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April 2014

10 April 7 April
  • Road works in Hughesdale
    A roundabout at the intersection of Poath and Kangaroo Roads will soon be upgraded, in a project being managed by Glen Eira Council. more

March 2014

5 March 3 March

February 2014

20 February 14 February

January 2014

29 January 10 January
  • Playground bonanza
    This summer, local children can check out three new and improved children's playgrounds in Monash. more

December 2013

18 December
  • Flicking the switch to sustainability
    Monash Council's carbon gas emissions are set to be slashed, with Council deciding last night to go to tender for the installation of energy efficient light bulbs in 8000-plus street lights. more
13 December 10 December

November 2013

8 November

October 2013

30 October
  • New era for aged care facilities
    The Monash Gardens and Elizabeth Gardens aged care facilities are expected to continue operating from their existing locations for many years to come, even though Monash Council decided to proceed with a sale process for the facilities at its meeting last night. more
8 October
  • Senior of the Year announced
    Glen Waverley's Judy Peake has been named Monash's 2013 Senior of the Year for her outstanding community service over 25 years. more

Monash News

August 2013

12 August

Monash News

July 2013

10 July

Monash News

June 2013

20 June 12 June 7 June 5 June

Monash News

May 2013

31 May
  • A week for refugee recognition
    Monash City Council is encouraging residents to help celebrate Refugee Week at a special event on Wednesday, 19 June recognising the contributions of refugees in the community. more
19 May
  • Vale Councillor Tom Morrissey
    It is with great sadness that we inform our community that Cr Tom Morrissey, Monash’s elder statesman, passed away in his sleep on Friday evening. more
16 May 14 May 2 May 1 May
  • Planning for tomorrow's leaders today
    Monash City Council is focusing on engaging the youth of the community with the release today of the Draft Monash Youth Plan 2013-2016 for public consultation. more
  • Have your say on pets
    The draft of a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the City of Monash has been developed and Council is seeking further community input. more

April 2013

18 April
  • Eastern Region Mayors Join Forces
    Five Mayors from the Eastern Region have joined together to make a last ditch plea for the State Government to continue funding a vital youth support service. more
15 April
  • Sustainability Grants
    Visy is offering grants for organisations in the Monash municipality to fund their sustainability projects. Organisations must have DGR status to be eligible. more

Monash News

March 2013

22 March 12 March
  • Eaton Mall makeover complete
    An enthusiastic crowd braved the ninth day of Melbourne's heat wave to celebrate the completion of a $2.75 million upgrade of Eaton Mall in Oakleigh today. more
8 March 4 March 1 March
  • 10 Days of Oakleigh Music Festival
    Oakleigh will come alive with music events at local venues from 7 to 17 March, highlighting the wealth of local talent and the diversity of cultural life in Monash. more

Monash News

February 2013

27 February 22 February 12 February
  • Change to Fire Services Levy
    From 1 July 2013, the Victorian Government will require councils across the state to collect a Fire Services Property Levy on their behalf as part of rates notices.more
4 February

Monash News

January 2013

31 January 24 January 21 January 9 January
  • Help your neighbours to be safe this summer
    With Victoria now experiencing severe weather, Monash Mayor Micaela Drieberg is encouraging residents to consider their emergency safety plans, and help those in need to make their safety plans too.more
  • Celebrating Australia Day in Monash
    Australia Day will be a hive of activity in Monash, with the featured events including a flag raising ceremony, a citizenship ceremony, community activities and free BBQs at local leisure centres.more

Monash News

Media Releases - December 2012

17 December 6 December
  • Making every drop count
    Local sports clubs and the wider community stand to benefit from a new drought-proofing project in Mount Waverley.more

Monash News

November 2012

29 November 26 November 21 November 20 November 2 November

Monash News

October 2012

30 October 25 October 22 October
  • Community Win on Oakleigh Development
    Monash Council has won a significant case at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), with the tribunal ruling against an 8-storey development in Oakleigh.more
15 October
  • Young Bands to Battle It Out
    The musical talent of young people from Melbourne's East will be on display next week as the annual Battle of the Bands competition heats up.more
11 October 5 October

