Tuesday, 29 September 2015


Dear all,

Coburg Community Houses have organised a stall at this event which is on Wednesday 7 October. If you would like an opportunity to  sell any of your goods please email Lynn by Monday 5 October and I will give you the details. Please note this is for stallholders only to sell their homemade goods.


Call for Stallholders for the

Moreland Social Club
Makers Market

Moreland Staff and their close family and friends who create are invited to present and sell

Hand-made and crafted items
candles, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles...

Home-made and grown products
preserves, eggs, plants, sweets...(subject to food regulations)

5-minute massages, henna tattoos...

Original Art, music and other creations
If you make or create it, you can sell it.
The market will be held
Wednesday October 7
12:00 and 1:30 pm
Coburg Civic Centre – Concert Hall



Hello everyone,
I have a lovely little rabbit named Otter, free to a good home. 
Since my circumstances have changed, I am not able to give him the attention he 
I am looking for a good home where he is loved and cared for 
(preferably with other rabbits for company and space to hop). 
He is not desexed however if that is a problem I am happy to pay for the procedure.
He is very sweet in nature so If you know anyone who is interested or have any 
questions call me on 0451 865 236. 
William Brennan.

Recommendation Sought

Hello, we're in Coburg and are seeking recommendations for (or 
pitches/quotes from) any local tradies adept at painting, sanding and 
/or tiling that charge reasonable rates. 
Please contact Michael at mjh2410@gmail.com


Hi Neighbours and Friends....wondering what to do this Saturday when the rest of the world is watching the footy? Or maybe you hate the first half of the game and need something to do until the second half starts? Well....you're in luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our next MECCARG activity is scheduled for this Saturday October 2nd from 1-3 pm.
We have some planting to do, weeding and checking out how our murnong plants going.
Please come along and help!!! We are planting dicondra and maybe doing a bit of watering.
We will be meeting at our usual time of 1-3 pm, at the usual spot on the Merri Creek south of the Murray Rd bridge. 
Come along and give us a hand!!
We hope to see you there and remember, the more the merrier!
From The MECCARG Organising Crew.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Coburg Farmers Market



This Saturday  
8am - 1pm  
180 O’Hea Street, Coburg North Primary School 

2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month 

10th October 
24th October 
14th November 
28th November 

Spring Produce:  It’s asparagus season! These green spears will be in an abundance on Saturday. Spring has also brought us beetroots, artichokes and broad beans. Yum! 

Market feed: Visit our friends at Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon for all your delicious fresh fish this weekend.  

Shady Oak Farm Free Range and Pastured Poultry


Hello all!  
If anyone would like to order some of our free range and pastured chickens this week please let me know! 

If there are sufficient orders I will make a trip down to Melbourne and will be in Mel's driveway between 10am and 11am this Saturday morning the 26th of October. 

Please email me at roalzate@hotmail.com or phone /text 0424 146 764 to order! 

The chickens will cost $37.00 each (either whole or cut up and cryovaced as you prefer). They are large birds weighing in at 2.5-3kg. Our family of four gets 3-4 meals out of each one.

Shady Oak farm is a small family farm growing quality and sustainably raised, great tasting truly  free range chicken. We use  no chemicals, no antibiotics, our birds are grass fed, happy chickens! 

Hoping to hear from you all, with kind regards, Roberta Donovan.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015



Hi Newlanders.

Would anyone like a free stove? It's a basic model Chef gas (oven and cooktop) and is about 4 years old. Works perfectly, being replaced as part of a reno.

You'd need to be able to pick it up by Thursday evening (or at least let me know that you want it and we can hold it for you). In George St West Preston.

Please text/call Anne if interested on 0449 508 610.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Schmuck Awards




Free Fridge.
0435 875 100.
Mez Smiling face with smiling eyes

Recommendation Sought


Recommendation sought for reasonably priced handy man for a few odd jobs.

0400 597 728 Jane.



Two free single bed mattresses, in good condition.

Pick up  Northcote. 
Contact, text preferred.  
Sam - 0413 294 346.



Hey Newlanders! 
Please share around our upcoming event at CERES, a great opportunity that comes up rarely in the middle of Melbourne.  
For anyone with limited time and wants to come and learn the basics of natural building and help contribute to developing the play space at CERES come on down, bring your boots and questions and meet some new people! 
Please share https://weteachme.com/ceres/1009168-natural-building-and-sculptural-rendering 
October 24/25. Concessions available.



