Another blaze in history for Diggers Rest


Some of the architectural elements which made up the cosmetic beauty of Athenry.

According to reports this morning, it would seem that fire has destroyed one of Diggers Rest’s oldest buildings. ‘Athenry’ or better known to locals as ‘the castle’ was recently recognised of local heritage significance. The building was originally constructed in 1906 and greatly altered and extended in the 1920’s – 30’s.

Join the new Diggers Rest friends group


The Diggers Rest friends group will provide residents with an opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, share morning tea and help to plan activities and outings.

Supported by Melton City Council, the group will meet each Tuesday between 10:00am and 12:30pm at the Burras Club recreation reserve, Plumpton Road, Diggers Rest.

The cost each week is $2.00. Ideas and suggestions are most welcome.

For more information or to join, call 9740 0817 or email

Diggers primary, likes facebook


Today, the Diggers Rest Primary School launched its official facebook page. The page will provide an opportunity to share learning activities, publish students work, post reminders and share school events as they happen.

The new venture is aimed to run as an integrated part of the school routine and also help to reflect their core values and attitudes.

Parents, carers and community members can ‘Like’ the page, make comments and post constructive feedback.

View and like the page via the following link:

Committee presents its final report on Sunbury out of Hume


From left to right: Peter Ralph, Susan Duncan, Lawrence Seyers, Amanda Millar MP, Hon. Tim Bull MP, Elizabeth Kosanovic, Phillip Ripper, David Morris MP, John Hennessy.

Last Tuesday evening, the Sunbury out of Hume Community Consultative Committee met with the Minister for Local Government the Hon. Tim Bull, the Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government David Morris MP and with members of the Local Government Panel at Parliament House to present the Committee’s final report.

The release of the report follows the completion of a month long consultation process in which the Sunbury out of Hume Community Consultative Committee conducted nine listening posts and public forums at venues across Hume City Council.

More than 500 local residents attended the nine public sessions to speak with committee members and a total of 124 written feedback responses were received by the Committee. 64% of written feedback was received from Sunbury residents – with 36% of responses coming from residents in other parts of Hume City Council.

A copy of the report, which summarises and documents the community’s views and feedback is available via the following link:

Community Infomation Session – Plumpton Rd Upgrade Works


Investa Property Group will be hosting a Community Information Session regarding the proposed Plumpton Road upgrade works. The developer, engineer, and civil construction contractor will be in attendance to provide details relating to the methodology for construction works to upgrade Plumpton Road between License Road and Houdini Drive.

The session is to inform residents and local community of the pending works, to discussed implications for traffic movement and to seek input and feedback from the local community prior to works commencing.

Thursday May 8, 2014
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Community Hall, Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, Plumpton Road

For additional information, contact Lewis Cormie on (03) 8600 9225