Mirboo North

Mirboo North Medical Centre facility celebrates 1st Birthday

It seems hard to believe that a year has passed already, but the team at the Community Foundation caught up with Mirboo North Medical Centre team on Thursday last to mark the occasion of the first birthday of the spacious medical and allied health facility that was built by the…

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Generosity and community spirit in Mirboo North

The last Tuesday in November is Giving Tuesday, a day which highlights and celebrates generosity right across the world.   To mark the occasion, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our local giving – and there is lots to celebrate!  While volunteers and community groups give their time and…

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Reconnecting during Seniors Month in Mirboo North

In the first week of October, there was a gathering of almost 70 older people for lunch at the Mirboo North Hotel.  This subsidised lunch was hosted by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation thanks to a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council in celebration of Seniors Month. The…

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Celebrating Seniors Month in Mirboo North

This October there will be a number of events taking place in Mirboo North where the older adults in our community will be able to come together and enjoy some fantastic local food and some social connection.  “We are conscious many people are still getting comfortable with reconnecting fully with…

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

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…

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

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.…

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Official Reopening of the Mirboo North Pool

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…

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

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…

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A Colourful and Contemporary Mural at Co-Space

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…

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Community Foundation awards 2021 Community Grants to seven local groups

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,”…

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