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MARCH 2018


Whitehorse News

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global fiesta

2 Food Premises of the Year


10 Boost your Business

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11 Translated articles

15 Swing Pop Boom!


General news

MARCH 2018

Contact us Whitehorse City Council Locked Bag 2, Nunawading DC VIC 3131

Congratulations Whitehorse Food Premises of the Year


Starfish Early Learning Centre, Via Matta Ristorante and Vermont South Community House each won the award for demonstrating excellent results in food hygiene and safety.

Phone: 9262 6333 Fax: 9262 6490 NRS: 133 677 then quote 9262 6333 Customer service centres

March Council meetings

Whitehorse Civic Centre

Special Committee Meeting Tuesday 13 March at 8pm

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

Ordinary Council Meeting Monday 19 March at 7pm

(Weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12 noon)

These meetings are held in the Council Chamber at Whitehorse Civic Centre and they are open to the public, unless Council resolves to consider an item ‘in camera’ (confidentially).

Box Hill Town Hall

Acknowledgement of Country

Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre Canterbury Road, Forest Hill

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.

hree outstanding local businesses have been awarded the highest honours in Council’s 5 Star Food Hygiene Assessment (FHA) program.

All food businesses in Whitehorse are regularly inspected by Council’s Environmental Health Officers for: • cleanliness and maintenance of premises • personal hygiene, food processing and handling • food storage conditions • documentation and record keeping The aim of the FHA program and rating system is to improve the safety of food being sold in the municipality through reward and recognition as well as keeping the community informed about the standard of food safety in Whitehorse. Congratulations to our three winners! They have set a fabulous example for other businesses in Whitehorse. More information

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

Whitehorse News online Read and share the Whitehorse News online at whitehorse-news.html

Winner in Class 1 (covering aged care, child care and hospitals):

To contact the Whitehorse News editor email

Starfish Early Learning Centre, Nunawading Pictured: Debbie Scott, Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport, Kerry Leahy and Searn Ear.

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Winner in Class 2 (covering restaurants, cafes, take-away, bakeries, and supermarkets):

Winner - community group (covering school canteens, sporting and community clubs):

Via Matta Ristorante - Vermont Pictured: Luigi Petruzziello

Vermont South Community House Pictured: Sharon Smart

5 Star Safety Information Now Online

Find out which local food businesses have a 5-star rating by visiting Council’s new e-portal at

General news

MARCH 2018

Does your community group need a boost? S

ubmissions for the Community Grants program for the 2018/19 financial year are now open and notfor-profit community groups are invited to apply.

Life Activities Whitehorse received a grant last financial year towards the costs of producing their newsletter, so that their members are encouraged to continue to participate. Life Activities is a not-for-profit community organisation that offers physical, social and recreational activities as well as education and motivational support for mature-aged people all over Victorians.


Learn more bout Life Activities Whitehorse at their regular, informal meet and greet at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre – for information on the meet and greet or any other club activities ring 9877 2514 or email

The grants are open to not-for-profit organisations and community groups whose services, programs or activities take place in Whitehorse. Each year, community grants help to fund programs, services, activities and events for the Whitehorse community, including adult education, social support programs for older people, and activities for children and young people. Grants are also available for minor equipment and resources up to $1500. Please note that community grants are not for capital expenditure items such as buildings or landscaping, or to fund salaried positions. You can find information on eligibility, grant categories and timelines on the application forms, which are available to download from Hard copies of the forms are available from Council’s three customer service centres, as well as at the Whitehorse Centre and Box Hill Community Arts Centre. More information Julie Lyons 9262 6434



ave you noticed any abandoned shopping trolleys on Whitehorse's streets? Dumped shopping trollies pose a hazard to pedestrians and road users as well as looking terrible, especially in our parks and reserves. They can also have an environmental impact if they are dumped in drains and waterways. Council officers will impound any trolleys found on Council land and owners can claim their trolley/s upon payment of a release fee.

Right: Cr Denise Massoud with members of Life Activities Whitehorse

Report abandoned trolleys The first port of call when you notice an abandoned shopping trolley is to report it to the trolley owner: For Woolworths (including Big W and Dan Murphys) - log on to download their app or call 1800 641 497. For Coles (including Kmart, Target and 1st Choice) – log on to au/customer-service/abandoned-trolley download their app or call 1800 876 553. For all other retailers, please contact the store directly or call Council’s Community Laws Department on 9262 6333.

PROTECTING TREES AND WHITEHORSE'S LANDCAPE CHARACTER The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C191 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme. The amendment seeks to protect large, established trees and the landscape character of the municipality. The amendment applies a municipal-wide Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO) to all residential land not currently included in the SLO. This amendment means that a permit is now required to remove, destroy or lop a tree with: • a trunk circumference greater than 1.0m at 1.0m from the ground; and/or • a height of 5 metres or more

More information Shopping-Trolleys.html

Greater than or equal to 5m Greater than or equal to 1m 1m

The new interim controls, which came into affect from 8 February 2018, will remain in place until 31 December 2018 while Council continues strategic work towards applying the same controls permanently. More information Council’s Planning and Building Department 9262 6303


General news

MARCH 2018

Renew your household goods


Council’s annual Renew Collection and Drop Off service will be held again this May.


any pensioners are interested in getting solar panels installed on their home, but are put off by the upfront costs and complexity.

Renew Collection Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 May During the Renew Collection period, residents simply place bags of unwanted but useable household goods into their empty recycling bin immediately after their normal recycling has been collected. Then push the bin straight back on the kerb for their special Renew Collection the next day.

Whitehorse City Council’s new Solar Savers program is making it easier for home owners who are pensioners to install solar panels with no upfront costs.

Renew Drop Off Day

Solar Savers is a partnership between more than 20 Victorian councils and four regional Greenhouse Alliances. Whitehorse City Council is proud to be a part of this pioneering program, by supporting pensioners and increasing the use of renewable energy in Whitehorse.

Saturday 12 May Residents can also attend the Renew Drop Off Day on Saturday 12 May at the Whitehorse City Council Operations Centre in Ailsa Street, Box Hill South. This is your chance to dispose of good quality but unwanted items that are too big or fragile to place in recycling bins as part of the Renew Collection, such as televisions, whitegoods and furniture. These services are only available at Council’s Operations Centre on the nominated Renew Drop Off Day each year – items will not be accepted on any other day of the year. More information 9262 6333

Register now for reminders! Register for a reminder email or sms with key dates for the Renew Collection and Drop Off Day at whitehorse-renew

Cr Bill Bennett is encouraging the communityto take part in Renew.

Solar Savers households can gradually pay for their solar panels through a low-interest bank loan (subject to normal bank lending criteria), with savings from lower power bills covering the cost of repayments. Solar Savers will check to make sure every participating household will be at least $100 per year better off. The program draws on the expertise of Council and program partners to help pensioner home owners choose quality, reliable solar systems and a trusted installer. Contact Solar Savers to register your interest if you:

smarter Smarter Living returns this March, bringing you free monthly sessions packed with tips for simple, thrifty, low waste living. This year’s experts include the War on Waste’s Craig Recaussel, comedian Wendy Harmer and Melbourne’s community gardening experts Cultivating Community. Our first session will commence this March with Garden Gurus and Gardenettes presenter Melissa King (pictured right). Root to Tip Cooking with Melissa King Wednesday 28 March 7pm-9pm Lower Hall, Box Hill Town Hall Booking Essential – www.whitehorse.vic. Melissa King is one of Australia’s most popular and respected garden experts and television presenters. She is also the author of Garden Feast focusing on the delights of cooking and growing your own heirloom vegetables, with the help of recipes from the famous Heronswood kitchen. Melissa’s cooking demonstration will focus on recipes that will help you use up the parts of vegetables that you otherwise may have discarded, as well as edible flowers and more – tantalising your taste buds, saving you money and reducing waste all at once!

living sessions

• Own your home • Have a government pension card (aged or disability) • Are usually at home from 9am to 5pm • Have average to high electricity use (contact Solar Savers if you’re unsure) • Do not currently have solar panels on your home More information 9385 8512

General news

MARCH 2018

Improve your bike skills these school holidays




The program aims to increase the number of students riding to school and around the community. It is also increasing students’ physical activities and bike use, rather than being driven around in the car.

