banner BANYULE Spring Outdoors 2010 More details on page 14 AUG/SEP 2010 PAGE 3 Mayor’s Column PAGE 5 Watsonia RSL gives $100,000 in grants PAGE 9 Are you prepared for a ouse re PAGE 12 Winter in Banyule PAGE 15 Eating in Banyule Guide is back! 2 Banyule Council Printed on Printspeed laser Cr Jenny Mulholland Councillors Deputy Mayor 09-10 Grif n Ward Phone: 9458 1391 firstname.lastname@example.org Cr Wayne Phillips Cr Peter McKenna Mayor 2009-2010 Beale Ward Bakewell Ward Phone: 0408 999 189 Phone: 9434 2461 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cr Jessica Paul Grimshaw Ward Phone: 0418 513 559 email@example.com Cr Steven Briffa Hawdon Ward Phone: 9435 1935 firstname.lastname@example.org Cr Tom Melican Ibbott Ward Phone: 9459 8026 email@example.com Cr Anthony Carbines Olympia Ward Phone: 9459 6042 firstname.lastname@example.org Rate Reminder The annual Rate Notices for 2010/2011 have been issued. If you have not received your annual Rate Notice for the current year, please contact Council immediately. If you choose to pay your rates by instalments, the rst instalment amount shown on your annual rate notice must be received by Council on or before September 30, 2010. Payments received after that date will be considered as a part pay- ment only and the balance will be required by February 15, 2011. If you have recently been granted a Pension by either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs and you have not applied for your Pensioner Rebate, please complete an application form at any of Council’s Service Centres. The maximum rebate for 2010/2011 is $187.60. Mayor’s column 3 Banyule receives Sustainable Cities Award Council has come to the end of a very busy and City Plan 2009-2013 (Year 2) productive nancial year. Over the past twelve months Council has delivered a number of key projects to the Council is proud to present Banyule’s City Plan community. This includes a new pavillion at A.K Lines 2009-2013 (Year 2), providing an overall vision that tells Reserve, new traf c signal lights along Aquaduct Road, us where we want to be as a community. The second a new playground at Binnak Park and Malahang Reserve, year of the plan includes a set of key directions for new shade sails at Willinda Park and the achieving the ve objectives outlined in the Plan: commencement of the Greensborough Regional Aquatic People: Community strengthening and support and Leisure Centre Planet: Environmental sustainability The Budget for 2010/11 includes a carefully targeted New Works and Services Program, to continue Place: Sustainable amenity and built environment addressing a wide range of community priorities. The Prosperity: Economic Development next twelve months will see the commencement of a number of projects including the Price Park Masterplan Participation: Community involvement and civic life and Buna Reserve Community Garden. Banyule is also preparing to host some fantastic events I am pleased to announce that Council has been over the coming months including the Winter in awarded with the 2010 Sustainable Cities Pam Keating Banyule Arts Festival and the Spring Outdoors Program. Environmental Innovation Award. Council, in I encourage all members of the community to make partnership with Kuver Design and Modern Nappy the most of these great events and enjoy the variety of Distributions, conducted a trial use of the world- rst things that Banyule has to offer. More information is fully compostable nappy in three of our child care provided throughout this edition of The Banner. centres. Cr Wayne Phillips Reconciliation Week 2010 Mayor In May Council celebrated Reconciliation Week May 27- une 3 with a ag raising ceremony and the launch of the Banyule Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians. Reconciliation Week provided us with an opportunity to recognise and value the Traditional Owners of this land and other Indigenous peoples. Council has a long-standing commitment to Indigenous Australians. This has been further strengthened by a review of the 1997 Banyule Statement undertaken with Doreen Garvey Wandin and other Wurundjeri Elders, Indigenous Service providers and community, and the development of the 2009 Statement of Commitment which was adopted by Council in October 2009. Cr Wayne Phillips and Doreen Garvey Wandin at the Banyule Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony, where the Banyule Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians was launched. 4 Banyule Council www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 Banyule Sports Achievement New SmartBus Awards Route 902 A smarter way to travel In May Council celebrated some of the clubs, athletes and volunteers who make a vital contribution to local sports throughout Banyule at the Banyule Sports Achievement Awards. People in Banyule’s northern suburbs of Montmorency, Mayor, Councillor Wayne Phillips, presented the Briar Hill, Greensborough, Bundoora and Watsonia now award winners alongside guest MC, Tiffany Cherry. have a new way to get around Melbourne – SmartBus Tiffany is a sport presenter and has travelled the Route 902. world participating, commentating and following her sporting passion. Route 902 runs 76 kilometres from Chelsea to Airport West, via Nunawading, Doncaster, Eltham, Council’s grants and recognition program have Greensborough, Thomastown and Broadmeadows. This assisted sports clubs and individuals with their service runs seven days a week from 5am to midnight, training, equipment and travel needs to participate operating on average every 15 minutes on weekdays and in sport at various levels of competition, from every 30 minutes on weekends and public holidays. community sport to international level. In Banyule, Route 902 travels on Fitzsimons Lane, Main The Sports Achievement Awards were supported by Road, Sherborne Road, Para Road and Grimshaw Street the East Ivanhoe Community Bank. – stopping at Greensborough Plaza and Greensborough train station and connecting with trams