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Vale Mick Moreland

It is with great sadness we heard of the sudden passing of ward councillor and former City of Casey Mayor Mick Morland last night. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Kay, family and loved ones. A true gentleman taken tragically too soon.
Committee and members of the Lynbrook Residents Association.

Holi Festival

What a wonderful way to finish this seasons events. We had a great turnout to what is always such a fun event. Holi brings together the community for fun and laughter, and a lot of colour. The festival was opened by Hon. Jude Perera M.P. and also attended by Deputy Mayor Damien Rosario. The community is very luck to have such close ties to local council and government. The evening was enjoyed by all and we at the Lynbrook Residents Association look forward to seeing you for our upcoming events.

Paul Graham, Christopher Morgan (LRA President), Hon. Jude Perera M.P, Damien Rosario (Deputy Mayor of Casey) and Vijay Payne.

All the colours of Holi.

Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Event Photography

The Sikh Volunteers of Australia

The Sikh Volunteers of Australia welcomed the local community into the Lynbrook Community Centre to launch their new free food van. This van is a wonderful initiative showing just how generous the Sikh volunteer community are with their time and efforts. This van will allow options for homeless and needy locals within Casey to have a hot vegetarian meal once a week. To show their appreciation, Jude Perera MP, the councilors from the Mayfield ward; Amanda Stapledon and Steve Beardon, councilors from the Rivergum Ward; Damien Rosario and Wayne Smith and Rex Flannerey from the Springvale Ward, were all in attendance. All also spoke of their pride and appreciation of the Sikh Volunteers of Australia.

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Releasing balloons and opening the food van.

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Jude Perera MP saying a few words and congratulating the Sikh community on such a wonderful inititive.

Northey Road roundabout
Some residents may have received information and seen the works going on at Northey Rd. The LRA invited Casey Council to our last meeting to provide more details on this project. Here is the round up, provided by LRA Secretary Jason Wood.

At the LRA meeting on Wednesday 27 April, the members had a presentation on the roundabout works by Paul Hamilton, Manager Transport – Casey, and Wayne Mack, Manager Roads & Construction – Casey. There was quite a bit of information given by Paul & Wayne, plus questions asked by those in attendance. There were two important items that I will get to first: weather permitting, the target for intersection closure is one week; Wayne has done his best minimise the closure time, while also ensuring the safety of those working on the construction.
NOTE: While one week is the target, Casey has scheduled for a two-week closure. Weather and other factors may extend past one week. Pray/cross fingers for good weather.

The construction is being funded by a Federal Govt grant to fix declared accident Blackspots. The Blackspot declaration came about due to a number of casualty accidents between 2009 and 2012. The Federal funding has a fairly long lead time and once granted, can only be used for that intersection and in the year the funding is allocated.

The intersection will include lane dividers prior to the roundabout and then obviously the central roundabout itself. Similar to other roundabouts in Lynbrook, the outer ring with be between 30 – 40mm high, with a non-mountable centre. This is to cater for the large number of commercial trucks that use Northey Rd.

The LRA members present put forward a number of questions around the works and possible options to limit the closure during construction, but given the working space, the outer mountable ring of the roundabout and having a safe working environment, Wayne could see no viable option other than to close the road. On the plus side, having the intersection closed does mean the work can progress at a faster rate than if they had to work around traffic.

New playground equipment for Kingsfield reserve
The LRA is pleased to announce that City of Casey has budgeted $50,000 towards playground equipment for the currently vacant Kingsfield Reserve, on the corner of Aylmer road and Elliot Parade. The funds are budgeted in the 2016/2017 Capital Works program. The LRA has been pushing for this for the past few years and has been in discussions with City of Casey over the past few months on behalf of local residents. We are pleased to see that our voices have been heard, and very much look forward to seeing the new park equipment installed in due course.

Lynbrook Community Centre now open
The Lynbrook Community Centre is now open to anyone interested in viewing the new facility. Council is running tours at 4pm Monday to Friday and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, until Friday 29 May 2015. Tours can also be booked by appointment at a time to suit you and your group. Please contact Council’s Customer Service on 9705 5200 to arrange a tour. Find out more

Northey Road closure
Residents have been expressing their concerns over the proposed closure of Northey road by Vicroads as a part of the future upgrade to the Western Port Hwy. If you are concerned by this, please consider signing this online petition and let your voice be heard by the politicians.

