Cups raised to support cancer cause


It’s definitely not an illusion.

The Diggers Rest Community Biggest Morning Tea held yesterday, raised $2357.00 in support of cancer research and prevention programs.

Hosted by Houdini’s Café E Cucina, the event was well attended catering to 55 enthusiastic participants.

The total value of the ticket price along with all other funds raised at the event are donated to the Cancer Council of Victoria.

This year, Diggers Rest Auskick added to the overall grand total, contributing $50.85.

It’s the second year that Houdini’s have helped the Community deliver this event and plans are already underway for 2017.

Unfortunately, cancer does not discriminate. Many of us have or will be touched by cancer at some time in our lives.

Events like this are not just about raising funds. They are also about learning and understanding and working together to help develop strong and reliable support for those diagnosed and suffering with cancer.

We are very fortunate to have received assistance from the following entities and individuals to help make the Morning Tea a huge success. Thanks everyone!

Aaron O’Connor
Anna & Phill Peake
Chemist Warehouse (Sunbury)
Diggers Rest Auskick – Kim Davis
Diggers Rest Community Web Links
Diggers Rest Primary School
Glenda Weaver
Hair Unleeshed (Sunbury)
Houdini’s Café E Cucina
Lakeside Hyundai (Caroline Springs)
Melton & Moorabool Star Weekly – Sumeyya Ilanbey
Melton City Council
Nails on Calder – Joanne Heffernan
Nutrimetics (Diggers Rest) – Sally Gersbeck
Pamela Allan
Patricia Stockdale
Rosemarie Chapman
Satelite City Auto Repairs – Glenn Hubczak
Scented Moments (Sunbury) – Elaine Spiteri
Simply Smooth Curves – Joelinda Castello Demian
Statewide Corporate Massage – Garry Bilson
Teresa Kennedy
The Wine Company
Tracey Jansen

Community workshop summary


Melton City Council hosted a Community Building Workshop in April which was well attended and helped to identify some key projects, potential activities and future aspirations for Diggers Rest.

The Workshop provided an opportunity for residents to make an evaluation of community resources homing in on existing community attributes with the view of better utilising these resources.

Some of these have been summarised to include assets of organisations, associations and individual contributions. All of these too numerous to expand upon.

Community strengthening was the primary focus which highlighted the main themes as infrastructure and services, economic development, beautification, planning and development and community-based activities.

“More for Youth” was a common topic for discussion which featured strongly across the main themes.

Along with a series of community-based activities, beautification of the township was a focal point and recognised as an effective means to improvements.

As part of the 2015/16 municipal budget, Council approved a funding submission for landscaping works at the Bulla – Diggers Rest Road Interchange.

Preliminary discussions have commenced in an effort to incorporate the landscaping works into a start-up project engaging the community.

The next follow-up meeting to the Community Building Workshop will be held at the Family Services Centre, Plumpton Road Diggers Rest at 6:30pm Friday May 27, 2016.

Everyone is welcome.

RSVP – Inderdeep on 0439 327 716

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Make your own will, learn how.


The idea of one day dying is something many of us give little consideration to which includes preparing a last will and testament.

At the time of death, besides the death certificate, a will is a very important document.

Unfortunately, death does not discriminate and if you don’t have a will, then the best time to get one is now. Everyone 18 years and older should have a will.

You should make sure that your original will is not kept at home and is held for safekeeping with your solicitor or in a safety deposit box at a bank.

It is always a good idea to remake your will if you divorce, become separated or remarry.

The executor/s named in your will should know the whereabouts of your will, but not necessarily be aware of the contents.

If at any time an executor is unable to carry out the role of executor either due to  ill health or revokes that duty, you should revise your will to reflect the changes.

Always keep in mind that any delays to the execution of a will could prove costly and may reduce the original intention of the will.

Melton City Council are hosting a free will making presentation at the Diggers Rest Community Hall, Plumpton Road Diggers Rest on Friday May 13, 2016 from 7:15pm to 8:00pm

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Diggers Rest fairs well in city spend


Councillors have endorsed the 2016/17 Draft Budget at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday night, capping rates at 2.5% increase.

Council is planning $60,000 worth of footpath repairs for the township plus an amount of $50,000 to upgrade the Diggers Rest Recreational Reserve Master Plan.

In the past five years, Council has spent approximately $1m on Capital Projects within the township. It is proposed in Councils current Capital Works Program to spend $47m over the next 10 years.

Residents under the local government act 1989 can still make a submission to the budget. Written submissions close on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm and should be addressed to the Chief Executive and emailed to or posted to P.O. Box 21 Melton 3337.

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