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MAY 2018

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF WHITEHORSE

Whitehorse News Proposed Budget 2018/19 Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport shows off the architectural model of the exciting new Nunawading Community Hub, which is a major focus of the Proposed Budget 2018/19. Read more on the budget on pages 8-9.

30 May -7 June

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General news

MAY 2018

Contact us Whitehorse City Council Locked Bag 2, Nunawading DC VIC 3131 customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au Phone: 9262 6333 Fax: 9262 6490 NRS: 133 677 then quote 9262 6333

Have your say on waste and recycling in Whitehorse W

e want your input as we declare war on waste. If you have an idea about how we can better deal with litter and dumped rubbish, or best manage food and garden waste, we want to hear from you.

Jump online and let us know what you think about our current waste services. What are we doing well? Where could we do better? To find out about the development of our new waste strategy, learn about the waste challenges facing Whitehorse, share ideas and provide feedback go to www.oursay.org/yoursayonwaste More information

Customer service centres

May Council meetings

Whitehorse Civic Centre

Special Committee Meeting Monday 14 May at 8pm

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 http://whitehorse.mercury.com.au 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.

Ordinary Council Meeting Monday 21 May at 7pm 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).

Acknowledgement of Country 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 www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ whitehorse-news.html

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DISCOVER WHITEHORSE

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ach time a friend or relative visits you in Whitehorse, they have the chance of contributing to the local economy. By dining at a local restaurant or shopping at a small business, each dollar spent by a visitor to Whitehorse benefits us all. This is called the ‘visitor economy’ and a new report from Destination Melbourne has revealed just how important this is to Whitehorse’s prosperity, leading to more local jobs and opportunities.

To contact the Whitehorse News editor or subscribe to the online edition, email editor@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

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According to the report, the visitor economy attracts more than 3.3 million visitors to Melbourne’s East each year and generates nearly $2.4 billion of expenditure. To help our visitors get the most out of their Whitehorse experience, Council has recently produced the Whitehorse and Box Hill Visitor Guide. This handy map gives an overview of Council facilities such as parks, sports fields and libraries, as well as key services in the area, such as tertiary education, shopping precincts, public transport and hospitals. Pick up a copy at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres to discover and experience the many things that Whitehorse has to offer. More information wbiz.com.au

NATIONAL SORRY DAY

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veryone is invited to observe National Sorry Day at Council’s flagraising ceremony on Friday 25 May.

The ceremony is an opportunity for Council and the community to acknowledge the trauma, grief and loss caused by past Australian government policies that resulted in Indigenous children being removed from their families. The ceremony also commemorates the 10 year anniversary of the historic apology given by thenPrime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008. The day will include a Welcome to Country, a smoking ceremony with a Wurundjeri Elder, other cultural activities and an afternoon tea. Where: Nangnak Gardens behind the Nunawading Civic Centre, 379397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading When: Friday 25 May at 2pm

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday 9 May to 9262 6443.


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Renew in May

GARDENING FOR THE BEES!

Council’s Renew service is an annual opportunity to recycle unwanted but useable household goods that might otherwise be thrown out, often ending up in landfill.

Thursday 24 May

Native bees play an important role in your garden. They are superb pollinators and many of them don’t sting!

The Renew Drop off Day is for recycling larger household and electrical items such as televisions, whitegoods or furniture. It will be held on Saturday 12 May from 8am-2pm at the: Whitehorse City Council Operations Centre, 1 Ailsa Street, Box Hill South.

Find out how to construct a bee hotel and which plants to grow to attract native bees. Not only will you be conserving your local biodiversity but your own plants and vegie patch will benefit.

Please ensure that you bring only good quality, reusable furniture. Any damaged or dirty furniture cannot be reused and may be refused at the point of drop off.

Our speaker, Patrick Honan is a horticultural researcher for Gardening Australia on the ABC and a director of the St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op.

Please note: These services are only available at Council’s Operation Centre on the Renew Drop off Day each year and will not be accepted on any other day.

At this session, you will also learn about Council's free Gardens for Wildlife program and how our home gardens can contribute to conserving urban biodiversity.

Renew Collection Fortnight – 1 to 12 May

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROJECTS UPDATE

FREE WORKSHOP!

7pm-8.30pm Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Ashburton Drive, Mitcham Register: https://gardensforbees.eventbrite.com.au

Renew Drop Off Day – Saturday 12 May

In addition to the Drop Off Day, the Renew Collection will be held from 1-12 May. During this period, simply place bags of unwanted but useable household goods into your empty recycling bin immediately after the normal recycling has been collected. Then push the bin straight back out on the kerb for the scheduled Renew Collection.

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www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Renew.html

www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ GardensforWildlife.html

Whitehorse City Council's Strategic Planning Department conducts studies and can initiate amendments to the planning scheme to achieve a desirable planning outcome or to support a new policy direction from Council or the state government. To keep our community up-to-date with major strategic planning projects in Whitehorse, we publish this planning update twice each year. More information - 9262 6303 - www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Planning.html

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Whitehorse Tree Study

Municipality-wide

In July 2016, Council adopted the Whitehorse Tree Study Options and Recommendations Report, and decided to pursue a planning scheme amendment to implement the study. The tree study looked at options to protect and enhance tree canopy across the municipality.

In May 2017, Council lodged a request with the Minister for Planning for tree protection controls on residential land in Whitehorse. The type of control requested is a Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO). The Minister approved interim tree protection controls via Amendment C191, which came into effect on 8 February 2018 and will apply until 31 December 2018. Council is now preparing further strategic work to seek permanent controls.

C194 – Combined Planning Scheme Amendment and Planning Permit

517–521 Station Street and 2-8 Oxford Street, Box Hill

The amendment proposes to rezone the Station Street and Oxford Street sites to Mixed Use Zone and add an Incorporated Document for the Station Street site to guide future redevelopment of the land. The planning permit application for the Station Street site is for construction of buildings of up to 18 storeys with a mix of uses.

An independent panel report was received in December 2017. The report recommended that the amendment be adopted subject to minor changes to the Incorporated Document and draft planning permit. On 29 January 2018, Council adopted the amendment and it has been submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.

Residential Corridors Built Form Study

Burwood Highway and Whitehorse Road

The study will provide built form guidelines for land in the Residential Growth Zone along Burwood Highway and Whitehorse Road. Built form relates to the overall visual impression of a building. The guidelines will assist in the design of new development along these key road corridors.

The appointed consultants have completed a background analysis of the study area.

Student Accommodation Review

Municipality-wide

Council has initiated a review to gain a better Consultants have recently been appointed and the review has understanding of student accommodation in Whitehorse commenced. To find out more, visit and to identify ideas and solutions to address any issues. www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Student-Accommodation-Study.html

Burwood East Development Plan – Former Brickworks

78 Middleborough Road, Burwood East

The Development Plan provides for mixed use development of this major site, which will include housing, commercial development and public spaces.

On 18 July 2016 Council approved the Development Plan subject to a number of conditions that have been progressively resolved. The Development Plan has been endorsed following a decision by VCAT on 8 February 2018. Several planning permit applications for different stages of the development are in progress.

Resilient Melbourne Strategy: The Neighbourhood Project

Municipality-wide

Whitehorse was one of three metropolitan Councils participating in the pilot of the Neighbourhood Project, which is a practical program to make community-led placemaking easier for councils and communities.