Last year, 1172 Australian schools participated and almost 390,000 students got behind the event and cycled to school for National Ride2School Day. As well as enhancing the health of kids, riding to school improves air quality, reduces our carbon footprint and helps stops traffic congestion.

When: Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April, 9.30am-2pm. Please note, participants must complete both days of the program.

If you live too far from school, remember that part way is OK: Drive part of the way and ride or walk the rest of the distance. Be sure to check that your bike, scooter or skateboard is in good working condition before you start your journey. Give tyres, brakes, lights, reflectors and bell the once over and remember to wear a helmet.

Where: Mont Albert Reserve, Melrose Street, Mont Albert North Bring: Your basic riding skills (you must be able to ride without training wheels), a bike in roadworthy condition, bike helmet and lunch. Cost: The course cost is $20 (full cost is subsidised by Whitehorse City Council)

More information

Registration closes on Monday 26 March

Students will learn how to prepare for riding, how to ride safely, safety checks, emergency stopping, how to use gears and road rules.

www.bicyclenetwork. ride2school/

Registration and more information:

The course is run by professional instructors from Bikes@Work in a safe, traffic-free area, and then on low traffic local roads.

omething as simple as riding a bike can help get your children on track towards a happier and healthier life.

Students, parents, teachers and schools are encouraged to get on their bikes for National Ride2School Day on Friday 23 March.

ake your bike-riding skills up a notch in the coming school holidays with Council’s School Holiday Bicycle Skills Program for novice riders. This two-day program is for Whitehorse residents aged 9-12 who have not participated in the VicRoads Bicycle Education (Bike Ed) program at their school. It will boost children’s confidence, skills and awareness while riding.

5 0432 291 775



ycleWise is a free bicycle confidence training program for adults, and Council is offering two free courses during March.

The novice 2.5 hour course is perfect for those who lack confidence on a bike. This course covers correct riding technique and essential bike skills. It is conducted in a traffic-free area. The five hour intermediate course aims to build confidence when riding on paths and roads, and participants will learn about safety, road rules, correct riding technique and more. Both courses are run by professional instructors from Bikes@Work. Participants need to bring a bike in roadworthy condition and a helmet. When: Novice course – Saturday 17 March, 9.30am-12 noon OR 12.30pm-3pm Intermediate course – Saturday 24 March, 10am-3pm Where: Meet at the courtyard, rear of Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: Free Bookings essential: 9262 6134

Photos: Participants from one of last year's School Holiday Bicycle Skills Program.

Cr Blair Barker is inviting local bike riders to take part in a free CycleWise Course.


Family, young people and health

MARCH 2018

Join a Playgroup Today N

ational Playgroup Week celebrates the way playgroups offer families valuable support and essential play opportunities for young children. National Playgroup Week runs from Sunday 18 March until Sunday 25 March and is the perfect time to join a local playgroup. Whitehorse has over 30 playgroups across the municipality offering families with young children the opportunity to participate in fun and interactive activities in a safe and supportive environment. Come and meet others going through similar experiences, which can help ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children. These groups are also a great way to find out about local community, health and support services. In Whitehorse, there are two playgroups specifically for grandparents and one geared toward fathers. There are also many cultural playgroups including Ukrainian, Chinese, Spanish and Greek groups. For a copy of the 2018 Whitehorse Playgroups brochure, visit or contact Council’s Parent Resource Officer on 9262 6175 or

A SPECIAL THANKS TO GRANDPARENTS Whitehorse City Council recognises the important role grandparents play in families and in the wider community. Grandparents often hold family traditions and stories and are essential teachers of our next generation. Grandparents increasingly help out with school pick-ups and care of school-aged children, as well as being providers of childcare for babies and toddlers when parents return to work. Whitehorse has a number of playgroups that welcome grandparents and their grandchildren, as well as two grandparent specific playgroups: Koonung Cottage Grandparents Playgroup Where: Koonung Cottage Community House, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn North

April Parenting Information Forum

PARENTING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Join this forum to discover the best ways to help children safely and smartly incorporate technology into their lives. Geared to those caring for children and young people aged 6-18 years, Parenting in a Digital World will inform carers about the good and bad when it comes to technology use for learning, entertainment and socialising.

Where: 19 Brunswick Rd, Mitcham

This session will focus on having the right discussions with children and young people, putting boundaries in place, and harnessing proven strategies to help them benefit from technology while minimising risk.

Further information: 0435 316 118 or

When: Tuesday 17 April, 7.30pm9.30pm (registration from 7pm)

Further information: 9878 6632 or

Chinese Grandparents Playgroup

Where: Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (rear of the Nunawading Library) Please note we are unable to accommodate children in this forum.

More information 9262 6175 parentresource

MARCH IMMUNISATIONS Council provides free vaccinations against infectious diseases for children from 6 weeks to 19 years of age and a limited range of vaccines for eligible adults.

• 6, 16 and 28 March – 9.15am-10.45am • 8 March – 6pm-7.30pm Box Hill South Family Centre 1228A Riversdale Road (Rotary Court), Box Hill South

More information

• 7 and 22 March – 9.15am-10.45am • 15 March – 6pm-7.30pm

9262 6197 Immunisation.html

Burgess Family Centre 15 Barwon Street, Box Hill North • 21 March – 9.15am-10.45am • 27 March – 6pm-7.30pm

No Jab No Pay As a result of the new No Jab No Pay legislation, the National Immunisation Program (NIP) eligibility criteria has changed. All individuals 0 to 19 years of age can now receive free catch up

Whitehorse Civic Centre (Willis Room), 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

vaccinations under the NIP regardless of their Medicare status. For all enquiries about the No Jab No Pay legislation please call the Families and Parent Line on 13 61 50.

Vermont South Community House Karobran Drive, Vermont South • 13 March – 9.15am-10.45am

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, 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.

Family, young people and health

Make a SPEEDY difference in a young person’s life


hitehorse City Council is partnering with Local Learning Employment Network, Gateway LLEN, to run a careers event for year 11 and 12 students.

Speed X Interviews – Industry Immersions gives students the chance to speed-interview with local business people to gain insights into a range of careers, while developing interpersonal skills and confidence, and building connections within the community. Local workers, business people and residents are invited to participate and share their insights into different industries and career paths, with a focus on vocations that can be achieved through certificate courses, hands-on training and apprenticeships, such as: • Trades • Hospitality • Sport, health and fitness • Hair and beauty • Health sector • Community services • Emergency services • Information technology • Media • Start ups • Entertainment

Event details Tuesday 1 May, 10am-12pm Lower Hall, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Morning tea provided More information and to register your interest 9262 6333

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13–22 April Don’t get left with FOMO next month: Make sure you add Victorian Youth Week to your diary. This annual celebration is about all that is awesome about young people and the things they do, create and achieve. Council is supporting the event with a Youth Festival on Friday 20 April from 2pm-6pm in the Box Hill Mall. The Youth Festival is all about having an epic time in an exciting and fun environment, with food, music and youth-friendly activities. Young people and the wider community are welcome to come and enjoy. A creative arts competition during Youth Week will promote and showcase the diverse creative talents of young people in Whitehorse. Youth service organisations from the Whitehorse municipality will be at the festival to provide information and resources. Youth Week in Whitehorse will expose young people to the many, diverse youth services offered by organisations across the area, including those that are here to make young people feel

Do you know an outstanding young person who deserves some recognition? 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. Monthly winners receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher in recognition of their achievements and will feature in a story in this publication. Award winners then go into the running to be named as Whitehorse Young Citizen of the Year for 2019, which is announced as part of Whitehorse City Council’s Australia Day celebrations. Families, teachers, youth service professionals, local schools, universities, community groups and individuals can nominate young achievers in Whitehorse. Nominees must be younger than 27 on 26 January 2019. For a nomination form, phone 9262 6333 or visit Young-Person-Award.html.


safe, lend a listening ear, and help find solutions to problems. Victorian Youth Week is also a great time to visit and get to know Whitehorse Youth ConneXions in Box Hill, which offers programs and support services to young people aged 12-25 and their families. The services aim to empower all young people in Whitehorse to make a healthy and safe transition into adulthood in a community where they are valued and respected. Whitehorse Youth ConneXions is at Suite 2, Level 1, Box Hill Centro, Box Hill. A full program of Victorian Youth Week events in Whitehorse will appear in the April edition of Whitehorse News.

