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2019 Mernda Community Fair

It’s time for the 7th annual Mernda Community Fair!

Date: Sunday 31st March 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Mernda Recreation Reserve, Schotters Rd, Mernda

The Mernda Community Fair is a day of fun, low-cost, family-friendly entertainment!  Come along for the rides, food and entertainment, and find out about local community groups, sports groups and businesses!

  • Local community groups
  • Local sports groups
  • Local businesses
  • Food trucks and stalls
  • Pony rides
  • Zorb balls
  • Giant Slide
  • Face painting
  • Animal Farm
  • Reptile Show
  • Classic Cars – 49-59 Ford Customline Car Club of Victoria and others
  • Main stage with performances
  • Market area with a variety of market stalls

We aim to keep all activities either cheap or free, so you won’t have to worry about spending too much.  The Fair is run by volunteers from the local community, with sponsorship from local businesses and support from the City of Whittlesea

For more details, see the Mernda Community Fair on Facebook!

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!