September 2012

26 September
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity
    The multicultural achievements of individuals, organisations, service providers and businesses throughout the City of Monash have been recognised at tonight's inaugural Monash Cultural Diversity Awards.more
  • Staying Safe in Monash
    October is Community Safety Month and the City of Monash will be hosting a number of free and low-cost events promoting safety awareness within the municipality. more
  • Turning the Page for Mulgrave
    Monash City Council today launched the new Strengthening Mulgrave Community Action Plan, outlining the future direction for the progress of Mulgrave, including the development of the new Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library. more
  • 21 September
    • Awards for Outstanding Authors
      Budding writers across the City of Monash were recognised at the 16th annual Short Story Awards on 15 September at Wheelers Hill Library. more
    20 September 18 September
    • Monash Recognises Volunteers
      Volunteers across the City of Monash were recognised last night at the 15th annual Sir John Monash Community Awards with four of the City's most dedicated residents receiving awards.more
    13 September
    • Motors running at Men's Shed
      Members of the Monash Men's Shed were treated to a visit from V8 Supercar driver Karl Reindler who stopped by to show off the Fair Dinkum Shed V8 replica car. more
    12 September
    • Making Clayton Safe & Clean
      Clayton laneways will be getting a well-deserved face lift thanks to a $130,000 grant from the Department of Justice to help improve community safety in the growing suburb. more
    11 September
    • A Guide to Help You Go Green
      Monash City Council has today launched one of the most comprehensive resources for those wishing to "go green" with the Monash Sustainable Living Guide now live on Council's website. more
    6 September
    • Monash Backs Affordable Housing
      Monash City Council has supported a submission from the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance (EAHA) calling for the state government to address the social housing supply issue. more

    August 2012

    31 August
    • Empowered Women Awarded
      Women from across the City of Monash have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the community at today's inaugural Empowering Monash Women Award. more
    29 August
    • Protecting Children on White Balloon Day
      Monash City Council is throwing its support behind White Balloon Day on Friday, 7 September to help educate, empower and protect children from sexual assault.more
    • Record Grants for Monash Community
      Community groups, organisations and local emerging artists will receive a much needed boost with Monash City Council allocating a record $2.3 million plus as part of the 2013 Community Grants Program.more
    22 August
    • Little Steps for Sleepy Babies
      Sleepless nights are a serious problem for a large number of new parents, but Monash City Council is providing a program to help your little one get some shut eye. more
    20 August
    • Supporting Monash Pets
      Monash City Council is encouraging everyone to fire up their ovens and start baking to help raise money for some of the City's furriest friends. more
    15 August 1 August

    July 2012

    31 July
    • Every Drop Counts in Mount Waverley
      Mount Waverley Reserve is set to become the home of a new $320,000 water harvesting plant, capturing the rainwater run-off from the covered roof of the neighbouring Melbourne Water Reservoir. more
    • Community Satisfaction High in Monash
      The local community has given Monash City Council a tick of approval, rating its overall performance significantly higher than other local governments in Victoria. more
    27 July 23 July 19 July 13 July
    • Keeping Monash Act!ve
      More than $400,000 was allocated to Monash sports clubs as part of Monash City Council's Active Reserves Facility Development Program last night as part of the successful ACT!VE Monash program.more
    11 July
    • Monash Libraries Get A $26k Boost
      Oakleigh Library and the soon-to-be-opened Mulgrave Library Service Point received some welcome news today, thanks to the State Government's Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.more
    4 July 3 July
    • Seniors Doing Monash Proud
      Monash City Council is now calling for nominations for the inaugural 'Senior of the Year Award', aimed at recognising those older citizens making a difference in the City.more

    June 2012

    21 June 14 June
    • O.R.C. The Best in Victoria, Again
      The Oakleigh Recreation Centre (ORC) has been named the best Season Facility at the recent Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Awards for the second year in a row.more
    12 June
    • Empowering Monash Women
      Nominations for the first annual Empowering Monash Women's Award are now open. more
    • Refugee Week Comes to Monash
      On World Refugee Day, Wednesday, 20 June, Monash City Council wish to invite all interested residents to a special event to pay tribute to and recognise the contribution of refugees in the community.more
    8 June 7 June

