Three groups that represent community views & involved in the district strategies for Cockatoo, Emerald & Gembrook are:

The Emerald Village Committee (EVC)

Meets 4th Tuesday of every month. Community groups & members of the community are welcome to attend. Contact Dick Bartley dickbartley08@gmail.com

Cockatoo Township Committee

Meets 1st Tuesday of the month. Community groups & members of the community are welcome to attend. Contact cockatootownship@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/CockatooTownshipCommittee/

Gembrook Community Group

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month. Community groups & members of the community are welcome to attend.  https://www.facebook.com/gembrookcommunitygroup/

Community Groups

EDRA encourages local Community Groups to become EDRA members. Our Community Group members are offered free articles in the The Local Voice News Magazine. The paper provides the opportunity for these groups to promote their news, initiatives, events and other information. You can view their stories at http://www.thelocal.org.au. Through this collaboration we are able to support each other and build stronger community connections.

EDRA is proud to support:

Emerald Arts Society https://emeraldartssociety.wordpress.com

Emerald District Museum & Nobelius Heritage Garden http://www.emeraldmuseum.org.au

Emerald & District Rotary http://www.emeraldrotary.org.au

Emerald Village Committee

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater http://www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au

EDRA SUPPORTED PROJECTS

EDRA supports Community Groups who require an incorporated association to apply and manage grants on their behalf.

We also identify community projects and apply for grants in conjunction with other community groups, schools, business and tourism operators.

Projects we have been/are involved in:

Jul 2017 – Dandenong Ranges Environment & Bushfire Reduction Grants

Design, development & establishment of Firewise Gardens at the Gembrook Community Centre & Ash Wednesday Education Centre. Collaboration with Cardinia Hills Ragwort & Landcare Group, CFA, Gembrook Emergency & Resilience Group, Southern Ranges Environment Alliance, Yarra Ranges Landcare Network, Cardinia Shire Council

     

Jan 2017 – Hills Art Market

Facilitation of the site with Puffing Billy for the Hills Art Market to run the market. Public liability insurance coverage.

August 2016 – 2nd Casey Cardinia Tourism Conference

August 2015 – 1st Casey Cardinia Tourism Conference

2015