Residents want dangerous roads fixed

Launching Place residents are hoping that the federal government’s $150 million in funding to seal several dirt roads in the Yarra Ranges over 10 years will mean that Wellman, Ruthven and Carroll Street will be upgraded. These streets surround Launching Place Primary School inviting higher levels of traffic during school hours from cars and pedestrians. […]

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Vineyard tour for international distributors

Gruyere’s Soumah of Yarra Valley winery recently hosted a team of Japanese wine distributors on an annual visit for a pruning lesson and tour of the vineyard. Osaka based wine distributor Mottox currently distributes several Soumah wines and sent a team of six salespeople out to the Yarra Valley to learn more about the vineyard. […]

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Winter event lights the night

WHYLD community group invites you along to their annual WHYLD Winter Warming Bonfire Night at Wickhams Road Reserve, Launching Place on Sunday 23 June at 3pm. Winter Warming is an event for residents of the WHYLD (Woori Yallock, Hoddles Creek, Yellingbo, Launching Place and Don Valley), Upper Yarra and neighbouring communities to venture out in […]

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Dancing for safe and clean water

Dance ARC’s youth performance ensemble took part in the Global Water Dances at Coronation Park, Healesville on Saturday 15 June. The Global Water Dances are performed in 170 locations across the world and aims to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance. Dance ARC artistic director Viv Rogis […]

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The Warburton Community Recreation Precinct is on its way

Construction is set to begin on the Warburton Community Recreation Precinct after Yarra Ranges Councillors awarded the building contract to Warrandale Industries at the Yarra Ranges Council meeting on 11 June. The aim of the project is to construct the Warburton Community Recreation Precinct to provide the public with a new recreational area complete with […]

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Mysterious foam spotted in Yarra River

If you have travelled through Warburton recently, you may have spotted a white foamy substance blanketing the Yarra River and gathering in corners along the river bank. Some residents have their concerns about the bubble bath-like foam, believing it may be harmful to the river or those who come in contact with it. The mystery […]

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