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The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation aims to encourage and inspire local community groups, professionals and stand out individuals to think outside the box and use their creative spirit to highlight opportunities and solve complex issues within their own community.

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Mirboo North & District Community Foundation distributes $4,500 of ‘Back to School’ Vouchers

11 March 2022

Students and families of the five primary schools and the secondary college in the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation’s district have started the school year with a little extra support thanks to FRRR’s Back to School vouchers and a Relief Fund provided by the Community Foundation. FRRR, or the Foundation for Rural and Regional…

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Congratulations to the Project Control Group – a job very well done!

23 February 2022

In the last few weeks of 2021 our new Medical Centre was opened with much enthusiasm, congratulations and gratitude.  Many different individuals, organisations and businesses were involved at different stages to bring this project to life, but one particular group of volunteers deserves highlighting: the Community Foundation’s Project Control Group. Set up under Terms of…

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Community Foundation grants almost $30,000 to local students under Education Support Program

14 February 2022

As rural and regional students start to take up places in courses at University and TAFE this month, they face a number of challenges.  The Education Support Fund was set up by the Community Foundation in 2013 to support local students tackling these. On Friday 11th February, there was an awards evening at the Walter…

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Official Reopening of the Mirboo North Pool

04 February 2022

We are very grateful to Rob Waycott and the Mirboo North Times for allowing us to share their excellent article on the reopening of the Mirboo North Pool on our website (together with the wonderful photos taken by Elana Kovac).  The Mirboo North Times is a weekly community newspaper run entirely by volunteers.  It is…

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Chair of Mirboo North & District Community Foundation passes on the baton

04 February 2022

After five years in the Chair of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation), Paul Pratt has stepped down from the role, passing the baton on to Vice-Chair, Rob Kiddell.   The MN&D Community Foundation and the local community have benefited from Paul’s strong leadership of the organisation over this time, which has…

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A Colourful and Contemporary Mural at Co-Space

21 December 2021

Local artist and curator, Melanie Caple, and four students from Mirboo North Secondary College painted a new mural in Mirboo North last week after 12 months of planning.  The mural, which was designed by Melanie, not only incorporated elements of the students’ winning designs, but it reconnects with Dennis Leversha’s original; a circle of his…

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Mirboo North & District Community Foundation opens Purpose-built Medical Centre in Mirboo North

10 December 2021

The modern medical and allied health facility built on Ridgway by the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) was formally opened on Saturday 11th December. Hundreds of community members attended, taking up the invite to have a tour of the facility and afternoon tea as part of the celebration.  Paul Pratt, Chair of…

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Community Foundation awards 2021 Community Grants to seven local groups

01 December 2021

On Wednesday 24th November, the community groups who had been successful in this year’s Community Foundation grants program were announced to a room full of people at the Walter J Tuck Reserve.  “It was a pleasure to be able to gather as an organisation for the first time since February,” said Ruth Rogan, Executive Officer. “The…

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Zadnick Bequest Supports New Pathology Room at Mirboo North Medical Centre

25 November 2021

The modern medical and allied health facility being built on Ridgway by the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation), will now include a pathology room. This addition is due entirely to a generous bequest by Joe (Joze) Zadnick from Allambee South. To recognise Joe’s generosity the new pathology space will be called…

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Winners of Mural Design Competition announced!

22 November 2021

The foundations mural on Ridgway is about to be transformed by Melanie Caple and a team of four students from the Mirboo North Secondary College. At a celebratory gathering at the space last week, Melanie Caple announced the winners of the mural design competition: Morgan Finnegan, Jett Gundy, Jobeka Siaman and Lily Smith. The winners…

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Vital Signs

The Mirboo North and District Vital Signs Report illuminates what is going on in our district in a very accessible way, using publicly available and easy to read data as well as personal input from members of our various communities.