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Glenfern Valley Bushlands

Have you seen the improvements to the main entrance? We now have a gravelled parking area and new bollards. But wait, there’s more. A new information pedestal, funded by a Shire Cultural Grant should be installed shortly. And, a beautiful rock wall with our reserve’s name proudly displayed will be completed in the next month or so. These features are what you can see. Hidden, unless you venture in, our volunteers have passed a major milestone by managing the removal of the last of the Sweet Pittosporum (a local woody weed) below Wallaby Walk. There were thousands forming a dense jungle, and we thank Melbourne Water for their assistance. We are now revegetating with seedlings propagated at the Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery. Groups from AIG Insurance and Upwey High have assisted in planting nearly 600 seedlings. In a few years the area will be transformed.

Glenfern is a great community environment success story, and if you are at all interested, check our web-site.

Burrinja

At Burrinja, our mission is to foster the Arts in its many forms through our multi-element vision: Arts, Performance, Education and Community.

Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses arts activities and events, Indigenous gallery, collection and cultural education, contemporary arts gallery, performing arts, artist studios, live music, workshops and café.

Burrinja is the operational name for the Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc. The cultural centre is a not-for-profit arts organisation, incorporated in 1999. Burrinja is governed by an independent Committee of Management, that includes Yarra Ranges Council representation.

Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey, VIC
Tel: 9754 8723. Burrinja: Tues–Sun 10am – 4pm,
Café Burrinja: Tues – Sun 9am – 5pm