Category Archives: Community

Knox Environment Society 40 years old

Knox Environment Society is 40 years old in 2022, recognising four decades of conservation, sustainability and community. Continue reading

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New artwork in Ferntree Gully Village

It’s all part of the Ferntree Gully Placemaking Plan, Knox Council’s initiative to transform Ferntree Gully Village. Photo by Barbara Oehring. Continue reading

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FROGY jumps into action

FROGY’s plan is to restore upper Blind Creek by weeding, laying mulch, removing rubbish and planting native species. Continue reading

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Knox declares a climate emergency

Knox Council’s 10-year Climate Response Plan identifies 56 actions to help reduce greenhouse emissions. Photo by Barbara Oehring. Continue reading

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Foothills Community Care take over Mountain Gate Op Shop

Foothills Community Care celebrated the official reopening of the Mountain Gate Op Shop in August. Continue reading

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Development at Glengollan Village

Knox Council has refused Glengollan Village a planning permit to build of a two-storey aged care facility. Continue reading

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Continuing the story of Quarry Park

Karin Orpen recounts some of the challenges to transform the Quarry into the wonderful community space we know and love today. Continue reading

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Extending the Vermont tram

The Victorian Opposition has commited to fund a $2 million feasibility study to extend the Route 75 tram to Knox. Continue reading

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Farewell to DeCoites

DeCoite Steel, one of the longest continuing businesses in the area, has closed down after an incredible 98 years. Continue reading

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Update on Village car park project

Ferntree Gully Traders held a public meeting was held in June to discuss a proposed car park in the Village. Continue reading

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