Step out and stay fit


June this year, Melton City Council announced the installation of exercise stations at our most popular reserves in the municipality. These are Navan Park, West Melton and Lake Caroline Reserve, Caroline Springs.

The equipment was funded jointly by the State Government and Melton City Council.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the health benefits whilst out and about in our community.

For sometime now, some residents have expressed a desire to see similar equipment installed in Diggers Rest.

Additional information is available via the following link:

Emergency Readiness Workshop


The Government and bush fire authorities have warned that the fire danger period is already upon us. Whilst many enjoy the warmer weather, precautions need to be in place to help keep the community and our families safe.

Melton City Council will be conducting a free Emergency Readiness Workshop at the Diggers Rest Community Hall on Friday October 16, 2015. The event is planned to run from 7:15pm through to 8:15pm and will be presented by Reeta Verma, a Lecturer in Law at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

It’s understood that the session will include the basic steps toward creating a household emergency plan. Diggers Rest is growing and with all the building works currently taking place, snakes are out and about. The workshop will cover the topic of snake bites and what you’ll need to do in the event of one.

Additional information can be found via the following link:

Holy cow, we turn 30


Lets party!

Animal Land Children’s Farm turns 30 this month and to help celebrate they’re holding the “Holy cow, we turn 30” event.

It all began back in 1985 opening up the farm to provide city children with a real hands
on farming experience.

The farm now caters for in excess of 12,500 visitors each year which includes schools, kinders, playgroups, social groups, birthday parties, just to name a few.

As part of the celebrations, Australia’s Got Talent finalist Cam Henderson will be performing live together with Rampant Rock Band, Lily Mcarthy and others.

The event promises to deliver fun filled entertainment for the whole family.

Activities include, tractor rides, egg and spoon races, horse shoe toss, tug-o-war
and more…

Tickets can be purchased via the following link:

Pre booked tickets:
$30 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
$15 extra child
$6 extra adults

Tickets at the gate on the day:
$40 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
$20 extra child
$12 extra adult