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Events

Following is info on running a community event.  Accurate as at 15/09/2017 All community groups, organisations or individuals that would like to host an event in our municipality would be required to submit an application if the event is held on Council land. Please see below details outlining the application process including information, application forms …

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Gambling reform

Link to council webpage: http://greaterdandenong.com/news/1754/fighting-pokies-together Following are my responses to questions put to me by a RMIT student: The statement you’ve linked me to is from a couple of years ago now. It’s clear the council has a strong stance in regards to gambling, what significant moves has the council taken towards lowering the average …

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History of the Springvale library

Hi Heather, I had been on the Dandenong Valley Regional Library Service for over 10 years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Colin Watson was the Regional Librarian from its inception and Kevin Moody who resides in Berwick was the Foundation CEO ., The Region was from Springvale, Dandenong, Pakenham. Cranbourne, Berwick, Kooweerup, Lang Lang I …

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About Springvale

Springvale was named after its abundant source of natural spring water in the early 1850s. Springvale was also an important stopping place between Melbourne and Dandenong. Springvale was chosen as a location for one of the Australian Government’s purpose-built Enterprise Migrant Hostels to meet short term housing needs created by waves of migration in the …

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Local Area Traffic Management

Council conducts surveys of roads.  Upon receiving the results of these surveys, the road is included in council’s Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) program. This program is utilised by the council to prioritise road safety matters raised by the public. Each street in the program is assessed based on a variety of factors, including but …

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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 the community were elected to …

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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 owned by the Victorian Amateur …

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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

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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 your neighbour before taking any …

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Noble Park 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 new facility for children, youth …

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