Strathmore

Strathmore is largely a residential neighbourhood encompassing Salmon Reserve, the southern edge of Woodland Street, the eastern part of Five Mile Creek and the edge of the Moonee Ponds Creek. In the north, the Tullamarine Freeway forms a hard edge. From Bulla Road in the west to the predominant spine of Pascoe Vale Road, Strathmore is undulating and green.

Did you know 21% of people in your neighbourhood did voluntary work in the last 12 months?  For more information download the fact sheet (pdf, 13.3MB)

"Your Say" Moonee Valley!

Your Say provides a platform where Council and the community can come together to discuss important projects, share visions and contribute to making Moonee Valley a great place to live, work, study and play.

We would like your feedback on what a 20-minute neighbourhood means to you?

You can fill in our quick survey or join the online forum letting us know what a 20 minute neighbourhood means to you.

Making Strathmore a 20-minute neighbourhood!

Moonee Valley City Council piloted a 20-minute neighbourhood program in Strathmore, with the support of the Victorian Government, the Heart Foundation and Victoria Walks.

Community workshops, a street party and a movie night were among the activities planned to get locals engaged.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said Moonee Valley was one of three councils to receive a grant from the State Government to implement 20-minute neighbourhood pilots across Victoria. “When we talk 20-minute neighbourhoods, we’re talking about having your everyday needs met within a 20-minute walk, cycle or public transport ride from home – whether that be getting to shops, services, recreational facilities or schools,” Cr Sharpe said.

“The only way we can achieve strong 20-minute neighbourhoods is by partnering with residents, community groups and services that have years of knowledge and experience to share.”
To get the conversations started, Council has put together an online directory of events, programs, nearby amenities and community groups based in and around Strathmore so residents can see what’s currently available to them.

There have been several events lined up during the project with the aim of bringing the neighbourhood together. These included community workshops for locals to share their perspectives on living and walking in Strathmore, a street party at the ‘pop-up’ park opposite Strathmore Station, a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ session for locals to share what helps them feel safe in Strathmore, and a movie night in Boeing Reserve to celebrate the project in a much-loved local green space.

Future Communities portfolio holder Cr Rebecca Gauci Maurici said the 20-minute neighbourhood concept was a key part of Council’s long term vision MV2040, which recently won the Victorian Planning Institute of Australia's Award for ‘Best Planning Idea – Large Project’

“In developing MV2040, we’ve been using the 20-minute neighbourhood philosophy to ensure all future planning happens at a neighbourhood level,” Cr Gauci Maurici said.

“MV2040 breaks down Moonee Valley into 13 unique neighbourhoods, each with their own big ideas and aspirations. We’re then able to make sure everyone living in Moonee Valley has access to the things they need and remains connected."

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Phone: 03 9243 8813; Mobile: 0447 517 177; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

#WalkStrath

Find schools, parks and public transport in Strathmore using the directions marked on the footpath.

As part of MV2040, a long term plan for the municipality to deliver projects at a neighbourhood level, the ‘20-minute Neighbourhood’ project has been developed and is being rolled out in the pilot suburb of Strathmore.

Wayfinding decals, maps and posters placed around the neighbourhood will be used as a visual prompt for community members to discover places they may miss from inside a vehicle.

The main focus of the campaign is to promote a pedestrian friendly network, highlighting walking as a first option for journeys under 20 minutes.

Along with an increase in incidental exercise the project plans to create awareness of what community facilities, services and assets are accessible by foot.

Get active, take a photo and tag #walkstrath to inspire other members of your community.

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Events

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Visit the website now to find out what’s on in your neighbourhood.

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Do you know of any other events or programs that can be added? Email us at neighbourhoods@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Connect

Find and connect with others from the Strathmore community!

Childcare & Kindergarten

St Aidan’s Preschool

Strathmore Community Kindergarten

Strathmore Children's Centre

Doutta Galla Lions Club

Essendon Gem & Lapidary Club

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek (FoMPC)

Let’s Make a Park

This group formed in 2017 to build a park in an underutilised green space across from Strathmore Railway Station. Their aims are to create more spaces for young people to hang out in, enhance green spaces throughout Moonee Valley, and advocate for a more pedestrian-friendly city.

Visit the Let's Make a Park Strathmore Facebook page

Schools

Strathmore Primary School

Strathmore North Primary School

Strathmore Secondary College

St Vincent de Paul Primary School

Victorian Space Education Centre (Strathmore Secondary College grounds)

Strathmore Men’s Shed

Meet at 44a Mascoma Street, Strathmore on Fridays, 10am-12 noon.

Whether you are an expert timber craftsman or a complete novice, you will be welcomed at our Men's Sheds.  Never used power tools? No problem! Our skilled Men’s Shed Program Facilitator will show you how.

Strathmore Probus Club

Meets every third Monday of the month from 9.45am at Essendon Football Club, Windy Hill.

Strathmore Rotary Club

Meet Wednesdays from 6.45pm at Essendon Football Club, Napier St Essendon.

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group

Tai Chi

Address: Strathmore Heights Community Centre, Boeing Road

Fridays, 9.30am-10.30am, gentle, fluid movements that are slow in tempo and easy to follow. Designed to enhance relaxation and improve balance and health.

Woodlands Park House

Address: 32 Winifred Street, Essendon

Get Active

Connect with Strathmore community clubs and sporting groups.

2nd Strathmore Scouts

Essendon Baseball Club

Fitbit Cardio Tennis

Fitbit Cardio Tennis is a fun, social, group tennis - fitness program for people of all ages. Find your nearest workout.

Glenbervie Tennis Club

Healthy ageing exercise programs

We offer a range of affordable classes to improve the health and wellbeing of senior residents (aged 65 years and over, people with disability or carers). Find out more.

Moonee Valley Bicycle User Group (MooneeBUG)

MooneeBUG is a voluntary community organisation that represents bicycle riders within the City of Moonee Valley. They are committed to improving cycling opportunities for everyone.

The BUG committee meets occasionally but mainly communicates by email with their website being a central point for events and contacts.

St Vincent's Tennis Club

Strathmore Bowls Club

Strathmore Cricket Club

Strathmore Football Club (AFL)

Strathmore Netball Club

Strathmore Split Football Club (Soccer)

Strathmore Tennis Club

Strathmore Unicorns Basketball Club

Explore Strathmore

Explore the Strathmore neighbourhood.

Dog off-leash park

Cross Keys Reserve (Eastern end only) is designated as a dog off-leash park by Moonee Valley City Council’s local laws.

Dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve

Five Mile Creek Reserve

Local parks and reserves

Main parks

Cross Keys Reserve and Pavilion

Woodlands Park

Woodlands Park is a popular picnic spot with barbecue facilities. It also has plenty of open space perfect for kicking a footy or other sporting activities, as well as playground for children.

Playgrounds

Explore and experience what playgrounds Moonee Valley has to offer.

Public BBQs

Our parks and reserves offer a range of great facilities, including free barbeques! In Strathmore this includes:

Alf Pearce Reserve

Public Toilets

Access to public toilets can be important when exploring. Opening hours.

Lloyd Street Car Park, 2-6 Lloyd Street, Strathmore

Strathmore Community Garden

Water stations

Thirsty? Free drinking water stations are being installed across Moonee Valley. Learn More.

Woodlands Napier walk map (pdf, 2.06MB)

Last updated: Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:07 AM