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12th Dec: Borthwick Park – Last Working Bee for 2021

Join us this Sunday 12th December from 9am for the final working bee for 2021.

Bring some shears or a wheel barrow, shovel and rake if you have some, and your volunteer vest if you have one.

Bring the kids or a friend. New volunteers always welcome, no experience required. We will provide any training needed and we are a friendly group.

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2021 please bring your $10 membership fee or do an electronic transfer. We will have membership forms on the day. Renewing your membership for 2021 at this time of the year covers your 2022 membership.

And please join us for our legendary morning tea around 11am.

For additional information contact Project Coordinator John Legg on 0422 909 710.

23rd Nov: 2021 AGM

We invite you to join fellow Kensington residents at 7:30pm on Tuesday 23rd November for our Annual General Meeting.

This is your opportunity to help elect the 2022 Committee. To have some influence on the Association’s directions and activities in 2022, consider joining the Committee.

Share views on life in Kensington, raise concerns and meet fellow residents.

Former Member of the Legislative Council, Hon Mark Parnell will speak on supporting community groups in their advocacy work at both the local government and state government level.

Join us for a glass or two of wine and supper.

To be held at the Bethany Conference Centre, Mary MacKillop Precinct. Access is via the main driveway at 4 High Street. Look out for the signs.

14th Nov: Borthwick Park Mulch and Trim

Join us this Sunday 14th November from 9am to help us look after our lovely park. Borthwick Park has never looked better and the rain and sun is seeing new growth everywhere.

Bring some shears or a wheel barrow, shovel and rake if you have some, and your volunteer vest if you have one. We’ll be mulching, trimming and removing some of the plant guards from our June and July plantings.

Bring the kids or a friend. New volunteers always welcome, no experience required. We will provide any training needed and we are a friendly group.

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2021 please bring your $10 membership fee or do an electronic transfer. We will have membership forms on the day. Renewing your membership for 2021 at this time of the year covers your 2022 membership.

And please join us for our legendary morning tea around 11am.

For additional information contact Project Coordinator John Legg on 0422 909 710.

Helipad Refused!

Thanks to all residents for contributing to the fight that stopped Peregrine from flying helicopters over our suburb for their VIPs to get to a racetrack. Common sense prevailed when the State Government refused their application in March after months of reports, public meetings and letter writing. We are all relieved that we won’t have to put up with the horrendous safety risks and noise pollution.

Creek Works

In April 2020 Council voted in favour of proceeding with the design phase of creek works on Second Creek at ‘the beach’ area in Borthwick Park. This area has suffered from erosion, silt build-up, high winter water flows, and stagnant standing summer water.

As well as addressing the problems mentioned, there is potential to create a landmark aquatic/nature play area using intelligent design and with safe and easy access for parents and children.

At this stage Council has not yet advanced this design work.