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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cockatoo Township Committee
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month. Community groups & members of the community are welcome to attend. Contact email@example.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/
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