Category Archives: Community

Wonders of the Arboretum

‘Expect the unexpected’, they said, of this first-time family event in the Tim Neville Arboretum on Sunday 16 February. Well, we did – and this is what we wandered into. Gnomic garden gnomes, cosy in wheelbarrows, mystified tiny children. A … Continue reading

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Puffing Billy launches new running festival!

Puffing Billy Railway has launched a brand new family-friendly running festival that will give people of all ages and abilities a chance to test their stamina and try to beat our ‘ole mate Billy’ across the finish line on his … Continue reading

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Knox Community responds generously to bushfire tragedy

The bushfire crisis across Victoria and around the country has dominated headlines this summer. In this time of great tragedy, we have seen the very best of the Knox community. Knox Council has been inundated with messages from residents looking … Continue reading

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Bushfire Information 2020

It is important that residents source consistent information to ensure there’s no confusion, especially in relation to such crucial issues as bushfire. Residents who are eager to have localised, specific information and warnings regarding their local area (both within and … Continue reading

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Puffing Billy – Slow and steady wins the race after 23 years

Puffing Billy celebrates the launch of the restored Garratt locomotive, which arrived on Australian shores from South Africa in 1996. With a dedicated team of volunteers on board, the Garratt celebrated with an inaugural trip to Menzies Creek. Serendipity, as … Continue reading

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Honouring Ferntree Gully Cemetery volunteers

From its earliest days Ferntree Gully has benefited from the long-standing service of committed volunteers. The Australia Day Awards honour these contributions every year. Late last year a special volunteer contribution was recognised by Knox City Council. This was the … Continue reading

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Eastern Radio – Voices of the community on 98.1

Story by Prasadini Nanayakkara Radio Eastern 98.1 FM is a community radio station staffed entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers. Easy listening music from yesteryear is the staple of their programming menu. Local artists both old and new are … Continue reading

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