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Sharehood Info Session: Broadmeadows

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on July 11th, 2011

26 July , 2011
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Sharehood Presents a free informal information session on starting a sharing community in your neighbourhood

What is the Sharehood? The Sharehood is all about meeting your neighbours and sharing things with them – physical things like ladders, and skills like making jam or gardening. Getting to know your neighbours can also mean saving money, saving the environment and having fun! There are lots of ways to share goods and services, and time with people who are part of your community.

Tuesday 26 July 7pm – 8pm
Hume Global Learning Village 1093 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Accessible from Broadmeadows train station on the Craigieburn line Ample parking available Tea and coffee and light refreshments will be provided. All welcome! Please RSVP as places are limited. For more details or to RSVP: Phone Liz on 0450 720269 or email

Eco-Acupuncture 2010: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 23rd, 2010

27 September , 2010 9:00 amto8 October , 2010 5:00 pm

What might a sustainable and resilient neighbourhood look like ? How can we transform existing urban communities through design interventions?

To develop low-carbon resilient communities from within the existing fabric of (sub)urban life it is important to have two things: visions of desirable future living scenarios – and visible interventions, today, that can re-orient the path of future development. Since 2007, the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab [VEIL] has been exploring the transformative power of future visions for new developments in Melbourne. This work has been complemented by another program with design professionals, academics and students, working with an existing community, to design a suite of local interventions that can release community energy for building a sustainable neighbourhood. VEIL calls this new program: Eco-Acupuncture.

This exhibition introduces two projects, one looking at a future development north of Docklands; the other sited at Broadmeadows, a suburb currently wrestling with many of the problems facing Australian suburbs. New developments can create sustainable communities from scratch; Broadmeadows requires the ‘retrofitting’ of an existing community. VEIL work has focused on food, water, transport, energy, information and eco-businesses and services and the development of new Local Activities Districts. ‘Broady’ is a place of rich cultural diversity and history, opening up many possibilities for innovative design thinking.

The exhibition features work in collaboration with the Hume City council, from design professionals and design studios held at Melbourne University, RMIT University, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, communication and service design, 2008-10.

Exhibition dates: Monday 27 September to Friday 08 October. Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
Location: The foyer, Urban Workshop. 50 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne. 3000

Broadmeadows 2032 Exhibition: New Photos!

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2010

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 is the latest and greatest VEIL Exhibition.  Student works, designers, local suppliers, council and sponsors – it has all come together in the Ericsson Building at Broadmeadows.  Visit us and check out these explorations of visions and ideas for the future of a thriving suburban community.


Dates: 19th to 25th July, 2010
Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Location: The Ericsson Administration building, 61 Riggall St, Corner Blair and Riggall Streets (Enter via Blair Street) Broadmeadows
Parking: On-site 200 meters from entry

Accessibility: Wheelchair access is provided


The # 532 and the #540 buses run from Broadmeadows Train Station past the Ericsson Building. The Station is an easy daytime walk from the Exhibition and it only takes 8 minutes by bike!
Visit Viclink’s Journey Planner for more details.

Vision Broadmeadows 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 12th, 2010

The City of Hume is a rapidly developing centre north of Melbourne, caught up in many of the problems of burgeoning suburban sprawl, population growth, climate change, stressed infrastructure and impending broad-brush state planning initiatives. The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, VEIL, has been involved in an ongoing process of consultation and workshops with Hume City Council. This work has also local government, along with design students and academics. This free public exhibition explores and visualises the outcomes from this design research and visioning for Broadmeadows.

Visions of a transformed future for 2032 can build desirable, optimistic expectations, but sites of intervention have to be found today, that can shift the dynamics of development and release new community energy for change. VEIL, along with the Council, has identified a number of key potential ‘Eco-Acupuncture’ points within the Broadmeadows/Central Activities District area. VEIL is exploring and visualising a series of distributed and connected experimental visions for the future development of the region.

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 showcases a series of design projects from Melbourne University, RMIT, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape design, industrial design, communication design and service design. These ideas will be further developed and carried forward by Hume City Council in new and emerging strategic planning.

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July, 2010
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm  Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Location:  The Ericsson Administration Building
61 Riggall St, Corner of Blair & Riggall Streets
(enter via Blair Street)
Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Details: (visit the website for transport details).

Presented by: Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Sponsored by: Sustainability Victoria, Hume City Council, and Photography Studies College

Free Bike Maintenance Workshops: Broadmeadows

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 29th, 2010

Source: Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Image: madlabuk via flickr CC

Do you want to learn how to fix your bike?

Learn how to maintain your bicycle at our four free workshops. For all abilities and no experience necessary. Learn from the experts on how to change tyres, adjust brakes, ride safely and what equipment you might need.

Workshop 1: Wheels and Tyres
Saturday 5th June, 10am – 11am

Workshop 2: Bike Maintenance
Saturday 19th June, 10am -11am

Workshop 3: Brakes
Saturday 3rd July, 10am – 11am

Workshop 4: Safety and Equipment
Saturday 17th July, 10am – 11am

All equipment and tools are provided on the day but feel free to bring your own bike to practice on.

Workshops organised by the Northern Transport Links project and in partnership with Banksia Gardens Community Centre and the HumeBUG.

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Centre, 69-75 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows (03) 9309 8531