    May 2012

    30 May
    • Monash Takes Pokies Fight to VCAT
      Monash City Council agreed to appeal the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's recent decision to approve extra pokies at a Clayton hotel at last night's meeting.more
    29 May 23 May
    • WordFest is the Word
      Monash City Council's annual WordFest and Short Story Competition are just around the corner with an array of literary guest speakers and events lined up as part of the 2012 event.more
    21 May 18 May
    • Victorian Councils Back Monash's Call for Change
      Monash City Council's call for change to pokies legislation has been overwhelmingly supported, with a motion passing at yesterday's Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) State Council meeting.more
    • Detox Your Monash Home
      Monash City Council, together with Sustainability Victoria, is giving residents a chance to dispose of their unwanted household chemicals for free on 23 June in Notting Hill.more
    16 May 11 May 10 May 7 May 3 May
    • Eaton Mall Upgrade Begins Soon
      The $2.2 million second stage upgrade of Eaton Mall will soon get underway, with Monash City Council engaging Juniper Contractors for the construction and management of the works at its last Ordinary Meeting of Council.more
    2 May

    April 2012

    30 April 27 April 17 April 16 April
    • Monash Determined to Change Pokies Law
      The City of Monash is disappointed after a further seven pokies were approved in one of Monash's most vulnerable areas, with Council now more determined than ever to change pokies legislation in Victoria. more
    • Act!ve Monash Clubs on The Ball
      The 2012 Act!ve Monash Awards have recognised the talent and commitment of sporting organisations and individuals who call the City of Monash home. more
    10 April
    • A Spotlight on Youth Wellbeing
      Monash Youth and Family Services (MYFS) is gearing up to host a Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo, as part of National Youth Week celebrations in Glen Waverley this month.more

    March 2012

    29 March 28 March
    • Community Grant Applications Open Soon
      A record $2.4 million in funding and in-kind support will be available as part of the 2013 Monash Community Grants Program. more
    • CLAG's Hard Work Recognised
      Monash City Council has today thanked the Community Life Action Group (CLAG) for its service to the Monash community as the group announced it was no longer continuing to meet.more
    27 March
    • Defining Photograph of 70s on Display at MGA
      Mervyn Bishop's photograph of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pouring sand through the hands of Aboriginal Gurindji elder Vincent Lingiari became one of the defining images of the 1970s.more
    • Fun, Fun, Fun at Mulgrave Fun Day
      Wellington Reserve will be overflowing with entertainment and excitement for the whole family, as the Mulgrave Fun Day takes over on Saturday, 21 April.more
    23 March
    • Enjoy A Girl's Night Out
      All women will have the opportunity for a Girl's Night Out at Clayton Aquatics and Health Club (CAHC), with the ACT!VE WOMEN program beginning next month.more
    20 March
    • Preventing Violence Against Women
      Monash City Council held a round table discussion on prevention of violence against women, with the input from many different members of the community.more
    19 March 16 March 14 March 7 March 5 March 1 March
    • New laws needed to stop pokies increasing
      Monash City Council will become one of the first councils to test the State Government's new Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) when it opposes an application by a Clayton hotel to increase its number of pokies. more

    February 2012

    28 February 22 February 15 February
    • Grants Shine a Light on Sports
      Mulgrave Reserve and Wellington Reserve will soon see some sporting improvements, thanks to a State Government grant and Monash City Council's contribution to two important projects. more
    13 February 6 February
    • The Rhythm of Clayton
      The tenth annual Clayton Street Festival is back this February, showcasing the diversity of the City of Monash. more
    • Let's Get Physical in Monash Parks
      A range of free activities will be held in parks across the City of Monash for the next six weeks and everyone is invited to take part. more
    • Walk 'n' Roll - Have Your Say
      Throughout February Monash residents, whether they commute through our City on two wheels or two feet, are being asked to give their input into Monash City Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy. more
    2 February
    • Stopping Sneaky Salesmen
      Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning Monash residents to be wary of door-to-door salespeople and telemarketers following several complaints about consumers being mislead.more
    • Accessible Monash Footpaths
      Council has adopted the last part of its Footpath Trading and Access Policy, ensuring footpaths are accessible for all, while also allowing traders to continue to use the areas. more
    1 February

