Linking Rockbank is a place-based project which was first identified by Djerriwarrh Health Services in 2017 in response to the emerging challenges of rapid population growth and infrastructure.
Linking Rockbank has emerged following the earlier efforts and initiatives by the Melton City Council who have engaged with the local community of Rockbank and Woodlea (previously part of Rockbank) since 2014. In late 2017, the suburb boundaries changed and largely reduced the size of the suburb.
To promote a socially inclusive and connected community in Rockbank, capable of responding to local aspirations and community needs.
2018 Current projects:
‘Birds of a Feather’
This project involved numerous elements across the Rockbank community culminating with the unveiling of a mosaic and the planting of a bottlebrush for the Rockbank Primary School’s 150th celebration on Saturday November 17.
Throughout the project mosaic workshops were held at the Sundowner Caravan Park, Rockbank Primary School and the Rockbank CFA. Students decorated nesting boxes that were provided by the Melton Environment Group and the year 6 students created their own legacy mosaic art piece, individual mosaic birds that were installed on large boulders. In addition, younger students attended a mosaic workshop over the school holidays and senior students researched and observed local birdlife.
On Friday November 16 during a special school assembly, all year 6 students were presented with a Red Kangaroo Paw and all families at the school were presented with a small native plant in recognition of the school’s momentous occasion and their role in the ‘Birds of a Feather’ project. It will be interesting to see, in years to come, how many more birds are visiting the area as a result of the 100 bird attracting native plants now finding new homes across the local area.
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