Great Bin Swap

"Residents have been asking me for more choice with their rubbish bins rather than one-size-fits-all," Cr Sean O'Reilly said.  "Each household has its own particular need.  We will now give each household a choice to best suit their needs.  Also, the colour of the bins will now conform to the Victorian standard."

Future aged care

Question from Cr O'Reilly

How will Council respond as the aged in our particular community changes from mostly Anglo-European to a more diverse cultural mix?

Response from Manager Community Care & Library Services

While those born in Australia make up the largest percentage of clients using Community Care Services (Home and Community Care – HACC and Commonwealth Home Care Packages), the trend over the last 4 years has remained static in terms of access and use by other CALD groups in the City.

Response to letter from resident

Following is my response to a recently received letter from a resident:

Dear Resident

Thank you for your suggestions received by mail.  My understanding of your suggestions is as follows:

  • Assist people on pensions with business courses with new business start up courses in community centres and TAFE colleges.  Grants to help start businesses.

  • Put cleaning courses back in TAFE colleges

  • Selling tickets on trams, buses and public transport

  • One day to pick up rubbish

Emerging cultures

L to R: Gabrielle Williams, Labor candidate for Dandenong; Cr Sean O'Reilly, City of Greater Dandenong; John Pandazopoulos, Dandenong MLA; Cr Jim Memeti, Mayor, City of Greater Dandenong; Cr Roz Blades, City of Greater Dandenong

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in partnership with the Refugee Action Program at SCAAB held the inaugural Emerge Under the Big Top Festival at Dandenong Market on Sunday 8th June 2014.  The day kicked off with a mouth-watering array of delicious cultural foods and cooking demonstrations, while Dandenong’s fresh young talent vies for the top spot on Emerge Under the Big Top Talent Contest.  The festival featured two stages of music and dance with performances from local Hazara pop sensation Taqi Khan, tropical dance from Fiesta Kriol, Afro- Brazilian rhythms from Bahia, Burundian hip hop duo Flybz, Burundian Gospel Choir, Sudanese songstress Ajak Kwai, headline Sol Nation and more.

Ross Reserve skate park

The implementation of the Youth Skate and Urban Park within Ross Reserve, Noble Park is an incredibly exciting project in which numerous staff across the organisation have been involved and it is a facility which is without parallel anywhere in the State.  This City has yet again shown its consistently outstanding class and expertise- it’s striving for excellence, and achieving it!

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