Asset Mapping

Here is a list of community and sustainability groups in or around Coburg and the greater Moreland area. If you have any others to add, please let us know by leaving a comment below (and we’ll delete the comment as we add you to the ‘asset map.’)

Adopt a Tree in Moreland (residents helping take care of trees in Moreland)

CERES Community Environment Park (CERES is an award winning, not-for-profit, environment and education centre and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.)

Climate Action Moreland (We’re a group of people living in the Moreland area who are working locally to take action on climate change. Our members have come together out of concern about the lack of meaningful political action on climate change, and a recognition that we need to take responsibility for our future.)

Coburg Community Gardening (Coburg needs more community garden spaces. We’re a small team working on this in whatever time we can spare. We’re in it for the long haul, we’re patient and determined.)

Friends of Merri Creek (Friends of Merri Creek are a community group that has actively worked since 1988 to restore and protect the Merri Creek, its environs and tributaries.)

Green Renters (We are a not-for-profit organisation providing sustainability advice specifically for those living in rental accommodation. Renters are a growing part of the community and we believe their involvement is vital and possible.)

High School for Coburg (High School for Coburg (HSC) are a group of parents who formed to lobby the government to open a secondary school in the Coburg area that can cater for all children completing primary school.)

Inner North Urban Harvest (we are a food-swap that takes place from 10am-12pm, at
McCleery Reserve on the corner of Vincent & Munroe Streets, Coburg).

Merri Community Health Services (We aspire to make a positive difference in people’s lives by being an innovative and integrated Health, Community, and Advocacy service provider.)

Merri Corner Community Garden (The Merri Corner Community Garden was conceived in 2006 by a group of passionate East Brunswick locals. A vacant block set among apartments and adjacent to the Merri Creek was begging for a creative use.)

Merri Creek Management Committee (The primary purpose of the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) is to ensure the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and the ecologically sensitive restoration, development and maintenance of the Merri Creek and tributaries, their corridors and associated ecological communities.)

Moreland Bicycle Users Group (The BUG is run as a non-profit incorporated organisation by volunteers who love cycling and wish to share the enjoyment. One of our primary objectives is to To promote greater and safer commuter and recreational cycling in the City of Moreland)

Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (The Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd, or MEFL, is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It was established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the municipality of Moreland, in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne.)

Moreland Food Gardens Network (The Moreland Food Gardens Network was established to enable people in the Moreland community to share information & experiences as well as to strategically plan & collaborate to improve food access and urban agriculture in Moreland.)

Moreland LETS (Moreland LETS is a local, non-profit community exchange system which operates with minimal need for money. It recognises that the real wealth of a community lies in the goods, services and skills of its people, not the amount of money available.)

Peppertree Place (PepperTree Place brings people and plants together for the purpose of building community connections, improving access to fresh food and strengthening people’s abilities to more equally participate in their local communities. This creatively designed community space boasts a productive kitchen garden, inviting edible classroom and affordable community plant nursery all framed by an historic bluestone church and stables.)

Permablitz Melbourne (Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least two people come together to achieve the following: create or add to edible gardens where someone lives; share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living; build community networks; have fun.)

Permaculture Inner North (If you are interested in sharing gardening tips and sustainability ideas, swapping plants and produce, or meeting people with similar interests, then join us at Permaculture Melbourne Inner North!)

Sharing Abundance (Sharing Abundance is a viable, local food system involving mutual exchange of fresh produce and labour in a fun, sociable way. Inspired by seeing so much perfectly beautiful fruit being allowed to drop from trees and rot on footpaths, alleyways and backyards, Sharing Abundance was developed to locate, harvest and maintain those trees and share the fruit equitably in the community.)

The Simplicity Collective  (The Simplicity Collective is founded upon the idea that a ‘simpler life’ of reduced resource and energy consumption is a viable and desirable alternative to consumer culture. Our position is that simple living will improve not only our own lives, but the lives of others, as well as help save our planet from the environmental catastrophe towards which we are so enthusiastically marching.)

Sussex Neighbourhood House (see website for information)

Sustainable Fawkner (Sustainable Fawkner was established in close connection with the principles of the Transition Towns movement in early 2010, to provide a local response to the challenges of Climate Change and Peak Oil. The project is being developed in close collaboration with the Fawkner Community House.)

The Sharehood (The Sharehood aims to build joyful, sustainable and resilient communities by encouraging people to get to know their neighbours and share with them. We imagine a world of vibrant communities where people share locally to meet their needs and help others to the same).

Transition Coburg (see this website :))

Walk on Moreland (Walk On Moreland is creating a walking culture in and around the suburbs of Moreland.  Through our actions we aim to make walking a safe, convenient, exciting, friendly, dignified and enjoyable way to get from A to B in Moreland. “To walk in freedom is the cornerstone of human dignity.”)

Waste and Recycling Links for Moreland (an A to Z guide to waste and recycling services in Moreland)

5 Responses to Asset Mapping

  1. Jennifer Mok says:

    The Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group is a welcoming place to learn or share sewing and other craft skills, meet diverse women and children, and create community.
    “Sometimes it is hard to meet people or learn new things. Maybe because it is expensive, you have trouble with English, reading or health, are busy with children, or are newly arrived. We hope we make it easier.”

  2. Lyn McFarland says:

    Mulberry Community Garden, 120 Glenroy Road, Glenroy on the Glenroy Secondary College site.
    Members meet at the garden every Saturday from 10.30am – 1.00pm.
    Food swap 3 Saturday of the month 11.00am – 12.30
    Join us to learn about gardening, food and to share the produce

  3. Tian says:

    Are there any organisations/events in the eastern suburbs?
    We stay at Hawthorn East.

    Thanks

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  5. Cate Hall says:

    Hi, love the asset mapping idea. Thanks for including High School for Coburg. Just to update the note about HSC on your list -the education minister announced in July 2012 that the Coburg Senior High will be expanded to a years 7-12 school in 2015. For numerous reasons, the re-instatement of a local high school is going to greatly benefit the aims of Transition Coburg! HSC have a survey online asking the community what they would like to see at the high school -the results of this will be provided to any community consultation carried out this year by DEECD.
    Could you please add Friends of Coburg Olympic Pool to your list. Website included above plus the facebook page is Friends of Coburg Olympic Pool. This beautiful outdoor pool functions as a local village square in the warmer weather with families having picnic dinner (maybe using the free BBQ or even having pizza delivered!) when the pool stays open later (over 32 degrees). FCOP are working with council and YMCA to ensure the pool can be utilised by the community as much as possible.

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