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Cr Susan Laukens elected new Knox Mayor

Cr Susan Laukens has been elected Mayor of Knox City Council, with Cr Nicole Seymour to serve as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months. Continue reading
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Cr Susan Laukens elected new Knox Mayor

New initiatives to improve safety and address crime

A State Government Grant of $700,000 is set to tackle crime, graffiti and make our local community safer. Continue reading
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New initiatives to improve safety and address crime

New home for Knox Library

The new Knox Library will move into Level 3 of the old Myer Knox department store, while also doubling in size. Continue reading
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New home for Knox Library

Designs released for new Fairpark Reserve

The new Fairpark Reserve will house the Fairpark Football Club, Johnson Park Cricket Club and Fairpark Netball Club. Continue reading
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Designs released for new Fairpark Reserve

Supporting our local cafes after lockdown

As part of the Best Local Cafe competition, it’s time to support our local businesses and cafes as we emerge from lockdown. Continue reading
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Supporting our local cafes after lockdown

Revitalising our community spaces

The much-loved Millers Homestead in Boronia is set to be taken over by Eastern Regional Libraries for a trial 12 month tenancy. Continue reading
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Revitalising our community spaces

Knox in 10 years’ time – your ‘Wish for Knox’ takes shape

Thousands have contributed thoughts and ideas to inform Knox’s next ten-year Community Plan.  Continue reading
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Knox in 10 years’ time – your ‘Wish for Knox’ takes shape

Backyard bird life in Ferntree Gully

A spectacular variety of bird life was spotted in parks and gardens across Ferntree Gully last month as part of BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Continue reading
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Backyard bird life in Ferntree Gully

Changes to Ferntree Gully Electorate boundaries

Here are the key changes in relation to Ferntree Gully for the Bayswater District, which take effect next Election Day in 2022. Continue reading
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Changes to Ferntree Gully Electorate boundaries

Foothills Reverse Advent Calendar 2021

The Reverse Advent Calendar is about giving instead of receiving. Continue reading
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Foothills Reverse Advent Calendar 2021

Storm Damage Support

Ferntree Gully News is saddened to witness the devastation caused to the Dandenongs and surrounds by the recent storms in June 2021.

List of community resources available here.

Coronavirus Support in Knox

During these uncertain times, it is important to remember to keep calm.
We’re all in this together.
List of community resources available here.

Dorset Road extension

After heavy campaigning, $130m in funding has been secured for the project, with works to begin with Napoleon Rd. Scoping is underway. Construction is likely to begin in early 2022.
Find out more here.