News - Community stories

Strengthening locals’ connections to native flora in the Kinglake Ranges

Community stories: 27 July 2021

In the 12 years since the 2009 Bushfires, almost half of the residents of Kinglake are new to the area. So the work of Kinglake Landcare Group is important in helping to improve the new residents’ understanding...

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Resilience Hack youth team responds in Byron Bay

Community stories: 27 July 2021

Resilience Hack is a unique program responding to extreme weather events, empowering young people by developing their leadership and emergency response skills. Delivered through the latter half of...

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ANZ 2020 - Karrkad Kandji Trust Warddeken Rangers

Protecting the Stone Country

Community stories: 5 July 2021

Warddeken, an Aboriginal owned not-for-profit company, combines traditional ecological knowledge with Western science to manage and protect one of Australia’s most unique environments.

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Wonthaggi artworks to the rescue

Community stories Event: 24 June 2021

Building confidence and connection with youth through art was the focus of a project supported by a $4,840 Gardiner Dairy Foundation grant in 2019. The State Coal Mine - Rescue Station Arts Inc. (SCMRSA)...

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A blower and mower lifts community spirits

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

Situated in the Banana Shire of Queensland, the Theodore Bowls Club, is the only licensed facility where families, including children of all ages, can get together. Since 2014, volunteers have worked...

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Promoting resilience and hope in our community

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

A 2015 survey identified mental health, bullying, educational opportunities, personal safety, and drug and alcohol use as the top five issues of concern to local youth in the West Tamar. To enhance...

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Enhancing quality of life with improved access

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

Murray Human Services, trading as Vivid, provides a range of programs and services to people living with disabilities in the northern agricultural region of Victoria.  Burke House is a boutique...

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Drought stricken Community Hub gets a boost

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

The Maryvale Community Hall is the central hub for social gatherings, private functions, and the meeting place for many local groups.  It’s the core of a community struggling with the impacts of...

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Solar energy helps sustain and retain community connection

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

On the main street of Hillston, you’ll find the Red Dust and Paddy Melons Gallery & Information Centre bustling with activity. Among the local art, craft and produce, including olive oil, honey...

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Connecting creatives during COVID

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

While the Black Saturday bushfires were now more than a decide ago, the effects are still being felt in the Victorian communities that were impacted. One such place was Kinglake, and over the years,...

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