

The Whitehorse Film Society Season Begins With A Roar! The Whitehorse Film Society has been screening interesting and thought-provoking LEVEL movies for ONE several decades. It first began in Blackburn Score! in 1958 with the film The Sentimental Bloke.

The films are screened in the Willis Room in the Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Current Film Society members will be in attendance to welcome you.

New and existing members will be warmly welcomed to a special season of 20 movies from around the world throughout 2018.

Yearly memberships are $55 or $50 for pensioners and students. A free supper is served after the movie.

The season starts on 3 February with the film Lion and will be followed by A Man Called Ove on 17 February.

Other membership benefits include being able to borrow from the society’s DVD library, a detailed monthly newsletter and opportunities to discuss movies in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Society meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month, with the film starting at 7.45pm.

For more details, phone Pat on LEVEL TWO 9877 1474 or visit www.whitehorse. level! Upcoming screenings for the first half of the year: Hidden Figures on 3 March The Fencer on 17 March The Butterfly Tree on 7 April Our Little Sister on 21 April A Street Cat Named Bob on 5 May The Eagle Huntress on 19 May The Light Between Oceans on 2 June Rosalie Blum on 16 June


Arts, culture and recreation



Weaving stories into Creative Vessels S

imple materials have been turned into amazing works of art for the Creative Vessels exhibition at Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC) this month. Weaving students from BHCAC have used natural fibres from wool to wood and grasses to craft their intricate, beautiful and functional baskets, with a story behind each one. BHCAC tutor Monika Poray led the exhibiting students in their classes as they learnt the techniques involved in creating the objects. The tutor’s own artistic pursuits explore the geometries in nature and express them in an aesthetic language. She enjoys the mysteries in nature and finds how things grow very fascinating. Monika is inspired by Leonard Da Vinci’s drawings and his geometric findings, as well as artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Chris Drury. Monika will work with aspiring artists again this year, taking weaving classes in the January school holidays and during term time. BHCAC Weaving Students’ Exhibition: Creative Vessels 16-28 January. Exhibition opening night: Thursday 18 January, 6pm-8pm

Monika Poray will teach basket weaving for children 8 years+ on Thursday 25 January, 1pm4pm. $30 per student. Monika will also teach the 8 week basket weaving courses in Term 1 and 2 at BHCAC: • Sundays 4 February-25 March, 10.30am-12.30pm

• Sundays 29 April17 June, 10.30am12.30pm Both 8-week courses cost $168 per student. Monika’s Basket Weaving Intensive is on Friday 1 June, 11am-4pm. $50 per student.

Woven baskets created by Box Hill Community Arts Centre weaving students.



his month we speak to Stuart Robertson, Venue Manager at Council’s Morack Golf Course, about what he loves most about working at Morack.

Stuart Robertson giving Councillor Raylene Carr some tips on her swing.

What do you like best about your job? Interacting with our customers. We’ve got really great clubs here and the staff get along really well with the members. What makes Morack stand out as a venue? This is a unique venue because it offers a course and driving range together, and there are only a handful of Victorian venues that do that. We are so close to houses and CityLink, but you would never know that when you’re on the course. It feels like you’re in the country. We have rabbits, birds and other wildlife, and that environment really makes Morack stand out from other courses. What do you like about summer at the course? It’s such a busy environment and there’s always so much going on. There are so many people enjoying the summer break and heading to Morack. I really like being busy! What are some memorable experiences? When one lady began here, she was very shy and didn’t know anything about golf. She joined one of the ladies' clubs and in five years was captain of the club! One of our junior golfers, Corey Wakeman, has played here since he was around the age of five and now plays golf for Victoria.

