Melbourne Knowledge Week to host the world’s best thinkers

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Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 will bring many of the best thinkers in Melbourne and around the world together to lead conversations with Melburnians that will help shape the way the city evolves. ​Launching the program today, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said it will focus on how Melbourne will continue to grow and lead the world in the areas that make Melbourne great: food, sport, health, urban design, technology and business. “We are bringing people together to drive conversation about how Melbourne is designing spaces, supporting industry and continuing to foster…

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Game Changing Chirnside Park Redevelopment On The Way

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The $11.75 million redevelopment of Chirnside Park is progressing quickly, with the old pavilion and toilet block being demolished to make way for a new double story pavilion. Due to be completed by December 2017, Wyndham City CEO, Kelly Grigsby, welcomed the milestone in the valuable community project. “The redevelopment of the Chirnside Park Hub, the home of the Werribee Tigers and other sporting clubs, has been on the cards for many years. The demolition of the old pavilion and toilet block is an important step in this project,” Ms…

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Boost women in sport

Women in sport

While the AFL Women’s league has been a soaring success, just 0.2 per cent of people who play football in the West are women. This low level of participation can be seen across almost every sport and can have a ripple effect in the community, leading to social exclusion and poor health. Wyndham City has partnered with six other Councils and Women’s Health West to boost women’s participation in sport and recreation in Melbourne’s West. Wyndham City’s Sports Development Portfolio Holder, Cr Peter Maynard, said Wyndham City was leading the…

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Dump the sugar

Eat less sugar stay healthy

Wyndham residents are being encouraged to put themselves to the test and see if they can replace sugary drinks with water for 30 days. Wyndham City has teamed up with health promotion foundation VicHealth to encourage local residents to sign up for the H30 Challenge to improve their health. Wyndham City Councillor Mia Shaw leads the Family Friendly City Portfolio, which is responsible for supporting community health. Cr Shaw said Wyndham City was one of 18 Victorian Councils to sign up to the H30 Challenge. “By taking on the H30…

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Walk This Way!

Walk Sport

Wyndham City is encouraging residents who walk throughout the municipality to help shine a spotlight on the safety issues related to their favourite walking spots. The information will then be used to prepare a report on the issues that concern people while walking around their neighbourhoods. Wyndham City has joined forces with the WalkSpot Project, a collaboration between Victoria Walks and CrowdSpot. The six week project aims to find out what areas throughout Melbourne people think are safe or unsafe to go for a walk. To take part residents can…

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Wyndham Art Prize Draws Record Number Of Entries

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A record number of artists have entered the prestigious 2017 Wyndham Art Prize for the chance to win $18,000 in prizes. More than 130 artists have submitted artworks for the major exhibition, with 89 artists have been selected. Their artworks include small and large sculptures, videos, photography, drawings, paintings, animations and inventive two dimensional pieces. Wyndham City’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Portfolio Holder, Cr Tony Hooper, said the annual art prize had continued to attract some of the best artists from all around Australia. “The Wyndham Art Prize has become…

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Boot Camp 01 – Have Ideas and Make Them Happen

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Do you need to kickstart your arts career? Maybe you’ve been wondering how to transform your arts practice into a sustainable arts business? BOOTCAMP will give you the tools you need to take your big ideas from thoughts to real plans, real actions and real results. Sessions will be facilitated by leading arts and social entrepreneur Debby Maziarz and held over 2 day long workshops in May. Register your interest now by emailing your artist CV and a quick introduction to bec.cole@wyndham.vic.gov.au by Friday 21 April  This program is offered…

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Let’s shape our future together

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Community input is increasingly important as we move towards improving service delivery and how we connect with each other using digital technology. We want to know what’s important to the community to help shape Council services, now and into the future. Council is trialing a new initiative and some residents will be receiving a brochure or email with some more information. Find out more about the initiative or check the FAQs page Wyndham City now offers ratepayers the opportunity to receive payment notices via email with an incentive for those…

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Want to be a volunteer look no further

With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, Wyndham City is looking for people to take part in a rewarding program. 121 Transport connects volunteers with elderly and disabled residents who need help getting to and from appointments like medical check-ups, shopping trips and social activities. Wyndham City’s Family Friendly City Portfolio Holder, Cr Mia Shaw, said the program was one of many that provided people with an opportunity to give back to their community. “More than 12,000 people in Wyndham have made the leap to become volunteers, dedicating their…

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Don’t Forget To Register Your Pet!

With the deadline for registration fast approaching, Wyndham residents are being reminded to protect their beloved dogs or cats by registering them with Wyndham City. Pets must have their registrations renewed by Monday 10th April, 2017, to ensure they are returned home safely if they ever go missing. Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability Portfolio Holder, Cr Heather Marcus, said it was also important to let Council know if you had recently moved house. “There are over 20,000 dogs and 6,000 cats registered in Wyndham, making it easier for Council to…

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