Hi, we live in one of the post war brick houses in Coburg and we are
looking at buying some Tassie oak floorboards to match the current
ones. I notice that they are 65mmx19mm, but I don't seem to find that
size anywhere. 
Does anyone know where I can get this size? Or does
anyone want to sell some if they have extra floorboards or pulling
some off? 
We need around 14sqm. We are looking at buying recycled. I
found some 63x19mm on eBay, so might be the closest size.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Juan 0415 453 840 or juan@indietech.com.au

Trivia at Sometimes


Dear Newlanders,

This Sunday afternoon (27th September) there will be trivia at Sometimes *hosted by Keith*. 
Bring a team or join one. 3:00pm sharp start. $5 Hawkers schooners and prizes to be won.

x Sometimes.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Community Meeting


Dear Brunswick Residents Group,

For your reference, Independent Ministerial Advisory Committee members Ms Penny Armytage and Ms Jane Brockington look forward to meeting with the community in Coburg, and surrounding suburbs, to discuss the public inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Local residents, business and government representatives, community advocacy groups and volunteers will be consulted via a public forum this Monday, 21 September, from 5.30-7.30pm at:

Moreland Civic Centre
Coburg Concert Hall
90 Bell Street

Ms Armytage and Ms Brockington seek to gather insights from the community and key stakeholders to inform their examination into the changing operating environment for the EPA. This includes new and emerging environmental challenges and public health concerns, as well as evolving expectations about the best way to combine environment protection with economic viability and improved regulatory efficiency.

Please refer to this link for detailed information about the Inquiry and to view the Terms of Reference: http://www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au/.

Attached for your reference is a copy of the Media Release and Discussion Paper that you may like to circulate to your stakeholders in lieu of the public meeting on Monday 21 September.

Here is also a link to our website which lists the upcoming locations/dates for other public consultation sessions throughout the state as part of the Inquiry: http://getinvolved.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au

Thank you for your time and we hope to welcome a representative from your organisation at the public consultation session on Monday evening.

Warm regards

Emma Smith 
Community Engagement Co-ordinator 

Independent Inquiry into the EPA   




Free Safe N Sound "Royale" car seat. 
One owner, no accidents, or parent cracks. 
Needs a good clean, but would scrub up OK. 
At the front door of 16 Outlook Rd, Coburg North. 




Free lemons at the front door of 16 Outlook Rd, COBURG NORTH.
Please take what you need!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Missing Man


I do hope Talha (who I worked  with at Oxfam Australia) is found well before the posting in the morning but otherwise -

Talha went missing near the Merri Creek in Fawkner yesterday on his way home from work. His car was found at Moomba Reserve.

Please if anyone has any information that might be relevant - please do contact Fawkner Police. 

Recommendation Sought


Can anyone recommend a good house cleaner? I'd like to support someone in the local community if possible.
Please contact Sophie on 0435 024 719.

Collingwood College Community Fair


Community Fair – Seeking handmade artisans for external stalls

Sep 16, 2015 03:59 pm | Tim Arundell

Collingwood Community Fair – Seeking Handmade Artisans for external stalls on front oval
Applications are sought from people with hand-made or organic wares, or suitable services, to have a stall at the Collingwood Community Fair on Sunday 18th October.
Products should not compete directly with established school-run stalls (for example, we wouldn’t run a second cake stall).
If you sew, knit, bead, sculpt, paint or make yoghurt, pasta sauce and other yummy organic foods our school welcomes you to come along to sell your wares.
Have a stall on your own or share one with friends. 
For more information please contact Dee on  0410 728 481 or Lauren on 0422 133 655.
Please share this with your contacts who might be interested in participating in this wonderful day.
Applications and information available from 
Applications will close on 1st October.

For Rent


3-Bedroom Furnished Home in Coburg for Rent

We are moving overseas for a couple of years, which means that our charming and beloved 3-bedroom home in Coburg is available for rent!

For details and photos, please see the following link:

For inquiries please contact Sophie 0435 024 719.


Friends of Edgar's Creek

Hello FoEC'ers and Friends,

Well another season of planting is drawing to a close (though not the hard work - we have maintenance events planned still!). This Sunday the 20th of September (not the 21st that I seem to have made a mistake with a few times recently and when I did the calendar...) we are beginning the take over of the bridge near the Gooseneck site. The site has been prepared, mulched and all will be ready for a mass transformation between 1-3PM. As usual Rob will be on site before then and I plan to join him early as well. Sadly, no Stephen this time around. 