    January 2012

    23 January 2012 20 January 2012
    • The Dragon Comes to Kingsway
      The City of Monash is getting ready to celebrate, with preparations for the 2012 Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival well underway. more
    19 January 2012 11 January 2012 6 January 2012
    • Monash Marks Australia Day
      Monash will be painted green and gold this Australia Day, with a diverse range of free events and activities taking place around the municipality on 26 January. more

    December 2011

    15 December 2011
    • Monash Wins Multicultural Award
      Monash City Council last night received an award from the Victorian Multicultural Commission for its work promoting and supporting cultural diversity within the community. more
    13 December 2011
    • Monash Gets 'ACT!VE'
      Monash City Council has officially launched its 'Active Monash' brand, aimed at encouraging everyone to get out and get active. more
    8 December 2011
    • Monash CEO Announces Retirement
      After 17 years as Monash's Chief Executive Officer, David Conran yesterday announced that he has decided to retire at the end of his current employment contract. more
    7 December 2011
    • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot in Monash
      With the weather warming up and the start of summer, Monash City Council is urging residents to prepare for heatwaves in the coming months. more
    • Housing Our Student Population
      Providing high quality student accommodation in the appropriate areas within Monash has now been made easier, thanks to the introduction of Amendment C90 to the Monash Planning Scheme. more
    6 December 2011

    November 2011

    30 November 2011 28 November 2011 23 November 2011 22 November 2011 8 November 2011 3 November 2011

    October 2011

    28 October 2011
    • An Arty Day in The MGA Sculpture Park
      Monash Gallery of Art's (MGA) popular Art in the Park event will be even more special, with the official unveiling of a new sculpture at the annual event in November. more
    20 October 2011 17 October 2011 14 October 2011
    • A Clear Path Forward
      A new Footpath Trading and Access Policy for Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Clayton and other areas will soon be introduced. more
    11 October 2011 10 October 2011 4 October 2011

    September 2011

    29 September 2011
    • Breathe Easier in Monash
      Smokers will no longer be able to light up in parts of Monash, with Local Law No. 4 coming into effect on 1 October. more
    28 September 2011
    • Managing Monash's Trees
      Council has come to a decision on how to deal with trees in streets and reserves as well as large trees on private property in Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) areas. more
    21 September 2011 19 September 2011 16 September 2011 12 September 2011 8 September 2011 5 September 2011

    August 2011

    31 August 2011
    • A Tree-Load Of Responses
      Thousands of Monash residents have had their say about the way Council manages trees across the municipality making it the largest ever response to a public consultation in the City's history.more
    30 August 2011
    • A Love Of Literacy In Monash Libraries
      International Literacy Day will be celebrated in Monash libraries on Thursday, 8 September, with free fun activities planned at all library branches across the city to mark the occasion. more
    23 August 2011 15 August 2011 10 August 2011 3 August 2011
    • Leading The Way
      Monash Council is on the lookout for a local resident with a disability to participate in the 2012 Leadership Plus Leadership Program. more
    2 August 2011
    • On The Path To Clean Waterways
      Drains in and around Kingsway will now reinforce the 'Don't Trash Monash' message, with traders and shoppers in Glen Waverley being made aware about the importance of keeping Monash streets clean and tidy. more
    1 August 2011

    July 2011

    27 July 2011 14 July 2011
    • On the Buses
      The new 601 bus service will soon be picking up its very first passengers. more
    • Health Warning on Flying Foxes
      Victorians should not handle flying foxes which may roost in backyard fruit trees, Victoria's Chief Health Officer, Dr John Carnie warned. more
    12 July 2011
    • An 'Artfelt' Discussion
      A "who's who" of the art world will come together to explore and discuss the value and meaning of art in the 2011 Sir John Monash Lecture. more
    7 July 2011
    • More Modern Monash Websites
      Monash Council has new improved websites, giving visitors easy access to all the latest news, events, information and happenings in the City of Monash. more
    6 July 2011
    • Which Way to Go with the VPO?
      The way Monash City Council regulates the removal of large trees on private property in Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) areas is now under review and it's time for you to have your say. more

