Welcome to Eastsider News

Your free digital local newspaper 

Eastsider News reports to communities in the eastern part of Melbourne including the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse and adjoining areas from Kew to Croydon

 We aim to tell the interesting and important stories of your neighbourhoods, to keep residents informed about the events, activities and important issues happening in your area. 

We want to share information, celebrate talent and achievements, stimulate discussion and report on the many things that affect your everyday life.  Let us know your thoughts or submit a contribution by emailing us at eastsidernews1@gmail.com.

Keep scrolling down this page to see more including Upcoming Events, Local News, and Have your Say or go to our Eastsider Extra page for more on these matters.

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Federal Elections 2022

As a former Prime Minister quipped, “When the Government changes, the country changes”.   We at Eastsider News are keen to hear your thoughts on what sort of changes you want to see and how to make these changes happen.

Eastsider Extra

With every edition of Eastsider News, we receive an amazing array of contributions that reflect the diversity and qualities of our local neighbourhoods and demonstrate the skills and talents of the people who submit material to us.  The Eastsider Extra page on our menu above will give you another way to access some of this material.  It will also feature other bits and pieces that we hope are of interest. We will keep adding material to this page over time so please tell us what you think.  Our email is eastsidernews1@gmail.com .

Check out what’s happening locally – go to either the Local News post or the Upcoming Events post under the Eastsider Extra page

The Local News post on the Eastsider Extra page lists some of the more recent goings on in our neighbourhood – things like the results of games played by your favourite sporting club, school achievements  and other newsworthy events.

The Upcoming Events post lists events that our supporters have told us about.   We will try to keep both pages current, but please forgive us if things are a little out of date.

Celebrating Sporting Triumphs reports on the fun and achievements of our many sporting clubs and their members.

To find out more about this event, go here  and click on the Community Energy item there.

To find out about courses to train volunteer energy assessors. go here to find out more.

A current image of Hays Paddock

Local Government matters

Eastsider News reports to people living, working and playing in a number of local government areas, including the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse.  We regard local government as a very significant layer of the Australian democracy and encourage our readers to become involved and informed about what your local council is doing.  Some of these things are discussed on the Local News page here. If you want to find out how to have your say on  council matters, go here

Have your say

We are keen to encourage public consultation by all levels of government  and others undertaking projects that will affect the lives of people living in our local areas.  Go to our Have Your Say post on our Eastsider Estra page to find out how to have your say.

The City of Boroondara has released its draft Budget for 2022/2023.  Please go here to download the Budget and give your feedback by Wednesday 25 May.

Boroondara is preparing a submission on the Koonung Creek Master Plan and the North East Link Project.  Have your say here.

Support our local community groups

We continue to be surprised by the number of community groups that exist in our catchment area. we are very fortunate that so many people actively and voluntarily participate in enriching our community in so many different ways.

There are the many service and support groups who  provide such a range of high quality services to support many in our community who need a bit of help when life gets  difficult.  It is important to remember that these groups rely on the generosity of their community to provide these services.

Our region has many vibrant sporting clubs that contribute much to our local communities.  Let us help publicise what is happening with your local club.

We also acknowledge the many interest groups that bring people together to share their particular passions whether  it be creative, cultural or otherwise.

Volunteers needed – Uniting Burwood

Uniting Burwood is currently recruiting volunteers to join their community workers program and assist in providing help to people in need.  More information is on our Volunteering post here.

Interest Groups

The Whitehorse Film Society has released its mid year program of movies.   Go here to find out what’s on.

The Doncaster Camera Club has a monthly competion amongst its members.  We publish many of those photos in our digital newspaper.

Upcoming Events

Take a look at the Upcoming Events post on our Eastsider Extra page to find out more about these upcoming events featured below

Keep scrolling down to see more of the things happening in our local communities

World Knitting Day 4 June, 10am to 3pm

At Manningham Uniting Church, & Community Centre, 109 Wood Street, Templestowe.  Go here to find out more.

The Painted Sculpture

This  exhibition of figurative 3D works by Efrossini Chaniotis at the Ladder Art Space, 81 Denmark St. Kew, Melbourne opens on Wednesday 15 June and continues to Saturday 2 July.  Go here for more details.

Olives to Oil. Oakleigh. 18th and 19th June

Olives to Oil is an annual community festival bringing people together to harvest unused olives from neighbourhood trees.  Go here to find more information.

Car Boot Sales at Mont Albert – every 4th Sunday starting 26 June

Go here for more details

Art in the Park 

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre is hosting a special series of art workshops in Canterbury Gardens called Art in the Park, running over May and June.  This series is being held in the gardens to promote health and wellbeing as well as encourage people who might still be hesitant to attend indoor social events due to COVID concerns. Go here to find out more.

Colours of Winter Exhibition – Alcove Art Shop

Showcasing the work of artisans attached to The Alcove Art Shop.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC), 470 Station Street, Box Hill

Tuesday 31st May – Saturday 11th June 2022.

Shop Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Exhibition Opening: Monday 30 May 2022 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Go here to find out more.

Celebrating sporting triumphs

There’s a lot happening in our region’s sporting clubs and lots to celebrate.  Go here to see who is having fun as well as winning

Gateball at the Kew Croquet Club.


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