Naming of the creek
The waterway that runs behind the Lynbrook Primary School between Northey Road and Aylmer Road does not have a name – well, technically, it’s called Lyndhurst North D.S. (0705/NC3.85). Really rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

The LRA would like to solicit ideas from the community to help name this creek. There are some guidelines that must be met for a name to be considered suitable and these can be found in section 4 in this PDF.

If you have a suggestion for a name for this creek, please contact us and we will complete the appropriate submission formalities using the best five names put forward.

Western Port Highway upgrade information session
In September, information sessions were held regarding the proposed upgrades to the Western Port Highway from Lynbrook to Langwarrin. More information about the proposal can be found on the VicRoads website.

Lynbrook Community Centre
15 August 2014
Construction of the Lynbrook Community Centre has well and truly commenced and is expected to be completed in December. Please visit City of Casey website for more details including detailed plans.

Lynbrook Boulevard now open
14 July 2014
City of Casey Mayor, Geoff Ablett, officially opened the Lynbrook Boulevard extension between South Gippsland Highway and Hallam Road, on Friday 11 July.

LRA AGM
24th October 2013
The Lynbrook Residents Association’s AGM was held on 24th October 2013. There is now a new line-up of committee members, which is available on the About page. A new constitution, that is now in line with recent legislative changes, was also voted in.

New Banjo Paterson Park bench installed
Some months ago, the LRA petitioned Casey Council for a new bench to be installed in Banjo Paterson Park, so that there would be one that’s closer to the playground and standalone BBQ. Casey Council listened and has now installed the new bench, which we think is great. The delay was apparently due to them wanting to install a bench of similar style to the ones under the gazeebo and this took longer to procure.

Lynbrook wetlands endangered by litter and neglect
One of Lynbrook’s most precious assets, it’s beautiful wetlands – once a proud example to other Victorian development communities – is under threat from litter and neglect, as it pointed out by concerned residents in this news article.

High winds force 4th Moonlight Cinema event indoors
Most of the crowd had already assembled and were sitting comfortably under a balmy evening sky ready for the 4th installment of the Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema on Saturday, but despite all the best efforts on the part of the organisers, the high winds prevented use of the LRA’s huge inflatable screen. Fortunately, the LRA enacted their Plan B and swiftly relocated the crowd into the Lynbrook Primary School Performing Arts Centre. Being the first time this has happened, there were a few gremlins but these were eventually brought under control and the showing of The Muppets proceeded as planned and was enjoyed by all. City of Casey Mayor, Cnr. Amanda Stapledon, attended the performance and was on hand to draw the LRA member prize and to say a few words at the end of the performance.

LRA congratulates 100th member
Congratulations go to Felicity Taylor, who not only brought Lynbrook’s newset resident into the world this week, but coincidentally also became the LRA’s 100th member. The LRA encourages residents to sign up for membership, using the form on the right. In addition to receiving periodic E-Newsletters, providing a wealth of useful information, a strong member base enables the LRA to better represent locals when dealing with local and state authorities.

Tim Holding announces resignation
Member for Lyndhurst, Tim Holding, has announced he is standing down and resigning from politics. It remains unclear currently who will fill the void this now leaves. We wish Tim well for the future and look forward to working with whomever ends up taking up the seat.

Local residents turn out to see Wizard of Oz
Local residents were again out in force for the third installment of the Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema on Australia Day. See photos here. Casey Mayor, Amanda Stapledon, judged the Wizard of Oz Colouring Competition and all the children that took part were invited up to the big screen to collect their prizes and signed certificates. Congratulations also to our door prize winners, who walked away with the BlueRay DVD of the evening’s movie. It was a lovely evening under the stars and we look forward to the next Moonlight Cinema on 16 Feb for a showing of The Muppets.

LRA pushes VicRoads to address traffic intersection
The LRA has received a response from the Minister for Public Transport & Roads regarding the installation of hazard warning lights prior to the intersection of South Gippsland Highway & Lynbrook Boulevard. The LRA will be discussing this further with VicRoads to try to get these warning lights installed, so as to improve the safety of the crossing.

Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema promoted on Casey Radio
The LRA was recently invited to join Councillor Wayne Smith on Casey Radio 97.7 FM to promote the Australia Day Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema, featuring Wizard of Oz. LRA Secretary, Chris Morgan, joined several other Casey community organisation representatives to discuss various Australia Day events. See our In The News page for more details.