on Plenty Road. This year’s Sports SmartBus is a premium bus service designed to Achievement Award winners are: complement Melbourne’s train and tram network by providing connections along major arterial roads to Junior Female Athlete of the Year (20 yrs & under) train stations, tram lines, schools, universities, hospitals, Emily Marotta, Fencing shopping centres and other activity centres. Junior Male Athlete of the Year (20 yrs & under) All SmartBus buses are low- oor to make travel easier Luke Poci, Japanese Karate and safer for people with a disability and those with prams or shopping jeeps. Senior Male Athlete of the Year SmartBus services are more reliable and have faster Keith Nyberg, Lacrosse journey times because they are given more priority on the road and at traf c lights. This helps buses avoid Master Female Athlete of the Year delays so they can run on time. Maree Fenech, Blind Bowls For route and timetable information, contact Master Male Athlete of the Year Metlink on 131 638 or visit www.metlinkmelbourne. Tony Haravas, Body Building com.au Club Person of the Year Tabatha Delaney, Lower Plenty Cricket Club Community Club of the Year Do you need to have your dog Lower Plenty Cricket Club or cat microchipped? Community Athlete of the Year Council is holding a Dog and Cat Microchipping Day on Sunday Shannon Joyce, Football (FIDA) 8 August at 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe. Bookings through the Lost Dogs Home on 1300 300 670. www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 Banyule Council 5 Watsonia RSL gives $100,000 in grants The Banyule-Watsonia RSL Trust provides funds to enable A presentation to successful applicants by the Mayor, community groups and individuals to address community Cr Wayne Phillips, and Watsonia RSL President, Mr Jim needs and to encourage and strengthen participation in Stephen, was held on July 2. Congratulations to all the local communities. Funds are provided from Watsonia successful applicants! RSL to local, not-for-pro t organisations, community groups and individuals for projects and services of a general charitable nature, or designed for the bene t of the local community or parts of the local community. The grant pool this year was $100,000. The successful applicants were: Banksia Palliative Care Service Inc. The Bike Hut Management Committee Austin Health Volunteer Services Mactier Community Centre Diamond Valley Food Share Inc. Greenhills Pre School Inc. Royal District Nursing Service Diamond Valley Macleod Conference, St Vincent De Paul Society Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre Charles LaTrobe College Bellfield Campus First Eaglemont Scout Group Watsonia United Little Athletics Club Viewbank Preschool Association Trust St Mary’s Greensborough Conference, St Vincent De Paul Society Watsonia Primary School Bundoora Scout Group Diamond Valley Scout Group Watsonia Neighbourhood House Rosanna Scout Group DVA Theatre Company Veterans & Community Men’s Shed Araluen Centre Yallambie Park Preschool 1st West Heidelberg Scout Group Walk with Wheels Support Group NORACCOM Incorporated Neighbourhood Renewal - West Heidelberg Banyule Support & Information Centre Inc. Diamond Valley Toy Library Inc. Simon Winterburn Olympic Adult Education Macleod Recreation Centre YMCA Montmorency Scout Group Viewbank Scout Group 2nd Ivanhoe Scout Group Austin Health Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Heidelcare In the It will be time to swing into action and join in the fun as “Walktober” begins at Warringal Parklands. A series of walk throughout Banyule have been organised for the month of coming October to celebrate Walktober month. The first walking event will be held on Saturday October 17 at Warringal Parklands. Further program details and information on this event and other walks is available now on spring... Council’s website. 6 Banyule Council www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 2010-11 Banyule Tree Conservation protection & Environment & removal grant winners. Banyule is well known for its green, leafy environment. Trees play a vital role in building the character of places and spaces throughout Banyule. Eaglemont, for example, The Banyule Conservation and Environment Grants are is associated with its avenues of large elm trees while provided as an incentive to new or established groups to Montmorency is populated by large indigenous vegetation, develop landcare, conservation and other environmental which makes the Municipality more attractive. programs including those that reduce water use, energy use, waste or pollution. Without proper care, trees can be destroyed in just minutes or inadvertently killed over many years. This year’s grant winners include a number of local kindergartens, schools, community and friends groups. To assist Council in further protecting vegetation on both Keep an eye out for future updates on these projects. private and public land, all trees are assessed using the Australian Standard AS 4970-2009 Protection of Trees This year’s grant winners are: on Development Sites. The standard provides guidance to all parties involved, whether it be a designer, builder, Banksia Palliative Care Service developer, resident or service authority. Banyule Primary School Council is responsible for the maintenance of more St Andrews Kindergarten than 70,000 trees on nature strips and road reserves, in parklands and on Council property, and applies and Viewbank Preschool Association expects the same standards and assessment for all trees on Montmorency Scout Group public land as that on private land. Transition Banyule Some simple measures to help care for trees include: mulching, avoid storing materials or soil under the canopy, Watsonia Occasional Child Care avoid site cut in proximity of a tree and avoid parking cars St John of God Accord - ACES Northern on the nature strip under the canopy. However, the safest measure is to seek advice from a qualified arborist. Montmorency South