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The Dereel Community Hub now runs a Wordpress blog availabe at, if you wish to keep up to date with news and events to do with the Dereel Community Hub that is the place you should visit.

Mobile service for Dereel is now funded

Malcolm Turnbull today announced 499 government, council and telco funded mobile phone services to be deployed around the country to address blackspots and we're happy to say that Dereel is covered.

After listening to Malcolm's Google+ announcement it seems likely that Telstra plan to put their service on the existing NBN tower in our town. This means it is highly unlikely to require planning permission and there will be nothing that certain residents will be able to do to try and stop the installation.

Let's hope our service is operational before the next bushfire season.

Spring Festival

To celebrate all things the community is currently doing, all the volunteers, all the community groups and initiatives, and to recognise all the hard work so far, the community are putting on a family friendly community celebration and market.

All community groups in the area have been invited to showcase who they are and what they do, and demonstrate the strength, creativity and diversity of post fire Dereel. This is also an opportunity for the many new residents to be welcomed to their community.

Please come along and share our spring celebration, and Look how far we’ve come!


  • Saturday 4th of October 2014
  • 9am to 3pm
  • Dereel Soliders Memorial Hall and Community Centre

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Dereel Newsletter Edition 18

In this edition:

  • What’s been happening
    • Dr Robert Gordon visit, Men’s Shed grant announcement, Connecting the Tots, Firewood for distribution, Information and Introduction Sessions at the Hall, Dereel Bushfire Fire ‘Where to next’ survey, Captain Cat’s Theatre, Golden Plains Arts Trail ‘From the Flames’, Rejuvenation Quilt donated to the community, Beanie donation from Kinglake
  • Update on the recovery groups
    • Heritage and History, Community Gardening, Open Sharing Group, Nesting boxes for returning native animals, Hot Day Clubs for at risk groups
  • Contact, Support and Useful Information
  • Regular Events for your calendar

: Download Edition 18