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Merri-bek Community News

A hardcopy of Merri-bek Community News (previously known as Inside Merri-bek) is delivered to all Merri-bek households every quarter.

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Merri-bek Community News - February 2024

Merri-bek Community News February 2024

In this edition:

  • Our biggest capital works spend ever!
  • Home library service brightens lives 
  • Apply for a community grant today 

Merri-bek Community News - December 2023

Merri-bek Community News December 2023 

In this edition:

  • The Coburg Conversation
  • Staying safe this summer 
  • What's on this holiday season!

Merri-bek Community News - Winter  2023

Merri-bek Community News Winter 2023

In this edition:

  • Announcing our biggest capital
    works spend in 5 years
  • $278,000 allocated to your
    budget ideas
  • Moving around in Merri-bek –
    our new Transport Strategy

Merri-bek Community News - Autumn 2023

Merri-bek Community News Autumn 2023

In this edition:

  • Brunswick East’s Fleming Park
    refresh – more than $8 million
    of community works complete
  • Your new bins
  • Draft Council budget 

Inside Merri-bek - Summer 2022-23

Inside Merri-bek Summer 2022-23

In this edition:

  • Fawkner Leisure Centre redevelopment
  • Your 2023 waste calendar 
  • Works in your area 

Inside Merri-bek - Spring 2022

Inside Merri-bek Spring 2022

In this edition:

  • Community Grants now open
  • Your rates at work
  • An electric future

Inside Merri-bek - Autumn 2022

Inside Merri-bek Autumn_2022 PDF

In this edition:

  • The Glenroy Hub is officially open
  • Moreland Connector Program
  • A new name we can be proud of 

Inside Merri-bek - Summer (Renaming) 2022

Inside Merri-bek March 2022 PDF

In this edition:

  • A new name for our City Council
  • Your waste calender 
  • Update on vaccines 
  • Works in your area

Inside Merri-bek – Spring 2021

Inside Merri-bek Spring 2021 PDF

In this edition:

  • Our new Glenroy Community Hub takes shape
  • Council Plan 2021-2025: Our future together
  • Working with our community to get more jabs
  • Get involved: Join a Council Advisory Committee or Reference Group

Inside Merri-bek – Winter 2021

Inside Merri-bek Winter 2021 web version.pdf

In this edition:

  • A lasting legacy: local couple gift their Brunswick house to charity
  • Proposed changes to your waste service
  • Nominate for the 2021 Merri-bek Awards
  • Volunteering in Glenroy

Inside Merri-bek – Autumn 2021

Inside Merri-bek 2021

In this edition:

  • Imagining Merri-bek’s future – an update
  • Bulleke-bek Park opens in Brunswick
  • $1 million upgrade to Coburg Leisure Centre 
  • Have your say on our draft budget

Previous Issues

Inside Merri-bek – Summer 2020

Inside Merri-bek Summer 2020

In this edition:

  • Meet your new Mayor
  • Update on waste services
  • Meet the recipients of our Thrive grants
  • Introducing our new Councillors

Community Update (extra COVID-19 edition) – July / August 2020

Community Update 2020 (PDF 7Mb)

In this edition:

  • Working together while staying apart
  • Update on continuing services
  • Information in your language 
  • Continuing essential council work
  • COVID-19 Community Support Grants

Community Update (COVID-19) – Winter 2020

Community Update Winter 2020 (PDF 6Mb)

In this edition:

  • Update on continuing services during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Working together while staying apart
  • Information in your language 
  • COVID-19 Community Support Grants

Community Update (COVID-19) – Autumn 2020

Community Update Autumn 2020  (PDF 3Mb)

In this edition:

  • Looking after yourselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Information in your language 
  • Supporting local businesses

Inside Merri-bek – Summer 2020

Inside Merri-bek Summer 2020 (PDF 900Kb)

In this edition:

  • New Victorian pool safety guidelines
  • More tips for food scraps
  • Keeping cool in the heat
  • Brunswick Music Festival shines

Inside Merri-bek – Spring 2019 

Inside Merri-bek Spring 2019 (PDF 1Mb) 

In this edition:

  • Celebrating 100 years of Maternal and Child Health services in Merri-bek 
  • Coburg Night Market
  • Top tips for food scraps
  • Summer pool safety

Inside Merri-bek – Winter 2019 

Inside Merri-bek Winter 2019 (PDF 1Mb) 

In this edition:

  • Women and girls in sport, kicking goals 
  • Coburg Carnivale 
  • Food and Garden Organics service goes live
  • Helping Hoops charity basketball event 

Inside Merri-bek – Autumn 2019

Inside Merri-bek Autumn 2019 (PDF 3Mb)

In this edition:

  • Powering up sustainably
  • Keeping Merri-bek's canopy green
  • Glenroy Music Fest
  • Flexible Family Day Care

Inside Merri-bek – Summer 2019

Inside Merri-bek Summer 2019 (PDF 6Mb) 

In this edition:

  • Summer heat health
  • Celebrating Oak Park's new Sports and Aquatic Centre
  • Brunswick Music Festival's new programmer shines
  • Pool barriers save lives
  • One-on-one computer classes

Inside Merri-bek – Spring 2018

Inside Merri-bek Spring 2018 (PDF 6Mb)

In this editon:

  • Spring fun unleashed
  • Oak Park Aquatic Centre opens in time for summer
  • Writers in Merri-bek shine
  • Coburg Night Market 2018 

Inside Merri-bek – Winter 2018

Inside Merri-bek Winter 2018 (PDF 6Mb) 

In this edition:

  • Your coffee waste at work
  • Learn English as a family 
  • What's on at Counihan

Inside Merri-bek – Summer 2018

Inside Merri-bek Summer 2018 (PDF 6Mb)