Primary School If you do notice earthworks occurring near a tree on a Montmorency Transition Group nature strip or associated with a new development, Friends of Salt Creek and Associated Parklands please contact Council. Lower Plenty Kindergarten Association Dougharty Road Bridge Council, in partnership with Darebin Council, recently installed a new bridge across Dougharty Road, Heidelberg West. The new bridge provides improved access with wider pathways and is composed of a steel structure and concrete decking. An upgrade of the approaching pathways was also part of the works. The total cost of the project was $84,000. Banyule Council 7 Give Our Streets the Green Light L-R, back: Bayside City – Cr Clifford Hayes (Mayor); Darebin City – Cr Trent McCarthy; Manningham City – Cr Charles Pick; Maribyrnong City – Cr Sel Sanli (Mayor); MAV President – Cr Bill McArthur; Banyule City – Cr Tom Melican; Whitehorse Banyule is one of over 50 Victorian councils that have City – Cr Bill Pemberton (Mayor); Stonnington City – Cr joined forces with the Municipal Association of Victoria to Tim Smith (Mayor); Glen Eira City – Cr Steven Tang (Mayor); request that the Victorian and Federal Governments provide Greater Geelong City – Cr John Doull. L-R, front: Mornington Peninsula Shire – Cr Tim Rodgers; and Captain Smogbuster. assistance in funding the switch to energy-efficient street lighting. Streetlights play an important role in keeping the community As we work hard to make sure our homes have the green safe. However the majority of streetlights in Victoria are light, why not give our streets the green light too. Council is outdated, 80 watt Mercury Vapours (MVs) in local residential calling on all community members to get involved in the ‘Give streets. Efficient street lighting, such as the new Twin 14 our streets the green light’ campaign to encourage the state watt T5 Fluorescent lights, consume approximately 68% less and federal governments to play their part in helping out. electricity than existing MVs to produce the same light. If you’re interested in making Banyule’s streetlights greener, A Victoria-wide switch to T5 street lighting is estimated to join our new campaign for energy-efficient streetlights. provide an annual emissions saving of between 78,000 and 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent. Over the 20 By supporting the campaign you’ll show the state and federal year lifespan of the lights, this equals up to 52 billion ‘black governments that you care about reducing greenhouse gas balloons’, or taking up to 600,000 cars off the road for a year. emissions and want to give your street the green light. Council has a commitment to delivering action on climate Visit www.greenlightourstreets.org.au and sign the online change, which is stated in our City Plan 2009-2013. petition. While you’re there why not also look at the ‘what you can do’ section of the website for other ways you Council is currently working towards the goal of reducing can help spread the message. emissions (which include streetlights) by 30% by 2010, which is outlined in the Greenhouse Action Strategy. Making the switch from MV to T5 streetlights will reduce Council emissions by an estimated 18% and would also result in significant energy costs savings. Shining a light on broadband blackspots For many people, access to a fast and reliable internet The Association hopes to accurately identify our service has become just as important to daily living as broadband blackspots and use this information to lobby access to other amenities such as gas, electricity and water. telecommunication providers, and the state and federal governments, to improve their broadband services. It is considered so important that the Australian Government has introduced the Australian Broadband If you are unhappy with the accessibility or quality of Guarantee, which is designed to help residential and small your broadband service, you are encouraged to ll in business premises access high quality broadband services. the Broadband Survey prepared by the Macleod Traders Shopping Association. The community consultations for the Banyule Community Plan identi ed that some parts of Banyule may be in Copies of the survey can be picked up from selected ‘Broadband Blackspots’ which are areas that are unable shops in the Macleod Village Shopping Centre (look to access high quality broadband services. for the signs in the window), Council Service Centres or downloaded from Council’s website (and yes we The Macleod Traders Shopping Association is keen to understand that this option may not be feasible for know about the broadband accessibility for residents some). who live or conduct a business in Banyule and want to hear from those who have experienced, or continue to Further information may be obtained by phoning experience, dif culties in accessing this service in Macleod. Heidi Crundwell from the Macleod Traders Shopping Association on 0417 580 009. 8 Banyule Council www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 Doggie doo do the right thing! These days it is generally accepted that cleaning up after How to clean up after your dog dogs is part of being a responsible pet owner. Most council’s require dog owners to remove and dispose of their Cleaning up after your dog is easy. You can use plastic dog’s poo when in public places. Some councils also require (or biodegradable) bags, trowels or pooper scoopers. dog owners to carry an appropriate receptacle (e.g. bag or Products are available that attach to your dog’s leash to scoop) to remove dog poo whenever they are walking their store plastic bags for use during walks. dog in a public place.You can be fined for not complying. Keep your bags/pouches/pooper scoop products with Pet owners not picking up after their dogs can often be one your leash as a reminder to take them with you. reason influencing decisions to ban dogs from certain parks If using the plastic bag method, simply put your hand or beaches. Research