Category Archives: Community

‘Gully Group’ Indian Charities Fundraiser

For over a decade the Gully Group and their many friends, including readers of the FTG News, have supported two Indian charities in their aim to provide education and health care. The funds have provided wages for tutors. They have … Continue reading

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Knox Festival cancelled for 2021

The annual Knox Festival will not proceed in 2021, due to continued restrictions and challenges facing large public events as a result of COVID-19. Knox City Council determined that for the safety and wellbeing of the community, holding a free-roaming … Continue reading

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Notice – CFA Bushfire Information session

Due to the cooler and damper conditions currently being experienced, Ferntree Gully CFA is cancelling our bushfire information meetings at Phillipa St and Hatherleigh Grove on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Feb. The meeting scheduled for Quarry Reserve Sunday 21st … Continue reading

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Australian Story: The fight for life

Tommy Hopkins is a fighter. He fights for himself but mostly he fights for others. With a background in martial arts, Tommy’s aim was to be a personal trainer and to run his own fitness centre. He achieved this in … Continue reading

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Endeavour Awards for 2020

Message from Nick Wakeling MP After a difficult year, I was particularly delighted to award the 2020 Ferntree Gully Endeavour Awards to 23 deserving students from across the Knox community. Every year these awards recognise students who by their exemplary … Continue reading

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2021: A big year for Knox infrastructure

Message from Alan Tudge MP As a community we are bouncing back from the pandemic and life is finally starting to get back to normal. Importantly, there are several local road and community infrastructure projects that will be getting underway … Continue reading

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CFA’s Bushfire Community Survey

The latest seasonal outlook predicts a lower risk of long-running bushfires than last year, when 1.5 million hectares of Victoria burned, but grassfires remain a high risk across the state. More than 600 people in some of Victoria’s highest risk … Continue reading

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Australia Day Awards 2021 recognise inspiring Knox locals

Knox City Council has recognised five inspiring local residents with Australia Day Awards from an outstanding field of nominees. The award winners and nominees were recognised for their generosity, passion, courage and sense of justice, and the significant contribution they … Continue reading

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CNAV Virtual Community Newspaper Conference 2020

Ferntree Gully News is proud to have been recognised at the 2020 CNAV Community Newspaper Awards, this year live-streamed via Zoom on Saturday 14th November. The CNAV Conference is held by the Community Newspaper Association of Victoria each year to … Continue reading

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Knox welcomes new Councillors 2020

Five new and four returning councillors will represent the Knox community for the next four years, with the results of the 2020 Council elections announced by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Nicole Seymour, Lisa Cooper, Darren Pearce and Marcia Timmers-Leitch return … Continue reading

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