Heathmont Xmas Bush Market – Sunday 10 December 2017 @ Uambi

We are back again this year hosting our VERY popular Heathmont Christmas Bush Market. With a collection of local creatives and small businesses supporting ‘Uambi’ in conjunction with Heathmont Bushcare.

You will have the opportunity to walk amongst the gums and purchase some fantastic unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas including:

+ Candles & Soaps
+ Jewellery
+ Desk Calendars & Prints
+ Gift Tags & Greeting Cards
+ Skincare & Aromatherapy
+ Heat Packs
+ Jams & Chutneys
+ Kids Clothes
+ Local services including dog training and landscaping

A new additions to this years market is a CHILDRENS MARKET where local children will be having their own stalls. EXCITING!!!

There will also be a sausage sizzle and face painting – for a gold coin donation

Hamper Competition Terms & Conditions

Entrants must RSVP to the event by selecting ‘Going’ in the Heathmont Christmas Bush Market event. The winner will be selected at random and drawn on Friday 8/12/17 at 8pm AEST. The winner must collect the hamper on the day of the event and show some form of identification to collect their prize. 



Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures – Exhibition

Save the Date

CRIPS has we  been working with the Maroondah City Council Curators – Exhibitions & Collections Team on an exhibition  “Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures”   original watercolours by Botanical Illustrator Ruth Jackson. The exhibition will be open at the Maroondah Access Gallery

Maroondah Federation Estate 32 Greenwoood Ave


Friday January 19th – Friday March 9th 2018

Official opening

Thursday January 18th



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Hi All

Our Annual End of Year Celebration BBQ for members, volunteers and supporters will be held on Saturday 2nd December from 12pm – 3pm. We will be meeting in the picnic area at the nursery. If you are planning on attending please let us know for catering purposes. If you would like to bring a salad or sweet to share it would be appreciated. BBQ and drinks will be provided.

 Our next Monday Mornings in the Reserves Outing will be on Monday 27th November. We will be meeting at Cherry Tree Reserve, Mullum Mullum Creek, end of Strathfield Parade Croydon (Mel 50 E1) at 9am and continuing work on the mulch beds and exploring upstream to the source of the Mullum. If you would like to join us please bring your own gloves, all tools and morning tea will be provided.


Our next Monday Morning in the Reserves outing will be Monday 13th November. We will be meeting at the end of Teak ave along the Tarralla Creek ( MEL 50L 11) and weeding the revegetation bed that we have been planting in previously. If you would like to join us, please bring your own gloves and wear suitable clothing and footwear for the bush. Morning tea will be provided.

 Maroondah Festival is being held on Sunday Nov 12th at Town Park, Norton Rd Croydon from 10am to 4pm. CRISP will be having an information stand within the community area, if you are at the Festival, call by and say hello.


Each year, the Maroondah City Council recognises outstanding contributions to the Maroondah community by presenting Awards to individuals and groups at the annual Australia Day celebrations held at Ringwood Lake Park.

Council encourages a wide range of groups and individuals to nominate for the awards

§ Citizen of the Year

§ Young Citizen of the Year

§ Community Event of the Year

Nominations close on Friday 17 November 2017.

Further information relating to the Awards process is available on Council’s website


or from the Councillor Support Officer on 9298 4462.

We are currently looking for articles and items of interest for the next newsletter. If you have any contributions please send them to the editor Linda Hibbs at lhibbs@ihug.com.au;

Our end of year celebration BBQ will be held on Saturday 2nd of December. This is a good chance for our members, volunteers and supporters to catch up and celebrate this years achievements. We will be providing the BBQ and drinks if you are able to bring a salad or sweet to share that would be appreciated. Meet in the picnic area at the nursery at 12pm. If you are planning to join us please RSVP as soon as possible for catering purposes.

Planting Session – 5 November

Join Roger Lord, President of Heathmont Bushcare for an exploration of the Dexter’s beautiful one-hectare garden. Features of the garden include its Silver-leafed Stringybark and Cherry Ballarat trees as well as a wide variety of orchids, sedges, and grasses. Hear about the significant trees that mark this area and get involved in planting some native species, to help create new homes for local wildlife.

Date: Sunday 5 November, 10am to 12:30pm
Venue: Heathmont
Cost: FREE
Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/RSDX

Maroondah Festival – Sunday 12 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Children
  • Community
  • Council
  • Festivals and fairs
  • Music
  • Seniors
  • Youth

Maroondah Festival will take place in Town Park, Norton Road Croydon on Sunday 12 November, 2017 and is presented by Maroondah City Council in conjunction with EastLink.
Girl painting at Maroondah Festival

Maroondah Festival website

This year’s Maroondah Festival will include:

  • Main Stage attractions
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Youth Space
  • Health and Wellbeing Expo
  • Eco Village
  • Community Expo
  • Artisan Market and Stage
  • Plus food, market stalls, amusements, stage and roving entertainment

Date and Time

  • Sunday, 12 November 2017 – 10.00am to 4.00pm