More information 9898 9340 youth.worker Youth-Services.html


MARCH 2018

enjoy the colour, creativity

and cultural diversity Whitehorse's vibrant cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are, helping to make this city a great place to live. Global Fiesta is a celebration of multicultural Whitehorse. The event brings together art, food, music, dance, games and activities from around the world. Set in the beautiful surrounds of the Box Hill Gardens, this popular festival runs from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday 18 March. Global Fiesta is now in its ninth year and is Council’s National Harmony Day event. It is a family friendly day out that showcases the many talents of our community.

what is harmony day?

cultural diversity in whitehorse

Harmony Day is celebrated nationally each year on 21 March to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Whitehorse has an incredibly diverse population. In the 2016 census approximately 38 per cent of Whitehorse residents were born overseas, with 33 per cent from countries where English is not the first language. China was the leading country of birth for the overseas born population in Whitehorse, followed by India, UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, and the day aims to encourage community participation and respect for cultural and religious diversity as well as fostering a sense of belonging.

Whitehorse is also home to a large number of international students, many of whom attend local tertiary education institutions including Deakin University and Box Hill TAFE.

welcome to country and smoking ceremony A Wurundjeri Elder will lead the community through a traditional Smoking Ceremony. To perform this ancient ceremony, leaves from the balga (grass tree), wattle and other plants are smouldered on a small fire. The smoke is used to cover the participants’ bodies, ridding them of what is not needed, purifying the area and warding off bad spirits.

global passport The ever-popular Global Fiesta passports return for 2018! The Global Fiesta passport opens up a world of fun, giving you an interactive way to explore and experience different community stalls and activities.

Did you know? - Over the last 70 years, seven million migrants have made Australia their home.

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walk with harmony After our Welcome to Country, you are invited to join in The Walk in Harmony, organised by the Ismaili community. The aim of the walk is to demonstrate “pluralism in action” by promoting the sharing of ideas and respect for different beliefs, customs, and ways of life while walking around the Box Hill Gardens. Walkers will be engaged in learning activities and dialogue along the walk.

global hub Travel through the Global Hub to learn more about public services in Whitehorse. The hub will feature a range of stalls with information on local organisations, including emergency services, festival sponsors Deakin University, Philip Webb Real Estate, Healthy Smiles Dental Group and ANZ Mobile Lending (Box Hill), and Council departments including community development and Youth ConneXions.

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Monday 19 March 19, 10am to 10.45am Three to five year olds and their parents and carers are invited to explore some examples of harmony in nature. Working together, create a friendship bracelet to take home or to share. Make some new friends afterwards while enjoying a play on the playground. Where: Wurundjeri Walk, Blackburn South. Meet at the carpark at the south end of Orchard Grove, Blackburn South. Remember to wear a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and wear suitable enclosed footwear.

Whitehorse City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land upon which the Global Fiesta is taking place.



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his month we focus on successful Vermont business Andatech Pty Ltd, manufacturer of safety and wellness devices including breathalysers, drug testing kits, dehumidifiers and air purifiers.

Take your business to the next level with Council’s annual Boost Your Business program 2018.

Award-winning Andatech is now 15 years old and has 17 employees.

Between 19 and 23 March, businesses are encouraged to enhance their learning and development and gain key skills to further grow their business. The program’s topics are carefully targeted to the needs of local Whitehorse businesses. The events are either free or offered at a very low cost, with limited places, so register early to secure your spot.

The company offers service and support for their appliances and is proud to be part of the Think Local Buy Local campaign in Whitehorse.

For bookings or more details, visit

Andatech offers Australia’s widest range of personal breathalysers certified to Australian standards, “making personal accountability more available and affordable for consumers,” Joey said.

Joey Natalia Teo, Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing, said that where possible, the company acquired resources locally, such as equipment, packaging, staff and marketing, in order to support the local business community.

Whitehorse Mayor, Cr Andrew Davenport encourages local businesses to participate in the 2018 Whitehorse Boost your Business events program

Tapping into Tourism When: Monday 19 March, 9am-11am Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: Free Facilitated by Destination Melbourne

Effective Business Networking: Tips to Connect with Ease When: Tuesday 20 March, 6pm-8pm Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Cost: $20 Facilitated by Small Business Victoria. Co-hosted by Whitehorse City Council and Whitehorse Business Group.

Attracting Customers through Creative Retail Merchandising Design When: Wednesday 21 March, 9.30am -11.30am Where: Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill Cost: $20 Facilitated by Ching Ching Lee, Pop Creative Collective

Small Business Bus – Mentoring Sessions When: Thursday 22 March, 10am-4pm Where: The mentoring bus will be positioned out the front of the Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: Free

Keeping the Right Staff: How to Employ Good People When: Thursday 22 March, 9.30am -1pm Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Cost: $30 Facilitated by Small Business Victoria.

How to increase traffic on your Website When: Friday 23 March, 12-2pm Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: $20

Joey said the local community’s support and having the community “as our advocate” was essential to the company’s success. Andatech returns this support by involvement in many local initiatives. “We believe in giving back to the community, and are truly delighted to support causes and organisations across the region as part of our ‘community project’. The best part of all of this is the customers who buy from us are also helping us support these causes and projects.” Among the causes Andatech supports are the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and Sea Shepherd Australia. About Buy Local Think Local All Whitehorse businesses are encouraged to support the campaign by displaying a Think Local Buy Local sticker in a prominent location on their shopfront. More information and to request a Think Local Buy Local sticker Investment and Economic Development Unit 9262 6333

Facilitated by Mark Schiffer, Blick Creative

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria.



pportunity for Whitehorse businesses to receive 100 hours of specialised assistance - free of charge!

Do you have an idea or a project that would boost your business, but don’t have the time or the specialist skills to complete it? The Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program can offer your business 100 hours towards a project in accounting, finance, marketing, IT or HR, using second year, third year or post graduate students from the Deakin Business School. The program runs from July to September annually. Applications close 24 April.

More information Investment and Economic Development Unit 9262 6333 Above: Andatech Director, Irwandy Tan

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然后在3月29日星期天和我們一起參 月市政府將在環球圣節上舉 Goditi il colore, la creatività e la diversità culturale di Global Fiesta 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, Goditi il colore, la creatività e la diversità culturale di Global Fiesta Domenica 18 marzo dalle 12 alle 16 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 Domenica 18 marzo dalle 12 alle 16 e Station Box Hill Gardens, tra Nelson Road Street, BoxWhitehorse Hill 政廳,地址:1022 Road, 至下午5點,地點在納納瓦丁市 Box Hill Gardens, tra Nelson Road e Station Street, Box Hill Box Hill。博覽會上有烹飪表演、比 政中心草坪上,地址:379-397 Whitehorse è una comunità vivace e multiculturale. La nostra diversità culturale 賽、品嘗和購買可持續美食佳釀及其 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading。歡 è una vivace multiculturale. La nostra diversità culturale èWhitehorse uno dei nostri piùcomunità grandi punti di eforza ed è al centro di ciò che siamo, 他產品,還有兒童活動及其他活動。 迎大家來欣賞精彩的世界音樂舞蹈 è uno dei nostri più grandi punti di forza ed è alposto centro di ciò che Global siamo, Fiesta contribuendo a rendere Whitehorse un ottimo dove vivere. 表演,屆時有美食、社區攤位、免 3月份可開始遞交社區撥款申請。如果 contribuendo a rendere Whitehorse un ottimo dove vivere. festeggia la multiculturalità di Whitehorse, che posto riunisce arte, cibo, Global musica,Fiesta danza, 費畫臉譜、乘坐游戲、蹦蹦城堡、 festeggia la multiculturalità di Whitehorse,您屬于一個為白馬市社區服務的非盈 che riunisce arte, cibo, musica, danza, giochi e attività da tutto il mondo. 文化游戲,還有小尼克、探險者朵 giochi e attività da tutto il mondo. 利組織,您也許有資格申領撥款。聯 Questa famosa festa avrà luogo nei meravigliosi dintorni di Box Hill Gardens, 拉、蒂亞戈加油中的人物出場! 絡市政府了解詳情。 Questa famosa festa avrà luogo nei meravigliosi dintorni di Box Hill Gardens, dalle 12.00 alle 16.00, domenica 18 marzo. La Global Fiesta - ora alla sua nona dalle 12.00 16.00, domenica marzo.per La Global Fiesta allagiornata sua nona edizione - è alle l’evento nazionale del18 comune Harmony Day.- ora È una per edizione - è l’evento nazionale del comune Harmony Day. Ècomunità. una giornata per tutta la famiglia che mette in mostra i moltiper talenti della nostra tutta la famiglia che mette in mostra i molti talenti della nostra comunità.