has indicated that the more people inside the bag, pick up the dog poo, turn the bag inside experience issues involving pets in public spaces (such as out, and then seal.You can tie the bag to your leash or dog poo), the more likely they are to support legislative carry it until you get to an appropriate disposal site. controls on pet ownership. Disposal methods include Council provided dog litter bins, domestic landfill and waste collection, worm farms or composting units. Dog Obedience Certificate Both the Wiltja and the German Shepherd Dog Obedience Clubs offer a simple obedience test. This includes: on lead-control, recalling a dog from a distance, a ‘stay’ exercise and human and dog interaction. Your dog must be 12 months or older and have a current vaccination certificate to participate. The Dog Obedience Certificate entitles you to registration fee discounts. Both clubs offer a free five week course for owners, whose dogs need training before sitting the test. Dog Obedience Certificates will be at the German Shepherd Club on Saturday 7 August (German Shepherds only) and Wiltja Obedience Club (mixed breeds) on Sunday 8 August . For the German Shepherds Dog Obedience Club contact Vince Ebejer 9467 8653, and for Wiltja contact Stan Buck 9308 2466. Olympic Adult Education Olympic Adult Education (OAE) It also has a new community kitchen community. is seeking skilled and committed program and activities which The main of ce is situated at 21 people as new members for its promote healthy eating. It runs a Alamein Street Heidelberg West Committee of Management. monthly community lunch. behind the Olympic Leisure Centre OAE is a not-for-pro t community- Participants in programs include long in the Banyule Community Health based adult learning centre and term and newly arrived migrants, building. neighbourhood house in Heidelberg local residents, people with The committee meets on the West. The classes offered include disabilities and others over the age second Tuesday of the month in English as a Second Language, of 16. the evening. If you are interested in Literacy, Computing, Children’s OAE is looking for people who can joining the committee please ring Services and Horticulture. offer their experience, time and either Katherine on 9431 0395 or energy to be part of a small but vital Rosemary on 9497 1591. organisation with strong links to its www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 9 Are you prepared for a house fire? There are many precautions you can take to help safeguard your home and your loved ones from the threat of a house fire. Download the home fire safety checklist to find out how you rate when it comes to home fire safety. If you’re unable to answer ‘yes’ to most of the checklist questions, then you increase your risk of a fire breaking out in your home. Keep the checklist on the fridge as a reminder of what you can do to help keep your home safe. Home fire safety tips Never leave cooking, heaters, open fires or candles By law every home must have at least one working smoke unattended alarm installed on each level of the house. Clean and test Don’t overload power boards your alarms regularly and make sure they are working Keep electrical appliances in good working order Install a fire extinguisher and fire blanket and know how to use them Ensure cigarette ash and butts are extinguished. Never smoke in bed Have a home fire escape plan and practise it regularly Do not dry clothing within one metre of a heating appliance Never deadlock yourself inside the house. Keep keys in the lock when you are at home Clean lint filters on clothes dryers after every use and always let dryers complete the cool-down cycle To obtain a home fire safety checklist please visit www.homefiresafety.com.au Store all matches and lighters out of reach of children Banyule Interfaith Network Banyule Interfaith Network is a new network of representatives from different faiths and cultural groups who live or meet within the City of Banyule. Present members come from Islamic, Buddhist, Baha’i and Christian faiths. With the support of Council, the Network aims to create opportunities for faith and cultural groups to meet and learn from one another, celebrating the uniqueness of each, and With the support of a grant from the Australian discovering common values – unity in diversity. Multicultural Foundation, the group also sponsored a program called ‘Festive Seasons, Festive Reasons’ with The Network recognises that each group has a unique value Grade six students from Heidelberg West, to share faith for our society. It aims to celebrate each other’s stories and and cultural experiences of the meaning of Christmas. identify common threads and themes in them that may be the basis for unity. The Banyule Interfaith Network aims to facilitate a celebration of diversity and dialogue in a way that has Some of the work already undertaken by the network since practical outcomes and value for the whole its official formation in November 2009 includes holding a Banyule community. Community Information booth at the Banyule Festival in March. New members are invited and can contact Gillian Hirst on 9458 1303 for further information. 