To add to the community spirit of the festive season, the Dennis Family Corporation has introduced a Christmas Lights competition at Modeina with the intention of becoming an annual event.
Residents at Modeina who have entered this year’s competition have adorned their homes in colourful Christmas decorations for the chance to win cash prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250,000 for third.
The Dennis Family Corporation has awarded a total of $11,100 in grants from the inaugural Modeina Community Fund. The funding allocated by an independent judging panel has been shared amongst 13 local not-for-profit groups operating in the Burnside, Burnside Heights and Caroline Springs areas.
Burnside Children's and Community Centre at Modeina will undergo an exciting million dollar upgrade over the next twelve months, with completion of the works expected by the end of 2018.
The Council operated facility, which currently houses a kindergarten, occasional care and maternal health centre, will be expanded to include a commercial kitchen, a larger community meeting room that will accommodate up to 150 people and a second, smaller meeting room that will comfortably hold 15-20 people.
This year's Victorian State Budget confirmed funding for the construction of the future Burnside Primary School within the Modeina estate. Funding for the 2017/18 year amounts to $2.66 million, with the balance of $11.14 million to be allocated to the 2018/19 year when construction of the school would be completed.
The Dennis Family Corporation is preparing to introduce an annual Community Fund at Modeina, which will allow local not-for-profit groups to make an application for financial grants of either $500 or $1,000.
"Our Community Fund initiatives have been extremely successful at several other developments we have undertaken around Melbourne and have helped make many worthy projects come to life," Modeina Marketing Manager, Melissa Tilley said.
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