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WE LOVE THE PONDS PROJECT

We Love The Ponds Project is a new initiative at The Ponds in partnership with Blacktown City Council. The Project began with a Litter Audit Participants visited three parks and discovered a variety of environmental challenges. Events will be planned to positively tackle these issues....

NEW COMMUNITY FACILITATOR AT DISCOVERY POINT

We welcome Terresa Parish to her new role as Community Facilitator at Discovery Point, Wolli Creek. Terresa comes with a sales and marketing background, a degree in Cultural Studies, a travel bug (her latest big adventure was three months in India), and a love of walks...

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE AT THE PONDS

The Bring A Mate Father Daughter Dance event hosted 145 guests (father and daughters) and included 30 volunteers from the local community. The event was huge success with dads and daughters of all ages participating in food, fun, dancing, and games throughout the night. All the...

COMMUNITY AWARDS AT THE PONDS

A new initiative at The Ponds is to award two local people who have made a significant contribution to the community or has displayed the qualities of a good neighbour. On 21st August The Ponds & Kellyville Ridge Community Association presented two awards at the...

CONVERSATIONS WITH ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE

The Ponds Community Program has been running a regular group for those who are wanting to practise their English conversation skills in a friendly social environment. Led by volunteers from The Ponds, the participants are invited to discuss every day topics. The group also provides an...

MULGOA RISE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS ARRIVED!

Mulpha Norwest has engaged Connections Community Development to deliver a Community Development Program at Mulgoa Rise and we welcome Rebecca Lynch as the new Community Facilitator. 

A key part of her role is to visit each home in the Mulgoa Rise Estate and welcome residents...

NEW COMMUNITY FACILITATOR AT STONECUTTERS RIDGE

We would like to introduce and welcome the new Stonecutters Ridge Community Facilitator, Kerrie Dennett who will be commencing the role in July. Having been with Connections since 2011, Kerrie is an experienced Community Facilitator who will bring with her a wealth of experience and...

Turning Back Time in Discovery Point

This April, historic Tempe House and St Magdalene’s chapel came alive with Artwork from the past to present, historical talks, information on local history, preservation and wood carving. The Australian Heritage Golf Society brought 1830’s golf to life with a live demonstration in period appropriate...

Breezes Muirhead Family Fun Day!

On the 9th of May 2015, Breezes Muirhead held their third annual Family Fun Day, raising funds for the Royal Darwin Hospital. Many fantastic attractions ensured this was truly an event for the whole family with pony rides, petting zoo, magic shows, face painting, jumping castle,...

Easter Hat Parades – Continuing the Tradition

Communities all over Australia have been celebrating the Easter period with Easter Hat Parades. But where does the tradition come from? The earliest references can be traced back to the 16th century but became increasingly popular in the 19th century. The Easter Bonnet was a...