PROJECTS

From laneway greening to dog parks, learn about The Neighbourhood Project initiatives!

The Neighbourhood Project helps communities bring projects to life in their area, while working with their councils or developers behind the scenes to embed lasting changes that support active, resilient neighbourhoods. The program supported three neighbourhoods in the 2016 trial round, and is supporting six neighbourhoods in 2017.

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BOX HILL, VIC

BOX HILL, VIC

GREENING THE MALL
Locals held a Permablitz to build a wicking bed garden in the mall, which hosted gardening and sustainability workshops over the summer.

BOX HILL, VIC

BOX HILL, VIC

FRONT LAWN FESTIVAL
Event celebrated local musicians and food, and showcased an underutilised green space.

BOX HILL, VIC

BOX HILL, VIC

SAORI WEAVING PROJECT
A loom was set up in the mall, and passersby created a large woven artwork.

BROOKLYN, VIC

BROOKLYN, VIC

POP UP DOG PARK
Residents organised an eight-week dog park trial and evaluated its impact. As a result, council is now creating a permanent dog park in the area.

BROOKLYN, VIC

BROOKLYN, VIC

LANEWAY ACTIVATION
A local artist drew a map of Brooklyn in a new laneway, and families were invited to add to the temporary artwork.

BROOKLYN, VIC

BROOKLYN, VIC

FESTIVE MOVIE NIGHT
Residents organised a family event to build connections and momentum for their other projects.

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

MURALS
Local artists ran a mural-painting day for families, and installed the final artworks along a walking track.

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
A photography competition and outdoor exhibition celebrated what made the neighbourhood unique.

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

CARDINIA LAKES, VIC

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS
Residents organised events to build a sense of community. They've since formed a residents group and continue to run projects.

EDITHVALE, VIC

EDITHVALE, VIC

LOVE LOCAL
Edithvale traders are revitalising their shopping strip, turning it into a sustainability showcase and community meeting place. More coming soon!

FAWKNER, VIC

FAWKNER, VIC

FAWKNER FOOD BOWLS
Fawkner locals are creating an inclusive community garden and family meeting place. More coming soon!

POINT COOK, VIC

POINT COOK, VIC

POP UP PARK
Point Cook locals are creating a pop up park in the town centre. More coming soon!

STRATHMORE, VIC

STRATHMORE, VIC

YOUTH-LED ACTIVATION
Young people in Strathmore are greening and activating the area to engage other young people with nature and each other. More coming soon!

THOMASTOWN, VIC

THOMASTOWN, VIC

WALK AND TALK THOMASTOWN
Locals and community groups are turning the reserve into a vibrant gathering place. More coming soon!

WILLIAMS LANDING, VIC

WILLIAMS LANDING, VIC

GREENING THE PIPELINE
Residents are creating a public community garden along the pipeline corridor. More coming soon!