Current news from the Parkville Association
2020/21 have been very difficult years as we have had our two major functions cancelled due to COVID restrictions. During the break between lockdowns we were able to have a farewell for Father Michael Elligate, Parish Priest at St Carthage's Parkville. Sadly due to an emergency Michael could not make it however we celebrated in style!
Our Committee has met monthly via Zoom and regular newsletters have been published and circulated to each residence in Parkville.
A new publication "Inner City News" has allowed Rob Moore to write a monthly article on happenings in Parkville. We are currently arranging a hyperlink to the site to allow access to this publication.
Rob Moore has also taken up the chair of the Police Community Consultative Committee. This covers Parkville, Carlton ,North Melbourne and Kensington and has the objective to bring the Police and local communities closer. The group meet every 6 weeks and any issues with crime or Police matters can be addressed via Rob.
At our AGM this year Ryan Moses rejoined the committee, we wish Ryan well reopening Naughtons this month! It would be great if we could find a couple of additional committee members. We particularly would love someone with IT experience! If interested please contact Rob. Currently we are working with our website administrators to make this more user friendly.
Finally as members would know 2021/22 fees are due. Thank you to the 79 that have paid so far and of course to our Life Members who have donated. Our current membership YTD is 139 with 68 yet to pay their 2021/22 fees. Hopefully all will be finalised by the end of October.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) March 2021
Our Annual General Meeting was held in March. Over 34 members attended via Zoom. and were joined for pre meeting
We opened with Prof Peter Doherty giving us an updated presentation on COVID 19. This was very apt given Peter was our guest a year earlier just prior to our first lockdown. Danielle Smits from Melbourne Metro then updated attendees on the latest developments at Parkville Station.
The AGM then followed details of which are on this website. Highlights included the Presidents address, the financials by our Treasurer David McGregor and discussions re new committee members. Ryan Moses and Nick Morrissey were elected to the committee.
Parkville Heritage walks
We are thrilled to advise the Royal Park Protection Group have joined our Heritage App, this is available via your App search engine. Our 'Parkvillle Heritage Walks' self-guided tour mobile app received a Commendation at this years Victorian Community History Awards! It is a great way to explore Parkville and Royal Park.
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Welcome to the website for the Parkville Association. You can find out more about what the Parkville Association does by visiting the About Us page.
Enquiries about Membership should use the Members page which has information about joining the Parkville Association. Positions on the Committee are currently vacant and the Association is looking for interested members of the Community to join us.
Click here for Events and Meeting Times for upcoming events and activities that are significant to Parkville and its residents.
Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParkvilleAssociation
The Committee handles many heritage issues throughout the year as well as the ongoing issues of parking and traffic, the construction of the Metro Tunnel rail project including a Parkville station at the intersection of Royal Parade and Grattan Street, and other items as they arise. Please check the News page for updates of current issues.
Please feel welcome to attend any of the Parkville Association meetings during the year.