Category Archives: Fawkner Community House

Some late August Fawkner events

It’s Craft Afternoon time again, this Saturday 22 August. Drop in any time between 12 and 3 and make some new crafty friends. Bring along something you are working on, an unfinished project, something you are stuck on, anything crafty! or make stars with us for the 1 Million Stars to End Violence project (we have lots of ribbon to share!)

Also this weekend, Merri Creek Management and Friends of Merri Creek are having a planting at the Creek near the Jukes Road end on Sunday 23 from 10.30 till 12. There will be a free BBQ (including Halal and vegetarian), walks, info about birds and plants. See attached flyer for more info.

And then on Sunday afternoon there is a celebration of the Tree of Faith project that artist Angela Stock has been doing with the community. It’s at the Fawkner Community House, 95 Major Road. Here is the info from her:

Just a reminder that we’re gathering to celebrate the completion of The Tree of Faith Project this Sunday 23 August. Please bring along some food to share and a cushion to sit on to watch the film (there will be chairs too).

So you can plan your afternoon, I’ll let you know that the festivities around the community art work will kick off from about 2.15pm including an appearance from the fabulous community choir “The Brunswick Rogues”.
The film screening of “Mary Meets Mohammad” will follow – running from 2.40pm – 4pm.

May activity: Lots of things happening this weekend!

Sustainable Fawkner’s next Food Swap is this Saturday 9 May from 10.30 till 12.30 at Jukes Rd. If you have any spare garden produce or seedlings or just want to share a conversation and a cuppa, come along and meet new friends. Fawkner Community House, CB Smith Reserve, 79 Jukes Rd, Fawkner

Fawkner Men’s Shed
Fawkner Men’s Shed is coming soon! Learn about the project and find out how you can get involved!
Saturday 9th May, 3pm till 4pm
Fawkner Community House, 95 Major Road, Fawkner
Contact Fawkner Community House: Ph. 9357 4631 or Brian on 0458 938 945
See: Fawkner Community House: Men’s Shed to be established on Major Rd site (Moreland Leader 4 May 2015)

Planting Day on Merri Creek
Planting Day on Merri Creek this Sunday 10 May (Mothers Day) from 10 till 12.30 near Lorne and Sahara streets. Free BBQ (Halal and vegetarian options). See flyer for more details.
Download an A4 Poster: 20150515 Planting the Gap at Fawkner Poster

Tree planting August 2014

Tree planting August 2014

Women’s Morning Tea
Women’s Morning Tea is Thursday 14 May at the Fawkner Community House (95 Major Rd) from 10.30 till 12. Amina who organises it had the great idea of making it part of the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, which is a fundraiser for the Cancer Council. So come along to this extra special version of the Morning Tea!

Sustainable Fawkner meeting
Our next Sustainable Fawkner meeting will be Saturday 16 May from 4 till 7 at Jukes Rd. (Shared meal from about 6 -bring a plate of food to share). We have lots to talk about! We now have two gardens, with great ideas from the Open Day about what we can do with the Major Road garden, John’s upcoming trip to the Climate Change conference, ideas for workshops, etc…

Fawkner Organics Bulk Food Co-op
There is a Fawkner Organics Bulk Food Co-op starting. Let us know and we will pass your details on to the lovely Holly who is organising it. It will be based at the Fawkner Community House.

Fawkner Community House
Sustainable Fawkner
Fawkner Organics Bulk Food Co-op


Sustainable Activities in February 2015 in Fawkner


Moreland Mayor Meghan Hopper and Wills MP Kelvin Thomson joined the Fawkner community in a planting mini-parade and celebration in December 2014

Welcome to 2015 and February launches with a busy schedule of community events which Sustainable Fawkner will be involved in.

BBQ Fundraiser
Firstly, the Fawkner Community House is having a Bunnings BBQ fundraiser on Saturday February 14th and is looking for helpers. Soon the Community House will be running two Community sites, when it takes over the old Fawkner Kinder site. Fundraising will help us run a diverse and accessible range of services and activities.

There are lots of jobs and shifts to choose from:
8 -11am
We also need a ‘taxi driver’ to go get people and things as required on the day, help setting and packing up and help buying things beforehand. If you can help (and we really, really need as many people as possible!) please contact the Community House on 9357 4631 or reply to this email. Unfortunately, sausages and BBQ are not halal, but hopefully there is a suitable job for everyone! And please pass the word on to others.

North-East Ward residents’ meeting
Wednesday, February 4, 7-8:30pm
Fawkner Senior Citizens’ Centre, 77 Jukes Rd, Fawkner (near Fawkner Leisure Centre & Fawkner Library)
Meet your local councilor Cr Sue Bolton. What issues concern you?
· Council’s policy for dealing with extreme heat
· Tree cover in Moreland
· Traffic congestion
· Development issues
· Amenities in Fawkner, Coburg North & Coburg
· Food security & community gardens
· Other issues?

20150204-ward meeting

Open Table Lunch
First Open Table lunch for the year is Saturday 7 February from 1 pm – 3 pm. It’s  free halal vegetarian meal and everyone is welcome. It’s at the Senior Citizens Centre in CB Smith Reserve. Apologies, but this event has been cancelled.

Tree of Faith Project
Saturday 14 and 28 February from 2 till 5 at the Community House. Chat informally about faith while creating the Fawkner Tree of Faith –a lasting fabric artwork to be exhibited in the community. No art or craft experience necessary! See attached flyer for more details.