10 Community www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 Banyule Celebrates Seniors Festival Children’s Week Applications are now open for grants of up to $200 to help support activities that will take place during the Victorian October 24-30 Seniors Festival in October. To celebrate Children’s Week for 2010, activities include the highly popular mini train rides in Eltham and a child Community groups and organisations are encouraged to and family services expo in the Bell Street Mall. apply for a grant to assist them to fund an activity promoting community connectedness for senior members of our Some new and exciting activities will also be introduced community. Applications that go beyond the usual range to this year’s calendar of events including: of activities offered by community groups and promote > a short story competition engagement of the broader community will be highly regarded. > a colouring in competition Activities can have an intergenerational theme or encourage > the inaugural Banyule City Council ‘Earth Quilt’ physical activity and life-long learning for seniors. where children will have the opportunity to make Some ideas include: an environmental pledge on their own ‘Earth square’. These squares will then be made into a quilt for public > a new learning opportunity (how to use mobile phones) display. > a modi ed sports activity This year we would like to seek the involvement of > an outing using public transport children in planning one of the activities. Please support your children to have a say by going to Council’s website > an activity that targets isolated older adults. and searching for the Children’s Week Survey 2010 – survey for children; talk to your child about the options Closing date for all applications is Friday 27 August. and return the completed survey to Council. For more information please contact Jill Taylor at Council or Watch out for more information in the October edition email email@example.com of The Banner, which will have a full calendar of events at Banyule to celebrate Children’s Week. Parent Information Evening 7:30pm Tuesday 7 September, Evergreen Faces Preston Town Hall, 240 Gower St, Preston. Leading preschool educator Ms Kathy Walker will be speaking about the educational needs of three-year-old Photographic children. She will provide information about: > the latest research on how a child’s brain develops, Competition and > how you, as a parent, have a vital role in educating your child Exhibition > how a three-year-old child learns During the month of August, Council is encouraging > the types of activities/services that are available for residents to get snap happy and enter photos that ‘celebrate three -year-olds. intergenerational relationships’ into the Evergreen Faces Photographic Competition. Kathy is an inspiring speaker, a great communicator, extremely well respected in the sector and in great Finalists will have their photographs on display in venues demand. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your throughout Banyule during October, including the Service questions answered. RSVP is essential as places are Centres at Ivanhoe and the Banyule Community Health Centre limited. Please contact Customer Service. as part of the Seniors Festival. Entry forms are available at Council’s Services Centres, or by contacting Jill Taylor at Council or email Cyber Centre firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings for free internet training at Council’s Cyber Centre are now being taken. Learn how to surf the net, send and receive emails and access Council’s services online. Contact Bev Grace at Council for more information. www.banyule.vic.gov.au www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 Environment 11 Spring Outdoors 2010 As the weather warms up it’s time to rediscover the For further details of these and other exciting Spring treasures of our local outdoor environment. The Spring Outdoors events, pick up a brochure from Council or Outdoors program can help people do just that. visit our website. Organised by Banyule, Manningham and Nillumbik Councils, Spring Outdoors is an annual series of events held in Spring, celebrating our unique surroundings. Activities include Breakfast with the Birds, where a light breakfast follows an early morning of bird watching at Banyule Flats with experienced guides; spotlight walks; frog spotting; and sustainable gardening information sessions. Spring Outdoors is a great opportunity to connect with the community, the natural environment and learn something new about the area where we live. It’s also a chance to talk to experts about environmental issues that interest you and many of the sessions are free. Residents weed together Residents of Green Street, Ivanhoe have joined forces to The group have also received support from a number of restore their portion of the Darebin Creek wildlife corridor sources: plant tube stock has come from the local indigenous to its former beauty. plant nursery,VINC, whose staff and website also provided horticultural advice; Council has provided funding for This section of the creek provides a haven for a wide variety additional plants and tipping services for noxious weeds of birdlife including kookaburras, magpies, wrens, through the Wildlife Corridor Program; volunteers from honey-eaters, parrots and tawny frogmouths. Numerous Darebin Parklands Association have grown some plants lizards and frogs, insects, ducks and even an echidna also from seed; and Friends of Darebin Creek have assisted with find refuge here. Melbourne Water has provided a Stream weeding and planting. Frontage Management Program grant to fund a professional weed spraying program, as well as many plants, weed mats, For more information on Banyule’s Wildlife Corridor stakes, plastic tree guards and mulch. Program contact Council. To contact VINC call 9482 1710 or visit www.vinc.net.au. For information on the Darebin The ten families have already removed several trailer-loads of Parkland Association visit www.dpa.org.au litter and literally tons of weeds, mainly Wandering Trad, from the water’s edge. In their place they are planting the trees, shrubs and groundcovers that would once have grown here including River Red Gums. Opening of the Banyule Community Development Grants and Banyule Greensborough RSL Trust Fund The grant rounds will open on Monday 16 August 2010 and close at 5.00 pm on Friday 17th September 2010. Application forms for both grants will be available on Council’s website For more information about the grants please contact Karen Molinaro, Monday to Wednesday. 