Friday, December 31, 2010

February 6th Anniversary Events

There is lots happening for February 6th at the Flowerdale Hall for the anniversary of the bushfires see links below for all details:
Charcoal Footprint - Complete Details Jules
Footprint - Archive Jules
Artwork- Contributions Jules

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flowerdale Bus Timetables

Flowerdale Time Table Dysons
V/Line Bus Timetable

Permanently Impaired Fact Sheet and Application

Permanently-impaired Factsheet Oct2010
Permanently Impaired Application

Financial Hardship and Accomodation Application

Financial Hardship and Accomm Factsheet Nov2010
Financial Hardship and Accomm Application Nov2010

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Tertiary and Vocational Scholarship Program

Scholarship details
• Funded by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund
• Valued at $15,000 per year for the duration of the course of study, subject to satisfactory progress
• Several scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
• Students completing Year 12 in 2010 in a Victorian school
• Students who were affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires who are enrolling in a course of tertiary or vocational education in the year following the completion of their secondary education and whose families are continuing to experience financial hardship as a result of the fires, or
• Students who were affected (physically, psychologically or financially) by the 2009 Victorian bushfires who are enrolling in a course of tertiary or vocational education in 2011 that is directly related to bushfire preparedness, response and recovery (e.g. medicine, nursing, paramedic and first aid training, emergency management, social or youth work or environment management)

Selection Criteria
• The student's current-end-year results
• The student's enrolment confirmation into the approved course
• The student's or their family's financial circumstances
• The impact of the 2009 Victorian bushfires on the student and their family
• The student's overall academic performance and ability to complete the chosen course of study
• The student's overall participation in extra-curricular activities; and
• The student's commitment to future community or public service.

Application Closing Date
• 31 January 2011

Further information
• Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to fax their 2010 academic results to (03) 9637 3600 by 28 February 2011.
• VBAF has identified education opportunities for young people affected by the fires as important to their ongoing recovery.
• The VBAF scholarships are intended to contribute to a student’s living and other educational costs such as fees and textbooks.
• DEECD may request further information from applicants during the application and assessment process.
For more information go to website

MSC Release New Managers

MSC Managers 101210

All Mens Getaway and Family Day Outs

There are lots of mens getaways which include family day outs see below for all information:
All Mens Getaways

Skateboarding - Flowerdale

Skateboarding Ad Flowerdale

Blackberry Bash Report and Weed Management

Blackberry Bash Report

MSC Meeting Dates

MSC Meeting Dates

Building Permits Reimbursement

I believe this has been extended so please contact asap to see if your eligible.
1-1682824-Building Permit Fee Reimbursement Program - Form FINAL Web[1]

Wanted Cub, Scout and Venturer Leaders

Cub / Scout & Venturer Leaders

Are you interested in working with youth in the area?
Kinglake Scouts needs extra volunteers to assist with our growing group.
Please Contact Ray Bartlam on 0438 002039

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Movie Nights - Kinglake

Movie Nights Kinglake

Service of Rememberance Sunday 6th Feb 2011

A central service to remember the people and communities impacted by the February 2009 fires is being held on Sunday 6 February 2011.

The inter-faith service was arranged after consultation with affected community members including the bereaved. Former police chaplain, the Rev Jim Pilmer PSM, will oversee the service which recognises the significance of the anniversary to Victoria.

The service has been arranged to provide an opportunity for bushfire affected people who lost loved ones, or who live in other parts of Victoria, to gather in a central location to mark the anniversary.

The timing of the service respects the wishes of those who will mark the occasion at memorial events planned by the affected communities for 7 February 2011.

Your attendance and the attendance of other representatives from your organisation is most welcome. There is no need to respond to this e-mail, however if you are planning on attending we recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to the start of the service.
Zinc Location Map[1]

Tree Farming Workshop

Biodiversity Poster(3)[1]

Mens Getaway Marysville

Mens Getaway Marysville

Kinglake Weed Tour

Kinglake Weed Tour Flyer[1]

Goulburn Broken Catchment Media Release

Goulburn Broken Catchment Media Release

Yea Market

Yea Country Market,
Saturday 8 January,
9am to 2pm (1st Saturday of each month thereafter)
Yea Railway Park , Station Street , Yea.
Contact: 0409 130 587 or

Skateboarding Learn How - Kinglake

Skateboarding Learn How Kinglake

Kinglake Community Market

Kinglake Community Market

Murrindindi Bushfire Memorials Consultation

Murrindindi Bushfire Memorials - Flyer

Leanne Pleash leaving as Hub Captain Flowerdale

Hi all,

It's just starting to filter out that I have successfully applied for the Yea Office Coordinator job with Murrindindi Shire Council, overseeing the Yea office and library. This draws on my Hub experience, tertiary qualifications and profile in the Yea township. I finish up at the Flowerdale Hub on Friday 7th January 2011.

