At their recent AGM, the Lower Gully Traders Association President Des Higginbotham welcomed the new Structure Plan for the Village Shopping Centre. The Association had worked hard for this outcome for several years and could now concentrate on achieving the future improvements suggested in the Plan.
The secretary, Janet Claringbold, manager of Mountain District Learning Centre, was also
optimistic about the future of the Village. She thanked especially Cr Orpen for her active participation in the process and her support in protecting the character of the Village.
Discovery Day, the Village Fair on Saturday 29 November, with its theme ‘Sharing the Stories of the Gully’, will be something of a celebration of the special character of Ferntree Gully. The meeting thanked Knox Council for the grant for Discovery Day. Their support makes possible this showcasing of the all the things Ferntree Gully Village, its traders, residents and community organisations have to offer.