Women’s Morning Tea
Women of all ages and cultures are welcome to come along to our monthly morning tea for good conversation and delicious cakes. Meet your neighbours. Kids welcome. FREE.
Thursday 12 February 10.30 am – 12 noon

Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap
Saturday 14 February 10.30 – 12.30

Merri Creek bird survey at Bababi Djinanang in Fawkner
Sunday 15 February, from 8:45 to 10:30am.
Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Road grasslands), Fawkner: Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Road, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2). More information

Craft Afternoon
Saturday 28 February 12-3pm

Fawkner Lawn Bowls Market
Sunday 22 February 10am – 3pm
86 Lorne St, Charles Mutton Reserve
Sausage sizzle (halal), devonshire tea, Face painting and glitter, marmalade and pickles, Greek pastry and cakes, craft and collectibles, pot plants, books, jewellery and Bric-a-brac

Movies in the Park
Friday 13 February 2015 Bain Reserve Merlynston
Bend it like Beckham (PG-13) – free entertainment and film
8 pm onwards (film screening around 9 pm)

Friday 20 February 2015 CB Smith Reserve Fawkner
Ponyo (G) – free entertainment and film
8 pm onwards (film screening around 9 pm)
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Fawkner gives a grilling to Broadmeadows MP Frank Maguire

Collen Jones from Fawkner Strengthening Committee opening the Forum

Collen Jones from Fawkner Strengthening Committee opening the Forum

Broadmeadows is one of the ALP’s safest seats in Victoria with over 20 per cent two party preferred margin to the Liberals. Because it is safe it gets largely ignored by the Liberals when in office, and to a lesser extent, also ignored by the Labor party who direct more funding for projects in their marginal seats.

The electorate is located in northern Melbourne stretching from the northern suburbs of Glenroy, Hadfield and Fawkner in the City of Moreland up to Dallas, Broadmeadows, Westmeadows, and Meadow Heights in the City of Hume. It is located across the Federal seats of Wills and Calwell.

Fawkner is a socially disadvantaged suburb in the southern part of the Broadmeadows electorate. Although historically the suburb was once part of Broadmeadows Council area along with Hadfield and Glenroy before the Kennett era council amalgamations, now it is part of the north eastern ward of Moreland Council.
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Climate change is #OnMyAgenda in Fawkner for the G20

Australia is hosting the G20 and climate change is not on the agenda. Come along to a screening of ‘Reasons for Hope‘ film and a discussion to show that Australians want climate change #OnMyAgenda. Local resident John Englart will lead the discussion.

When: 6.00pm Saturday 15 November
Where: Fawkner Community House, CB Smith Reserve
Bring a plate of food to share.
You’ll join friendly local people who care.

Click here for details and to RSVP:


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was pushing for climate change to be off the agenda at the Brisbane G20 meeting at all. However the United States and France have exerted pressure and it will be listed as a minor item under Energy Efficiency.

As climate change has been taken ‘off the main agenda’ by the Australian Government, the Australian Conservation Foundation is organising for people round Australia (and elsewhere) to put climate change #onmyagenda in self organised events and parties from November 12-15. Anyone can organise an event for their community. You can register your event here.

John Englart, as a member of Sustainable Fawkner and Climate Action Moreland is holding an event called Climate change is #OnMyAgenda in Fawkner on November 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Fawkner Community House.

If you wish, you may also attend Sustainable Fawkner’s monthly meeting 4pm to 5.30pm, Come a little early to do a little bit of veggie gardening in our community garden.

The #OnMyAgenda event will start about 6pm. All welcome.

John is a member of Sustainable Fawkner, Climate Action Moreland and has been blogging on climate issues for over 10 years.


Fawkner Festa fun for 2012

Fawkner Festa

Head onto the streets and community centres of Fawkner this week to help celebrate the Fawkner Festa. The festival is organised by Moreland City Council to bring arts and culture and entertainment to the streets.

The festival runs from Monday 29 October and culminates with the Festa on Bonwick street next Saturday 3 November from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Events of particular note include:

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Yarn bombing the Fawkner Community House

Started work on the fence

Started work yarn bombing the fence

Ever heard of yarn bombing? It has become quite the rage in beautifying some of the common everyday street furniture around our suburbs, particularly in the inner city. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted wool or other fibres to create beautiful public spaces.

Come along and help yarn bomb the Community House mesh fence, parking sign poles and other street furniture around the Community House at the Market and Swap Party on Thursday 1st November. Help us to get the house looking pretty for the Open Day on Saturday 17 November 2012.
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Sustainable Fashion Course

The Fawkner Neighbourhood House is running a short course on revamping your old clothes. In the course you will learn how to do

. simple alterations
. hemming (machine and hand)
. darning
. sewing buttons
. revamping pre loved garments
. hand embellishing
. machine embellishing
. tie dying
. batik

And much more…..

Sewing machines are provided.  We have 4 people currently enrolled however for the program to go ahead we need another 4. The approximate cost for 6 weeks is about $80.00. The classes run from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm.  We would love to have you come along.

Any questions call the Fawkner Neighbourhood House on 9357 4631.

Meeting Film Dinner March 17

This Saturday, the 17th March, as well as having our regular meeting, Sustainable Fawkner are also  having a film screening followed by dinner and a discussion.

Film: Mulberry Gardens (in Glenroy) as seen on Vasili’s Garden

Meeting will start at 4pm,
films at 5pm,
dinner at 6pm

Fawkner Community House
CB Smith Reserve
79 Jukes Rd

Newcomers most welcome. And you can come along to the film screening and skip the meeting, if you like! Bring along a plate to share for dinner.

Sustainable Fashion class starting at Fawkner Community House

retouches - workshopFawkner Community House has just started a Sustainable fashion class in 2012. Do you have clothes that you cannot part with? Clothes that you love but cannot wear because they are outdated or simply don’t fit?

Here is the Solution. Recycle, Revamp, Re-wear at a class on Wednesday night. Continue reading