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Ευχαριστηθείτε τα χρώματα, τη δημιουργικότητα και την πολιτισμική TΚαι την Κυριακή 29 Μαρτίου υτό το μήνατης ο Δήμος Ευχαριστηθείτε τα χρώματα, τη δημιουργικότητα και την πολιτισμική ποικιλομορφία Globalγιορτάζει Fiesta συναντήσετε μας στο Sustainable Food την πολυπολιτισμική σας ποικιλομορφία της Global Fiesta Κυριακή 18 Μαρτίου από τις 12 το μεσημέρι-4 μ.μ. and Wine Fair από τις 10πμ μέχρι κοινότητα στο Global Fiesta την Κυριακή 18 Μαρτίου από τις 12 τοRoad μεσημέρι-4 μ.μ. Street, Box Hill Box Hill Gardens, μεταξύ Nelson και Station τις 4μμ στο Δημαρχείο του Box Hill, Κυριακή 15 Μαρτίου από τις 12 το Box Hill Gardens, μεταξύ Nelson Road και Station Street, Box Hill 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Το μεσημέρι μέχρι τις 5μμ στους κήπους Το Whitehorse είναι μια ζωντανή και πολυπολιτισμική κοινότητα. Η πολιτισμική πανηγύρι θα παρουσιάσει επίδειξη Nunawading Civic Centre, 379-397 Το Whitehorse είναι μια ζωντανή κοινότητα. ποικιλομορφία μας είναι ένα απόκαι τα πολυπολιτισμική δυνατά χαρακτηριστικά μας Η καιπολιτισμική βρίσκεται στο μαγειρικής, διαγωνισμούς, βιώσιμο Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. ποικιλομορφία μας είναι ένα που από βοηθά τα δυνατά χαρακτηριστικά μας εξαιρετικό και βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο του ποιοι είμαστε, να κάνει το Whitehorse μέρος φαγητό, κρασί και προϊόντα για δοκιμή Ελάτε καιτου απολαύστε συναρπαστικές επίκεντρο ποιοι είμαστε, που βοηθά να κάνει το Whitehorse εξαιρετικό μέρος να ζει κάποιος. Η Global Fiesta είναι η γιορτή του πολυπολιτισμικού Whitehorse, που και αγορά,και δραστηριότητες παιδιών παραστάσεις παγκόσμιας να ζει κάποιος. Globalφαγητό, Fiestaμουσικής είναι η γιορτή του πολυπολιτισμικού Whitehorse, συνδυάζει μαζί Η τέχνες, μουσική, χορό, παιχνίδια δραστηριότητες απόπου όλοκαι άλλα. συνδυάζει τέχνες, φαγητό, καικόσμο. χορού,μαζί γευστική κουζίνα,μουσική, χορό, παιχνίδια και δραστηριότητες από όλο τον τον κόσμο. περίπτερα, δωρεάν βαφή κοινοτικά αιτήσεις για κοινοτικές Αυτό το δημοφιλές φεστιβάλ θα διεξαχθεί στοΕπίσης όμορφοοιπεριβάλλον των Κήπων Box Hill προσώπων, βόλτες, κάστρο για θα ανοίξουν τοντώρα Μάρτιο. Αυτό τομεσημέρι δημοφιλές φεστιβάλ διεξαχθεί όμορφο περιβάλλον των Κήπων Box Hill από το έως τις 4 μ.μ.θατην Κυριακήστο 18Επιχορηγήσεις Μαρτίου. Η Global Fiesta – που άλματα, πολιτισμικά και από το μεσημέρι τιςπαιχνίδια 4 μ.μ. την Κυριακή 18Αν Μαρτίου. Η ομάδα Global Fiesta – που τώρα είστε μη διανύει τον ένατοέως χρόνο λειτουργίας της – αποτελεί τηνμε εκδήλωση τηςκερδοσκοπικού εθνικής Ημέρας ειδική παρουσίαση από τονημέρα Nickτης διανύει τον ένατο χρόνο λειτουργίας – αποτελεί την εκδήλωση της εθνικής Ημέρας Αρμονίας του Δήμου. Είναι μια εξόδου για οικογένειες παρουσιάζει πολλά χαρακτήρα πουπου παρέχει υπηρεσίες Αρμονίας του Δήμου. Είναι εξόδου για ταλέντα κοινότητάς μας.μια Jr.s Doraτης τον Εξερευνητή καιημέρα τον Go στηνοικογένειες Κοινότηταπου τουπαρουσιάζει Whitehorseπολλά ταλέντα της κοινότητάς μας. Diego Go! μπορεί να δικαιούστε επιχορήγηση.


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ग्लोब् फे सटा (वैसविक त्यौहार) के रं ग, रचनातमकता और िांसककृ सतक सवसवधता ग्लोब् फे सटा (वैसविक त्यौहार) के रं ग, रचनातमकता और िांसककृ सतक सवसवधता Poi domenica 29 marzo unitevi a uesto il Comune का आनन्द ्ेंmese noi alla Fiera del cibo e del vino celebra का आनन्द ्ें la nostra comunità रसववार 18 माच्च ्दलोपहर 12 बजे िे ्े कर शाम 4 बजेsostenibili तक dalle 10 alle 16 presso la multiculturale in occasione della रसववार 18 माच्च ्दलोपहर 12 बजे िे ्े क र शाम 4 बजे तक Nelson Road और Station15 Street, के बीच Box Hill Gardens में Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Global Fiesta domenica marzoBox Hill Nelson औरsul Station Street, Box Hill के बीच Box Hill Gardens में ci Road, Box Hill. Durante la fiera dalle 12Road alle 17 prato del Centro Whitehorse एक जीवं त और बहुिां स ककृ सतक िमु ्द ा् है । हमारी िां स ककृ सतक सवसवधता हमारी िबिे saranno dimostrazioni di cucina, gare, civico di Nunawading (Nunawading Whitehorse एक जीवं तहै और बहुिां सककृ सतक िमु्दा् हैप्रमु । हमारी िां सprodotti ककृ सतक सवसवधता हमारी िबिे बड़ी क्षमताओं में िे एक और ्ह हमारी पहचान की ख ता है । ्ह Whitehorse कलो रहने के cibi, vino e sostenibili da Civic Centre), 379-397 Whitehorse बड़ी क्षमताओं में िेस्ान एक हैबनाने और ्ह हमारी पहचान कीassaggiare प्रमुफेखसटा ता हैबहुिां । ्ह कलो रहनेका के जश्न e comprare, attività per स्ए बहुत बढ़ि्ा में म्द्द है। ग्लोब् सWhitehorse ककृ सतक Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Venite a करती स्ए बहुत बढ़ि्ा स्ान बनाने में म्द्द करती है । ग्लोब् फे सटा बहुिां स ककृ सतक Whitehorse का e altro. मनाना है। ्ह सववि-भर िे क्ा, भलोजन, िंगीत, नकृत्,bambini खे्कू ्द और गसतसवसध्ों कलो एक िा् जश्न godervi spettacoli emozionanti मनाना िे क्ा, भलोजन, िंगीत, नकृत्,Daखे् कू ्द औरsiगसतसवसध्ों कलो एक िा् ्ाता हैहै । । ्हeसववि-भर di musica balli etnici, cucina marzo possono anche presentare ्ाता है । appetitosa, stand comunitari, le domande per i Contributi Box Hill Gardens के खूबिूरत पररवेश में आ्लोसजत हलोने वा्ा, ्ह ्लोकसप्र् त्यौहार रसववार 18 pittura del visoकेgratuita, corse, un fate diरसववार un gruppo Box Hill Gardens त पररवे श मेंतक आ्लोसजत हलोने वा्ा, ्हSe त्यौहार माच्च ्दलोपहर 12 बजे िेखू्ेबकिूररशाम 4 बजे च्ेगा।comunitari. ग्लोब् फे सटा –्लोकसप्र् जलो ढ़क parte अब अपने नयौवें वर्च18में castello gonfiabile, giochi culturali no-profit che fornisce servizi allaवर्च में माच्च ्दलोपहर 12 बजे िे ्े क र शाम 4 बजे तक च्े ग ा। ग्लोब् फे सटा – जलो ढ़क अब अपने नयौवें है – काउं सि् का राष्टी् िद्ाव ढ़्दवि िमारलोह है। ्ह पररवार के स्ए अनुकू् ढ़्दवि है जलो हमारे e la partecipazione straordinaria di Comunità di Whitehorse potete avere है सि् राष्टी् िद्ाव ढ़्दविरूप िमारलोह िमु–्दकाउं ा् की कईकाप्रसतभाओं कलो सवसशष्ट िे ्दशा्चहैत।ा ्ह है। पररवार के स्ए अनुकू् ढ़्दवि है जलो हमारे Dora the Explorer e Go Diego Go di diritto a un contributo. Contattate il िमु्दा् की कई प्रसतभाओं कलो सवसशष्ट रूप िे ्दशा्चता है। Nick Jr! Comune per maggiori informazioni.


