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Warburton – all (hydro) powered up

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Warburton is leading the way in community-owned renewable energy generation. The Warburton Community Hydro Electricity project hopes to secure funding through the State Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund. An official announcement is expected to be made within the coming month. For the Warburton community, this project will represent a new era in sustainability, generating enough electricity to power around 150 …

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Local Life issue 9 – NOW OUT!

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Our latest issue of Local Life, our exclusive Community Bank(R) newsletter is how available. You can pick up your own copy from either our Warburton or Yarra Junction branch or take a sneak peek here. Your personal copy will also be delivered to your household over the next week! Enjoy. Download your copy here. LOCAL LIFE 9

Where does the money come from?

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

We always talk about ‘where the money goes’ in terms of the sponsorships that are given to our community, so the question of how we are able to do this year after year is an important one. In the same way as a regular bank, your Community Bank offers products and services with the goal of being a profitable business. …

Our women walking to end cancer

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

A big shout out to our director Joy, and team members Julie and Wendy who together are ‘Know NO Limits’ a team participating in the upcoming “Weekend to end women’s cancers’. These wonderful women are raising money by walking 60km over two days (16 and 17 April) and anyone who wants to support them can donate in just a couple …

New Local Life Issue 6 – $3 million wishes come true

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Local Life – your community magazine – has just launched its sixth issue! Read all about how 3 million community wishes have come true with our $3millionth sponsorship dollar just being given out! (How? because we reinvest 80% of profits into our community) Catch up with all the latest news about our five Ian De la Rue Youth Initiative winners …

Photo Competition winners – congratulations to our community

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News

Photo Competition winners – congratulations to our community The winners of the “My Place, My Community” photo competition were announced last night at an event at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre and we wanted to say a big thank you to all who attended. We are pleased to announce the winners as below. The winning photos will all be included …

Mountain Bike trail ‘absolutely amazing for our town’

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

  Mountain Bike trail ‘absolutely amazing for our town’ – In The Age today! Warburton would become one of Australia’s premier locations for mountain bike riding under a plan to make nearly 100 kilometres of new bike trails in the bush near the town. The local council is seeking $3 million from the state government towards the project, which would …

Women’s shed – building self-reliance

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Women’s shed – building self-reliance Early last year, fifteen local women joined a pilot program at Ben’s Shed in Yarra Junction to learn the art and craft of woodwork. Trudy Nisbet signed up to the program seeing the opportunity for self-reliance as a major benefit. ‘I have always been keen to understand the tools and have the knowledge to fix …

‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ 2015

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News, UYCE

 ‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ The fourth annual ‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition is now accepting entries. At Warburton and Yarra Junction & District Community Bank® branches we’re looking for 12 winning photographs, which capture the Upper Yarra Valley, that will be used to create one winning calendar for 2016. Entries open 8 June 2015 and close on 17 …