Created: Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Spring edition of the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Newsletter is out now!

We have an absolutely jam-packed programme of workshops, clubs, events and more - and we hope there is something for everyone. We are also working on the programme for next year so stay tuned for Astronomy Club, Simple Woodwork, Study and Work skills and lots more in 2016.

A good way to stay up-to-date is to pop in for a visit during opening hours 9 - 3pm weekdays, except Wednesdays or to follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/maldonnc.

Spring Newsletter

The newsletter will be delivered to households with a 'no junk mail' sticker next week and will be available at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre by the end of the week.


Created: Friday, 31 July 2015

Please complete our survey if you have children under 12 years and live in or near Maldon



The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre is conducting a survey of people living in Maldon and surrounds who have children under 12 years of age. We are trying to determine the childcare needs of residents, now and into the future. The lead researcher is Debbie Tolputt from Victoria University undertaking a Research Placement.


We are asking families/parents/carers who fit this criteria – even if families do not require childcare - to complete the survey.

The survey can also be downloaded here. Please return it to the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Church St, Maldon 3463. Surveys will also be collected from key stakeholder such as the Maldon Pre-School, Maldon Primary School and others.


Please contact Amy Atkinson on 5475 25093 or info@maldonnc.org.au if you would like more information.

Talent in our Midst

Created: Friday, 10 July 2015

Telling Stories is something that binds a culture and a community - and the sharing of stories is often the motivation for people to come along to Josie Emery’s class at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre “Telling Stories: Professional Writing for Print, Stage or Screen”.

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has offered a Professional Writing course taught by Josie Emery since 2013. Josie Emery’s depth of experience spans universities, adult education, the national film school AFTRS and the national literature development program – the Literature Board of the Australia Council – for the federal government.  Josie is also a published author, script writer and editor.

Read more: Talent in our Midst

Outdoor Playspace to be Upgraded

Created: Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thanks to the generous support of the Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies, the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has received $10 000 towards the upgrade and re-development of the outdoor playspace. We are looking for feedback on the Concept Drawings from interested members of the community. We will be seeking further funding to complete the work in stages over the coming year.

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Playspace Concept Drawings

Please contact Amy on 5475 2093 or info@maldonnc.org.au if you have any feedback your would like to contribute.

Backyard Bounty: Food Growing Intensive

Created: Friday, 10 July 2015

Get your soil singing and hands dirty with this practical and comprehensive course.  Learn the secrets of designing, creating and coaxing abundant growth from your edible food garden. From lawn to lunch or give your existing garden a makeover with fresh eyes.

Enrol today by calling 5475 2093 or emailing Amy at info@maldonnc.org.au

This course is informed by permacultural, organic and biodynamic principles and will cover saucy subjects such as plant propagation, seed saving, compost making, worm farms, soil health, crop rotation, biochar, pest and disease prevention, pruning, natural beekeeping, chooks in the system, garden design, wicking beds, wild foraging and much more! Be prepared to rub shoulders with soil microbes and get down and dirty with garden design!

The course will be delivered by a variety of dynamic and experienced local teachers who will guide you in your practical learning journey from soil to seed. No food growing experience necessary!

Read more: Backyard Bounty: Food Growing Intensive