Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
Sunday 29 August 10am-4pm
The Wattle Festival is a joyous celebration of our unique Australian heritage‚ environment and community. Grab a sprig of wattle and come and enjoy a rural village festival with
- steam train rides
- vintage cars
- cobb & co coach rides
- roving performers
- double-decker bus
- art – gallery & artshow
- primary school performances
- going loco display
- animal nursery
- live stage – youth bands
- colonial games
- face painting & fairies
- best of fest
- market stall
- treasure hunt & heritage trail
- Memories of childhood interactive display
- tongan feast
Lots of fun for the whole family.
Enquiries to Nillumbik Tourism Association 1300 660 072
Hurstbridge is the heart of rural Nillumbik‚ located 40km to the north east of Melbourne. Catch the Hurstbridge line train out to Hurstbridge for hassle free arrival at the festival.
Kinglake Sub Branch
Following the May launch of an Information Centre in Kinglake to help locals affected by the Black Saturday bushfires‚ the Hurstbridge & Districts and Diamond Creek Community Bank® Branches have opened a new branch of Bendigo Bank.
The branch is located at 1 Glenburn Road Kinglake and is open between 11am and 5pm three days a week on Monday’s‚ Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
An official launch is planned for Saturday 25 July at 10.30am.
Hurstbridge & Districts and Diamond Creek Community Bank® Chairman‚ Barry Henwood‚ said the company has donated more than $200‚000 to help bushfire affected communities and an estimated $80‚000 to establish the initial Information Centre.
“All this has been made possible by the incredible support over the last eight years of our local customers‚ which includes people living in Kinglake.
“Around 80 percent of our profits are directed back in to the local community and with your continued custom we will be able to increase assistance and support to Kinglake people‚” Mr Henwood said.
Hurstbridge & Districts Community Bank® Branch Manager‚ Dion Shirley‚ said the new branch provides a full range of banking services and products‚ as well as information for those affected by the bushfires on cash assistance programs.
“Staff at the branch can provide advice on the best ways to use grants to rebuild and recover‚ protecting your assets with insurance and personal budgeting strategies‚” Mr Shirley said.
Hurstbridge & Districts and Diamond Creek Community Bank® Branches are now looking at other ways it can help the Kinglake community rebuild and recover‚ and eventually establish its very own Community Bank® branch.
“We are determined to help our bushfire communities to rebuild‚” Mr Henwood said.
Kinglake residents are invited to come along and join the Kinglake and surrounding district community in celebrating this milestone at the new branch‚ 1 Glenburn Road‚ Kinglake on Saturday 25 July at 10.30am.
Enjoy a free sausage sizzle‚ local entertainment‚ giveaways for the children and lots more. We look forward to seeing you there.
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