Community News

Arcadian Quilters

by Jill McGuinness

Arcadian quilters are holding their biennial show on 9th and 10th September at the Galston Community Hall, 37 Arcadia Road galston. Show time 9.00 – 3.30 Each day. Entry $5.00, Children free. Disabled access available.

There will be an exhibition of quilts made by members featuring all sorts of techniques and applications. Members will be on hand to answer any questions.

We have had a lot of gorgeous quilting fabrics donated and they have been made into quilts of various sizes from king bed to table runner ($575.00- $60.00). We have also been given quilts made by members and these will be for sale as well.

There are Trading Tables to browse through. Tea/coffee and light refreshments to enjoy.

All money raised will go to Cancer Research, Riding for the Disabled and other local charities.

We thank the Bendigo Bank Galston for their generous sponsorship.

Strategic Planning – Local Heritage Assistance Funding

Do you own or manage a local heritage residential property within the Windsor and Richmond historic townships? If so, you now have the chance to attend an evening information session and to apply for heritage funding of up to $2000 from the Local Heritage Assistance Fund. Applications must be made by Monday, 21 August 2017.

The evening information session will be held on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at Council‘s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor, in the Large Committee Room First Floor (up the ramp) from 6:30pm to 8pm. The session will include presentations by Council’s Heritage Advisor and Council Officers.

To register for the information session, contact Karu Wijayasinghe, Senior Strategic Land Use Planner of Council on 4560 4546 or email

For more information or to obtain an application form, visit assistance-fund- 2017-2018

Stronger communities programme

Community organisations/groups invited to apply for Round 3 funding. The Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local community organisations in Mitchell to submit an expression of interest for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Stronger Communities Programme will deliver $150,000 for the electorate of Mitchell to fund capital projects which deliver social benefits. Expressions of Interest are being sought for the grants. Examples of projects which may be funded under the programme include:

• fit-out of community centres, health centres including kitchen upgrades and equipment purchases such as computers, TVs, furniture and fittings;

• sporting facility upgrades including new scoreboards, spectator seating, new turf, fit-out of changes rooms, new canteen, new lights, upgrade drainage and water systems, gymnasiums;

• purchase of equipment for local SES Eligible applicants can apply for funding of at least $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate matched funding for the project, in cash or in-kind. The cofunding grants will be available for capital expenditure on projects that deliver social benefits and improve community participation and cohesion.

How do I apply? Applying for a Mitchell Stronger Communities Grant is a two-step process:

1. Complete the Expression of Interest which will be considered by the Mitchell Community Consultative Committee, at https://www. 2. Successful EOI applications will then be invited to submit a formal submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, 4 August 2017.

“For more information about the Stronger Communities Programme please visit programme. If you have any further questions please email or call my office on 9899 7211