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齊來慶祝Global Fiesta全球嘉年華的色彩、創意和文化多樣性 दफर रसववार 29 मार्क को हमारे िाथि Box ि महीने काउं सिल Nunawading 齊來慶祝Global Fiesta全球嘉年華的色彩、創意和文化多樣性 3月18日星期日中午12時至下午4時 Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Civic Centre lawns, 379-397 3月18日星期日中午12時至下午4時 在Box Hill區位於Nelson Road 和 Station Street的Box Box Hill पर िुबह 10 Hill बजे िेGardens लेकर शाम Whitehorse Road, Nunawading पर 在Box Hill區位於Nelson Road 和 Station Street的Box Hill Gardens 舉行。 4 बजे तक रलने वाले िुससथिर खाद्य-पिाथि्क रसववार 15 मार्क को िोपहर 12 बजे िे 舉行。 एवं वाइन मेले (िसटेनेबल फू ड एंड वाइन लेक र शाम 5 बजे तक गलोबल फीएसट पर 白馬市是一個充滿活力和多元文化的社區。 我們的文化多樣性是其中 फे यर) में भाग लें। इि मेले में खाना पकाने की हमारे बहु-िांसककृ सतक िमुिाय का िमारोह 白馬市是一個充滿活力和多元文化的社區。 最大的優勢,代表著我們每一位,塑造出一個理想宜居的白馬市。全球 प्रिश्कसनयाँ, 我們的文化多樣性是其中 प्रसतयोसगताएँ, नमूने के तौर पर मना रही है। ककृ पया पधारें और सवश्व िंगीत 最大的優勢,代表著我們每一位,塑造出一個理想宜居的白馬市。全球 嘉年華是白馬市慶祝多元文化的活動,匯聚來自世界各地的藝術、美 एवं नकृतय के रोरक प्रिश्कनों, मुह ँ में पानी लाने खाने के सलए िुससथिर खाद्य-पिाथि्क, वाइन और 嘉年華是白馬市慶祝多元文化的活動,匯聚來自世界各地的藝術、美 उतपाि, बच्ों की गसतसवसधयाँ तथिा और भी 食、音樂、舞蹈、遊戲和各種活動。 वाले व्ंजनों, िामुिासयक सटालों, सन:शुलक 食、音樂、舞蹈、遊戲和各種活動。 फे 這個被深受歡迎的節日將於3月18日星期日中午至下午4時,在美麗大 ि पेंटटंग, झूलों, जम्पंग कॉिल, िांसककृ सतक कई काय्ककलाप शासमल होंगे। खे自然環繞著的Box लों और सनक जूसनयि्क डोरा दि एकिपलोरर िामुिासयक अनुिान आवेिन (क्युसनटी गांट 這個被深受歡迎的節日將於3月18日星期日中午至下午4時,在美麗大 Hill Gardens舉行。踏入第九年的全球嘉年華是市政府 और गो सडएगो गो की सवशे ि उपससथिसत का एपलीके शन) भी मार्क में खुलेंगे। यदि आप 自然環繞著的Box Hill Gardens舉行。踏入第九年的全球嘉年華是市政府 國家和諧日的一項活動,展示著許多社區內的才華,絕對是一個老少咸 आननि लें! दकिी लाभ-सनरपेक्ष िमूह का भाग हैं जो 國家和諧日的一項活動,展示著許多社區內的才華,絕對是一個老少咸 宜的家庭日。 वहाइटहॉि क्युसनटी को िेवाएँ प्रिान करता 宜的家庭日。 Cập nhật hàng tháng CậpNHẬT nhậtHẰNG hàng tháng CẬP THÁNG

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Hãy thưởng thức màu sắc, sự sáng tạo và sự đa dạng văn hoá của Nhật 29của tháng Ba hãy Hãy thưởng sắc, sựsẽsáng tạoSau vàđó sựđến đa ngày dạngChủ văn hoá Global Fiesta háng này Hộithức đồngmàu Thành phố tham gia cùng chúng tôi tại Hội chợ Thức Global Fiesta chào mừng các cộng đồng đa văn Chủ Nhật ngày 18 tháng 3 từ 12 giờ trưa đến giờ chiều ăn và4Rượu Trường tồn từ 10 giờ sáng đến hóa củaNhật chúng ta tại hội Global Chủ ngày 18Lễ tháng 3 từ 12Fiesta giờNelson trưa đến 4chiều giờ chiều Box Hill Gardens, đoạn từ đường đến đường Station, BoxBox Hill 4 giờ tại Tòa Thị chính Hill, 1022 vào ngày Chủ nhật 15 Tháng Ba từ 12 Nelson Box Hill Gardens, đoạn từ đường đến đường Station, Box Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. HộiHill chợ sẽ có giờ trưa đến 5làgiờ chiều tạiđasân Trung Whitehorse cộng đồng văncỏhóa và sinh những động. Sự đađiểm dạngnhư văntrình hoá của ta đặc diễnchúng nấu nướng, Whitehorse là cộng đồng đa văn hóa vàcủa sinhchúng động. đachủ dạng chúng ta sản tâm Sinhtrong hoạt những Nunawading số 379-397 là một thế mạnh lớn nhất taSựvà yếuvăn thểhoá hiện bản sắc của các cuộc tranh tài, thức ăn,của rượu và các là một trong những thế mạnh lớn nhất của chúng ta và chủ yếu thể hiện bản sắc của phẩm được nuôi trồng theo cách bảo chúng ta, giúp tạoNunawading. ra WhitehorseHãy là nơi tuyệt vời để sinh sống. Global Fiesta là lễ hộivệ đa Whitehorse Road, đến môi trường để mọi người nếm vàvàmua, chúng ta, giúp tạo ra Whitehorse là nơi tuyệt vời sinhâm sống. Global Fiesta lễ hội đa văn hóa Whitehorse, nghệ ẩmđể thực, nhạc, múa, các tròlàthử chơi các chung vui của và thưởng thứckết cáchợp màn trìnhthuật, các sinh hoạt cho thiếu nhi và nhiều thứ văn hóa của Whitehorse, kết hợp nghệ thuật, ẩm thực, âm nhạc, múa, các trò chơi và các sinhsôi hoạt từ khắp nơi trên thế giới. diễn động âm nhạc và khiêu vũ thế khác nữa. sinh hoạt từ khắp nơi trên thế giới. giới, cáctrong thứckhung ăn hấp dẫn,đẹp cáccủa gian hàng Nằm cảnh Box Hill Gardens, lễ hội nổi tiếng này bắt đầu từ giữa Chương trình khoản Cộng đồng cũng Nằm trong khung cảnh đẹp của Box Hilltháng Gardens, lễ hội nổiCấp tiếng này đầu từ giữa trưađồng, đến 4vẽ giờmặt chiều Chủphí, Nhật 18 3. Global Fiesta - giờ đâybắt là năm thứ chín cộng miễn cácngày trò chơi, nhận đơn Fiesta xin trong Tháng Ba. Nếu quý trưa đến 4 giờ chiều Chủ Nhật ngày 18 tháng 3. Global giờ đây là năm thứ sự kiện Ngày Hòanhót, hợp toàn quốc củavăn Hội đồng Thành phố. Ngày này là gia đìnhchín đi vị ra-là lâulàđài hơi để nhảy các trò chơi một nhóm bất vụ lợi cung cấp các dịch vụ là sự Ngày Hòađặc hợp toàn quốc Hội đồng phố. ngoài chơi, thểhiện hiện nhiều tàicủa năng củathe cộng đồngThành chúng ta. Ngày này là gia đình đi ra hóa và kiện sự xuất biệt Dora cho Cộng đồng Whitehorse, quý vị có thể ngoài chơi, thể hiện nhiều tài năng của cộng đồng chúng ta. Explorer của Nick Jr. và Go Diego Go! đủ điều kiện để nhận cấp khoản. Xin liên