    June 2011

    28 June 2011
    • Monash: on the Road to Sustainability
      Monash Council has tonight officially adopted its Environmental Sustainability Road Map, allocating $200,000 from its 2011/12 Budget to implement new actions on top of the $1.2 million already spent on other environmental initiatives. more
    • Community Registers Its Satisfaction
      Monash residents have expressed their approval with the 2011 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey rating Monash Council.s overall performance as of 'high standard'. more
    • Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Monash
      The importance of healthy eating will be on the menu, with a free information evening to be held in Glen Waverley this month. more
    21 June 2011 20 June 2011 9 June 2011
    • Monash Scoops The Pool
      Monash has scooped two of the State's top honours at last week's Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards. more
    7 June 2011
    • Celebrate Monash's Indigenous Heritage
      Markets, exhibitions, flag raising ceremonies and workshops are just some of the activities taking place during National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week in the City of Monash. more
    2 June 2011 1 June 2011
    • Community Grants For A Thriving Community
      More than $2.2 million in cash and in-kind support will be available for Monash community groups, organisations and local emerging artists, as part of the 2012 Monash Community Grants Program approved last night. more
    • Your Final Say on the Smoking Conversation
      The community will have another chance to have its say on the introduction of more smoke-free environments in the City of Monash, with a proposed Local Law now open for community consultation. more

    May 2011

    30 May 2011
    • Branching Out – Time To Have Your Say
      Trees in Monash will continue to be a talking point in the coming months, with Council commencing the first of two consultations as part of its review on the way trees are managed in the municipality. more
    27 May 2011 20 May 2011
    • Colour Me In and Win An iPad
      Monash.s most creative young people are being encouraged to submit their creative pieces into the upcoming 'Colour Me In' event for their chance to win a brand new Apple iPad 2. more
    18 May 2011
    • New Equipment Makes A MARC
      Monash Aquatic Recreation Centre (MARC) is preparing to welcome some of its newest members, with accessible exercise equipment and weights to be installed this week. more
    12 May 2011
    • Snap Happy Mulgrave
      Mulgrave will be firmly in focus, with a new photography competition now open to encourage people to get out their camera and provide a view of the suburb. more
    9 May 2011
    • Word Up For WordFest
      Monash Public Library Service's popular WordFest will again highlight the talents of local writers this year, as well as putting all things 'literature' up in lights. more
    4 May 2011 2 May 2011

    April 2011

    28 April 2011 14 April 2011 13 April 2011 12 April 2011 6 April 2011 5 April 2011 1 April 2011
    • Mulgrave Fun In The April Sun
      Wellington Reserve will be the place to be on 16 April, as the annual Mulgrave Fun Day brings a touch of magic and loads of entertainment to the suburb. more

    March 2011

    30 March 2011
    • A Path Forward for Traders and Pedestrians
      A new Footpath Trading and Access policy has been adopted in the Glen Waverley and Oakleigh Activity centres, providing better access for pedestrians using the busy shopping strips. more
    • Glen Waverley on the Up
      Monash Council has granted a permit for a multi-level, mixed use building in the Glen Waverley station precinct at its Ordinary Meeting of Council last night. more
    28 March 2011
    • Women Make Their Voice Heard in Monash
      The importance of women in leadership roles in the City of Monash has been put high on the agenda in Monash, with the official launch of the 'Women's Leadership and Participation Strategy 2011-2013 – Celebrating and Empowering Women in our Community', today. more
    17 March 2011 16 March 2011 9 March 2011 7 March 2011 1 March 2011

    February 2011

    28 February 2011 23 February 2011 22 February 2011 18 February 2011
    • A Carnival of Music Comes to Oakleigh
      The City of Monash is proud to present the inaugural Oakleigh Music Festival, a vibrant ten-day celebration of the city's lively cultural, arts and culinary scenes. more
    11 February 2011
    • A Feather Touch in Oakleigh
      The City of Monash's newest public artwork will provide Oakleigh with a chance to reflect on the suburb's Indigenous history, Monash Mayor Greg Male said at its launch today. more
    9 February 2011
    • A Night to Remember at the MGA
      Tickets are now on sale for the Monash Gallery of Art's (MGA) annual gala fundraiser dinner and the 12th annual event is shaping up to be better than ever. more
    2 February 2011

    January 2011

    31 January 2011 25 January 2011 19 January 2011 17 January 2011 11 January 2011 10 January 2011
    • Hot In The City Of Monash
      Despite a relatively cool start to summer, Monash City Council is urging residents to be prepared for heatwaves in the coming weeks and months. more

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