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Watsonia Skate Park Pop Up

Early in 2017 Banyule Council piloted a successful pop up park in Ibbotson Street, Watsonia. This pop up park provided a great opportunity for the local community to come together and connect with each other in a social and fun environment.

Recently, Councillors decided that they would pilot an alternative model of a pop-up skate park as a number of young people have expressed interest in the development of a skate park in Watsonia and this will provide an opportunity for consultation and assessment of its potential.

The pop up skate park is scheduled for the 3 weeks in January 2018 to provide activities for local children, young people and families to engage with over the school holidays as this is traditionally a quiet time of year. The park will be programmed with a broad range of activates for children, young people and families as we want all members of the community to feel welcomed and included.

We will be holding a public community meeting on Thursday November 16th at WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Level 4, Greensborough from 6-7pm to discuss ideas, concerns and programming opportunities and would like to encourage you to attend. RSVP’s to



Banyule Has Talent @ Malahang Festival

Banyule Has Talent @ Malahang Festival

Registrations Now Open

Calling all who live, work, or study in Banyule to have a go at showing off your talent at this year's Malahang Community Festival.

Presented by Olympic Adult Education as part of Olympic Village Makers Market, we're looking for musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians and more!

Under 13 years, over 13 years, and groups categories available. Heats and finals will be held at Malahang Festival.

Sunday 19 November 2017


Register or find out more info here

Bell Street Mall - Pop Up Market

Heidelberg West has a new fortnightly community bazaar.

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month - from now until April - the Mall will come alive with an array of stalls, entertainment and food. Offering the kind of diversity and community vibe that characterizes the 3081 neighbourhood, the Pop Up Market provides another wonderful reason to visit Australia's first open air shopping mall.

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10am - 2pm October to April

(Excluding 23 December and all of January)


​Do you want help applying for a job?​

Head along to the Get a Job sessions on Mondays & Thursday between 11am and 3pm 


155 Oriel Road, Heidelberg West (behind Aldi)

ourHUB can help:

  • identify position criteria
  • resume & cover letter
  • key selection criteria 
  • job applications
  • interview preparation

call 0400 456 105 or 9248 8000

Youth Advisory Committee Applications Now Open

The headspace Greensborough are looking for passionate young people aged 16 - 25 interested in joining their Youth Advisory Committee

This volunteer group meets once a month and plans activities and events aimed at young mental health awareness and advocacy. 

If you live, work or play in Nillumbik, Banyule or Whittlesea and have an interested in mental health and would like to get involved in community awareness raising and advocacy, we would love to hear from you.


For more information on how to apply contact Liz or Tom at headspace Greensborough.

Phone: 9433 733  or email

Mananaging Exam Stress

Exam period is coming up at schools and tertiary institutions, which for many students means stress. 

There are ways to manage exam stress, and the internet is full of resources to assist with methods to manage stress. 

Check out the links below for some different tips and tricks on dealing with the exam period.






Meningococcal Vaccines

There is a new vaccine currently available for 15-19 years olds to cover against Meningococcal disease which covers against strains ACWY.   This vaccine is different to the Meningococcal C vaccine previously given.

Meningococcal disease can become very serious quite quickly and can result in death.  It is important to take advantage of this vaccine while it is free. 

All Secondary Schools are being offered a program for students to receive, however if you miss this at School, or haven’t had it at all, it is available at Council Public Sessions or your GP.

This vaccine will only be available FREE until the end of December 2017.

YouthFest - DJ Stage 2017

12:20pm - DJ Hannah

01:00pm - DJ Molly

01:40pm - DJ Gabby

02:20pm - Riley Morrissey

03:00pm - Darryn Nicolaou

03.40pm - DJ Control

04:20pm - DJ Mountain Dew


YouthFest - Sports Zone 2017

12:00 - 2:00pm - AFL Skills

12:00 - 3:00pm - Volleyball

12:00 - 5:00pm - Skate Park (on road)

12:00 - 5:00pm - Cricket (on road)

12:00 & 1:00pm - Yoga

12:30 & 1:30pm - Boot Camp

01:00 - 4:00pm - Archery Attack

01:00 - 3:00pm - Roller Derby (on road)

2:30pm - Ballet

3:00 - 5:00pm - Soccer

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