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Welcome to Inglewood  - there's more than you think!

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 Inglewood Alive 2016

 This year, the festival has moved to the first Sunday in November.  Sunday 6th November.

All your favourites and more....just a month earlier before all the mad end of year festive rush.


Sunday 22/5/16   Inglewood Sports Centre      

A truly magnificent attendance in fantastic weather saw a tribute to Dr Max and Annie Higgs at a community BBQ today. Together with sons Harry and Charlie, (together with good wishes from Jack who is living in New York), they mingled with the large crowd estimated at 270+.   "Thank you and well wishes" were plentiful , as was the array of salads and cakes and sweets brought along by the community to share.   Speeches by Stewart Luckman, Helen Reimers and Harry Higgs  expressed the feelings of the community for the magnificent service of some 31 years to our community, not only as the local doctor but also Council service,  inaugural chairman of the community bank, sporting groups and support to many in many ways.  There were tears of joy and wonderful perosnal thanks expressed.

A   plaque was presented to Max and Annie, who responded well with kind and generous thoughts. They have enjoyed the hard work and success of this chapter of  their life and are looking forward to the next chapter.  Max also left us with some poetry which summed up the value of folks and service.   They will enjoy some holidays and and then head off to various exciting destinations and work in other areas.  Every one wishes them well. 

Thanks to Stewart Luckman and Graham Bender for initiating and arranging the day, the Lions Club of Inglewood for the BBQ and catering and all who contributed to the success of the day and the cleaning up.  Many hands did a great job.


                            Also see the article and many photos in the Bendigo Advertsier. ..more 


18/5/16  Inglewood Primary School     The 2016/17 fundraising calendar is now available. Free to collect from the                       Inglewood and Bridgewater Post Office.  Call in and pick one up today!    from School Council.

3/5/16    Extended hours for Eucy Museum.  

      From Thursday 12th May, the Eucalyptus Distillery Museum will operate with additional days and extended hours. The hours will be  10 am - 4 pm, Thursday to Monday more 

27/4/16   Community Meeting.   Loddon Shire a/g CEO Marg Allan along with EPA and ISS, briefed the community on the status of current works.  The major hole at the rollover site is now being filled with like material that has been tested as suitable.  Some 2000-3000 

tonnes will be required to restore that area over the next week.  The polluted soil and bricks  in the section of the large drain crossing the to the golf course will now commence being removed. The additional section on the western end near Heales St. will also be commenced as part of that work.  As it is polluted down to some 2.5 m depth, this will take some time.   Council is designing the new drain works for restoration to like capacity, which will be reviewed with the insurance providers prior to construction commencement.  A concrete culvert will most likely result for the eastern section, and the communities preference for the western Heales St section is restoration of brickworks.  Many questions and discussion followed.  The shire will advise another community update in the coming weeks. 

14/4/16    Community Meeting.   Loddon Shire will hold a community meeting #4 on Wednesdy 27th April, 6:00pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, Grant St, Inglewood.   An update on the cleanup work by EPA and Loddon Shire will be provided. All invited.


6/4/2016  Major Truck Rollover Calder Hwy in Inglewood.  

 The major incident was cleared and the highway opened with one lane, by around 6:00pm  hours on the Thursday 7th.  Power had been returned after a massive effort by PowerCor teams.  Now the cleanup commences on the fuel,  sodden soil and drains, cleaning up the environmental damage.  This will continue for many days and perhaps weeks.


Further information can be located at:!/incident/1571228/warning/28855520/moreinfo



The Inglewood community would like to thank all the emergency teams and relief crews that came from everywhere to assist during and after the emergency.  The driver being treated at hospital for what we were told was only minor injuries and no one else was injured, so we are grateful for that.  It could have been much worse.

A big thank you also to all the townsfolk, businesses and support workers who assisted the community during the event.


