Placemaking grants awarded

Photo of an outdoor shopping mall. A large green dinosaur sits in the middle of the street as children play nearby

Our Placemaking Grants aim to assist individuals and groups with the delivery of placemaking activities in Nillumbik.

Placemaking activities play an important role in townships across the Shire and can provide social, economic and cultural benefits to the region and its communities.

The purpose of this grant is to assist community groups and local residents in the delivery of placemaking activities across Nillumbik to enhance the user experience within public places and spaces. These activities are supported by Nillumbik’s Placemaking Framework(PDF, 2MB)

2023/24 recipients

Allwood House International Jazz Day Concert

The Hurstbridge Jazz Club, in partnership with Allwood House, will put on a free and family-friendly 1920’s Jazz Age Lawn Party to mark International Jazz Day and to celebrate the historical nature of the Allwood House gardens.

Celebrating Eid in 2024

A cultural celebration of Ramadan and Eid, consisting of delicious food, henna art and live art at Eltham Town Square on 20 April 2024.

Diwali Festival in Eltham Town Square

A cultural celebration of Diwali at Eltham Town Square on 18 November 2023, consisting of artists, music, dancing, and Indian Food prepared by local Indian restaurants.  

Plenty Historical Society Garden Beautification

Enhancing the outside area north of the Historic Church into 'Our Place in Plenty', through the installation of an outdoor bench, a bird bath, additional native shrubs, and a small area for community to gather.

Research Gully Reserve Community Garden

The installation of four additional wicking beds at Research Gully Reserve Community Garden, as well as the development and installation of a rustic wooden sign.

St Andrews Left Bank Wayfinding Signage

Installation of three wayfinding signs within the Left Bank district in St Andrews, which will support visitors to navigate the experiences and offerings at the location.