Mernda Community Fair 2017

The Mernda Community Fair is a day of fun, low-cost, family-friendly entertainment!  The 5th annual Mernda Community Fair will be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Our new venue is Buttercross Park, on the corner of Mernda Village Dr and Dalmeny Way.  We’ll be having:

  • Local community groups
  • Local sports groups
  • Local businesses
  • Food trucks and stalls
  • Pony rides
  • Fair rides – Chair-O-Plane, Maze with Lazer Tag, Jumping Castle
  • Face painting
  • Animal Farm
  • Reptile Show
  • Classic Cars – 49-59 Ford Customline Car Club of Victoria
  • Main stage with performances
  • Chinese Lion Dance
  • Market area

All activities are cheap or free, so you won’t need to worry about spending too much!

If you would like a stall, please click on the appropriate link for Market stalls or Community stalls

For more details, see the Mernda Community Fair on Facebook, or you can read about the 2016 Mernda Community Fair here!

June meeting

At our monthly meeting on 15 June, we welcomed Chris Jermyn – Liberal for McEwen. Chris spoke about the need to plan ahead for infrastructure in growing areas like Mernda and Doreen, and we stated our position supporting the E6 freeway and other projects affecting the local area, and requested his support.
Michelle Newton from Whittlesea Community Connections also attended and spoke about the valuable services that WCC provides, including connecting volunteers with organizations, translation services and community transport services.


BBQ Trailer for Community Use

MADRA would like to offer the use of our BBQ trailer to community groups in Mernda and surrounding areas! The trailer was kindly donated by Stockland for use by the local community and features two gas bottles, hot plate, large ice box and attachable cutting board.

A deposit is required, and the trailer is available for community groups only, not for private use. If you would like to enquire, please email us at or send us a message on Facebook.

Attached to this post are two photos of the trailer during construction, and one of the trailer in action!

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MADRA 2015-2016 AGM

MADRA held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th April, and we are pleased to welcome back Tom Joseph as President, Lesley Chan Herlihy as Treasurer and Brian Herlihy as Secretary for the coming year! Our other committee members for this year are Graeme Bushby, Sandy Wallis, Sam Musso and Lesley Merrett.

Over the past year MADRA has organized the 4th annual Mernda Community Fair, and assisted with the Diwali – The festival of lights in Mernda and the Mernda Christmas Carols. We have also auspiced a council grant for the U-Kan-Uke Ukelele group, and lobbied for a number of local issues including footpaths on Bridge Inn Rd, the proposed E6 freeway, surfacing of Regent St, and against the demolition of the Schulz farmhouse in Woolert.

We have hosted Darren Peters of the Mernda and South Morang Rail Alliance; Inspector Paul Tysoe and Senior Sargeant Glenn Parker; and Cr. Ricky Kirkham at our meetings.

We would like to thank our outgoing long-serving President Michael Bradley and Treasurer Warrick Peters, and the entire MADRA executive team, members and volunteers who have worked hard over the last year to make Mernda a better place to live for all of us!

Mernda Community Fair 2016

The 4th annual Mernda Community Fair  has finished, and the organizing team would like to thank everyone who played a part in bringing the community together on Sunday 6th March!  We are volunteers who run the event in our spare time because we believe that Mernda needs something like this, something which makes Mernda feel like a home rather than just a place to live.

Please give your feedback at this link here, so we know what to change and improve for next year:

Mernda Community Fair 2016 Feedback

We hope to see you again next year!
– The Mernda Community Fair organizing team

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