My manager and I hope that this will be a positive and more gentle step for the ultimate transition of the Flowerdale Hub; that I depart (breaking that nexus between myself and the community) leaving the Hub behind to still assist people, and then later the Hub will leave.

The timing is good in that I have been working hard in the background with the Case Management Service to ensure that our most vulnerable are tapped into relevant support agencies. Overseeing the move into the new building was one of the last big tasks on my plate. The timing is unfortunate however in that people may be away and I won't be able to see them before I go, although I will only be in Yea so not far away. The girls in the Hub will have my number for a soft handover, should it be necessary, in those first weeks.

Deb Hannan from the Kinglake Hub will come down as acting Hub Captain to help support Kristen. Deb is very efficient and a warm, loving soul, whom I'm confident will quickly win the hearts of Flowerdalians. Between Deb & Kristen I'm confident that I am leaving the Hub in very good hands.

There will be a community / agency morning tea 10 am on the 7th Jan so that people in the community have a chance to drop in and say goodbye, however I just wanted you to hear it from me so you know over the holidays. I apologise for the last minute advice; I needed to wait until Deb's acting replacement had been confirmed and announced.

We will put out flyers early in that first week of January letting people know about the morning tea, but if there is anyone that you know of that we have worked closely with that you think would like to know, please feel free to pass on the message.

Should there be any outstanding issues that you would like to discuss with me during that week, please email me so we can book in a time together. I suspect it's going to be a little busy.

Until then however, may you and all your families have a safe and lovely Christmas. Sorry the Hub didn't get organised enough for the e-card; we're thinking we might do a New Years card upon our return on the 4th January. Thank you all for your friendship, support and help during this last year (and beyond), and we'll talk after the break if you're around, otherwise I'll look forward to our paths crossing again some day.


Leanne Pleash | Hub Captain, Flowerdale Community Service Hub | Bushfire Recovery Services Unit
Department of Human Services | 3382 Whittlesea-Yea Rd, Flowerdale 3717
p. 5780 2704 | f. 5780 2697 | m: 0400 399 061 | e. |

Free Mountain Bike Training Clinic

Free MTB Clinic

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

‘Paydirt – The Musical’

Sunday 5 December
The historical comedy is about the lives of 6 people in the mining town of Mountain Rush, now known as Kinglake Ranges, during the 1800’s. Whilst tickets are free they MUST be pre-booked. The performance will commence at 7pm sharp at the Marysville Temporary Village Shed. The show will finish at approximately 9pm making it an event suitable for all ages and is rated G.
Email: or phone/text Ross on 0415 310 111 to book your tickets.

Fundraising and Money Management

Saturday 11 December

Fundraising, including innovative ways of raising funds to support your club
Basic financial management
Preparing and managing budgets
Kinglake Rebuilding Advisory Centre & Community Facility
RSVP Michelle Fleming 0437 738 953

Opportunity for Business Men & Women

Tuesday 30 November
Incredible opportunity for Business Men & Women to learn business excellence from Trucking Magnate Lindsey Fox, and Bill Kelty the former ACTU secretary will be attending on the day at the FOX Private Car Museum.
Lindsey and Bill are inviting Business owners from communities directly affected by the 2009 bushfires.
This is an exclusive opportunity for astute business owners to listen to a self made entrepreneur and to ask questions.
To be held at The Fox Private Car Museum located in the Docklands from 11am – 2pm.
FREE onsite parking, BBQ Lunch and free tour of the Museum.
Places are limited so register your interest with Paul Thorn (from VBRAA) asap on
9092 5897 or

Powerline Bushfire Safety Stakeholder Reference Group

Powerline Bushfire Safety Formation of Stakeholder Reference Group

Belly Dancing Classes

The Flowerdale Belly Dancing Classes will not be held until February 2012.
If you would like to find out more information on classes or book for next year please contact Flowerdale Community House, 57802664.

Yarn & Fabric Sale

YGL&LC - Yarn & Fabric Sale 20th Nov

Chiropractic, Massage & NET 21st November

In partnership with the Flowerdale Hall Opening & Market Hands on Health Australia and Community House will be offering Chiropractic, Massage and NET for gold coin donation.
See below for more details
NET Flyer 21st November 2010

Flowerdale Community Hall Opening & Market

Flowerdale Community Hall Opening & Market

Fire Ready Meeting & Community Dinner

There will be a Fire Ready Meeting and Community Dinner on 25th November please see details below.

Fire Ready & Comm Dinner

MSC Toddler Aquatics

MSC Toddler Aquatic

MSC Business Strategy Survey

MSC Business Strategy Survey (2)[1]

MSC Councillor Comment

MSC Kevin Comment 12 Nov

Kinglake Community Xmas Dinner

Kinglake Christmas Community Dinner

Fauna Identification and Survey Techniques

Presented by: Peter Homan, RMIT University

Interested in our local fauna? This 4 day course provides an introduction to the local vertebrate fauna of the Kinglake Ranges. The first day is an introduction class to the techniques used in fauna survey; mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

This is followed by a 2 day field survey of Stony Creek Reserve in Kinglake West working with experienced field naturalists to identify local animals.
Further information pack provided upon enrolment.