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General news

MARCH 2018

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

Cr Denise Massoud 0409 230 499

By Cr Andrew Munroe

Parkrun in Whitehorse When is a run not a run? When it is a parkrun, then it’s a run, a shuffle (that’s me) or a walk. You can even run or walk with a pram or your dog (on a lead). Established in the UK in 2004 as a free 5km event with a strong emphasis on participation, the event is held each week in local parks. Commencing at Main Beach, Gold Coast in 2011, parkrun in Australia

has since grown to over 275 locations and 400,000 registered participants. In Whitehorse, there are now two locations, Mullum Mullum adjacent to Schwerkolt Cottage, Mitcham, and Gardiners Creek, adjacent to Deakin University’s multi-deck carpark, East Burwood. I was pleased to attend the inaugural Gardiners parkrun mid-January this year with 466 participants on the day, which totally surpassed expectations (the first event attracts a large number of visitors). Congratulations to Wendy Glen and her committee for getting this new location started. What is notable is the wide cross-section of our community that is coming along each week to their local parkrun. From ages eight to 80, the athletic and the not so athletic, men, women, people with

disabilities and also at Gardiners, many from our multi-cultural community. With free registration at it is easy for residents to get involved, and I encourage you to give it a go.

90s when I was the Liberal candidate for Mitcham and he was most active in correspondence advocating for local causes. Congratulations David. Below: Cr Andrew Munroe, Natasha Davies, Amir Abdi and Robin Brotchie.

Citizen of the Year Central Ward resident David Inglis has been an active community member and volunteer for over 45 years. Whether it is at the Wandinong Sanctuary, the Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society, driving for the Eastern Transport Register or the Bendigo Bank Community Bus, he has made an outstanding contribution to our community. I first met David in the late

ELGAR WARD Cr Tina Liu 0418 121 357

this historic room is leased out to film production companies and is regularly used as a court room in Australian TV dramas.

gathered for our Australia day concert, even given the unsettled weather.

Australia Day

Motion – Yarra Valley Water sewerage treatment plant

Welcome back to 2018

Australia Day has attracted a considerable amount of controversy in other municipalities, but I can report our great city had a wonderful day. For me it started out at Mont Albert Cricket Club where I helped coach a great group of people with Chinese heritage on the basics of cricket.

I was proud to have successfully moved a motion in the Council chamber that Whitehorse City Council does not support Yarra Valley Water seeking to use our park lands (Eram Park near the freeway around Box Hill North) for a sewerage treatment plant.

Our first council meeting was held in the historic council chamber at our Town Hall on 29 January.

It was great to see enthusiastic parents join in the fun. Congratulations to the Mont Albert crew on a great initiative.

It was interesting to reflect on the technology today’s Councillors use, yet our predecessors had ink wells and feather quills that remain on the main chamber table today. Many may not be aware that

Later, it was a pleasure to assist the welcome of 60+ new Australian citizens and some amazing civic award winners. Indigenous elder Georgina Nicholson was greeted very warmly by a large crowd who

You can find an online community petition at yarra-valley-water-say-no-no-no-todoncaster-hill-recycled-water-project

Cr Blair Barker 0459 857 280

By Cr Blair Barker

Right: Cr Blair Barker coaching cricket.

MORACK WARD Cr Bill Bennett 0409 195 530

Cr Raylene Carr 0400 886 889

as art and craft, health and fitness, language and vocational classes. Give them a call on 9803 2335 or check out the website at Burwood Highway Pedestrian and Cycling Link

Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Whitehorse City Council and Knox City Council are jointly advocating the state government to complete the Burwood Highway pedestrian and cycling link, between Eastlink, Wantirna South, and Morack Road, Vermont South.

The 10 Neighbourhood and Community Houses in Whitehorse play a vital role in building the social fabric of our municipality. They continue to be the 'Heart of the Community'. The Vermont South Community House in Karobran Drive, near the Vermont South library, offers community based learning such

This proposed link would include the construction of a new shared use path and bridge over Dandenong Creek on the south side of Burwood Highway to complete the missing link and to provide safe cycling and pedestrian facilities along the southern side of Burwood Highway.

By Cr Bill Bennett

Community Service Clubs Whitehorse City Council supports our Community Service Clubs in a variety of ways. They all have a long and proud history of service to the community both locally and in a wider context. These volunteer organisations depend on community membership and are always on the lookout for new members who want to make a positive contribution to society. The Australia Day Breakfast held in Vermont South by my own club, South Vermont Lions, is one occasion where our community is joined by groups such as the City of Whitehorse Band, the U3A choir, Girl Guides and an Ismaili group, who all come together for this event. An official ceremony is followed by a full, free sumptuous breakfast. Put it in your diary for 2019! Until next time, Bill

Above: Cr Bill Bennett (centre) at a Lions Club fundraiser

General news

MARCH 2018


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 (Mayor) 0407 652 145

By Cr Sharon Ellis

Not only is this reserve well utilised by the local community, but every New Year's Eve it is inundated with hundreds of visitors who come to view the fireworks. It is purported to be one on the highest spots in Melbourne and a photographer's dream. Congratulations to the advisory committee who tends to this lovely park with such commitment.

Bluebell Hill Reserve

International Women's Day

I was delighted to hear that in March the Mayor will officially open the new play space development at Bluebell Hill Reserve in Harding Street, Surrey Hills. Formerly known as Harding Street Reserve, this well loved park has a long history, which was recently well documented in the Surrey Hills News by local resident Elizabeth Meredith.

This was first celebrated in the US in 1909 as a day to recognise women's achievements. It was gradually introduced in other countries on various days but it wasn't until 1975 that the United Nations started celebrating it on 8 March. Its hard to believe there was a time when women could not vote or own property.

We have certainly come a long way but there is still ground to be travelled.

Below: Cr Ellis at Bluebell Hill Reserve

In Whitehorse, women contribute thousands of volunteer hours each year. Whether it be with meals on wheels, libraries, schools, sporting clubs, aged care, committees or a myriad of other activities, women are invaluable. Whitehorse prides itself as being a diverse and inclusive city where everyone is accepted. On 8 March let's celebrate the achievements and contributions of all women.