12 Winter in Banyule www ww.banyu yule.vic.g ule.vic.gov.au www.banyule.vic.gov.au | 9490 4222 August 5-29 A taste of events to come at the festival... YOUR LIFE ON THE STAGE THE WINTER GARDEN Playback West transforms audience RECYCLED MIXED MEDIA MURAL members’ real life experiences into WORKSHOP compelling theatre, on the spot. This workshop uses clean waste Playback Theatre is spontaneous from industry to create a beautiful and collaborative, created through mural depicting a ‘Magical Winter audience interaction. Audiences Garden’. Festival goers are invited are invited to share real life stories to come along and help bring this and performers enact those stories mural to life. Created on recycled immediately without rehearsal. The canvas, this colourful piece of work results can be powerful, funny, heart combines art with environmental JUNK PUPPET WORKSHOP warming and often surprising. Share awareness. Do you have treasures lurking your story and see it come to life at in your cupboard that have lost the Watsonia Library. TALL WORDS their fun Perhaps you have a tiara TALL WORDS is a site speci c that doesn’t sparkle or a teapot performance installation project that’s lost its handle Join Polyglot to be performed at the Watsonia Theatre and let your imagination Library. Created by DVA Theatre, run wild; transform your pre-loved a company of performers with an possessions into extraordinary intellectual disability based in the puppets. BYO treasures. City of Banyule, this is a unique collaboration of performance, text, IVANHOE MAKERS MARKET - sound, live music and lighting which 3RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION will transform the library, re ecting Be warmed and delighted by artisan on the role that language plays for treats and handmade original those with an intellectual disability in artworks at the Ivanhoe Makers our community. Market. The market is on at the Banyule Arts Space on the third ABORIGINAL MUSIC WORKSHOP Saturday of every month. Winter Workshops on how to play in Banyule marks our third birthday instruments used to make Aboriginal so come along to celebrate with us, music, led by Herb Patten (gumleaf you might even nd a unique creative player/runner up in ‘Australia’s Got present for yourself or someone LET’S DANCE! Talent’ 2007). special! Join the Melbourne Dance Theatre for an entertaining afternoon of dance for all the family, featuring beautiful classical ballet, contemporary and commercial dance, music theatre and acrobatics. After the show MDT dancers will Find out engage the community in an exciting dance workshop for all ages. more! A full program is available THIS POSITIVE LIFE from Council’s Service This contemporary art exhibition Centres, or phone 9490 4222. brings together local professional The program will also be artists, students and community available on group members at the Banyule Arts Council’s website. Space, it is not to be missed. Winter in Banyule 13 W Winter in Banyule is a unique festival that celebrates This year a number of small grants funded 15 groups to the innovative and diverse nature of arts and culture in t present original artworks that engage with Banyule’s the City of Banyule. The Festival features a broad range t community. of art, music, dance and cultural events in locations o The 2010 Winter in Banyule Arts Festival will run from throughout the district. t August 5-29. Saturday Sounds at Jets The Lost Arts Weekend: As part of the 2010 Winter in Banyule Arts Festival, Celebrating Vintage Arts artworks created by members of the Saturday Sounds program will be on display at Watsonia Library from August 12. Saturday Sounds is a creative arts program for August 28-29 teenagers with a disability, aged from 12 to 17 years of age run from Council’s Jets Studios. The theme for As a special addition to Winter in Banyule 2010, term two was Environmental Art, where students join us for The Lost Arts Weekend is dedicated explored nature and the environment through to celebrating vintage art forms. Step back in time sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. and learn the lost arts of decoupage, letter writing, conversation, knitting, doll making, A Capella singing, For more information on Saturday Sounds and other radio plays, puppetry and much more. programs offered at Jets, visit www.banyuleyouth.com.au. Some special events as part of the Lost Arts Weekend include: DEAD LETTER OFFICE - PERFORMANCE AND LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP No page is left unturned at the Dead Letter Of ce where the irrepressible dames, Miss Beeton and Miss Wagner, provide instruction on the proper forms for letters of love, complaint and friendship. Come along to watch a mystery performance, look at rare and intriguing letters, and write your own! A FESTIVAL OF CHORAL SINGING An event involving three choirs, Heidelberg Choral Society, Tudor Choristers and St George’s Church Choir, in which each choir sings a bracket of its own music, showing off the diversity of choral ensembles, with the massed choirs coming together to conclude the concert and the Winter in Banyule Festival. RADIO PLAYS @ JETS Tally ho! Come along and experience or create your own aural world LIVE @ Jets! Yes, warm up by the wireless with original soundscapes created and performed by young people aged 12-17 of all abilities Banyule Arts Space capturing their favourite places in a diorama of sound or create your own! Proudly supported by 88.6 Plenty Valley FM and DHS. 