Shop Local For Christmas

  Local Federal MP Bert van Manen and the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson are preparing for the holiday season by shopping local.   van Manen is committed to supporting small and local business across Forde and encourages everyone in the community to do the same.   “Small businesses and family enterprise are the economic…

Keeping Forde Kids Safe in the Water

Families living in Forde will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing water safety for young children. The initiative is aimed at children under five and teaching them about water safety. The new programme consists of songs, videos and books which communicate the water safety message in a fun and engaging format for youngsters.…

2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize

Call for nominations Do you know any students who have demonstrated outstanding skills and commitment in achieving their vocational training while at school? Nominations for the nationally recognised 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) opened on 15 October 2014 and close on 28 November 2014. Reward your Year 12 students who have excelled at practical,…

Green Army Round Two now open for applications in Forde

Applications are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Forde. The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014/15 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects. Projects must run for 20-26 weeks and may be…

Upskilling Forde Child Care Educators

Child care educators in Forde are among more than 50,000 long day care educators across Australia set to benefit from a $200 million Federal Government investment in professional development. Federal Member, Bert van Manen MP says “the Abbott Government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will directly support 50 long day care services in Forde…