Three community projects were held in 2017 and now Council is working on developing guidelines so that people in the community can initiate their own placemaking events or projects and work with Council in an easy, efficient and streamlined way.

To find out more information about the study, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Residential-Corridor-Study.html


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MAY 2018

30 May -7 June

Sustainable Living Week is your chance to explore how you can make simple, lasting and inspiring life changes that can have a positive impact on the environment. Come along to the free and fun events, and learn how being sustainable can make a difference to your lifestyle, your community and your finances – and even the planet!

Launch of Sustainable Living Week

Craig Reucassel - War on Waste Free event – bookings essential Wednesday 30 May, 7pm-9pm Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Bookings: www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ Sustainability-Events.html

Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian best known for his work with The Chaser. In 2017 Craig hosted the War on Waste on ABC TV, a four-part series looking at such issues as fast fashion, food waste and disposable coffee cups. Craig will take you through his key learnings from this experience and what we can all do to support the War on Waste. This event is part of the 2018 Smarter Living Workshop series, presented in conjunction with Manningham Council and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries.

People, Places and the Environment

Clothes Swap Fashion with a Conscience

Free event – bookings essential

Free event – bookings essential

Thursday 31 May, 7pm-8.30pm Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Bookings: slwpeopleplacesenvironment. eventbrite.com.au

Saturday 2 June, 10am-12.30pm Box Hill Institute Nelson Campus, 853 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Bookings: slwclothesswap.eventbrite.com.au

Hear from speakers from Kennedy Nolan Architects and SBLA Studio, who are part of the Nightingale Model – an emerging housing revolution that constructs multi-residential buildings that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. The panel will talk about a range of projects involving working with communities to make places that are good for people and the environment.

What better way to refresh your wardrobe than to swap it for someone else’s? Bring along clothes that you have loved but no longer need and let someone else turn them into new treasures to love. Kirsta Hawkins, founder of Mutual Muse, will shed light on how making mindful fashion choices can avoid clothing waste, help us live more simply and lessen our impact on the planet.

Movie Night An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power

Friday 1 June, 7pm-9.30pm Arbour Room, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill Bookings: slwmovienight.eventbrite.com.au

The movie will be introduced by a climate leader from The Climate Reality Project who has been personally trained by Mr Gore on climate change communication.

Free event – bookings essential Saturday 2 June, 2pm-3.30pm Nunawading Library, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Bookings: slwtherogueginger.eventbrite.com.au

Erin’s blog, The Rogue Ginger, quickly became one of Australia’s most popular eco-lifestyle websites, and Erin is now a prominent commentator on zero-waste living. Spend the afternoon listening to how Erin became zero waste and plastic free and get tips on how you can do it too!

Free event – bookings essential

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Cameras follow former US Vice President Al Gore as he pursues the inspirational idea that the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. 

The Rogue Ginger an afternoon with Erin Rhoads

Hands-on Bike Maintenance Free event – bookings essential

Nature Play at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary - Kids do better outside! Free event – bookings essential Saturday 2 June, 10am-11am and 11am-12pm Meet at the Visitor Centre at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Central Road, Blackburn Bookings: parkswidewhitehorse.eventbrite.com/

Kids will enjoy exploring and creating homes for the littlest creatures in our beautiful bushland setting of Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. Help encourage insect visitors to your backyard by making an insect hotel to take home.

Sunday 3 June, 10am-12pm Box Hill Lions Club Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South Bookings: slwbikemaintenance.eventbrite.com.au

Learn the basics of bike maintenance and repair in this hands-on workshop, with expert instructors who will help you work on your own bike in small groups.


MAY 2018

Box Hill Community Arts Centre workshops

Ask Costa Gardening Forum hosted by Costa Georgiadis

Basket Weaving Intensive Friday 1 June, 11am-4pm Cost: $50

Free event – bookings essential Sunday 3 June, 10am-1.30pm Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Bookings: slwgardeningforum.eventbrite.com.au

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people. Costa believes soil and water are central to everything and their availability and sustainability is of the utmost global importance. Come and join Costa for a morning of gardening discussions including an opportunity to ask Costa all your gardening questions and how you can be more sustainable in the garden.

Following Costa’s presentation there will be three workshops available: •A  ttracting beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden with Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden •H  omemade garden sprays with Angelo Eliades from Deep Green Permaculture • Small space gardening with Sustainable Gardening Australia.

Getting Back to Nature Walk

Social Food Project Sustainable Food Practices

Free event – bookings essential

Free event – bookings essential

Monday 4 June, 11am Meet at the Visitor Centre at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, 95 Central Road, Blackburn Bookings: slwnaturewalk.eventbrite.com.au

Discover the beautiful indigenous bushland, lake and wetlands of Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, where there is an abundance of bird life at this time of year. You may be lucky enough to spot a visiting Scarlet Robin as they flit about the trees, or a Tawny Frogmouth, which are often seen as they pretend to look like a tree branch. Also learn about the local flora inhabiting what is one of the few remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne.

Watch Your Waste Tour Free event – bookings essential Tuesday 5 June, 8.30am-2pm Bus departs: Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Bookings: slwwatchyourwaste.eventbrite.com.au

Follow your waste and recycling collection services with this fascinating tour. Participants will visit the SUEZ landfill in Hampton Park followed by the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre. The last stop of the tour will be the Rethink Centre in Bellfield including a viewing of VISY Recycling’s Materials Recovery Facility. Light lunch provided.

Discover the ancient craft of basketry in this intensive workshop. Learn how to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, how to prepare them and traditional techniques to create your own hand-woven functional basket or work of art. Incorporated in this workshop is a discussion of the principles and ethics of permaculture. Materials included.

Thursday 7 June, 7pm-8.30pm Lower Hall, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Bookings: slwsocialfoodproject.eventbrite.com.au

Create a Mini Ecosystem with Native Plants Tuesday 5 June, 5.30pm-7pm Forest Hill Hall, Springvale Road and Canterbury Road, Forest Hill Bookings: nativeterrariums.eventbrite.com.au

Ever wondered how to use native plants inside your home? Terrariums are a great way of creating a self-contained ecosystem that can bring a little bit of our beautiful Australian landscape to you. This workshop will focus on how to use plants from the local area to build a terrarium. You will take home your own personally made glass terrarium.

Join Ben McMenamin, founder of Social Food Project, for a 60 minute cooking demonstration which will include his five top tips for improving sustainable food practices at home. Meal planning, purchasing food, techniques for reducing waste, storing and preserving food, and growing and composting will be discussed while sampling some of Ben’s dishes.

Trash Puppets Family Workshop Saturday 2 June, 10am-12pm Cost: $5 per person

Trash Puppets is on a mission to save the world, one puppet at a time! In this workshop, you will create your very own unique, working puppet, made completely out of recycled and reused materials. No glue or paint required! Trash Puppets makes sustainability fun for people of all ages. You’ll never look at your recycling bin the same way again! Suitable for families with children aged four and over. Recycled Inner Tube Jewellery Sunday 3 June, 10am-1pm Cost: $20

Energy Forum Take the Power Back

Explore the versatility and adaptability of recycled bicycle inner tubes to make one-of-a-kind contemporary jewellery pieces. Using this alternative material participants can choose to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings.

Free event – bookings essential

Found Object Jewellery

Wednesday 6 June, 6.45pm-9pm Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Bookings: slwenergyforum.eventbrite.com.au

Sunday 3 June, 2pm-5pm Cost: $20

Do you want to be more energy efficient at home and save on your energy bills? Join panellists John Knox from the Alternative Technology Association, Hugh Venables from Beyond Zero Emissions, and Victorian Energy Compare as they discuss important issues such as climate change, home energy freedom and efficiency, and how to save with the best energy deals.