SPRINGFIELD WARD Cr Ben Stennett 0448 375 937

Cr Prue Cutts 0409 867 540

By Cr Prue Cutts

Recognising Wonderful Whitehorse Youth Did you know you can nominate an outstanding young person under 27 years of age for the City of Whitehorse Young Person of the Month award? Community service, academic excellence, sporting prowess, and arts and cultural achievements are all categories taken into consideration.

For more information, phone 9262 6333 or go to Award winners receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher and go into the pool of up to 12 contenders for Council’s Young Citizen of the Year award, presented each Australia Day. Tree Controls Across all Residential Properties in Whitehorse Now Apply Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO) controls are now in place to protect the whole Whitehorse municipality from moonscaping and tree canopy removal. The state government gazetted interim controls (to 31/12/18) in February. This will ensure that trees with circumferences greater than 1 metre (at 1 metre above the ground) and/or a tree that is 5 metres



ameron Close Retirement Village has been nominated for Council’s 5-Star Food Safety Focus this month for their outstanding standards in food hygiene and safety. The retirement village is now in the running for the Food Premises of the Year award. 5 Star Safety Information Now Online Find out which local food businesses have a 5-star rating by visiting Council’s new e-portal at

high or taller will require a permit for removal. The C191 amendment was formulated by Whitehorse City Council in response to our rapidly diminishing tree canopy cover. In nation-wide research in 2013, Whitehorse had 22.9 per cent tree canopy cover, less than both Stonnington and Boroondara councils! While some may see this as an infringement of rights to do as you see fit on your own private land, this amendment is for the greater good, and is about preserving the remaining tree canopy for future generations. We don’t want our leafy suburbs that we are so well known for to be replaced with hothouse concrete jungles! See page 3 for more information.

Above: Cr Cutts (left) and Cr Stennett (right) congratulating Michaela Clare-Cover on winning the prestigious Young Citizen of the Year 2018 at the recent Australia Day Civic Awards.

Spotlight on... Cameron Close Retirement Village


155–221 Warrigal Road, BURWOOD

Sunday 4 March

9808 6733 www.stockland.

Join the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Advisory Committee and Melbourne Water to clean up Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and take part in a litter survey - as part of Clean Up Australia Day. Hear from guest speaker Neil Blake, Port Phillip Bay Keeper, and learn about reducing the amount of litter ending up in our bays and waterways. Stay afterwards for a free barbecue and children’s activities. This is a free, family-friendly event but children must be accompanied by an adult. Cleaning equipment and gloves provided. This project is supported by the City of Whitehorse. Register at:

More information 9262 6197 Blackburn+Lake+Sanctuary For more Clean Up Australia Day locations in Whitehorse, visit:


General news

MARCH 2018

Connecting the community G

iving back. Making friends. Strengthening the community. Learning new skills. These are just some of the reasons people give for why they volunteer. In our monthly profiles, learn more about some of our local volunteers and the rewarding work they do. Name: Anne Payne Volunteer role: Chairperson of the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Visitor Centre. I also volunteer with the Blackburn Red Cross branch and the Uniting East Burwood Centre.

What made you interested in volunteering? I first joined a weeding and planting group over 45 years ago when the Sanctuary required lots of regeneration. Once the land had been purchased, the hard work of restoring it to its former bushland glory began. I joined the Advisory Committee to give a community voice to the work at the Sanctuary. And my involvement in Red Cross and Uniting East Burwood are another way of getting involved with my community.

I have been involved with the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary for about 45 years. I’m the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee which meets monthly. I coordinate the volunteer roster for the Visitor Centre. I also volunteer with the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary education program. I’m also part of the water monitoring group who test the lake water monthly, as part of the Melbourne Water Waterwatch program. I attend working bees in the sanctuary, where we weed and plant. I’m an accredited seed collector of indigenous plants that are then raised and grown by other bushland park volunteers at one of the two indigenous nurseries here in Whitehorse – Bungalook and Greenlink.


hitehorse Manningham Libraries will take both budding and experienced writers on a journey through the whole writing process, with 17 free workshops for adults, teens and children. The stellar line up of presenters includes ABC broadcaster and The Age critic Sian Prior, award winning children’s writer Sue DeGennaro, renowned stage writer Hannie Rayson, and 1/6th of the hugely successful podcast The Outer Sanctum Alicia Sometimes. Children and teens have their own range of workshops run by Express Media and 100 Story Building, covering poetry, comics, choose your own adventure and more. So you want to write will be run across all Whitehorse Manningham Libraries from March until June.

Women in Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast in Box Hill When: Thursday 8 March, 7am to 9am Where: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Cost: $65

Book: Come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast and be entertained by speakers Peter Stubbs (of Grubby and Dee Dee fame), Lee Hamley, Chief Medical Officer at the Alfred Hospital, and ever-popular MC Danielle Storey. Proceeds will be donated to the Butterfly Foundation which provides services and programs to people suffering from eating disorders and body image concerns.

What do you get out of your volunteering?

What does your volunteering involve?



Mainly meeting new people. I have learnt so much, not only about the bushland and the fragility of such places as Blackburn Lake Sanctuary within a suburban community, but our indigenous history and the impact we have made on this area. I’m fascinated by the waterbugs we collect when we do our monthly water testing as they also indicate how healthy our waterways are. What would you say to people who are thinking about volunteering?

Music in the Park at Cootamundra Walk

There are so many ways you can volunteer. Volunteering gives you the chance to meet likeminded people and make a positive impact in our community. You could become a committee member of a local bushland park, work in a bushland park, help in one of the indigenous nurseries and learn to grow indigenous plants, train as an education program volunteer or help staff the visitor centre. Or get involved with other groups that so urgently need volunteers to help support their service. Give it a try.

16 March

Adult workshops: • So you want to write… A Podcast with Alicia Sometimes

So you want to write kids and teens workshops: • 100 stories down

• So you want to write… A Non-boring family history with Hazel Edwards

• Comic boom

• So you want to write… Creative non-fiction with Lee Kofman

• Choose your own adventure

• So you want to write… And avoid the pitfalls of publishing with Ruth Wykes • So you want to write… Comedy with Declan Fay • So you want to write… Books for children with Sue DeGennaro • So you want to write… About travel with Tim Richards • So you want to write… Your memoir with Hannie Rayson • So you want to write… Writes group with Sian Prior

• Spacecraft

• Perilous quest • Podscapades • Poetry off the page • Graphic narratives All workshops are free but bookings are essential. Discover more in our ‘So you want to write’ booklet available at any of our libraries or online at: want_to_write

Cootamundra Walk Advisory Committee is celebrating forty years of commitment to caring for one of the last remnant pieces of bushland north of Whitehorse Road. In 1978 with the extension of the North Blackburn Shopping Centre and builder’s rubbish being dumped from nearby units, a small group of residents called a public meeting to save the bushland from further destruction. With Council cooperation, the Advisory Committee was formed. The majority of efforts have been focussed on preserving the bushland and creek east of Williams Road – weeding, mulching and planting thousands of indigenous (local) plants. Small plantings east of Surrey Road have also been encouraged. The achievement of the past forty years will be celebrated with ‘Music in the Park’ on Friday evening 16 March with a free sausage sizzle, Easter egg hunt and music from fabulous local musicians. Where: Cootamundra Walk, near Bell St. Between Pope Rd. and Francis St. Blackburn North When: Friday 16 March from 5.30pm, music from 6pm until dusk BYO picnic, drinks, rugs and/or chairs Enquiries: 9878 5998 or 9878 1171

Blues at Buckanbe 2018 Featuring ‘Paul Williamson Hammond Combo’ plus ‘The Gospel Belles. Buckanbe Park Sunday 18 March, 3pm-7pm Free event. Bring a picnic tea, rug or chair for an afternoon of great entertainment. More information Vivien Ibbott 9874 5469

General news

MARCH 2018

Shake at the Lake Sunday 25 March, 2pm-5pm Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Central Road, Blackburn Put the Swing, Pop and Boom into your weekend with a dance-filled day out in the park! Featuring swing, jazz and Irish music there will be something for everyone. The Georgia Brooks Swingtet will delight with a range of swing classics and crowd favourites, while your toes will not be able to resist tapping to contemporary and classic Irish songs from The Rogues. Snacks and face painting also available.

