The Maroondah Festival is an annual event, which showcases the many community organisations within the municipality. The Festival attracts approximately 30,000 attendees and is now celebrating its 20th year.

This year the Festival moved from February to November and was relocated to Town Park, which provides shade for its many attendees and stallholders. The new-look Festival received positive feedback from attendees and community organisations alike. While the weather was in the mid 30s the shade provided by Town Park did provide a more pleasant environment than previous years.

A recharge point was available for people with motorised mobility aids to provide an accessible environment that could be enjoyed by all people within our community.

Alex signing the Eastern Transport Coalitions Monster Petition

Alex signing the Eastern Transport Coalition's Monster Petition

The Festival also included the Eastern Transport Coalition’s Monster Petition, calling on the State Government to deliver much needed public transport improvements, including the redevelopment of Ringwood Station.

I signed the petition at the Festival and encouraged members of the community to support the aims of the Eastern Transport Coalition and its call for public transport improvements.

The 2010 Maroondah Festival will be held on Sunday the 14th of November.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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