Visit whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Sustainable-Living-Week.html or email greenercity@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Have some old jewellery that you no longer wear? Learn how to recycle your old watches, earrings and other jewellery and transform them into new contemporary pieces. Recycled Paper Art Thursday 7 June, 10am - 1pm Cost: $20

Using old books, magazines and newspapers learn how to cut, fold and manipulate paper to make your own sculpted wearable and decorative items. Bookings: bhcac.com.au

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Family, health and young people

MAY 2018

WELS open for play and learning! C

ome along and explore all that Whitehorse Early Learning Services (WELS) has to offer at our open days this month.

WELS offers four Council-operated long day care centres for children aged six weeks to five years, with each centre incorporating a state funded kindergarten program. The kindergarten program is delivered at set times each day, with additional hours before and after for families who need extended education and care hours. The flexible, play-rich kindergarten program is designed around children’s interests and developmental needs, and is aligned with the federal and state governments' Learning Frameworks. Children in the kindergarten program enjoy a dedicated learning space with a teacher who has gained a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood. Our learning environments provide a relaxed, unhurried learning day where children work at their own pace with time for a variety of experiences. Collaboration with families is important and our teachers and educators make time for quality interactions with children and families. Families are welcome to talk to educators and explore the centres at one or more of our open days.

June Parenting Information Forum

POSITIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS OF MANAGING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOURS (0-12 YEARS)

Blackburn Children’s Services Centre Open Saturday 5 May, 10am to 12 noon

Do you find yourself wondering why your children behave the way they do? Do you feel you could do with some new parenting strategies?

15 Central Road, Blackburn RSVP by Tuesday 1 May on 9878 8510 Vermont South Children’s Services Centre Open Saturday 12 May, 10am to 12 noon

June’s Parenting Information Forum will give you an overview of some of the drivers behind children’s behaviour. It will offer practical strategies for parents to support their children aged 0-12 years and guide their behaviours in appropriate ways.

Corner Karobran Drive and Livingstone Road, Vermont South RSVP by Tuesday 8 May on 9887 9489

Presenter Sally Ward is an early childhood consultant with parenting and education experts Early Life Foundations. She is a preschool teacher with 35 years of extensive and varied experience in the early childhood field. When: Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm-9.30pm (7pm registration) Where: Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (rear of the Nunawading Library) Venue: Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

Lucknow Street Children’s Services Centre Open Saturday 19 May, 10am to 12 noon

Bookings: Registering your attendance is essential. Please book online at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Parenting-Information-Forum-Program.html

37 Lucknow Street, Mitcham RSVP by Tuesday 15 May on 9873 1655

Cost: $2 donation payable on the night. Please note we are unable to accommodate children at this forum.

Wattle Park Children’s Services Centre Open Saturday 26 May, 10am to 12 noon

For more information or to request additional access support including interpreting:

25 Livingstone Close, Burwood RSVP by 22 May on 9808 0361

9262 6175

Right: children at Lucknow Street Children's Services Centre

parentresource@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

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

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

• 1 , 18 and 23 May – 9.15am-10.45am • 10 May – 6pm-7.30pm Box Hill South Family Centre 1228A Riversdale Road (Rotary Court), Box Hill South

Free Infant Influenza Program In response to the increased incidence of influenza, Council will be scheduling dedicated free flu sessions from this month for children aged from six months to four years and 11 months. For more information and to book into a session please visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Immunisation.html (Note: bookings are only required for the flu vaccinations, not for any other vaccination) More information 9262 6197 www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Immunisation.html

• 2 and 24 May – 9.15am-10.45am • 17 May – 6pm-7.30pm

No Jab No Pay For all enquiries regarding legislation please call the Centrelink Families and Parent Line on 13 61 50.

Burgess Family Centre 15 Barwon Street, Box Hill North • 16 May – 9.15am-10.45am • 22 May – 6pm-7.30pm

Vermont South Community House Karobran Drive, Vermont South • 8 May– 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.


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MAY 2018

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Council to raise Rainbow flags for IDAHOBIT C ouncil is joining a global movement to support LGBTIQ people with a symbolic raising of rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Thursday 17 May. IDAHOBIT was established in 2004 to highlight the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people who do not conform to sexual and gender norms. Whitehorse City Council is proud to support a healthy, vibrant and inclusive community. Council's Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan includes diversity as a priority. Council supports, promotes and celebrates diversity, and the public health and wellbeing plan sets out how we ensure our community is inclusive and a place that welcomes everyone – while recognising and celebrating our differences and similarities. As a symbol of Council’s commitment to supporting LGBTIQ people, rainbow flags

will be raised at the Nunawading Civic Centre and Box Hill Town Hall for a week, from Monday 14 May. Council’s Youth ConneXions and Community Development Departments will also be organising activities to promote IDAHOBIT, including a pop-up event at the Box Hill Mall on Thursday 17 May from 2pm-5pm. People of all ages are invited along to show their support.

Above: Supporters and Council staff at a previous year's IDAHOBIT event.

Did you know? Council is part of the Q-East Alliance, which is a network of professionals across Melbourne's east who work together to support young people who identify as LGBTIQ.

NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY Friday 18 May

Walking to school is the perfect way for primary age children to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity they need each day. It’s also a great opportunity for them to learn safe road-crossing skills. National Walk Safely to School Day promotes reduced car dependency, greater use of public transport, cleaner air, improved health and pedestrian road safety. This is a chance for parents and carers throughout Whitehorse to try walking to school with students. Give it a go!

More information www.idahobit.org.au www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/youth-services.html www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Health-and-Wellbeing-Plan.html

MAY MAGIC – NATURE PLAY Explore the world of fairies, elves and other magical creatures at Council’s May nature play session. Pre-school aged children are invited to spend an enchanted morning collecting leaves, feathers and other treasures to create their own magical wand and whimsical potions.

Come dressed up as fairies, nymphs, elves or goblins (ensuring the outfits are suitable for the day’s weather conditions). Please wear enclosed shoes. Gumboots are a good option. May session: May Magic When: Tuesday 15 May, 10am-10.45am Where: Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve (accessed from Ashburton Drive, Mitcham) Bookings essential: www.whitehorse.vic. gov.au/Sustainability-Events.html

HELMETS SAVE LIVES

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hether you’re hitting the Box Hill Skate Park on your skateboard or scooter or riding to school or work, a helmet is essential equipment for keeping safe while having fun.

There has been a lot of research done on the effectiveness of bicycle helmets since Victoria introduced its helmet-wearing law in 1990.

National Walk Safely to School Day aims to: • Encourage parents and carers to reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour in children.

• To ensure children up to 10 years old hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road.

• To promote the health benefits of walking and help create walking habits at an early age.

• To help children develop vital road-crossing skills.

• To reduce the air pollution created by motor vehicles.

• To reduce the car dependency habits

• To reduce traffic congestion.

in children. • To promote the use of public transport.

Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that wearing a helmet when involved in a bike accident cut the chances of head injury in half. It cut the chance of a serious head injury by almost 70 per cent and the chance of sustaining a facial injury by 33 per cent. The chance of a deadly head injury was cut by 65 per cent. Top tips for choosing a helmet • Involve your child in choosing a helmet they like and will want to wear • Use a tape measure around your child’s head just above their eyes and ears and

match this to the helmet size listed on the box • A helmet must be the right size to work correctly. The helmet should be a snug fit and not move backwards or forwards • Don't tip it back so your forehead is showing. The straps should always be fastened or it may fall off when you need it most. Source: www.kidsafevic.com.au


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MAY 2018

Council has endorsed a $201 million Proposed Budg LETTER FROM THE MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS OF WHITEHORSE

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any may view Council budget time as a stand-alone, annual event when in fact, similar to a household budget, it is a long-term commitment to ensure security and stability.

Council’s long-term planning strategy is aimed at creating a sustainable economic environment enabling Council to continue providing the community with high quality services and infrastructure into the future. Rate and fee increases are carefully calculated ensuring they are affordable and provide a framework to deliver balanced budgets including sustainable annual underlying surpluses. More than 1200 community members contributed to the development of directions contained in the current Council Plan. There is also a commitment to achieving efficiencies through targeted savings and an ongoing commitment to contain costs. Over the last decade Council has reviewed and approved many major initiatives that have shaped Council’s current financial position while typically resulting in more community services being available through specialist providers. These include: • Aged care residential sale – 2008 • Geographic Information System in-house development – 2014 • Food Services review – 2015 • Transfer of Family Day Care to alternative provider – 2016 • Local Law initiatives – 2016 and 2017 • Wellbeing and injury prevention – 2013 and 2017 • Affordable Housing Project – 2018 • Cambridge Street redevelopment and Harrow Street car park redevelopment – 2018 • Ongoing business improvement program Without these many initiatives, Council’s long-term financial forecast would show a lower and declining operating result. Council would have exhausted its cash reserves and required borrowings to replace expensive infrastructure for those service areas. Due to this careful long-term planning, the Proposed Budget 2018/19 provides $201 million of funding to enable the ongoing delivery of high quality services and the renewal and improvement of community facilities and infrastructure for the benefit of Whitehorse residents. The Proposed Budget plans for a financially sustainable operating surplus and continued strong financial position, while for the third successive year complying with the 2.25 per cent average rate cap set by the Minister for Local Government. Major initiatives for 2018/19 include completing the redevelopment of the Harrow Street car park in Box Hill, continuing the development of the Nunawading Community Hub and progressing the redevelopment of the Whitehorse Centre. Council will also continue the implementation of its digital strategy, designed to streamline customer transactions and communication with Council, continue work on the municipal tree study and produce a publication dedicated to the milestone 50 year anniversary of the sister city relationship with Matsudo, Japan.

Whitehorse Councillors Cr Andrew Davenport (Mayor) Cr Blair Barker Cr Bill Bennett Cr Raylene Carr Cr Prue Cutts Cr Sharon Ellis Cr Tina Liu Cr Denise Massoud Cr Andrew Munroe Cr Ben Stennett


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OPERATIONAL BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

get for 2018/19 $64.20 MILLION CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • $15.62 million to complete the redevelopment of the Harrow Street Box Hill car park • $13.00 million to continue the development of the Nunawading Community Hub • $3.00 million to progress the redevelopment of the Whitehorse Centre

The operational budget enables the delivery of services to the community, including: • $15.14 million for sustainability, waste and recycling, as well as $7.27 million for the recycling and waste centre • $14.34 million for home and community services (primarily for older residents) • $12.59 million for leisure facilities •$  11.14 million for health and family services • $10.67 million for maintenance of sports fields, parks and gardens

• $8.48 million for depot operations and maintenance of footpaths, drains and roads • $7.59 million for planning and building services • $5.81 million for arts and cultural services • $5.55 million for compliance (community laws, parking, school crossings and emergency management) • $5.20 million for libraries

For full details of the operational budget, please visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Proposed-Budget.html

• $4.69 million for roads •$  4.46 million for parks, open space and streetscapes • $3.10 million for footpaths and cycleways • $2.38 million to renew recreational, leisure and community facilities • $1.68 million for strategic and open space land acquisition For a full list of capital works projects funded in the draft budget, please visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Proposed-Budget.html Left: Artist's impression of the new Nunawading Community Hub

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ouncil is inviting residents, businesses and community organisations to make a submission on the Proposed Budget 2018/19. Copies of the Proposed Budget are available for viewing at: •C  ouncil’s website at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Proposed-Budget.html

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he Proposed Budget includes an average rate increase of 2.25 per cent, which is in line with the rate cap set by the Minister for Local Government under the Fair Go Rates System. This modest increase means that Whitehorse will continue to have one of the lowest levels of rates in metropolitan Victoria.

• Council’s Customer Service Centres at Nunawading, Box Hill and Forest Hill • Libraries at Nunawading, Box Hill, Blackburn and Vermont South.  ritten submissions must be lodged by Sunday 27 May 2018. W Submissions should be addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Whitehorse City Council, Locked Bag 2, Nunawading DC Vic 3131 The envelope must be marked ‘Budget Submission’. Submissions may also be emailed to: Annual.Budget@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Property revaluation year

The consultation period runs from 24 April to 27 May 2018.

While the average rate increase is 2.25 per cent across all properties, some individual ratepayers may find their rate increase is more or less than this, depending on how their property has been valued.

P eople and groups making submissions will be identified in a report to Council and this information will become part of the public record. Anyone not wanting to be identified should say so in their submission.

All properties in Whitehorse are revalued every two years. The revaluation is not designed to increase the total pool of rates that Council collects – it is to ensure a fair distribution of rates.

P eople are invited to speak to their submissions at a meeting of the Special Committee of Council to be held on Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 8pm in the Council Chamber, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Anyone who wishes to speak to their submission should indicate this in their submission.  ouncillors will consider adoption of the Proposed Budget 2018/19 C at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 25 June 2018.

MORE INFORMATION All enquiries should be directed to Stuart Cann, Head of Finance and Corporate Performance on 9262 6313.


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General news

MAY 2018

The Changing Face of Women’s Sport

GET STARTED IN BUSINESS Are you thinking about starting a new business or taking your business online?

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he first Whitehorse Women’s Forum for 2018 is an opportunity to hear directly from some of the women at the forefront of the exciting changes taking place in women’s sport.

Council is hosting a range of Small Business Victoria workshops in 2018.

They will talk about the challenges they have overcome and how they see the future for women in all sports and physical activities.

Coming up in May and June: Starting Your Business: How to turn an idea into a business

Guest Speakers include: •K  atherine Smith, who at 18 was the youngest player selected in the AFL Women’s Draft (pictured right)

When: Tuesday 22 May, 9.30am-1pm Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: $30

• Alison Buxton from Women’s Sport Australia, the peak body that advocates for women and girls’ leadership of in sport • Melanie Fineberg from VicHealth, who will talk about the new This Girl Can – Victoria program and the Change Our Game campaign, both of which promote women in sport and celebrate everyday women giving it a go and getting active.

Taking Your Business Online: What you need to know When: Wednesday 6 June, 9.30am-11.30am Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: $20

When: Saturday 19 May Time: 12 noon to 2.30pm (Doors open at 11.50 am) Where: Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, rear of 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Cost: $10 including a two course meal. Bookings essential: Please ring the Whitehorse Centre Box Office on 9262 6555 or visit the Centre in person to purchase your tickets (open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4.30pm).

Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book or for more information

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

www.wbiz.com.au 9262 6333

All meals will be gluten free and suitable for diabetics. Please advise if you require a vegetarian or vegan meal or other meal requirement when booking. Note: Tickets must be pre-purchased and presented on the day. Seating is not allocated.

