Help needed for Romsey Christmas Tree frame DELIVERIES

Anyone with a UTE or TRAILER can help with the delivery of the Christmas Tree FRAMES to businesses, groups and families so they can decorate them in readiness for the Christmas in Romsey event.

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RRBATA Tenth Annual Business Breakfast 2019

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

RRBATA Presents: Michael Drapac


Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Time: 7 am to 8:30 am

Venue: Glen Erin at Lancefield

Cost: RRBATA Members: $45

General Admission: $50

Dear Friends of RRBATA,

The 10th Annual Business Breakfast is rapidly approaching and RRBATA has been very lucky to secure Mr. Michael Drapac as special guest speaker. Michael is founder and Chairman of Drapac Capital Partners, a highly specialized international property group. He founded the Drapac Cycling Team in 2004 to support the concept of holistic development for young elite athletes. His Romsey thoroughbred property will  breed, raise, race and re-purpose equine athletes for life after racing as well as featuring a stock saddle museum. Michael is passionate about communities being developed which enhance an area for local residents without losing character – a particularly timely discussion with Romsey’s Town Structure Plan is due to be developed over the next 2 to 3 years.

So – if you are interested in the well being of horses, athletes or community character, BOOK your tickets NOW as seats will be limited.

Feel free to share this event with any of your contacts who may be interested in attending.

Sponsored by the Romsey Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank, this will be a special event.

We look forward to seeing you for breakfast on Thursday 10th October!


RRBATA Committee.


Full details on: Flyer A5

For all bookings for this event go to – TRY Booking:




Maps from the HUB

(8 am to 12. 30 pm)

This weekend’s Romsey Whole Town Garage Sale is a chance to turn ‘trash’ into treasure.

Hosted by the Romsey Neighbourhood House, the one-day annual event invites residents to sell their pre-loved or new items.

Neighbourhood House committee President Allan Irvine said more than 40 Romsey families have registered to take part in this year’s event.

“The neighbourhood house produces a map and a list, which we sell on the day for $3, which guides them to all of the garage sales around town,” he said. “We also offer the option of selling at the hub where we will have a barbecue as well.”

Mr Irvine said there will be something for everyone to buy during the sale.

“People can sell anything you can imagine, it’s all available,” he said.

“If people are moving houses they can sell everything. Other people specialise in certain things, maybe car parts. It’s so broad that you can’t pin it down.”

Mr Irvine said the whole town garage sale was a great community event.

“There are cars buzzing all around Romsey on that morning,” he said. “It’s a very popular thing.”

The garage sale will be on Saturday, September 14 from 8am. Maps can be purchased at Romsey Community Hub, 96 Main Street.

To register your garage for $5 call 5429 6754.

Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc Community Planting Day

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc. invites all community members and gardeners to our Community Planting Day.                                                                                    



Date : 14/09/2019
Time : 9:30 –11:30
Cost : FREE
Venue :

Main Street Romsey (Ecotherapy Park)

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Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc

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Romsey Ecotherapy Park: a special local initiative

Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc. is formed by a driven and passionate group of Romsey residents who have been tirelessly working to make this concept a reality for many years.

These Romsey-region citizens are on a mission to raise the required funding to improve the health and wellbeing for not only their own community but for those looking for respite from the rush of city life as well.

Planning for the park has involved a road trip to visit other parks that share this unique therapeutic and stimulatory concept.

The aim has been to provide a space for all people. Rural communities have historically catered outdoor spaces for sport but not for art, culture, the reflective and ailing. The Park also gives city dwelling visitors an opportunity to connect with nature.

Life in the country does not always mean we are connecting with nature. Like many cities, housing blocks in country towns are becoming smaller and nature bush settings are not as common.

With the rise of mental illness and shorter hospital stays, the importance of a sense of community and connecting with nature as a means for health and well being is now recognised.

That is the motivation for this wonderful project.

Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey

The Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey


Cold weather did not deter Romsey residents coming onto the Main Street on Friday 6th September 2019 to see the heritage lamps and building illuminations being turned on for the first time. Old Mates Cafe opened especially for the event, serving home-made hot donuts and hot drinks to grateful customers.



At 7pm, electrician Lachy DeAraugo flicked the switches to illuminate the Romsey Mechanics’ Institute, Fountain precinct, heritage lamps, Northern entry trees (Murphy Street intersection) and the former Shire Office building at the Hub.

Council was represented by East Ward Councillor Bill West, Leanne Davey (Economic Development and Tourism Unit) and Kerry Wilkinson (Engineering and Projects). This project was made possible by funding from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Regional Development Victoria.


RRBATA thanks all of the community members involved in the Streetscape project working groups with special mention to Rhett Strautins and Geoff Bright who worked on the Lighting group. A huge thank you is also extended to Council staff members who supported the project during the period between its 2015 inception to now including Leanne Davey, Carina Doolan and former staff members Shane Power, Matt Irving, Janyce McMurtrie and Kylie Lethbridge.

Last night was a testament to Romsey’s town pride and another initiative to showcase the historic town centre.




Last night was a testament to Romsey’s town pride and another initiative to showcase the historic town centre.

Goodbye and Farewell to Sgt Roger Barr Lancefield Police Station

The Romsey and Lancefield communities wish Sgt Roger and his family a well deserved rest and retirement after a 25 year stint at Lancefield Police Station (that was to last only 5 years).

Here is a list of Sgt Roger’s achievements over the last 25 years:

helped establish the BMX Bike track, supported the Lancefield Men’s Shed and the Relay For Life (Macedon Ranges), supported the establishment of the Lancefield SkatePark, support for the Kindergarten and local primary schools as well as Neighbourhood House, ran the Drop In centre, being on School Council, assisted the Streetscape Committee, team manager for the U16s footy team, Relay for Life committee, Tennis Club Committee and President,  Lancefield Park Users group etc.

Sgt Roger won the 2009 Macedon Ranges Citizen of the Year.

Turning the Lights On in Romsey

All members of the Romsey Community are invited to the turning on of the Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey.

Date: Friday 6th September 2019

Time: Coffee at Old Mates Cafe from 6 pm

Lights On: 7 pm

RRBATA extends a BIG THANK YOU to Old Mates Cafe for offering to open up this Friday night from 6pm ahead of the Main Street lamps and building illumination being turned on at 7pm.

So, please come down for HOME MADE HOT DOUGHNUTS, MILKSHAKES AND COFFEE ahead of the lights “Turn On Time”!