Employment: Positions Vacant...................  (see Employment)

  •  Check out the new Collectables brochure!  collectables flyer
  • The new Inglewood Streetscape Masterplan is read for comment!  See below
  • The TOWN HALL COMMUNITY HUB construction is gnearly complete!  
  • Welcome to the new owners at the Motel: - Pauline and Jerry Wellman. 
  • The Chemist has moved !   Khaled's pharmacy is  now in the IGA complex at Shop 2, 36 Brooke St. Inglewood.
  • March 21  - Inglewood Lions and Helping Hands Mission open "The Church Op Shop" in Bridgewater.  more 


Australia Day celebrations

A good crowd of locals enjoyed the celebrations at the swimming poop ceremony.  Ambassador Betty Kitchener spoke about mental health issues, with Cr Colleen Condliffe announcing the various Loddon Shire Australia Day awards.  Lions President Robert Condliffe hosed the proceedings and all enjoyed the sausage sizzle and then the swimming carnival.  A lot of splashing and crowd encouragement accompanied the many events.  Glorious eather made the event a treat.  Congratulations to all the participants and award winners.

 Val Johns was presented with the Community Service Award for her tireless service tot he community.   

Congratulations ValCongratulations Val

Australia Day Ambassador Betty KitchenerAustralia Day Ambassador Betty Kitchener






Streetscape Masterplan

The updated Inglewood master plan is now available for review and comment.      Loddon Shire's Mr Tim Jenkyn has been working with the consultants and the various town development groups to work through the masterplan designs.  Feedback is open until the end of February,  with the final masterplans being commenced in March.

The plans are available in Brooke Street shop front windows for additional viewing.



  View the detailed plans at





The Christmas festivities at the Lions Christmas Carols evening. 







The children had a great time!!   And Santa arrived after a quick visit to the Hospital and Hostel.


Marketing Inglewood ...the challenge 

A routine part of IDTC's role is marketing the town and facilities.  "Put yourself in the picture" is a new theme we have created and have supplied postcards at various outlets to highlight the activities in our area.   We also have new bumper stickers available highlighting our website.  These are available from Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House and Fusspots initially for a small fee, directing attention to our website.      Rather than producing flyers that get out of date quickly, our aim is now on an up-to-date website. If you see an update required, send us a message. thanks  



  Inglewood Alive  2015.  

A lot of interest and a pretty good day.  The wood chips did fly for the state title!  Lot's of fun.

If you'd like to see a a few Inglewood links and images, then check out Ian Hall's bulletin board , created using "Sway".  

Click on the image and Just scroll to the right when it opens.


Plenty of pics to see.Plenty of pics to see.

                                 Great Vic Bike Ride.

Phew!  The riders have come and gone and reports were they really enjoyed out town.

 A short break until Saturday....Inglewood Alive!   


    Community Hub - Construction works have commenced!  ..more

Ceremony marking the commencement of construction.Ceremony marking the commencement of construction.

Spring Activities!

 What a marvellous weekend with the Naturally Loddon Festival held over the weekend.     The   Kooyoora Wild Flower Show  at the Eucy Museum on Saturday 19th September  was fantastic.  Well attended and marvellluos displays.  Bus tours were busy and a lot of interest in the Photographic competition.  And a big well done to the under 18 and under 15 competition.


On the Sunday,  the Blue Eucy Heritage Festival was busy with kids enjoying the activities and displays.   Old machinery was running well, and the Blue Eucy Miniature Train Group was running and the Mobile Zoo was just fantastic.

 Lot's of fun for the kidsLot's of fun for the kids

The town and community will be pulling out all stops on Tuesday 1st December to entertain and support the 3000+ riders camping at Inglewood as part of the Great Victorian Bike Ride.  



William Charles Vahland 

On July 22nd this year we commemorated the 100th anniversary of his passing.  William Charles Vahland (1828-1915) was a distinguished architect, who was involved with many of the distinctive buildings in Inglewood, Bendigo 

Further details in the History tab .......  more 


Station Re-development completed and Open for business!

Opening ceremony held on Thursday 4th June 2015...see more .  An exciting tenant is rumored for next year.  Looking forward to details to announce.


Interested in the new streetscape project progress?

 During the first round of streetscape consultations it was mentioned that Outlines Landscape Architecture would return to each of the 4 towns within a few weeks to discuss the initial findings.  