CELEBRATING NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE WEEK

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley (Blackburn South)

30 April to 6 May

9808 2000 www.theavenue.org.au

Join in the fun at one of Whitehorse’s 10 Neighbourhood and Community Houses as they celebrate Neighbourhood House Week. Councillor Sharon Ellis said that neighbourhood and community houses are nonprofit organisations that bring people together to learn, connect with others and contribute to their local community. “Neighbourhood Houses provide a broad range of affordable activities to suit all ages,” said Cr Ellis. “I encourage everyone to drop in to your local Neighbourhood or Community house to learn more and connect with your community,” said Cr Ellis.

Bennettswood Neighbourhood House (Burwood) 9888 0234 www.bennettswoodnh.org.au

Box Hill South Neighbourhood House 9898 8270 www.bhsnh.org.au Burwood Neighbourhood House 9808 6292 burwoodcommunityhouse@hotmail.com Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House (Box Hill) 9899 0062 www.clotacottage.org.au Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House (Box Hill North)

Activities vary but may include:

9899 7660 www.kerrimuirhouse.org.au

• Exercise and fitness – yoga, strength training, Pilates, Tai Chi, relaxation/meditation

Koonung Cottage Community House (Blackburn North)

• Adult learning – Pre-accredited and accredited training, computers, languages, English, job skills, numeracy and literacy, and more.

9878 6632 www.koonungcottage.org.au

• Childcare and children’s programs – occasional care, playgroups, school

Louise Multicultural Community Centre (Box Hill Town Hall)

• Holiday activities

9285 4850 www.louise.org.au

• Art and craft • Social activities – music groups, lunches, bus trips, cards, gardening, walking • Men’s activities – breakfast club, strength training, woodturning • S upport programs – family violence, breast cancer, AA, MS, mental health Right: Cr Sharon Ellis (in white jacket) with staff at the Avenue Neighbourhood House in Blackburn South.

Mitcham Community House 9873 4587 www.mitchamcommunityhouse.org Vermont South Community House 9803 2335 www.vsch.org.au


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Global Fiesta domenica 15 marzo की ज़रूरत है। यदि आपके पास कोईसेसुवनपट झाि हैसकते दक हम गिंिगी और फें के या जानेबाग िाले बिंधी कू ड़े-करकट से दकस प्रकार बेहतर तरीके हैं , या खाद्य-पिार्थ Box Durante fieraसिं dalle 12कूalle 17 sul del Centro कू ड़े-करकट दकस प्रकार बेहतर वनपटRoad, , याHill. खाद्य-पिार्थ याla विचारों बाग सिंci बिंधी मने ड़ेसे-करकट से prato वनपटने कातरीके बीड़ासेउठाया हैसकते और हैं इसके वलए हमें आपके कू ड़े करकट से दकस प्रकार बे ह तर तरीके से वनपट सकते हैं , या खाद्य-पिार्थ या बाग सिंबgare, िंधी saranno dimostrazioni di cucina, कचरे का प्रबिं ध कै से बे ह तर तरीके से कर सकते हैं , तो हम इसे जानना चाहें ग । े civico di Nunawading (Nunawading कचरेकी काज़रूरत प्रबिंध कैहैसे बेहतर तरीकेपास से कोई कर सकते े। िाले । यदि आपके सुझािहैं,हैतोदकहम हमइसे गिंिजानना गी औरचाहें फें के गजाने cibi, vino e prodotti sostenibili da कचरे का प्रबिंध कै 379-397 से बेहतर तरीके से कर सकते हैं, तो हम इसे जानना चाहेंगे। Civic Centre), Whitehorse ऑनलाइन जाएँ और हमें बताएँ ड़े-कचरेसेसिंवनपट बिंधी हमारी ान खाद्य-पिार्थ सेिाओं के बारेया में आपके कू ड़े-करकट से दकस प्रकार बेहदक तरकूकू a तरीके सकतेित्थ हैं,म बाग सिं्या बिंधी assaggiare per ऑनलाइन जाएँ और हमें बताएँ दक ड़े-कचरे सिंबिंधी हमारी ित्थ मया ानeसेcomprare, िाओं के बारे attività में आपके ्या Road, Nunawading. Venite विचार हैं। हम कौन सेहमें काय्थ ठीकदक से कूकर रहे हैं?सिंहमें दकन मामलों मेंानसुसेधिाराओं करने की ज़रूरत है?्या ऑनलाइन जाएँ और बताएँ ड़े कचरे ब ध िं ी हमारी ित्थ म के बारे में आपके विचार हैं। प्रबिं हम से कर ? हमें दकन सुजानना धार करने कीगज़रूरत है? eमें altro. कचरे का धकौन कै सेसे बेकाय्थ हemozionanti तरठीक तरीके से रहे करहैंसकते हैंbambini , तोमामलों हम इसे चाहें े। godervi spettacoli विचार हैं। हम कौन से काय्थ रहे हैंके? बारे हमें दकन मामलों धार करने की ज़रूरतकोहै? हमारी नई कू ड़ा-करकट काय्थठीक नीवतसेके कर विकास में पता लगानेमेंकेसुवलए, Whitehorse पेश di musica e balli etnici, cucina हमारी नई कू ड़ा-करकट काय्थनीवत के विकास के बारे मेंDa पताmarzo लगाने केsi वलए, Whitehorse को पेश possono anche presentare ऑनलाइन जाएँ और हमेंचु बताएँ दककेकूविकास ड़े-कचरे सिंबारे ब,िंधविचार ीमेंहमारी ित्थ मान से िप्रवतदरिया ाओंWhitehorse के बारे में आपके ्या आने िाली कू ड़ा-करकट नौवतयों बारे में सीखें सािंलगाने झे करें और प्रिान करने के हमारी नई काय्थ न ीवत के पता के वलए, को आने िाली कू ड़ा-करकट चुcomunitari, नौवतयों के बारे में सीखें, विचार सािंझे करें और प्रवतदरिया प्रिान करनेपेकेश appetitosa, stand le domande per i Contributi विचार हैं। हम कौन से काय्थ ठीक सेके कर रहे हैंसीखें ? हमें दकन मामलों में और सु।धार करने कीप्रिान ज़रूरत है?के www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/yoursayonwaste.html पर जाएँ आने िाली कू ड़ा-करकट चु न ौवतयों बारे में , विचार सािं झ े करें प्रवतदरिया करने www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/yoursayonwaste.html पर जाएँ।Se fate parte di un gruppo pittura del viso gratuita, corse, un comunitari. www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/yoursayonwaste.html पर जाएँ हमारी नई कू ड़ा-करकट काय्थ न ीवत के विकास के बारे में पता लगाने के ।वलए, Whitehorse को पेश और अवधक जानकारीgiochi culturali castello gonfiabile, no-profit che fornisce servizi alla और अवधक जानकारी आने िालीअवधक कू ड़ा-करकट चुनौवतयों के बारे में सीखें, विचार सािंझे करें और प्रवतदरिया प्रिान करने के जानकारी e la और partecipazione straordinaria di Comunità di Whitehorse potete avere www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/yoursayonwaste.html पर जाएँ। 9262 6333 Dora9262 the 6333 Explorer e Go Diego Go di diritto a un contributo. Contattate il 9262 6333 Nickऔर Jr!अवधक जानकारी Comune per maggiori informazioni.

