Love Where You Live – Community Projects

What's Your Art?

Can you Host an Art Workshop?

The 'Love Where You Live' Working group for Carrum Downs, Skye and Sandhurst are programming a vibrant series of community art workshops this summer. We have a small project budget and are currently seeking workshop proposals.

Project Scope

Workshops will be scheduled between November 2019 and February 2020, with two-hour evening or weekend sessions held in Carrum Downs, Skye or Sandhurst. Each session will hold up to twenty participants. These will be free for community members to attend. We are seeking quotes for up to $300 per workshop, including materials.

How to Submit Your Proposal

Please describe the style of art and an overview of what the class entails. Please include a quote listing your fee and the cost of art materials required.

Submissions close: Monday 30 September 2019

Please send your submission to

Karingal Bus Tour

Hop on to a fun and free bus tour showcasing the best assets of Karingal and learn significant stories of the past and the present.

Newcomers and established Karingal residents are invited to join a 3-hour bus tour happening on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from 10am to 1pm. Meeting point will be at Karingal Hub Star Zone parking (near Village Cinemas).

The community bus tour will start at Karingal Hub Star Zone and will go to different Karingal sites such as schools, church, local shops, parks and reserves. Each site offers unique experiences like school band performance, visit to local shops, free tour at Ballam Park Homestead and various arts and crafts activities. A friendly tour guide who has lived in the area for over 40 years will be on board and walk you through the iconic stories of Karingal’s past and present. The event will conclude at Karingal Hub with lunch and exciting giveaways.

This project is part of the Love Where You Live initiative happening across the different suburbs of Frankston City promoting civic pride and community connections.

This is a free event for all but with very limited spots only. Register here until Friday, 11 October or spots has been filled.

For more information: email or phone 9784 1851.

About Us

Get involved, connect with local people, and build community pride.

People who live, work, learn or play in Frankston City are invited to make a difference in their suburb as part of the ‘Love Where You Live’ initiative in 2019 and 2020.

Council’s Community Strengthening team are facilitating seven new community projects and are seeking residents to be part of the working groups who make them happen. Members of the working group must live, work, study or play in the local area.

The seven projects will occur in the following suburbs:

  • Frankston North
  • Frankston South
  • Karingal
  • Carrum Downs Skye & Sandhurst (combined)
  • Langwarrin
  • Frankston Central/Heights (combined)
  • Seaford


    Here’s a snapshot of the projects in each suburb

  • The Stories of Seaford Community Walk scheduled for 16 November will see different community groups leading a walking-party from their venue to the foreshore. They will tell stories and make new connections on the way, with all groups coming together for a community BBQ featuring stalls hosted by local community groups, churches and clubs.


  • Frankston North Community Market scheduled for Saturday 12 October at Frankston North Community Centre will include food, market stalls, kids activities and local talent. Community members are invited to have a stall and sell their wares and come along and pick up a bargain.


  • The Carrum Downs “What’s Your Art” eclectic art exhibition tentatively scheduled for February 2020 is set to showcase a diverse range of artworks ranging from sculpture, paintings, scrap-booking, poetry and all forms of creativity. We are currently in planning stages and are seeking an event space and to involve local groups, schools and people.


  • Stories of Langwarrin project invites community members and visitors to hop-aboard a 1.5 hour bus tour which will travel throughout Langwarrin passing some of the key local landmarks. This is scheduled for Sunday 1 December from 10am-2pm at the Langwarrin Scouts Hall. People can sign up on the day for a spot on one of six bus tours. A tour guide will be on each bus, sharing interesting and engaging stories about the past, present and future of these locations. The bus will be leaving from the Langwarrin Scouts Hall featuring a community expo of Langwarrin community organisations, service groups and sporting clubs.  


  • Frankston Central/Heights Planter Boxes have been built and designed to add a splash of colour and fresh produce to the streets of Frankston. Currently, there are five planters to be located at: Library Forecourt, Wells Street, Frankston High School, Heatherhill Road and Nairm Marr Djambana, with four installed as of August 2019. Each planter box is maintained by local businesses, individuals and local services and has its own character with different art work painted on each box by local groups including the Youth Services School Holiday Program, local artists, and students at Frankston High School.


  • The Karingal bus tour is scheduled for Saturday 19 October. Residents and community members will be able to book to travel for free throughout various destinations and stop offs in Karingal area.  A local tour guide (who has lived in the area for over 40 years) will be on board to provide a description of the various sites and history. Potential sites include Ballam Park Homestead, Scouts Hall, Karingal Heights Primary School, McClelland Secondary College, Kareela Road Shops and St Luke’s Church. Each site will be activated with various activities including school band performance, arts and crafts display, etc. The tour will commence and finish at Karingal Hub Shopping Centre with a light lunch.


  • The Stories of Frankston South project is taking the form of a photo exhibition to be hosted at Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre. The opening night is set for Friday 7 February 2020 with entertainment, music and catering. The works will be on display for one week. The group will be presenting ‘Spaces of Frankston South’ with aerial shots on canvas accompanied by close up shots. These will be connected with people’s experiences of these spaces creating stories to fit with the pictures. Some of the places to include Frankston Reservoir, Olivers Hill, Overport Park, Paratea Reserve and  Sweetwater creek. If you have a photo or story to share, please contact us at:


    Each working group is supported by two Council staff members and a small project budget. The groups meet monthly at in their suburb and also receive training opportunities to boost skills in the group! All seven groups came together for a leadership dinner in June 2019, and will be coming together again in March 2020 to present on their projects. 

    Get involved!

  1. Join the working group in your suburb – although many of the projects are coming to fruition, we would love extra people to make them happen! Contact / 9784 1015
  2. OR - Elect to stay informed about the project. You can register your interest for the project happening in your suburb online:
  3. Online Registration


    Why get involved?

  • Plan, implement and report on a community project
  • Build self-esteem and be empowered by making a difference in the community
  • Jazz up your resume
  • Be part of a purpose driven working group
  • Learn from community leaders within the groups
  • Get leadership and public speaking training
  • Widen your social circle
  • Gain experience in managing budgets, project and event management, working in a team
  • Grow skills in confidence, communication, responsibility and innovation
  • Help your community feel proud of their suburb 
  • The ‘Love Where you Live’ initiative is a great way to get more involved in the community and contribute to a meaningful project. Aside from embarking on a fun new hobby and forming new local friendships, you will help create connections and build local pride in your suburb.

For more information

Please contact Frankston City Council’s Community Development Team
P. 03 9784 1851




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