Project Upwey: Our Future, Our Plan, Our Community – Your Vision, Your Voice!

Project Upwey

Post by Belinda Powell – Project Upwey community working committee

Join the conversation! Our community needs you to get involved and have your say. A community plan is being developed for Upwey, so the whole Upwey community is being invited to get involved. Come along to the Sherbrooke Family and Children’s Centre/ Upwey community Hall, 1443 Burwood Highway, Upwey on Monday 19 May from 6:30pm – 9:00pm (7:00pm start after a light supper) for an all-inclusive community conversation and workshop about Upwey. We need you to tell us:

  • What you like about Upwey and what you would like to retain?
  • What you would like to see Upwey regain?
  • What you don’t like about Upwey or what you would like to change?
  • What do you imagine or hope for our community in the future?
  • What would you like to see developed or created in the future?

If you care about the future direction of our community and want to have a say in how Upwey will be shaped or changed in the future you should attend. Registrations for this FREE community event are essential for catering purposes. To register email

upwey village signskatepark mural upweyUpwey Hall, Scouts and back of shops.     Upwey Hall, Scouts and back of shops.

The Project Upwey plan is being developed by the community of Upwey, for the community of Upwey. The aims of the plan go beyond infrastructure improvements, and can be summarised as follows.

  • To unite the residents and business people of Upwey
  • To promote the wide variety of clubs, groups and organizations
  • To enhance connectivity between those groups, and to provide reciprocal benefits and support
  • To engage, develop, encourage and help our young people
  • To demonstrate the advantages of working collectively
  • To empower & support sub-groups who take on projects which benefit Upwey
  • To facilitate sources of funding
  • To improve the physical appearance of our township and its surroundings
  • To enrich the lives of our residents and to energize our businesses
  • To uplift the vibrancy, ambience and pride in our town
  • To enjoy and positively embrace the challenge

Project Upwey aims to harness the collective assets and strengths of our township, to consolidate our ideas, to prioritise by urgency and importance, and to provide resources and connections to enable action. Project Upwey is a new group, with an experienced and motivated steering committee, which will develop a whole-of-community plan. Spread the word to your family and friends. ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

See you on the 19th! Don’t forget to register.

Project Upwey banner stationglenfern valley welcome


2 thoughts on “Project Upwey: Our Future, Our Plan, Our Community – Your Vision, Your Voice!

  1. Peter Marke says:

    Firstly, Congratulations on a great Web Page and the commendable work your group is doing in Upwey.
    I write in response to the recent Brochure we received and your Facebook post relevant to the invitation to the Village Square Devonshire Tea or related initiative. (I have lost the Brochure!)
    A great idea! However, having been confused at the Brochure we received in our Letterbox insofar as the “Sponsor” of the Invitation and our natural interest in who was behind it, can I suggest that if I read the recent Facebook post correctly, it appears that Project Upwey is the imaginative and caring host. If so- we think that it would have been helpful to have your name listed on the Brochure as the Host as it was in a lesser form on Facebook. 00Also – it is obviously a great way to promote your group which from my experience is so important in maintaining a public profile.!
    Well done anyway, thanks for your work and best wishes ! .

    • Adriana Alvarez says:

      Hi Peter, I think there is a bit of confusion regarding Project Upwey. They are an independent community organisation to the hillscene and we are not their ‘sponsor’. The hillscene is a magazine and blog about all the interesting things happening in the hills and so this blog post is reporting on what Project Upwey does and their aims, etc. If you would like to find out more about what Project Upwey is doing I suggest you go to their facebook page and contact them directly through that.

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