Please Sign the Petition to get our GP back!

Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter!

The petition to get a doctor back into the Montville Health Centre is still open for signature. Copies can be found at the pharmacy and several shops in Montville as well as at the General Meeting on Wednesday.

Feel free to share this newsletter and invite others to our events, membership to the MVA is free!

8 April, 11 am; Easter Egg Hunt

9 April, 6 am; Easter Sunrise Service

12 April, 6 pm; Voice to Parliament guest speaker David Hollinsworth

At our April General Meeting we will have the honour of hosting David Hollinsworth, on the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum.

David Hollinsworth is an Adjunct Professor in the Indigenous Studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  David taught Indigenous studies and anti-racism at the University of South Australia from 1979 until 1997, and at the University of the Sunshine Coast from 2003 to 2019.  He has published widely on Aboriginal history and politics, Indigenous health and community development, and on representations of Aboriginality in the media and academia.  

David has an international and national reputation for his work on the shifting forms of Australian racism and on effective strategies for combating racism.  He is especially engaged in efforts to identify and eliminate systemic racism that exists in all our major institutions, for example, police and the justice system, health and disability services, education, welfare, and the workplace.

Alongside his academic and professional work, David has been an activist in Aboriginal struggles and anti-racism since 1968. Some of these were land rights and cultural heritage campaigns in South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland including the Hindmarsh Island Bridge campaign. He was National Non-Indigenous Chair of the Stolen Generations Alliance that negotiated the Apology by PM Kevin Rudd in 2008, working with stolen generations survivors and their families since 1996. 

Note, our general meetings are free for all to attend, doors to the Village Hall open at 5:30 pm for drinks and socialising, with the actual event running from 6 to 7 pm.

Public Art Opportunity in Montville for Sunshine Coast artists

Seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced artists to develop small scale permanent sculptural works suitable for installation in open spaces. 

EOI submissions close Sunday 23rd April.  For more info and a copy of the public art brief, email your details to:

23 April; Presidents Cup at Montville Tennis Club

Join the MTC for live music, tennis and prizes. Open to all (members, causals, social players and friends and family). And if you are into tennis and haven’t been fortunate enough to get courtside tickets, this will also be THE spot on the Range to watch Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

The club can be found at Montville Sports & Recreation Ground, 230-238 Balmoral Road, Montville

25 April; ANZAC Day in Montville

Anzac Day will start with a Dawn Service in Montville at the Memorial Gates at 5:30 am. This is followed by a parade in Mapleton, line up at 9:30 for a 9:45 step off.

Community members are welcome to join for lunch at the Mapleton Public House.  Please book a table early as Anzac Day lunch is often booked out. Note that due to the later start time we won’t do morning tea, just lunch at the pub!

A car will be available for veterans who can’t march, please contact .

The wet weather plan is to hold the service in the Mapleton School Hall.

Please be aware of the half road closure at Mapleton to allow the parade to take place. The North bound lane of Flaxton Drive between Wilga court and the Mapleton Public house will be closed from approximately 0930-1015 hrs with traffic to use the south bound single lane under control of East Coast Traffic controllers.

3 May, 6 pm; Range and Hinterland Gardening Book Launch

Join us on Wednesday May 3 at 6pm for the launch of Range and Hinterland Gardening. Joan Dillon and Nita Lester have written a book, in full colour, for all interested gardeners and those new to our area and. It covers exotic and native plants with those naturally growing locally marked with a prominent L symbol. There has been input from local established gardeners and all profits will be shared between the MVA and the Mapleton Library and Community Centre.

We look forward to seeing you.

16 May; Stronger Together Forum SSC

In 2018 Sunshine Coast Council developed a Community Strategy 2019-2041 and Action Plan 2019-2024. As part of a review and refresh of the Action Plan Council is holding a community forum on 16th May 2023 to seek input from the community to develop a renewed set of actions for the next five years. 

To find out more and how to register your place at the Stronger Together Forum click on the link. You will also find information about other ways that you can have your say on the Action Plan if you can’t attend the forum.

I’ve also attached an invitation for you to disseminate to others who may be interested in attending the forum.

The Coalition of Community Boards encourages community members to attend the forum so that you can have your say about the needs and aspirations of small not-for-profit community organisations on the Sunshine Coast.

There are limited places available so I recommend that you register asap.

20 May, 7 pm; Drag Bingo

Sundays from 7 to 8:30 am, Russell Family Park

Volunteers to help with our Bush Care group are warmly welcomed, morning tea is provided!

MVA Upcoming Events Calendar

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