Maldon Market finds a new home

Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2022

SUNDAY 14th August, 9am to 1:30pm

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Maldon Market is ever evolving and there are exciting changes ahead. This month we are on the move back to our original site, the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre (MNC). Full circle!

The Market has had a long history, with many community members contributing to its growth. In its early days, over a decade ago, it was a small community market, with its home at MNC. In its next chapter, building on what had been established, a working group got together to come up with a new concept for the Market, and plan for its future.

Funding was sourced to re-brand and launch a bigger market, one that offered a broader range of stalls, focused on local sustainable product, and had a ‘Hand Made & Home Grown’ philosophy. A new site was decided on: Fountain Street and the Maldon municipal gardens. And so the new look, new directions market was launched with great fanfare in 2013.

Over the following years, the Market grew bigger and better, attracting thousands of visitors to our town every month. Then COVID hit and, like most Victorian businesses, the Market was shut down for many months. When it re-opened, a new site was needed, one that enabled stallholders and shoppers alike to participate safely, in line with COVID restrictions. The Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve (BWRR) came to the rescue!

From late 2020 until now, the BWRR has been a wonderful support to the Maldon Market. Our heartfelt thanks to the BWRR Committee for their generosity. However, new Shire regulations now mean that sporting ovals are no longer able to host events like the market, where vehicles can damage the playing surface, particularly during the wetter months.

So here we are in mid-2022, bidding a fond farewell to BWRR, and an excited ‘hello’ to our new site - the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre - home of the market on many levels.

All your regular and favourite stalls, and an array of new ones, will now be gathered around the MNC Hall and along both sides of Edwards street. With access to the Centre’s facilities, we will create a lovely atmosphere with a children’s playground on site, and doggies on leads warmly welcomed.

There will be plenty of places to enjoy a hot drink or lunch from our delicious food makers, while listening to local musos and browsing the fantastic produce and products on offer. Lots of reasons to linger.

So come along and celebrate our new home, the resilience of our lovely market and the community behind it, and our town. As it settles at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, this much-loved community institution will now truly be on home ground.

Contact: Market Manager, Lynn McShanagmarket@maldonnc.org.au or 0493 368 443.

Salvaged roof iron for sale

Created: Friday, 22 April 2022
The old roof has come off the lovely Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Hall, and made way for a new one.

There's been a lot of interest in the old galvanised iron sheets, so here's the deal:


1. The sheets of iron have been bundled into piles of 5. There are mainly short sheets (215 x 66 cm), less of the long (246 x 66 cm).

2. The condition of the iron varies, but in general they are sound for their age

3. Each bundle of 5 priced at $50

4. Register your interest in purchasing by email info@maldonnc.org.au (headed 'interest in roof iron'). Please include your name, contact number, how many bundles you would like

5. Registration of interest must be received by COB Friday May 6.

6. A representative from the MNC Committee's Building and Grounds sub-committee will contact you if your Expression of Interest is successful, and provide information about payment and collection.


Thankyou for your interest, and your commitment to recycling. It will be great to see the iron put to good use!

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Building and Grounds Committee.


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Community Pantry is back!

Created: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

As Maldon, along with the rest of regional Victoria, bounces in and out of lockdown, the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has re-started the Maldon Community Pantry – town-wide delivery of frozen meals – instead of running the popular Community Lunch on Wednesdays.

“Unfortunately we cannot run the Community Lunch under the current restrictions.”explains Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator, Amy Atkinson. “The Community Pantry is a friendly way to provide some extra support to residents during lockdowns. Frozen meals are delivered in a COVID-safe way and there is often a chance for a chat and catch-up too.”

The meal deliveries will continue during lockdowns and as restrictions ease Community Lunch will resume.

Over 700 meals were delivered across Maldon during the extended lockdown in 2020 reaching community members living alone or those particularly vulnerable to COVID

According to last years meal recipients, “The meals are excellent, full of vegetables and of a good size.” “I love to see a friendly face delivering the food, it improves my day.”

If you are interested in having one or more meals delivered, please call 5475 2093 or email info@maldonnc.org.au. For $5 donation, you receive a home-delivered frozen main meal.

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will be rescheduling all planned activities effected by the current lockdown and in the spirit of optimism, have lots more opportunities for learning, gathering and connection in the coming months.

To find out more, sign up to the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre e-news www.maldonnc.org.au/contact  or keep your eye on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Maldonnc/ or your local Tarrangower Times!

We're renovating!

Created: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
MNC is making some home improvements.

Over the coming year the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will be planning and preparing for some much-needed upgrades to our Centre. First to get underway is replacement of the hall roof. Mount Alexander Shire Council have secured funding via the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Grant from the Australian Government. They are evaluating the tenders for the job at the moment.

We are excited to complete this important safety work and are working to ensure there will be minimal interruption to our regular activities. We are also preparing plans for some extension work which will include:

Integrating the toilets into the building

Making the accessible toilet compliant with disability access legislation

Increasing the office space

Improving capacity to supervise children (part of our childcare provision)

Increasing activity space

We will be making sure the renovations are shaped by our community and are seeking community involvement. It would be great to hear your voice as part of the process, so please get in touch if you would like a PDF copy of the plans or pop in to view the plans on display.

Signing up to our e-news will provide regular information about opportunities to have input, and reports about where the renovations are at as it all unfolds.
We look forward to working together on this exciting project to improve your Neighbourhood Centre.

For more information please contact us on 5475 2093, info@maldonnc.org.au or visit www.maldonnc.org.au/contact to sign up to the monthly e-news.

Local COVID supports

Created: Thursday, 03 June 2021
COVID 19 Revised Community Support Information A4 flyer PRINT July 2020
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