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe Throughout August, the Banyule Arts Space will become the Winter in Banyule festival hub boasting exhibitions, workshops and performances by individual artists and collectives. Make sure you pick up a copy of the program so that you don’t miss out on this brilliant showcase of the Banyule artistic community! The Banner is a monthly 14 Business Take Your Business to a New Level of Profitability Banyule City Council has recently been awarded a $15,000 Victorian Government grant to run a ‘Grow Program details VicRoads is upgrading the 38kmspartnership ITS, consisting of ramp signals, scheduled to commence in August mid your business group program’ in The with The program is construction to commence by of the M80 Ring Road from the SustainedAbility. variable message signs and variable 2010. Improvements will sessions: and nish in September and consists of seveninclude Princes Freeway at Laverton North speed limit signs, will help to Group Workshops and 4 X 2-hour 3 X 4-hour an extra lane in both directions Through the program ten local businesses will be manage traf c ow consultations. to the Greensborough Highway at ef ciently individual and including widening of the bridge over provided with the provides a vital ensure business Greensborough. Itopportunity to develop their smooth- owing traf c. Furlong Road to improve traf c ow. management skills and accelerate business growth link between Melbourne, the Port of The fee per business is $500 plus GST with a $1,500 Currently, the carries up to through a tailored ‘12 Month growth plan’ which aims road Victorian Government grant tobillion M80 Ring Melbourne, Melbourne and Avalon The $2.25 cover the airports, regional Victoria and the 142,000 vehicles per day, with costs. to improve the pro tability and performance of their remaining Road Upgrade is jointly funded business. other states. up to 16 per cent freight. With by the Victorian and Australian To register your Melbourne’s growing population, it interest, discuss the program or obtain Governments, and is a vital part of The upgrade involves widening and further is often contact email@example.com. is unsurprising that capacity information the Victorian Transport Plan and the improvements along the Western gov.au or visit www.banyulebusiness.com.au exceeded during peak periods. Nation Building Program. and Metropolitan Ring Roads where a minimum of three lanes in In order to minimise the impact on For further information or to both directions will be added for road users, the M80 Ring Road will provide feedback please contact the entire length, with additional be upgraded in sections, with major the M80 project team. To join our lanes between some interchanges construction on the rst section mailing list or sign up for works Eating in Banyule Guide is back! to provide a continuous lane to between Calder Freeway and Sydney updates and traf c alerts please reduce current merging and weaving Road. problems. The second section of the M80 Ring email us. Phone: 1300 297 090 Also featuring a new Intelligent Don’t miss be from Road to be upgraded willthe opportunity to be included – it’s FREE!! Visit: 3 Bristol Street Essendon Transport System (ITS), additional the Western Highway to Sunshine Council is whole Airport Vic 3041 very pleased to announce that we will be producing lanes and recon gured freeway Avenue, St Albans. The interchanges and ramps, the M80 a hard copy guide to in Banyule, which will feature all project is expected to take more eatingEmail: Ring Road Upgrade will signi cantly cafés, restaurants and than ve years to be completed. takeaways in Banyule. M80upgrade@roads.vic.gov.au improve congestion and safety along Tenders have Approximately 20,000 of these guides will be produced and been advertised for a one of Melbourne’s key transport distributed around the portion of works between Furlong City. addition, all information will be corridors. provided online via Road and Sunshine Avenue, with our Business Directory at www.banyulebusiness.com.au To ensure that your business is included, log onto the Banyule Business website to list your business details or verify an existing entry. You can also upload one image, logo or photo to include with your entry. The Directory will be launched later in the year and all listed businesses will receive a hard copy. Public Transport Surveys Visit information please contact Nicole Complete one For further www.pt4me2.org.au to get started.Maslin or Erica in the the surveys, each one only takes Hardieor all ofEconomic Development of ce on a minute or so. pt4me2.org.au is a project of the Metropolitan Transport 9833. 9457 Forum which represents 19 municipalities across Surveys are available until 30 April 2010. Melbourne on transport issues. The objective of pt4me2 is to provide the community Put chess on the board! with another way to become active and have a say about public transport in Melbourne. Pt4me2 encourages all Melbournians to become active in campaigning for better public transport via social media such as blogging, Chess is one the most popular games played across the volunteers to assist us in the establishment of the Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and the internet. world. Come and join us at Watsonia Library for the Watsonia Library Chess Club. rst of many exciting chess evenings. In this election year in Victoria, the pt4me2 peoples Our rst meeting will be held on Monday 6 September poll all a chancethis is your opportunity to learn more For is novices for the community to have a say on the 6.30-8pm at Watsonia Library, 4 Ibbottson Street improvements they want for winning strategies, and about chess moves and game public transport. Pt4me2 Watsonia, and is open to all ages and skill levels. Light will collate your responses there, come and to all the for those chess experts outand present them meet new refreshments will be provided. No charge. major and be challenged by peopleparties in May 2010. more experienced players. For further information visit Council’s website or Four know the game have been devised - train users If youdifferent surveys of chess and would like to share contact Catherine Borg at Council. survey; bus users survey; tram users survey; and the your knowledge with others we are also asking for what’s best and worst about Melbourne public transport survey. Calendar 15 Malahang Festival Malahang Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday There are lots of opportunities for community members to 13 November 2010 at 4pm. There will be lots of exciting be involved with the Malahang Festival as stallholders, activities, stage