The popular Swing Pop Boom! series opens on Friday 9 March with a family movie night in a new location! Swing Pop Boom! runs over three (nonconsecutive) weekends in March and April and showcases some of the City’s most popular locations. The free event series includes two outdoor movie screenings and an outdoor concert at the beautiful Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

Moonlight Movie Night – Gardiners Creek Beauty and the Beast Friday 9 March, 7pm-10pm Gardiners Creek Reserve, Burwood, Pedestrian entry via Stott St

Our outdoor cinema is on the move! Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of Gardiners Creek Reserve, locals can enjoy a cinema under the stars as we screen the live-action Beauty and the Beast. Relax and enjoy pre-show entertainment at 7pm, with the feature film commencing at 8pm. Snacks will be available.

Pre-show entertainment begins at 6pm followed by the feature film at 7pm. Snacks will be available for purchase.

7pm Pre-show music

Whitehorse Festival Season

7.45pm Official welcome




7.50pm Deakin University short films 8pm Screening of Beauty and the Beast

The midweek competition runs weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings on the indoor courts at Sportlink. Depending on the number of entries each season, games generally start at 9.20am, 10.15am and 11.10am. The competition is a social program catering for all skills levels, and is a fun and friendly way to participate in sport. Whitehorse Netball Association (WNA) is now taking team entries, but if you don’t have a team, WNA can try to find you one! netball.html

Pack the popcorn and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars in Vermont South. See Gru and his minions in their new adventure in the hilarious family film Despicable Me 3. While you wait for the film to start why not have a hit on the driving range or sneak in a twilight round of golf. The Morack Golf Course team will also be running a number of drop-in skills sessions for kids!

9262 6333

Come along to Sportlink’s midweek ladies netball competition, and for a small fee, your children can be safely and expertly looked after in the Play Patch Crèche.

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Friday 6 April, 6pm-9pm Morack Golf Course, Morack Road, Vermont South

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hink looking after young children means you can’t fit in any sport or exercise?

The crèche is licenced under the Department of Education and Training and run by Whitehorse Netball Association. There is a small fee of $2 per child for this service.

Moonlight Movie Night – Morack Golf Course Despicable Me 3

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AQUA MYTHS BUSTED! MYTH: Aqua classes are mainly for older adults and those with injuries. We're here to bust that myth! Aqua classes are suitable for everyone, and are incredibly effective for improving cardiovascular fitness, burning fat and toning up. For these reasons (and others) a number of AFL teams include aqua classes as part of their training and we think it’s time more people tried it. A normal aqua class lasts for 45-55 minutes and will involve a mix of cardio, weights, running and stretch moves depending on the class demographic. Get ready to try some fun moves like star jumps, tuck jumps and scissor leg actions, all of which might seem impossible on the land but are achievable in the water. Classes at Aqualink include a Gentle Aqua class in the warm water pool (perfect for recovery from injury), a basic Aqua class, high intensity Aqua Fit and Deep Water Aqua classes, and Deep Water Running. Classes can be adjusted to suit all abilities by taking more or less recovery time during each song. More information For class times, visit and check the group fitness timetable.


General news

MARCH 2018

Whitehorse Centre EXHIBITIONS International Women’s Day Exhibition Women, Light The Way 6 – 25 March

Emma Finch Colour Vision

Celebrating International Women’s Day, this selection of work will showcase how a woman’s view can transform the world. The four participating artists have presented their subject matter in a range of media. Women, Light the Way is based on the common theme of how women balance their work with their busy lives as women.

27 March – 15 April Opening: Thursday 29 March, 6pm-8pm


The Art of Paper Cutting: Candle Holders

Artisan Cheese Making: Evening Taster Interested in the cheese-making process? Come along to see how mascarpone is made and sample delicious mozzarella. Wednesday 7 March, 6.30pm-8pm Cost: $20 / 1 day

Textile Printmaking A day of learning and experimenting with different methods of textile printing. Design small scale repeat patterns for fabric, and translate them onto a rubber stamp, a piece of lino and a stencil for printing.

This exhibition explores artist Emma Finch’s love of colour and design with her vision of foresight, perception and spirituality found in ordinary life. Inspired by nature’s beauty, the artist invites the audience to take a quirky look at her own ‘colour vision’.

Be inspired by the traditional folk art of paper cutting and its modern day art form. Guided by artist Roma McLaughlin, make your own cut-out candle holders using this beautiful technique. Sunday 25 March, 10am-2pm Cost: $75 / 1 day

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Whitehorse Centre presents A Little Night Music

Whitehorse Centre presents Hart

Starring Nadine Garner and John O’May, this Stephen Sondheim musical takes you to midsummer in Sweden for a tangled and hilarious web of love affairs. Featuring a lush score including A Weekend In The Country, Liaisons and the ever-popular Send In The Clowns.

Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations, Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country.

Friday 9 March, 7.30pm (Post-show Q&A) Saturday 10 March, 1.30pm and 7.30pm Full $50, Conc $47, Under 25 $25

Abstract Entertainment presents The Sun Records Allstars Direct from the US, The Sun Records Allstars is one of the greatest dedications to the origins of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The day that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis got together in a tiny studio, music changed forever. Saturday 17 March, 8pm Full $60, Conc $50, Group (10+) $50

Andrew Kay & Associates presents Choir of Man

Thursday 22 March, 8pm Friday 23 March, 8pm (Post-show Q&A at both performances) Full $50, Conc $47, Under 25 $25 BOOK NOW FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! Whitehorse Centre presents Macdeth Macdeth is a Shakespearian treat for children (8-12 years) and adults: a funny, cautionary tale combining Shakespeare’s rich language and everyday English with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy. Tuesday 10 April, 10.30am Single $19 Family $17 each (4 or more)

WIN! WIN! WIN! The Whitehorse Centre has two double passes to Hart on Thursday 22 March at 8pm to give away this month. The first two people to call the Box Office on 9262 6555 at 10am on Wednesday 7 March will win.

Set in an English pub, this ‘everyman’ choir performs an extraordinarily diverse playlist, from rock anthems, to folk, choral and opera. Combining high-energy dance and foot-stomping choreography, The Choir of Man is a joyous show for all ages!

Sunday 18 March, 10am-1pm Cost: $120 / 1 day

470 Station Street, Box Hill Phone: 9895 8888

Tuesday 20 March, 7.30pm Full $79, Conc $59, Group (6+) $69, Under 25 $59

Rear of 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Phone: Box Office 9262 6555

LIBRARY EVENTS Located at Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection 8 March – 28 April This inspirational exhibition of art by women in the Whitehorse Art Collection includes both local and internationally renowned artists. A multitude of ceramics, paintings, photographs, prints and textiles will showcase the talent of artists represented in the Collection. Some have created works for the simple joy of art production depicting flowers, landscapes and portraits. Others have created art with a deliberate message, from environmental concerns to the state of politics or comments on world events. Norah Gurdon, Greeves Paddock (detail) n.d. © Whitehorse Art Collection

iPad for Beginners in Chinese

So you want to write... a podcast

A beginner class for those who are new to the world of iPad in Chinese. Requirements: iPad, Apple ID, email address, library card and PIN.

Come along to Nunawading Library as we ask Alicia Sometimes to share her tips and tricks on writing a successful podcast.

Box Hill Library, Friday 16 March, 3.30pm-5pm

Alicia has appeared on ABC TV’s Sunday Arts, News Breakfast, Recovery and is part of the hugely successful podcast The Outer Sanctum.

The Outer Sanctum is an unconventional all-female footy podcast that features six passionate fans who focus on stories and voices rarely heard around the great game of AFL. Nunawading Library, Thursday 1 March, 7pm Learn about more of the So you want to write... series of workshops and events on page 14.

Bookings are essential for events listed this month at Blackburn Library, Blackburn Road Ph: 9896 8400

Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road Ph: 9896 4300

Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road Ph: 9872 8600

Vermont South Library, Pavey Place Ph: 9872 8650

Whitehorse News March 2018  
Whitehorse News March 2018  

The official newsletter of the City of Whitehorse.