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Ward news

MAY 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 andrew.munroe@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Cr Denise Massoud 0409 230 499 denise.massoud@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

By Cr Andrew Munroe

Clean-up Australia Day Congratulations to the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Advisory Committee, Melbourne Water, the local Scouts and everyone else who cleaned up the Lake and surrounds last Clean-up Australia Day. Many local residents came out to help as well as an Indian community group who put a large team together from Whitehorse and beyond.

In conjunction with Melbourne Water, a litter count was conducted as part of the ongoing management of the lake. To top it all off a free BBQ was put on by the Committee to say thank you to participants. In Central Ward we have a number of Council-supported Advisory Committees for our parks, creeklands and of course, the lake, and they are always looking for new volunteers, so why not consider giving one a go. International Women’s Day Breakfast I was pleased to be accompanied by my 15 year old daughter Lily to this year’s IWD breakfast organised by Box Hill Central Rotary Club. The theme was "One Day I Will... Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Leaders". Danielle Storey once again did an excellent job as MC with a first class panel of Lee Hamley,

Chief Medical Officer at the Alfred, Peter Stubbs, the other half of 3AW’s Grubby and Dee Dee, Deb Robertson, Detective Superintendent Victoria Police and Sophia Grubnik, a student leader.

Below: (L-R) Ryan Holmes, Fynn Goodger, Cr Andrew Munroe, Anne Payne, Peter Dempsey, Elaine Boucher and Naomi Dart at Clean-up Australia Day.

Of particular note was Deb Robertson who during her career had to push through the male culture of the force and to enable a framework that better balanced work and family life for her and the others that have followed. Well done to Box Hill Central for another outstanding event.

ELGAR WARD Cr Tina Liu 0418 121 357 tina.liu@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Cr Blair Barker 0459 857 280 blair.barker@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

By Cr Blair Barker

Consultations and feedback One of the great delights of my responsibility as a Councillor is listening to people on a wide variety of topics. I am always impressed by the creative solutions our residents have to issues we face as a community, from sports ground utilisation, planning, waste management, school crossings, tree planting to local

roads. So please contact me with ideas you have and I encourage all to be involved in the variety of consultations that Council is currently undertaking and has advertised. Draft budget Council recently met for budget discussions, where there was lots of careful thinking and debate over competing priorities. I am pleased to report I continued to fulfil my promise to give careful consideration to every single dollar of your money that Council spends. I urge all to read the draft budget and encourage your comments and feedback. See pages 8-9 for details. ANZAC day ANZAC day is a special day for all Australians and has special resonance with those who have served in the Australian Defence

Force. Our own Box Hill RSL continues to deliver wonderful leadership on this important commemoration and I especially congratulate President Bowden and his team for the magnificent ANZAC Schools Ceremony they hosted and I was proud to attend. Local sport

PS. look out for Abbey Tanner who is also a listed player with Hawthorn’s VFLW side. Back row: Amelia Dawborn, Steve Berryman (President Pioneers), Cr Blair Barker, Andrew Norris (President Colts) and Abbey Tanner; Front row: Ellie Bonnett, Tara Reiter

Local sport continues to be vibrant in our great city. With the start of the AFL season I was humbled to be invited to launch the transition year for the Whitehorse Colts Women’s team that will transition to the banner of the Whitehorse Pioneers in 2019. Both teams are based at Springfield Park and both clubs are confident they’ll deliver an even better player experience, and continue to build an even warmer, more welcoming family club culture with the future arrangements. I congratulate them.

MORACK WARD Cr Bill Bennett 0409 195 530 bill.bennett@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Cr Raylene Carr 0400 886 889 raylene.carr@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

By Cr Bill Bennett

Australia-India Women Entrepreneurs Forum (AIWEF) The Australia India Women Entrepreneurs Forum (AIWEF) is a Melbourne based notfor-profit organisation. They help migrant and Australian women entrepreneurs overcome social and financial barriers to successfully launch and run their own businesses in both India and Australia.

It was my great pleasure to officially open their Folk-O-Art exhibition recently held at the Vermont South Community House. Folk-O-Art is a social enterprise supporting global art and artists. The evening festivities were attended by many dignitaries and we were all entertained by a variety of Mexican and Indian dance troupes and enjoyed delicious food at the end of the evening. Whitehorse City Council encourages these kinds of multi-cultural initiatives. Men’s Shed working with our community Vermont Men’s Shed recently built and installed playground equipment for a local childcare centre. I’m proud to be a member of this organisation that encourages projects that benefit our local community. Using the talents and

skills of our community members (mainly senior citizens in this case!) leads to stronger, more resilient and healthier communities in my view. Renew Collection This annual collection runs from 1 to 12 May. Please support this initiative to keep unwanted household goods out of landfill. If you have household goods that can be reused or recycled make sure you follow the instructions that were mailed to households in late April. There is also a Renew Drop Off Day on Saturday 12 May at the Whitehorse Operations Centre in Ailsa Street, Box Hill South. This is for items that are too large or fragile to place in your recycling bin. More information at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/renew.html Until next time, Bill

Above: Nildhara Gadani, President AIWEF with Cr Bennett and his wife Carolyn.


Ward news

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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 sharon.ellis@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Cr Andrew Davenport (Mayor) 0407 652 145 andrew.davenport@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

By Cr Sharon Ellis

Bluebell Hill Reserve It was very exciting to attend the official opening of the newly upgraded Bluebell Hill Reserve play space. As mentioned previously, this wonderful space is well utilised by the local community and looked after lovingly by the Bluebell Hill Advisory Committee.

Having a beautiful public space in a residential area is vital, particularly with the increase in development in recent years. Budget Process As you would be aware, all councils develop an annual budget to ensure they continue to provide appropriate services and infrastructure for their municipalities. In Whitehorse this a lengthy and intense process to ensure that the needs of our large and diverse municipality are met. We offer opportunities for feedback from our residents and community groups at various stages, including for a 28 day period after the draft budget has been passed. The deadline for submissions this year is 27 May 2018. This is your final opportunity to provide input.

ANZAC Schools Service Each year Box Hill RSL invites Whitehorse schools to participate in an ANZAC service. Local members of parliament and Councillors are also in attendance. This is always a moving event and this year, 22 local schools (and many hundred of students) participated. I can remember 12 years ago when this event was held at the Whitehorse Road Memorial and only a few schools attended. The numbers have continued to increase each year. This ensures that the sacrifices made many decades ago will always be remembered. Congratulations to Box Hill RSL.

Above: Cr Ellis and Cr Davenport at Bluebell Hill Reserve.

SPRINGFIELD WARD Cr Ben Stennett 0448 375 937 ben.stennett@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Cr Prue Cutts 0409 867 540 prue.cutts@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

By Cr Prue Cutts

International Women’s Day (IWD) I was very honoured to give the keynote address at IWD to near on 100 attendees at the ATO in Box Hill. I spoke about the contribution of women to local politics. Women won the right to vote in Victoria in 1908, however to be eligible, women needed to be British subjects and 21 years or older! It wasn’t until 60

5-STAR FOOD SAFETY FOCUS

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ages Cafe at the Koorong Book Shop is in the spotlight this month for achieving 5 stars for best practice in food safety standards.