performances and plenty of outdoor fun and performers, volunteers, sponsors and much more! We games taking place! would love you to be a part of our planning committee in order to make this event a community-driven festival. If you Keep a close eye on the Banyule website, and the next are interested in contributing, please contact Tracy edition of the Banner for more details, as this will be one to Margieson, Cultural Events Officer on 9490 4222 or email mark in your calendar for a wonderful community festival at firstname.lastname@example.org Malahang Reserve in Heidelberg West. Community events Aug/Sep 2010 1 August 11 August 6 September Heidelberg and Soroptimist Heidelberg VIEW Club, monthly Reconciliation Banyule Film Night, International of Deakin, celebrate luncheon ‘Stephen “Baamba’ Albert” and ‘Rita Mills’ the rati cation of Treaty to Ban Cluster 11.45am @ The Centre Ivanhoe. 7.30pm @ Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Munitions 19 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. Guest speaker will be Sherene Hassan,Vice 10am @ Scots Uniting Church 187 President of the Islamic Council of Victoria. Burgundy St, Heidelberg. Bookings essential, phone Joan 9459 3889. Phone Rosemary 9497 1017. 2 August 14 August 7 September Reconciliation Banyule, Film Night ‘Lin Watsonia Neighbourhood House, Banyule VIEW Club, speaker Robyn Onus (Bridge between Cultures)’ Fashion Afternoon Kids to Adults Murphy, Police Safer Communities Unit 7.30pm @ Ivanhoe Uniting Church, 1pm @ 47 Lambourne Road, Watsonia 11am @ Greensborough RSL, Main Street, 19 Seddon Street Ivanhoe. For bookings and enquiries phone Beryl Greensborough. 9434 2031 or on Thursdays Gwen Phone 9439 9965 9434 6717. 3 August 23 August 8 September Banyule VIEW Club, speaker Karen Yarra Valley U3A, Monday Talks ‘Truth, Heidelberg VIEW Club, monthly Ivinka from COTA Vic. Managing Objectivity and Balance: an Impossible Aim luncheon medications. Commentary’ 11.45am @ The Centre Ivanhoe. 11am @ Greensborough RSL, Main Street 2pm @ Ivanhoe Senior Citizens Centre, Guest speaker will be Mandy Di Marzio Greensborough. rear 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. from Edendale Farm Community Phone 9439 9965 Non-members always welcome. Environment Education Centre. Phone 9499 2080 Bookings essential, phone Joan 9459 3889. 5 August 24 August 16 September Loyola College proudly presents ‘Beauty Heidelberg Film Society, present a Heidelberg Theatre Company, present and the Beast’ screening of ‘Moulin Rouge’ ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ until 2 October 7.45pm @ Plenty Ranges, South Morang. 7.30pm @ Heidelberg Theatre, Turnham 8pm @ 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna (2pm Until August 7. Ave, Rosanna. Sunday Matinees). For tickets please visit Phone 9435 9960 Bookings and information phone www.loyola.vic.edu.au 9457 4117. 6 August 3 September 28 September View Bank Tennis Club, free open View Bank Tennis Club, free open Heidelberg Film Society, present a morning for ladies morning for ladies screening of ‘Death in Brunswick’ 9.30am @ Viewbank Reserve, Rutherford 9.30am @ Viewbank Reserve, Rutherford 7.30pm @ Heidelberg Theatre, Turnham Road,Viewbank. Road,Viewbank. Ave, Rosanna. Email: email@example.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 9435 9960 Banyule L2P off and running So far some 55 local councils all over Young P-Plate (Probationary Licence) Victoria have jumped on board to offer this drivers are over-represented in fatal program in their area. car crashes. Volunteers keen to make a difference and reduce the carnage on our The program relies on the involvement of roads are invited to be part of the program. volunteer mentors or supervising drivers who supervise learner drivers as they gain To volunteer or offer assistance towards a experience in vehicles provided by the vehicle, contact the Banyule L2P Program program. All volunteers in L2P undergo Coordinator Michael Light on 9439 6522 or training provided by VicRoads prior to 0430 038450 or email L2P@bnllen.org.au being matched with a learner driver. Learner drivers also receive an average of seven professional driving lessons Council has committed to rolling out the throughout the program. Michael Light, the VicRoads L2P Learner Driver Mentor L2P Program Coordinator is responsible Program in Banyule. The Banyule L2P is for ensuring that all volunteers are properly being delivered by the Banyule Nillumbik screened and have successfully completed Local Learning and Employment Network a Working with Children Check, Victoria (BNLLEN). Police check and VicRoads driver’s licence (driving history) check to ensure they are L2P is a VicRoads community based suitable for the program. initiative designed to support young learner drivers who do not have access to a vehicle Learner drivers need to be aged 16 to 20 or family members who are able to help years, reside in or have strong links with them get the minimum 120 hours of driving the Banyule area and already have their experience they need before they can sit Learner’s Permit. the Probationary Licence test. How to contact your council For all enquires please call 9490 4222 Fax: 9499 9475 Email: email@example.com Website: www.banyule.vic.gov.au If your hearing or speech is impaired, you can call us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 (ordinary handset) and ask for 9490 4222. All correspondence to: PO Box 51, Ivanhoe, 3079 DX 97904 Ivanhoe Council Service Centres: Ivanhoe - 275 Upper Heidelberg Road Rosanna - 44 Turnham Avenue Greensborough - 9-13 Flintoff Street All of ces are open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm Rosanna - Wednesday night until 7pm Greensborough - Saturday 9am - 12noon The Banner is a publication produced by the Banyule City Council. For August/September community events listings, please pick up a form at any service centre, go to www.banyule.vic.gov.au or email eventslisting @ banyule.vic.gov.au by June 28 2010.