Where: KRNH 6 McMahons Rd Kinglake - Meals Included
Time: 10am - 3pm
Class session: Sunday November 21
Field Survey: Friday November 26 til Sunday November 28

Cost: Free
Phone: 5786 1301

Regards, Chris Cobern
Fire Recovery Landcare Coordinator
Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

Shop 5/10 High St Yea 3717
Ph: 5736 0104
Mobile: 0413 855 490

Fire Recovery Weed Spraying in Flowerdale Area

A contractor in the Flowerdale district already and he has treated the following roadsides for Regionally Controlled weeds (including blackberry).
Moores Rd
Messmate Rd
Spring Valley Rd
Old Spring valley Rd
Collins Rd
Kenny's Rd
Margetts Rd
Upper King Parrot Creek Rd
Yea Spur Rd
He has been using Brush off and pulse and due to this mixture you may
not see any die back immediately, but more so in a few months. They are
doing spot spray of the weeds and are taking care not to destroy native
vegetation. My contractors are covering the road verge but are not
responsible for roadside maintenance of drains/curbs/channels that run
alongside the road. This spray program is organised and implemented by
the Assets and Infrastructure department within Shire.
Any queries please give me a call on 57720702 or 0408 021 164.

Sue McNair
Murrindindi Shire Council

Environmental Work Engine Group

If you are interested in joining the Environmental Work Engine Group to discuss short and long term environmental issues in the Flowerdale areas there will be a meeting at the Flowerdale Hall, 24th November, 7pm.
Everyone Welcome to attend.

MSC Bushfire Memorial Consultation

Murrindindi Bushfire Memorial Consultation Flyer No.1[1]

Adopt-a-Container Scheme

There have been reports that some people who received a shipping container through the Adopt-a-Container scheme have been approached with offers of free removal (and return to base) of the container. This is not correct.

If you are approached with this offer it would be very helpful if you could obtain some contact details and either let Peter Montgomery know, or call EACH reception on 9871 1800.

Those who have shipping containers arranged through the Adopt-a-Container scheme will be contacted (if not already) by members of the Yarra Glen Community Fire Relief/Adopt-a-Container group to either arrange for the return of the container or for you to arrange the purchase of it.

The cost to return the shipping container is expected to be around $200.

If you have questions/queries re. the shipping containers return or purchase, please contact Peter Montgomery on 0418 566 928.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who has a shipping container under this scheme.

GBCMA Tourism Feedback

GBCMA Tourism Feedback

Talk Out Loud Program - Red Cross

TOL Flier Flower Dale 2010[1]

Grant to Help Power Farm Expansion - Kinross Farm

Ben - Kinross Farm Grant

Images of Ages Invitation

Images of Age Invitation General Final[1]

Enlightened Spirits Project Launch Update 20th November

Event & Comm Bus Information (Local)

Monday, November 1, 2010

MSC Transport Connection Flowerdale Launch

MSC Transport Connections Bus Launch Flower Dale

MSC Australia Day Nominations

Is there someone who deserves an acknowledgement for their outstanding contribution to the community (adult or young person)? Now is your opportunity to nominate them for an Australia Day award!

Is there an event that you think needs recognition for its valuable contribution that it made to the local community?

Or alternately, are there people in your networks that you can encourage to complete a nomination form?

The award categories are:

Murrindindi Citizen of the Year
Murrindindi Youth Citizen of the Year
Murrindindi Community Event of the Year

I have attached a nomination form (with criteria and eligibility), and they are also available on our website, the libraries and the Rebuilding Advisory Centers.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Thank you for your time,

Lee Coller
Australia Day Coordinator
Murrindindi Shire Council
Ph 03 5772 0333
Fax 03 5772 2291
(I work Mondays and Wednesdays)
MSC Australia Day Awards Nominations

Financial Hardship and In Need Payment Grant

Permanent Accomodation Grant

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Flowerdale Public Meeting Postponed

The Flowerdale Public Meeting due to be held on Monday 1st November 7pm has now been postponed til Monday 8th November, 7pm due to being Cup Eve. Meeting will be held at the Recreation Reserve as Hall renovation will not be complete.

Hazeldene Consultation MSC

Hazeldene Public Consultation

MSC Free Workshops for Sports Club

See all details below main flyer on all dates/times/venues til end of year & November 8th at Kinglake "Growing your Club"
MSC Upcoming Wrkshops for Sports Groups
MSC Free Workshop Growing Your Club Nov 8 Kinglake

MSC Notice of Applications

See below for details:
MSC Notice of Application
MSC Notice of Application 2

Goulburn Catchment Weed Control

Goulburn Catchment Weed Control

Wildflower Walk

Wild Flower Walk 14th Nov 2010

Healesville Sanctuary Fun Day

Heasville Sanctuary Fun Day Nov

VBRRA Rebuilding Expos

VBRRA EXPO Rebuilding Nov