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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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Builder Appointed for Medical Centre

18 March 2021

Community Foundation appoints Langden Construction to build modern medical and allied health facility in Mirboo North and district, opening in October 2021.

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Join our Board of Directors

04 March 2021

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation is seeking a Director to complement its current Board. The ideal candidate would be committed to strengthening our district (Boolarra, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Thorpdale, Yinnar and the surrounding areas) and contributing to our Vision of a more healthy, vibrant and resilient community, working together to meet challenge and…

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Mirboo North Seniors create a Perpetual Fund.

02 March 2021

The Mirboo North Senior Citizens gathered to enjoy a beautiful lunch at the Baromi Centre last week, ably catered for by the Friends of the Aged Care.  It was a celebratory lunch but had a number of poignant moments.  For many years these lunches have been a well-attended and much-loved fixture in the Seniors’ monthly…

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Education Support Fund Awards 2021

22 February 2021

The Community Foundation hosted its annual Educational Support Fund (ESF) Awards night at Walter Tuck Reserve on Friday the 19th of February. The Community Foundation was delighted to help celebrate the transition of this lively group of young people and mature aged students to tertiary education in their first community event since February 2020.  It…

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Revitalising Ridgway Workshop

11 February 2021

Mirboo North’s main street was the beneficiary of some love and attention at the end of 2020, thanks to a fantastic whole-town working bee which saw lichen removed, windows washed, new wine barrel planters installed and Christmas decorations put up. This activity was part of the first phase of Revitalising Ridgway project which is all…

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BooFIIT Back in 2021

08 February 2021

Mirboo North. The Boo.  A place with a thriving community; filled with volunteers and entrepreneurial spirit that provide all kinds of opportunities right on our doorstep.  BooFIIT is a great example.  Set up informally by Stacy Harriage in July 2019 to see if there were enough locals interested in gathering within the ‘Boo’ for exercise…

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Celebration for Mirboo North’s Girls Own Space initiative.

22 December 2020

South Gippsland Shire brought Girls Owns Space to Mirboo North at the end of last year, running through to March when it was held up by the pandemic. With the design and planning completed in March, the construction phase was then completed in mid-November, when volunteers and participants came together to prepare and oil the reclaimed slabs of Cyprus and lift the slabs into their correct place on the various concrete plinths around the courtyard.

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2020 Community Grant’s Awards Announced

03 December 2020

The Community Foundation announced the recipients of the 9 successful community grants for 2020, which will be distributed to the successful community groups around the local district.

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Community exceeds $1 million fundraising target for Mirboo North Swimming Pool.

08 October 2020

The Friends of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool are delighted to announce that they have now met their fundraising target of $1 million, with the $100,000 Challenge Fund from the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation having been matched in total last month.

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Boo FIIT’s membership rises in 2020.

18 September 2020

Boo FIIT is a fitness timetable providing affordable access to fitness and wellbeing classes within the community, it was originally set up in 2019 and has grown to include many different classes. There are varying fitness levels and sessions were tailored to suit the participant’s abilities.

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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.