Gen-Y entrepreneurs set to inspire Croydon peers

July 31, 2017 by  

Three young entrepreneurs who are fast-tracking their roads to success will be appearing as special guests at the Maroondah City Council’s 2017 Biz Week.

The networking event [Read more]

Mural celebrates Yarra’s Aboriginal heritage

July 31, 2017 by  

Aboriginal culture is being recognised in a highly visible way at the thriving Charcoal Lane social enterprise restaurant in Fitzroy.

A popular spot of [Read more]

Tips for young authors a focus at annual writers festival

July 30, 2017 by  

Maroochydore writers keen to know more about self-publishing or preparing submissions of their work for consideration will be among many to benefit from this year’s Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival.

The two-day event, being [Read more]

Australia watches as Sunshine Coast solar farm powers up

July 30, 2017 by  

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council has made history by being the first local government area in Australia to offset its entire electricity consumption using renewably sourced energy.

The $50.4m facility was [Read more]

BizWeek guest speaker to tell of mission to reach Mars

July 29, 2017 by  

Residents from Heathmont and throughout the City of Maroondah will have a rare opportunity to hear from one of the Mars One astronaut candidates during 2017 BizWeek.

As Maroondah 2017 Bizweek guest speaker, Dianne McGrath is [Read more]

Work on Rosenthal Project set to kick off soon

July 29, 2017 by  

September 2017 has been set down as the starting date for the construction of the much anticipated Rosenthal Project in Lane Cove.

The project has been [Read more]

Volunteers needed for National Tree Day

July 28, 2017 by  

The City of Whitehorse is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual National Tree Day.

Councillor Ben Stennett urged residents from [Read more]

Post office closure marks end of an era

July 28, 2017 by  

An old familiar sight for Chermside and north Brisbane residents, the Everton Park post office has closed its doors for the last time.

Opened in 1899, the local icon’s closure on [Read more]

Council to invest in boosting river tourism

July 27, 2017 by  

Milton will be among several inner city Brisbane areas to benefit from an investment of $43m over a four-year period into the lifestyle and tourism aspects of the Brisbane River.

The move is expected to [Read more]

Feedback called on for $1m park upgrade project

July 27, 2017 by  

Caulfield residents and others living in the vicinity of Harleston Park have welcomed news of a $1m upgrade by Glen Eira Council.

Graphic designers have been hard at work on preparing concept plans for the project, for which Council is seeking feedback from the community.

Play equipment in the park has seen better days, according to Mayor Mary Delahunty. She said that as a result council was keen to hear ideas about how to replace it with other, more contemporary fixtures, explaining:

“The park is so well-loved, we know that people will really want to contribute to this discussion."

The Mayor also said it was important that any changes at the site continue to cater for all ages, saying:

“I’m very precious about that massive slide – it’s unique and I know how much the kids just adore it.”

Mayor Delahunty said Council’s plans include an estimated $650,000 for a major upgrade of the playground, as well as new public toilets at a cost of $350,000.

Also developed is a concept design for new activity and play spaces to complement the natural water play area already in existence.

The plan includes rearranging the playground and including nature-based play with such items as a giant sand pit, sensory maze, challenging logger steps, scrambling rocks, and timber cubby houses.

A tribute to the site’s pin oaks will also be provided in the form of an acorn cubby house.

Residents have until tomorrow, July 28, to provide feedback on the concept design.

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