Food businesses that achieve a 5 star rating in their annual Food Hygiene Assessment go 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 ehealth.whitehorse.vic.gov.au More information 9262 6197 ehealth.whitehorse.vic.gov.au

years later that we had our first female Councillor, Esther Poelman, at the City of Box Hill. Our first female Councillor for Nunawading was Janette Plummer in 1974. Today, we have for the very first time equal numbers of men and women on Council in Whitehorse! Incredibly, and this is by pure chance, we have a female and a male representing each ward! It makes for a robust, very well balanced Council. Given that there are less than one third women councillors across Australia, we are indeed almost one of a kind in Australia. North East Link – Option A - Update Council formally opposed Option A on 11 December 2017, due to the detrimental effects the widening of the Eastern Freeway will have on our community,

especially increased traffic and congestion on our north south roads. We have also resolved to conduct a public forum with a panel of expert speakers to inform our community. Details are still being arranged at this stage. Draft Budget – Have Your Say! Cr Stennett and I are pleased that $2.07 million has been allocated in the draft budget by Council for the refurbishment of the Walker Park pavilion, with detailed design to commence in the 2018/19 financial year. This will combine with the $400,000 committed by the Federal Minister for Deakin, the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, for a $2.47 million upgrade. The pavilion was built in 1950 and now needs an urgent upgrade to meet the needs of the user clubs. However, submissions by the

community about this and any other item in the draft budget are welcome. Above: ATO Assistant Commissioner Anna Longley with Cr Prue Cutts.

Spotlight on... Pages Cafe Business type: Cafe Location: 4-8 Vicki St, Blackburn South Trading hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Phone: 9262 7444


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Community news

MAY 2018

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration held throughout Australia to acknowledge the generous and vital contributions of our nation’s volunteers. This year’s theme is Give a little. Change a lot. Council will celebrate the importance of volunteering during Volunteer Week by recognising the hundreds of local residents who volunteer in Council programs. Whitehorse volunteers regularly bring a smile to residents’ faces through Council services such as Meals on Wheels, multicultural homework and

study support, the FreeZa Committee (youth events), the Whitehorse Interfaith Network, the Reconciliation and Disability Advisory Committees, the Sports and Recreation Network, the Visual Arts Committee, Artspace, Parkland Advisory Committees and the ParksWide Education Program. This year Council is recognising some incredible milestones including: • J ohn Armstrong who has been volunteering as a member of Buckanbe Park Advisory committee for 50 years. You can read more about John’s remarkable contributions in his volunteer profile below.

Get more than you give – Get involved! If you have an interest in the arts, the environment, health, history or technology, or simply want to help people, find out how to Get Involved with the new edition of our popular local volunteering booklet. Council and Eastern Volunteers have once again teamed up to produce this new edition of Get Involved, which profiles local community organisations and their volunteer programs. Nearly 12,000 copies of the previous two editions of the booklet were distributed and people have been

eagerly awaiting the updated version. More than 100 organisations and groups are included, highlighting volunteering roles such as working with the elderly, young people, children and recently arrived migrants. Pick up your copy at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Box Hill, Forest Hill or Nunawading, at Eastern Volunteers or by downloading it from www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ Volunteering.html

CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY

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uring National Volunteer Week we acknowledge the 50 year milestone of volunteer John Armstrong.

Octogenarian John Armstrong owes his decades-long commitment to volunteering to his parents. The long-time Whitehorse resident and volunteer says both parents were always helping those around them and passed the value of reaching out to others in the community onto their children. It is a value that John holds dear to this day. Among his many volunteer roles, John is a member of the Parkland Advisory Committee for Buckanbe Park in Vermont, a role he has had since the committee’s inception in 1982. John gained qualifications in architecture, town planning and landscape design and had a long career in these fields. He has shared his expertise with the Whitehorse community by completing volunteer and pro-bono projects across the municipality. He designed playgrounds at St Luke’s Kindergarten in Vermont and Vermont Primary School and helped design the museum at the Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex in Mitcham. John also spent 16 years as a member of the Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society, combining his love of volunteering with his knowledge of the local landscape. John has also travelled the world and has been widely recognised for his botanical illustrations of native flora. Congratulations John on a life of service and thanks for your dedication so far.

•M  ary Burgess who has been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for 45 years • David Inglis who has volunteered as a member of the Wandinong Sanctuary Advisory Committee for 45 years. Give a little. Change a lot More information www.volunteeringaustralia.org/nvw/ www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ Volunteering.html

Whitehorse Orchestra presents The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a musical adventure for the young and young at heart. A full orchestra accompanies two narrators who will tell the traditional story. Duration is approximately 50 minutes. Concerts are on Saturday 2 June at 2pm and 3.30pm, at Kingswood College, 355 Station Street, Box Hill. Bookings are available at the door or through www.whitehorseorchestra.org.au Tickets are $12 adults, children $8, children under 2 years free. The Mullum Mullum Festival The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May, offering a range of activities for people of all ages. Learn about local biodiversity sustainability issues, the natural sound world, climate change and the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the Mullum Mullum Valley. This year’s program includes activities for children, walks, (including in Arabic and Mandarin) presentations and cultural performances. For more information visit: www.mullummullumfestival.org.au Be a friend, make a difference Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible volunteer experience? St Vincent de Paul’s Compeer program is seeking friendly, accepting volunteers to offer the gift of friendship for one hour each week to a person isolated through mental illness.  Please contact Compeer regarding forthcoming information sessions in Box Hill. More information 9895 5886 compeer@svdp-vic.org.au


Arts and culture

MAY 2018

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Schools in Whitehorse invited to apply – funding for the arts T hrough the Artists in Schools Program, local students have the chance to work side by side with a practising artist in any area of the arts.

Applications are now open and invitations to participate in the 2019 program have recently been sent to all schools.

The Whitehorse Artspace program aims to introduce and develop an appreciation of the arts in our school communities. Council funds the full cost of the professional artist, who works on a specific project of the school’s choice. The project can be related to any facet of the arts, not only visual arts. Past projects have included performance and dance, felt-making, ceramics, mosaic works, circus skills and children's book illustration.

Below: Councillors Bill Bennett and Raylene Carr at St Timothy's Primary School. Right: Artwork at the Aurora School, Blackburn, produced through the Artists in Schools program

More information Whitehorse Artspace 9262 6250

St Timothy’s Primary School in Vermont is one of the many schools that has received funding through the Artist in Schools program. Their most recent project was in 2017, when the students created two mosaic artworks to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. With the help of artist Deborah Amon Cotter, the students created one tree that reminded the community of the orchards on which the school was built, while the other tree depicted St Timothy's School in 2017.

CLOSING DATE Friday 29 June 2018 for projects commencing in 2019.

The school says that their participation in the program has enriched their arts program and they have been very grateful for the opportunity.

FIND YOURSELF IN A LIBRARY

Why not encourage your school to take part!

Councillors Tina Liu and Prue Cutts are looking forward to celebrating Library Week.

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During Library Library and and Information Week, Whitehorse Information Week Manningham Libraries 21 – 26 May will join organisations from Broome to Hobart and everywhere in between to promote the value of reading and literacy.

he City of Whitehorse has a Sister City Relationship with Matsudo, a Japanese city on the outskirts of Tokyo. The relationship was developed by the former City of Box Hill in 1971 and was continued when the City of Whitehorse was created in 1994.

The two cities continue to participate in an active exchange program for young people, which strengthens cultural understanding and promotes friendly relations. The relationship also promotes economic development opportunities between the two countries.

The week also promotes the importance of Australia’s book industry and the role of libraries.

