Love Where You Live – Community Projects

Love Where You Live is the title of Frankston City Council’s local area projects. Each project has been created and delivered in by a working group made up of local people from the respective suburb. Council’s community development team facilitate the monthly meetings and have supported each group with a small budget. These projects are specifically created with the purpose of building community connections, participation, local pride, and to create meaningful projects that celebrate our suburbs.

Overview of Projects and Events

  1. Frankston Central & Heights veggie planter boxes: Ongoing
  2. Frankston North Community Market: Saturday 12 October 2019
  3. Karingal hop-on / hop-off bus tour: Saturday 19 October 2019
  4. Stories of Seaford Community Walk & Talk: Saturday 16 November 2019
  5. Stories of Langwarrin Community Expo & Bus Tours: Sunday 1 December 2019
  6. Carrum Downs, Skye & Sandhurst Summer Art Workshops: December 2019 & January 2020
  7. Stories of Frankston South photo exhibition: Friday 7 December 2020

Upcoming Events

Stories Of Seaford Community Walk & Talk

Date: Saturday 16 November 2019
Times: 12-1pm (walks) 1-4pm (community gathering)
Venue: Seaford Community Centre, Broughton Street, Seaford
Cost: Free event
Stories of Seaford More Information

More information: 

On Saturday 16 November is the Stories of Seaford Walk & Talk. This includes three walks which will start at midday and finish at the Seaford Community Centre, (Broughton Street, SEAFORD) where there will be a community get together held from 1pm to 4pm after the walks. There community event will include story sharing, a sausage sizzle, community group stalls, activities, demonstrations, entertainment and face painting.

The Three Walks:

  • Trail the Creek led by Kananook Creek Association
  • Down’s Estate and Wetlands Walk is being led by Down’s Estate &
  • Suburban Soul which is being led by Belvedere Community Centre

Each walk starts at midday and ends at Seaford Community Centre at approximately 1pm. People can register for walks on the day at the starting location of each walk. Each walk will have a different experience. Participants will learn about things such as the local flora and fauna, Kananook Creek, the birdlife of the Seaford Wetlands and the histories of Harry Down and Carrum Swamp or the history of Belvedere Community Centre.

Stories Of Langwarrin Community Expo And Bus Tours

Date: Sunday 1 December 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Venue: Langwarrin Scouts Hall (located within Lloyd Park, Langwarrin)
Cost: Free Event

The Bus Tours:

People can come down and sign up on the day for a seat on a mini-bus that will take people on a free 90 minute tour of Langwarrin. Each tour passes some of the major landmarks of our suburb including McClelland Sculpture Gallery, the Flora and Fauna Reserve, Mulberry Hill, and dozens of other spots. We have some long-time locals stepping into the role of tour guide to share their stories of Langwarrin as the tour traverses through our wonderful suburb.

  • Buses leave every 30 minutes from 10am (10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm).
  • Come down on the day to sign up for a bus tour.
  • Bus tours are free

The Expo:

While you wait for your tour, the group have planned a vibrant expo at the Langwarrin Scouts Hall where people can learn about Langwarrin and choose to share a memory or two! Some of the elements of this event include:

  • 20 local groups and clubs giving you an insight about the wonderful work they do
  • Kids activities including the Langwarrin Scouts climbing wall
  • Sausage sizzle and coffee van
  • Opportunity to share a story of Langwarrin and have your photo taken (by choice!)
  • Photo display of old and new photos of Langwarrin
  • And more

Carrum Downs, Skye & Sandhurst Summer Workshop Series

Four workshops have been scheduled to create the Summer Art Workshop Series happening in Skye, Carrum Downs and Sandhurst. These are as follows:

Paper Sewing with Kylie Stillman

Learn the art of paper sewing and take home your own hand-made gift cards and small artwork keepsakes. Light catering, tea and coffee included.

Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019 (7-9pm)
Venue: Lyrebird Community Centre
Cost: Free - Light catering, tea and coffee included.
Paper Sewing Bookings Here 

Your Colourful Home with Georgia Harper

Bring a photo of your home to paint in the colourful style of Howard Arkley onto canvas using acrylic paints.

Cost: Free - Light catering, tea and coffee included.

SESSION ONE: KIDS AGED 8 – 12: Thursday 12 December 2019 (6-7.30pm) at Skye Primary School.

Colourful Home Session One Bookings Here 

SESSION TWO: adults (16+): Tuesday 21 January 2020 (7-8.30pm) at Lyrebird Community Centre

Colourful Home Session Two Bookings Here

Painting For Wellness© With Tina Strafford

Expand your awareness of self and delight the senses with music and paint. No artistic ability needed. Enjoy splashing, dripping and going with the flow. Walk away with a few pieces of artwork

Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020 (10am-12pm)

Venue: Sandhurst Club

Cost: Free - Light catering, tea and coffee included.

Painting For Wellness Bookings Here

Stories of Frankston South Photo Exhibition

Date: Friday 7 February 2020

Venue: Frankston South Community & Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Road, Frankston South

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: LoveWhereYouLive@frankston.vic.gov.au

Past Events

Frankston North Community Market was held on Saturday 12 October at Frankston North Community Centre. The grass roots market included food, market stalls, kids activities and local talent.

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 which was held on Saturday 19 October, took residents and visitors for a free tour to various destinations and stop offs in the Karingal area.  A local tour guide (who has lived in the area for over 40 years) provided a description of the various sites and history including Ballam Park Homestead, Scouts Hall, Karingal Heights Primary School, McClelland Secondary College, Kareela Road Shops and St Luke’s Church. Each site was activated with various activities including arts and crafts display, and a group demonstrations. The tour commenced and finish at Karingal Hub Shopping Centre with a light lunch.

For more information

Please contact Frankston City Council’s Community Development Team
E. lovewhereyoulive@frankston.vic.gov.au 
P. 03 9784 1851

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