Eastern Dandenong Ranges Association – EDRA is a community based not for profit association. EDRA represents two subcommittee entities, The Local Voice News Magazine for Eastern Dandenong Ranges and the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Business & Tourism Group – EDRBT.
Along with its two subcommittees, EDRA supports and partners Community Groups in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges region with projects and promotion.
EDRA’s mission is to support any and all local business and community groups through promoting the goods and services and attributes of our region.
EDRA’s vision for the Eastern Dandenong Ranges to be recognised as a destination and sense of place to live, work, enjoy, visit, stay and prosper.
The Dandenong Ranges Food & Wine Festival is a 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event, celebrating the theme ‘Community’. Eastern Dandenong Ranges Association is proud to sponsor the event along with the Hills Art Market. This inaugural one day event will be jam packed with cooking demos, scone, sponge & cake of art bake-off, live music, local food & wine producers and kids art zone.
Come ‘Chill in the Hills ‘ and discover our local creative community. Bring the family and relax under the tall trees of the Dandenong Ranges & enjoy this open air artisan festival.
Chef demonstrations by Mauro Callegari, The Independent Gembrook, Dougie, The General Food Store & BAM BAM Italian Restaurant and renowned Guest Melbourne Chef, Brooke Payne. Passata making by Joan Pepi, Joans Cooking Circle & Cockatoo Primary School Kitchen Garden Program.
See the hills art market website or go to our events & projects for more details. www.hillsartmarket.com
The Eastern Dandenong Ranges Business & Tourism & The Local Newspaper focus is to promote business & tourism operators in our local corridor and surrounds through destination marketing of the hills region. EDRBT & The Local Newspaper are complimentary to each other and together aim to develop a stronger shared identity and narrative for the Eastern Dandenong Ranges that will strengthen the community and establish a ‘destination brand’ for the region.
EDRA markets and promotes its charter, structure and initiatives for the Eastern Dandenong Ranges at a local, state, and International level including Cardinia & Yarra Ranges Councils and Yarra Ranges Tourism, the Regional Tourism Board responsible for the promotion of Victoria’s Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges tourism. At a local level EDRA supports it community groups and clubs in our region. Community Group members are offered to provide quarterly editorial in The Local to promote their activities and events. EDRA can auspice grants and provide insurance for non incorporated community groups & clubs to hold events. See our Community Groups page for more information.