Locals and visitors from Cheltenham to Box Hill flocked to cultural festivals and events in SRL East communities during a bumper month of activities in March.
Supported by SRL's Community Projects Fund, the events brought people together - helping to build a sense of belonging and boosting health, wellbeing and social connections.
Some of the events held in March included:
- Monash University Residential Services hosted a multicultural food festival
- Glen Waverley Traders Association staged a roaming carnivale along Kingsway
- Mount Street Neighbourhood House curated an art and craft extravaganza
- Highett Neighbourhood Community House held a series of events to connect locals to each other
- Notting Hill Neighbourhood House hosted a community catch up
- Clayton Church of Christ Fellowship offered a YouFit wellbeing project
- East Burwood Football Burwood Netball Club hosted a junior academy
- Asian Australian Volunteers ran a Clean Up Australia Day activity
- Wavlink gathered for a community garden working bee
- Parish of Box Hill’s St Francis Xavier piazza redevelopment was opened for the community
- The Italian Senior Citizens of Kingston – La Baracca celebrated its upgraded Bocce room floor
The first round of the SRL Community Projects Fund provided grants between $10,000 and $80,000 for local projects, events, festivals and initiatives that support communities along the project alignment during construction of SRL East and deliver community benefits.
SRL East will allow for more connectivity across Melbourne’s suburbs, attracting businesses and housing to the areas around SRL stations.
The CPF supports projects both big and small to build on community needs and prepare for future changes that will accompany the new rail line.
Almost 80 recipients are sharing in $3 million from the first funding round, including community groups, schools and sports clubs.
Visit the Round 1 recipients page for more information on CPF projects.