LRA continues web-site expansion
The new-look LRA web-site continues to grow in popularity with a staggering 150,000+ hits in November and 190,000+ hits in December of 2012. The latest additions are the new What To Do page, where you will find heaps of suggestions for places to visit and things to do – all with relative distances and driving directions from Lynbrook and with comments provided by local residents, and the Photo Fun page, where you can test your knowledge of Lynbrook by guessing where the photos were taken.

Door prize winner
Congratulations to the winner of the door prize at the Arthur Christmas Moonlight Cinema showing on Saturday 15th December. We hope you’re enjoying watching your Arthur Christmas Blu-Ray movie, that was graciously donated by JB HI-FI.

Cr. Damien Rosario addresses Lynbrookians at Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema
Our recently elected Ward Councillor, Cr. Damien Rosario, addressed the crowd at the Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema on Saturday 15th September. Representing the Mayor of Casey, Cr. Rosario expressed delight at what Lynbrook has achieved as a community that manages to come together at events like this to create a truly great community spirit.

Inga Peulich meets with LRA
The LRA was pleased to welcome Inga Peulich, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, to our most recent LRA meeting on Thursday 22nd November 2012. The meeting was a productive one with a wide range of local issues having been discussed.

Learn more about SITA
SITA has produced a poster that contains useful information for local residents that want to contact them directly. Check out the Hallam Road Landfill page for more information.

Inaugural Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema a roaring success
Lynbrook residents were out in force for the LRA’s very first Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema event this past Saturday 17th November 2012, which featured a showing of The Lorax. The weather was fortunately dry for this hugely successful social gathering of some 350+ residents, where everyone had a thoroughly good time. Everyone is now looking forward to the next Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema event scheduled for Saturday 15th December 2012, which will feature a showing of Arthur Christmas, and we hope to see even more people at that event.
Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema - The Lorax

New Lynbrook Community Centre – have your say!
November 2012
Casey Council are asking local residents to get involved and to have their say regarding a new Community Centre to be built in Lynbrook. Casey’s media release has all the details of how you can get involved, which could be via their online survey. Casey Council also held several workshops and will consult with the community again in the new year. Several LRA committee members and other local residents participated in the workshops, in which a wide variety of views were well-received by organisers.

Lynbrook welcomes the 2 newly elected River Gum Ward Councilors
October 2012
The recent Casey Council elections have resulted in River Gum Ward, in which Lynbrook resides, welcoming Cr. Damien Rosario & Cr. Wayne Smith JP as our newly elected Ward Councilors. The LRA very much looks forward to a positive working relationship with our new Ward Councilors. The LRA also would like to congratulate Casey’s newly elected Mayor, Cr. Amanda Stapledon. See the links page for more information on Casey Council.

Halloween fun for Lynbrook residents
October 2012
Lynbrook residents were out in force this Halloween, Wednesday 31st October 2012, with dozens of Lynbrook residents converging on Banjo Paterson Park in full Halloween regalia. We all look forward to an even better turnout next year.

LRA launches new-look web-site
October 2012
Welcome to the new and improved LRA web-site. We hope you like the new look and feel. Please feel free to drop us a line with any suggestions regarding the web-site. We’ll be updating the content here often so do stop by from time to time and catch up on what’s happening in your community.

EPA public consultation
October 2012
The EPA held a public consultation on Tuesday 30th October @ 17:30 at the Lynbrook Hotel. This meeting was to discuss the recently issued Enforceable Undertaking that the EPA has agreed with SITA in regards to the Hallam Road Tip. Local residents, mostly from Lynbrook, attended to learn more about what the EU means for SITA and for the local community.

Outdoor cinema equipment purchased
September 2012
LRA is pleased to announce that we have purchased outdoor cinema equipment and will be holding an outdoor cinema event soon. Check out the Moonlight Cinema page for more exciting information!

Lyndhurst Secondary College
July 2012
LRA recently met with the principal and some staff at Lyndhurst Secondary College to discuss the school’s progress since the new head took over a couple of years ago. The principal came to one of our LRA committee meetings to talk with us and to report on some of the improvements made to the school recently. The LRA hopes to work closely with the school – particularly in light of the fact that there are potentially large numbers of children currently in primary schools in the area that may be expected to attend Lyndhurst Secondary College in the coming years.