Head to ABOUTTOWN.ORG to see more about the project.








A true story...

None of his classmates liked him because of his stupidity and clumsiness, especially his teacher, who was always yelling at him, "You're driving me mad, Tyrone." 

One day Tyrone's mum came to school to check on how he was doing. 

The teacher told his mum honestly, that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks, and that she had never seen such a stupid boy in her entire teaching career. 

The mum was shocked at the feedback and withdrew her son from school and moved out of Detroit, relocating to Cleveland. 

25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with an almost incurable cardiac disease. All the doctors strongly advised her to have heart surgery, which only one surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic could perform. Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was successful. 

When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw a handsome young doctor smiling down at her. She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something but quickly died . 


The doctor was shocked, wondering what went wrong so suddenly. Then he turned around and saw our friend Tyrone, a janitor in the Clinic, who had unplugged the life-support equipment in order to connect his vacuum cleaner. 


Don't tell me you thought Tyrone became a heart-surgeon. 




Need a Coffee?   You can get a good coffee and delightful cake at "Meat on Brooke".  Call in for a chat, get some of the famous snags or other local treats.



A little girl donates some coins to a street musician and gets the best surprise in return. Well, that's certainly money well spent.  


A bit of a laugh! check this out.

This is a great video. To launch a new TV channel in Belgium, they put a red button in the middle of a quiet town square with the words "Push to add drama". Someone did.



Volunteers play a vital and valuable role in the community of Inglewood. 

Our volunteers are a diverse range of people who work tirelessly  with organisations with the common interest of enhancing the Inglewood and district communities.


Volunteering can be a fun way of meeting new people, helping others and developing new skills. It is also about sharing and developing personal skills and strengthening links between people in the community.
If you would like to be a valued volunteer, we would like to hear from you.


Please call the Inglewood Development and Tourism Committee 5438 3169  or  drop in to the Inglewood Neighbourhood House and  have a chat with the team.


We greatly appreciate and value your contribution.


Men's Activities

If your in the district,  come and visit our Men's shed on Thursday's 10-4 pm.  Where?  Up behind the hospital . Ward street. more >

You can also check out this great site for fellas!

Check it out!


Youth Support

Some kids can be under a lot of pressure!  Decisions about the future, school stuff you may not know about,  holiday boredom or struggling to find that perfect job!    A fantastic new site is up and running for the 16-25 year olds. 

Tune In Not Out  is 24hr TV for life's challenges, such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, exams and relationships.

Check it out!  Pass it on!  Spread the word!


It may help someone you know, and you may never know how. 


TINO and thanks to the team that put it together!!


About Inglewood

Situated 199 km from Melbourne on the Calder Highway, this historic gold mining town presents a vision of the past. Inglewood forms part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle' which encompasses some of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. The last great Victorian gold rush occurred here in the 1860's, bringing prosperity and a burgeoning new life to a rural community, clearing the land of mallee scrub and producing wool for the young colony and for export to England. 
Gold was like a magnet and miners flocked to Inglewood from all corners of the globe. A few miners' tents rapidly became a tent town of thousands. Inglewood became known as ‘the city in the scrub'.  In the third year of its existence Inglewood became a municipality, the Borough of Inglewood. Such was the wealth taken from the earth and rock, that the tent town became a community of substance, buildings of timber and brick; imposing structures, several of which stand today.
The gold was eventually extracted to economic limits and the miners departed. A new, though less profitable industry helped the town survive. Eucalyptus oil, first recognised for its wide ranging qualities from the earliest years of colonial occupation, was produced in quantity in the district. The Blue Mallee, locally known as 'Blue Eucy ', which produced an oil of exceptional quality, grows in abundance in the area.  These days Inglewood is a service town for the surrounding rural districts and smaller communities.
Stay a while and you will be able to explore the town with he range of activities listed on the link below.  These can bring the history to life .

Collectibles, gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, ...  or just relax!

Have an enjoyable time and come back to visit Inglewood again.

Things to see and do!


One of the reasons it's called the "city in the scrub"