Category Archives: News

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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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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Aston Shield 2020 awards young citizens

Message from The Hon Alan Tudge, Federal Member for Aston At the end of each year, I have the pleasure of recognising some of our great young citizens in the Ferntree Gully area through the presentation of the Aston Shield. … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2020 Awards for Knox locals

Knox City Council marked Australia Day 2020 by honouring some of its leading community members and by welcoming those who have become our newest Australian citizens. An appreciative crowd supported the recipients of the Knox Local Australia Day Awards 2020 … Continue reading

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Knox Library receives upgrade as part of Living Libraries Program

Knox Library is set to undergo a massive upgrade from next year as part of the State Government’s Living Libraries Program. Knox Council has been given a $450,000 grant for the upgrade, which will see Knox Library double in size … Continue reading

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Community Grants Award Night 2019

On Thursday 20 June 2019 the Knox Community Bank Group held their annual Community Grants Awards Night! This event is a highlight on our community calendar and is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the Knox Community … Continue reading

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Victoria Day Awards 2019

On 1 July 1851, Victoria was declared a separate colony to New South Wales, and ‘Victoria Day’ was celebrated as a public holiday each year until the First World War. To mark Victoria Day, Nick Wakeling and Kim Wells, the … Continue reading

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New directions for Mountain District Learning Centre

The main focus for this year is to have MDLC registered as a school for 2020, resulting in changes to the way in which their education programs are nuanced. It is hoped this will bring a level of stability and … Continue reading

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Community Development Fund – grants now open

Knox City Council’s annual Community Development Fund grants program assists local not-for-profit community groups with projects, programs and events that benefit the Knox community, including community events, arts and cultural initiatives. Grants are available for applications from $3,000 to $20,000. … Continue reading

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