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ROMSEY RAG 15th January 2019


Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association (RRBATA) UPDATE



Christmas In Romsey (CIR) 2018


Bendigo Bank Christmas In Romsey (CIR) 2018, organized and run by RRBATA’s Arts Culture Events (ACE) working group, was a great success. With wonderful support from Romsey region businesses and a significant Macedon Ranges Shire Council grant, the festival was even bigger than the previous year with 75 Main Street trees and the addition of a launch event, “Light Night”. The Main Street Christmas trees even drew coverage from ABC radio Bendigo. Whilst a wonderful group of volunteers assisted with implementation of various elements in CIR 2018, CIR 2019 needs pledges of community help to be sustainable. As such, ACE is already looking for volunteers to assist with CIR 2019. For further details, please see the CIR 2018 article in this edition of the Rag.


CIR Survey

ACE working group needs your input to ensure CIR 2019 is even bigger than better than 2018. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at BEFORE 13th February 2019.

Romsey Streetscape Project Rollout Update

The long awaited Main Street lighting works are expected to be completed in February. Heritage lamps and feature illuminations (including Mechanics Institute, former Commercial Bank/Shire of Romsey hub building, fountain illumination enhancement) will be completed in February. Development of the garden seating area adjacent to the Hub will also be undertaken.


Clean Up Romsey Day 2019

Clean Up Romsey Day will be held on Sunday 17th March 2019 between 9am and 11am. If you can spare some time, come along and help fellow community members enhance our town’s tidiness. Clean Up Romsey day is an initiative of RRBATA’s Town Pride working group. Stay tuned to the next edition of the Romsey Rag and RRBATA Facebook for more information.



RRBATA Membership Package

RRBATA Membership is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals who support Romsey business and tourism. Website listing, discounts to RRBATA events, and reciprocal membership rights with Business Kyneton (formerly Kyneton BATA) are included in the package. RRBATA aims to provide networking opportunities as well as facilitating communication with key stakeholders for all RRBATA members.

For further details, contact Jenny Stillman (ph. 0412 349849, Email or go to Romsey Online ( and RRBATA Facebook.


Romsey Online

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Membership Enquiries: Jenny Stillman

Phone: 0412 349849