This year’s Matsudo Week Exhibition is a celebration of this enduring Sister City Relationship. Matsudo Workshops and Exhibitions

The theme for Library and Information Week 2018 is Find Yourself in a Library. will host some fabulous events:

Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill Phone: 9895 8888 Bookings: www.bhcac.com.au

Mandarin Storytime

Mokuhanga: The Tradition of Japanese Woodblock Printing

Manningham Libraries ebrateWhitehorse Library and Information Week with us!

Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am Box Hill Library

So you want to write Podscapades

Meet the Author Felice Arena

Wednesday 23 May, 4pm Box Hill Library

Friday 25 May, 4pm Nunawading Library

Jingjing and Jenny from ‘A Little Chinese Join the team to learn Adventure’ will delight some podcasting the youngsters with skills in this workshop fun National storytelling, Simultaneous songs run by the famous Storytime with Jo100 Stanley and craft. Story Building WED 23 MAY, 11 - 11.45am organisation.

Felice will give an actionpacked workshop for all the young readers and writers out there. Felice So you want to write... isPodscapades an Australian children’s author and illustrator WED 23 MAY, 4 - 6pm bestBox known for the Hill Library Specky Magee series.

Walking Book Group – Audiobooks that move us Saturday 26 May, 10am Blackburn Library

Join us for an hourlong stroll around Blackburn Lake with headphones in, to listen to a few chapters of a classic talking book. We later chat about what we’ve heard.

Until 13 May

Mokuhanga, Japanese for ‘wood block print’, is the beautiful traditional water-based printing technique of Japan. This exhibition features a series of Mokuhanga designed and created by Koonung Secondary College students, guided by artist Terry McKenna from the Australian Mokuhanga School.

Celebrate Library and Information Week with us! Shodo Calligraphy and Name Seal Making

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Doncaster Library

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National Simultaneous Mandarin Storytime So you want to write... Storytime with Jo Stanley

gest National Simultaneous Podscapades TUESJo 22Stanley MAY, 10.30 - 11.15am aorytime with Box Hill Library WED 23 MAY, 11 - 11.45am 12pm

Silent Reading Party

Doncaster Library

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WED 23 MAY, 4 - 6pm Box Hill Library

the WEDMeet 23 MAY, 11 Author: - 11.45am Doncaster Felice Library Arena FRI 25 MAY, 4 - 5pm

Learn the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy painting. Our teacher will translate your name into Japanese characters (kanji) and help you create a personalised rubber seal. Tuesday 8 May, 6.30pm-9.30pm Cost: $35

Kakishibu: Painting with Persimmon Tannin Kakishibu is made from the fermented juice of unripe persimmons. It is used to decorate wood, washi paper and textiles. Come along and learn how to use this unique traditional dye.

wml.spydus.com/ Events www.alia.org.au So you want to write...

Sunday 13 May, 2pm-4pm

Podscapades Cost: $20 WED 23 MAY, 4 - 6pm Box Hill Library


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What's on

MAY 2018

Box Hill Community Arts Centre EXHIBITIONS

Whitehorse Centre presents BOSOM BUDDIES

Nell Street Painters – Moody Hues 15 – 27 May Colour and technique create mood in paintings. This exhibition by the Nell Street Painters is an exploration of mediums, colour and light, and how these elements create feeling and atmosphere.

Friday 4 May, 8pm Saturday 5 May, 2pm and 8pm Full $68, Conc $65, U25 $25

BHCAC Artist-in-Residence Exhibition – Maria Radun 29 May – 3 June Opening: Thursday 31 May, 6pm-8pm Maria Radun is an artist interested in exploring memory, feelings of disorientation and the different experiences of assimilation into unfamiliar surroundings. During her residency Maria has created a series of portrait paintings featuring people who have immigrated to Australia at a young age. Through this exhibition she shares their stories and explores how the experience of moving countries shapes identities, personalities and life choices.

COURSES

Saori Weaving

Botanical Illustration

Developed in Japan more than 40 years ago, Saori is an exciting way of weaving that allows anyone to spontaneously and quickly create unique hand woven cloth. Using individual weaving looms and a variety of yarns, participants can choose to make a scarf, bag, wall art or table mat.

Using pencil and watercolour, students will learn about the application of paint as well as look at composition and colour-mixing while using a restricted palette. Mondays 14 May – 25 June, 7pm-9pm (no class 11 June) Cost: $142.50 / 6 weeks

Sunday 20 May, 10am-1pm Cost: $80 / 1 week

Chinese Brush Painting Learn the unique art of Chinese brush painting with Echo Wu. Discover brush strokes and techniques using water, ink and colours on Xuan paper. Materials included.

Bookings Essential

Visit bhcac.com.au to view our full range of courses

Friday 18 May – 25 May, 11am-2pm Cost: $130 / 2 weeks

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

3 May – 2 June Multi award-winning photographer John Street uses light as his paintbrush and photosensitive paper as his palette. His one-off, truly original photographs seek to capture the everchanging cycle of nature. Right; John Street, Tribute (detail) n.d. © The artist

Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, bosom buddies. Both are multi award-winners and true showbiz legends. In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their lives off stage as well! They sing, they dance, and they reminisce. They tell backstage stories never before told and show video footage never before seen. Nova Music Theatre presents GUYS AND DOLLS

In the All Nations Foyer: SoonHoe Art Photography Until 31 May See an interesting take on seascapes from the photographer’s Invoke/ Momentum series.

WIN! WIN! WIN! The Whitehorse Centre has two double passes to My Blue Heaven on Wednesday 16 May at 10am to give away this month. The first two people to call the Box Office on 9262 6555 at 10am on Wednesday 9 May will win.

12 May – 26 May Contact the box office for performance details. Full $44, Conc $40, Child $38, Group (10+) $38

Guys and Dolls is a romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of pairings. It takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City, as it demonstrates the lengths a guy in love will go to.  Whitehorse Centre presents MY BLUE HEAVEN (classic film 1950)

Looking for a venue for your next meeting or event? Visit www.whitehorsecentre.com.au or email functions@whitehorse.vic.gov.au for more information.

Wednesday 16 May, 10am Morning tea commences at 9.15am  Full $8, Group (10+) $7

Entertainers Kitty (Betty Grable) and Jack (Dan Dailey) decide to start a family via adoption – a process resulting in an oversupply of babies!

LIBRARY EVENTS 470 Station Street, Box Hill Phone: 9895 8888 www.bhcac.com.au

JOHN STREET Painting with Light

Whitehorse Centre

Choose Your Own Adventure Join the team from 100 Story Building in this program for 9-12 year olds. Create story pathways limited only by your imagination! Box Hill Library Wednesday 9 May, 4pm-6pm

Rear of 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading Phone: Box Office 9262 6555 www.whitehorsecentre.com.au

Law Week 2018 - Dealing with Fines This session will cover: • What is a fine? • Reasons you might get a fine • Your options when you receive a fine • Where to get help Visit the library during Law Week (14-20 May) to learn about legal issues relevant to you and your community. Representatives from Eastern Community Legal Centre will be ready to answer your questions and help with your legal queries. Nunawading Library Monday 14 May, 10.30am Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity to gather your friends and loved ones together to raise vital funds to ensure the Cancer Council can continue its vital work, including support for those affected by cancer. Box Hill Library Thursday 24 May, 11am

Bookings are essential for events listed this month at wml.spydus.com/events 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 May 2018  

The official newsletter of the City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse News May 2018  

The official newsletter of the City of Whitehorse