Seems we have drawn the good cards for forecast - mild, 21 degrees, partly cloudy with northerly wind. Don't forget hats, sunscreen and water!

The planting will be followed by our annual "Christmas in September" celebration where we celebrate the great work of our wonderful volunteers. Hope you can join us and I look forward to seeing you on the creek!



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Community House




ORGAN DONATION ..Stool included !!

FREE Yamaha Electone ..

Such a great instrument ..
Everything in fabulous working order ..
Drum machine, bass pedals, volume pedal ..ect ect  
Lesson books included .
Fun for all the Family ..

FREE to TAKE  (if you have a trailer). 
TEXT: Jody Bell 0466 599 686. 

Coburg North.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Garden Workshops


We have been fortunate to engage Jess Dorney, a permaculture student to assist us with developing the garden.
Last week a hot compost lasagne was built and recipe provided to participants.

The next session is:
15th Sept - Permaculture site analysis and garden design 
So come on down between  1 - 3pm and help us turn this space into a garden.

Newlands Community House
20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332

Coburg Carnivale


Coburg Carnivale 2015

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 September
Victoria Street Mall and Coburg Library

Coburg will come alive with a spectacular array of colour and culture when the Coburg Carnivale brings music and art into the Victoria Street Mall and Sydney Road shopping precinct. Join us to help celebrate what’s great about Coburg! 
The program for 2015 will include:
·        Carnivale Art
·        Carnivale in the Library
·        Carnivale in the Street
Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 September from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm

·        Saturday Carnivale in the Mall
Saturday 26 September (11am to 3 pm)
Full program details are available on the Coburg Carnivale 2015 page of the website. 
One of the festival highlights will be the If These Walls Could Talk: Pop up Installation
For Coburg Carnivale 2015 four very special musicians have responded by writing or selecting songs inspired by the Bates Building 1st Floor on Sydney Road. Suzannah Espie, Tobias Hengeveld, Kavisha Mazella and Rich Davies have been recorded on site by Myles Mumford (Sound engineer) and Leo Dale (videographer). Their work will be shared at the Coburg Court House on 25 September in form of a casual pop up installation event supported by projections by James Voller. 
Pop up event Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm at the Coburg Court House. Bookings are essential. Book NOW
Find out more about the If These Walls Could Talk Pop up Installation event HERE.
Call Out to Coburg Community

Coburg Carnivale's unique local history project, If These Walls Could Talk, would like to hear from people who have stories, experiences and information about the Bates building Coburg 400 -404 Sydney Road.
Of special interest is its history as the Taj Mahal Dance Hall and the fresco artworks depicting North Indian and Middle Eastern scenes on the first floor.
If These Walls Could Talk is a project that invites artists to respond to the heart and soul of little known places in our community, for example historical buildings, private rooms and special spaces. Poets, photographers, song writers, musicians, film makers, painters reinterpret, reflect and celebrate so that we all can share in the secret histories of Moreland.
If you have something to share email Council's Public Art Officer, Dan Mitchell or call 9240 1171 or come to the Pop Up Installation event on 25 September



Hi lovely Newlanders,

A friend of mine has just moved back to Melbourne from northern NSW and is on the lookout for a place around the Dandenong Ranges for herself and her 5 year old daughter.  I know it is not in the area, but just in case anyone has any leads for something around that way, I thought I’d put it into the (Newlands) universe.  

She’s looking for a 2 bedroom, with a bath and possibly a coonara, not on a main road.  She’s been used to finding things word of mouth, so hopefully this can be a lead.

Let me know on cindy@raon.org and I can pass on her details. 


Sunday, 13 September 2015



Hi Newlanders,

My name is Barry and I am a qualified and experienced carpenter. I live in one of the red-brick Newlands houses and have had the pleasure of renovating several of these beautiful period homes. Summer is just around the corner so if you need jobs such as decks or pergolas, feel free to call me for a quote. I can also do small jobs such as fitting doors, locks, handles or general maintenance.  


Barry Sharkey.

Ph: 0410 756 013



Hi Newlanders!

We have a wardrobe to give away before we move. 

It has two doors, one side with full length hanging and the other side with 3 small drawers.

The lock on one of the doors has been taken off, but doesn't affect the functioning of the wardrobe in any way!

First come first served. Please pick up asap.

Contact Vanessa.

0415 381 956



Hi all,

A black and white rabbit (see picture) was found on Peterson Avenue on Saturday evening (12th Oct).

If you know anyone who may have lost him/her, please call Luciano on 0473 663 216.