Formation of Springvale & District Historical Society

In 1982 a public meeting was called by the mayor, Councillor IGN Warner JP, with assistance of the Town Clerk Holman Lindsay Williams. As a result of the public meeting Cr Warner was elected temporary President and Deputy Town Clerk Kevin Moody was appointed temporary secretary. A number of interested members of […]

History of Sandown Park Primary School

A Community with a Vision The First Government Primary School with a Canteen The Springvale Rise Primary School, formerly, Springvale Heights and originally Sandown Park had a unique beginning. The boundaries of its catchment area were Springvale Road, Princes Highway, Sandown Racecourse and the Mile Creek.  The whole area was […]

Mr Ivan (Bill) Warner OAM

Greater Dandenong Living Treasure Mr Bill Warner recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Below is his prepared speech, that highlights his contribution to the community in a number of ways: Bill Warner talking about Springvale  Bill Warner bio from Greater Dandenong website

Disputes with neighbours

Sometimes residents have disputes with neighbours about various things – for example – overhanging trees, fence boundaries, or paying for a a new fence.  Local council does not have influence over these matters as they are a civil dispute.  Generally, you should exhaust every opportunity for a negotiated compromise with […]

Ross Reserve skate park

The implementation of the Youth Skate and Urban Park within Ross Reserve, Noble Park has been an incredibly exciting project in which many staff across council have been involved and it is a facility which is without parallel anywhere in Victoria. The vision for the urban park is that it becomes a great […]

How to run a Bunnings barbecue sausage sizzle

Here are some tips on running a Bunnings BBQ fundraiser. Before the day Apply to Bunnings Speak to the Activities Organiser at your Bunnings store and ask which dates are available to apply for. Depending on demand, you may need to book several months ahead.  The best weekend is Fathers […]


Any statutory infringement issued by an enforcement agency such as the police or a council must be paid, subject to any requests for review (appeals) that the recipient may lodge. If the person fails to pay the infringement, they will receive a final reminder from the agency,  which will add […]


I have called for a greater focus on development of services within the growing area of Keysborough, and in particular the south part of Keysborough, unofficially known as “Keysborough South”. One view that council could take is that these people chose to live in Keysborough, and have paid less to rent […]

Springvale Master Plan

The new Springvale Master Plan, incorporating a new Springvale library, civic centre, playground and landscaped open space is scheduled to begin construction in 2017. The plan, with large open-space expanses, was part of a payback for building Springvale police station on parkland at Ericksen Garden. The idea behind the masterplan […]