What are you looking forward to at Morack? I'm looking forward to further improvements to the golf course over the next few years, including a the implementation of the Morack Golf Course Strategy. Has your game improved since working here? I play off a handicap of five. My game hasn’t improved since I was 18 unfortunately, so I am a social golfer! More information Morack and East Roads, Vermont South 9801 4479


he Whitehorse Centre Season 2018 will take you on a WILD ride as we celebrate our 20th season. Experience passion, comedy, drama, music and song with performances from Nadine Garner, Bobby Fox, Phillip Gould, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney and many more. The hilarious Wharf Revue will return to deliver their uniquely satirical take on the many wild and wonderful creatures from the world of politics. The season also offers three fabulous children’s shows including a visit from everyone’s favourite (and just a little bit wild) character The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Subscription packages are available now and individual ticket sales begin on Friday 5 January. To view the full program, visit www. or to have a program mailed to you, please contact the Whitehorse Centre on 9262 6555.


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Box Hill Community Arts Centre Children

Hip Hop (8 yrs+)

Dance for Fitness

Drawn to Art (6–12 yrs)

Master the moves of hip hop while developing a love of dance and creativity. A fun way to keep fit and energised while making new friends!

The perfect way to have fun and get fit at the same time. Adults of all ages are welcome. Some level of fitness required. Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear e.g. runners or jazz shoes.

Develop observational skills and explore various art methods such as drawing, painting, collage and printmaking.

Tuesdays 30 January–20 March, 5.45pm-6.45pm Cost: $108 / 8 weeks

Youth Youth Folio Development (13 yrs+) Mondays 29 January–26 March ML branch. (no class 12 Mar), 4pm-5.30pm

ACTIVITY TWO Students in this course work on their own

Cost: $146 / 8 weeks

projects or choose a medium to explore, developing ideas and concepts through to finished work for a folio.

Download an eBook from our Mondays 29 January–26 March us online collection and tell (no class 12 Mar), 5.45pm-7.45pm printing! Learn the basics of 3D modelling Cost: $178 / 8 weeks to design and print yourwhat very own you think 3D Printing (8 yrs+)

one of our our stamp. Discover the exciting world of 3D

creations using computer-aided design Adults software. Maximum six eBooks students. available at Porcelain Jewellery Making Mondays 29 January–26 March (no class 12 March), 4.30pm-6pm Cost: $250 / 8 weeks

Make your own ceramic jewellery with Name of eBook beautiful porcelain clay. High fired fine Australian porcelain is the perfect medium to create your original pieces. Learn to make glazed or unglazed and polished pieces for earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants.

your family.


Friday 2 February, 4pm Nunawading Library

Join us at the Nunawading Library on Friday 2 February 2018 from 4pm to 5pm for our GRAND PRIZE PARTY! There will be live entertainment and we will draw the Summer Reading Club prize winners.

FREE TRIAL SESSION Monday 29 January, 1pm-2pm

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

ONGOING Mondays 5 February – 26 March (no class 12 March), 1pm-2pm Cost: $113.75 / 7 weeks

See page 14 for details on how to take part in the Summer Reading Club.

Tai Chi for Beginners Exercise in a quiet, mindful and relaxing way. This class will focus on the fundamental skills of Yang Tai Chi.


FREE TRIAL SESSIONS Tuesday 30 January, 8pm-9pm, and Wednesday 31 January, 9.30am-10.30am

Tell us in 20 words or less what you like about your library

ONGOING Tuesdays 6 February–27 March, 8pm–9pm Wednesdays 7 February–28 March, 9.30am-10.30am Cost: $100 / 8 weeks / $112.50 / 9 weeks

Bookings Essential

Visit to view our full range of courses

Bookings are essential for events listed this month at wml.spydus. com/events

Wednesdays 31 January–21 March, 1pm–3pm Cost: $228 / 8 weeks

Blackburn Library, Blackburn Road Ph: 9896 8400

Ukulele for Kids

Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road Ph: 9896 4300

The ukulele is an easy and enjoyable introduction to learning musical instruments. BYO ukulele if you have one!

Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road Ph: 9872 8600

6-8 yrs: Tuesdays 30 January–20 March, 4.15pm-5.15pm 9-12 yrs: Tuesdays 30 January–20 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm Cost: $116 / 8 weeks



Summer Reading Club Grand Prize Party!

470 Station Street, Box Hill Phone: 9895 8888

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Whitehorse News - January 2018  

The official newsletter of the City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse News - January 2018  

The official newsletter of the City of Whitehorse