Our Fairfield Village

Fairfield Village is known and valued for its local village feel and unique neighbourhood atmosphere of cafes, shopping and places to meet.

Council is planning for the future of Fairfield Village, including how we can enhance public spaces, manage development and respond to transport pressures.

Community involvement in this project is vital to ensure improvements maintain the neighbourhood village feel of the area, while revitalising and upgrading vital services and infrastructure to position Fairfield Village for long term, sustainable success.

Your feedback is helping us to create a streetscape masterplan, design guidelines for development and local transport solutions. Projects resulting from these documents will be proposed for implementation over the next five years, starting in mid-2017.

Fairfield Village is known and valued for its local village feel and unique neighbourhood atmosphere of cafes, shopping and places to meet.

Council is planning for the future of Fairfield Village, including how we can enhance public spaces, manage development and respond to transport pressures.

Community involvement in this project is vital to ensure improvements maintain the neighbourhood village feel of the area, while revitalising and upgrading vital services and infrastructure to position Fairfield Village for long term, sustainable success.

Your feedback is helping us to create a streetscape masterplan, design guidelines for development and local transport solutions. Projects resulting from these documents will be proposed for implementation over the next five years, starting in mid-2017.

  • Fairfield Village Community Reference Group - Vacancy

    27 days ago
    Workshop 3a2

    Would you like to make an additional contribution towards the future of Fairfield Village?

    We are looking to fill a vacancy that has arisen in the Fairfield Village Community Reference Group. Ideally you will be a member of the local community (resident, business, community group or other key stakeholder) who can bring local knowledge and help to represent the views of the broader community.

    See the Terms of Reference document for more information.

    Applications can be submitted to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au - please ensure that you respond to the Selection Criteria listed in the Terms of Reference.

    Enquiries may be directed to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8629.

    Would you like to make an additional contribution towards the future of Fairfield Village?

    We are looking to fill a vacancy that has arisen in the Fairfield Village Community Reference Group. Ideally you will be a member of the local community (resident, business, community group or other key stakeholder) who can bring local knowledge and help to represent the views of the broader community.

    See the Terms of Reference document for more information.

    Applications can be submitted to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au - please ensure that you respond to the Selection Criteria listed in the Terms of Reference.

    Enquiries may be directed to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8629.

  • Our Fairfield Village Community Engagement Report now available

    28 days ago
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    Want to know the outcomes of your conversation with us about Fairfield Village?

    A summary report on the engagement program and all the key findings is now available in the project Document Library. Thanks for your patience while we worked with CoDesign Studio to finalise this important document.

    The findings will be used to develop a draft streetscape masterplan, design guidelines for new development and key transport initiatives for Fairfield Village. Draft documents will be released for community review and feedback in mid-2017 - dates and details will be published on this website once confirmed.

    If you have any questions about the report or about the project, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8214.

    Want to know the outcomes of your conversation with us about Fairfield Village?

    A summary report on the engagement program and all the key findings is now available in the project Document Library. Thanks for your patience while we worked with CoDesign Studio to finalise this important document.

    The findings will be used to develop a draft streetscape masterplan, design guidelines for new development and key transport initiatives for Fairfield Village. Draft documents will be released for community review and feedback in mid-2017 - dates and details will be published on this website once confirmed.

    If you have any questions about the report or about the project, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8214.

  • Thank you for your involvement so far!

    3 months ago
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    The first phase of community engagement has now concluded and we want to say a huge thank you to all who contributed thoughts and ideas. It has been a terrific response. We are now reviewing and analysing all of the feedback and will publish a summary report of the findings on this website in late January.

    Just to refresh, we 'Started the Conversation' with you in late October and you have contributed by:
    • Filling in the survey and mapping your ideas and issues on this website from 26 October - 30 December 2016;
    • Attending a pop-up event at Fairfield Family Fun Day and Fairfield Farmers Market on 13 and 19 November;
    • Attending an in-depth workshop on 15, 16 and 17 November;
    • Entering the FIDO Ideas and Colouring competition;
    • Emailing us directly at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au
    If you wish to be more involved in this project consider applying to join the Community Reference Group - nominations close on 9th January 2017 - see the separate news item below for the all the details.

    The first phase of community engagement has now concluded and we want to say a huge thank you to all who contributed thoughts and ideas. It has been a terrific response. We are now reviewing and analysing all of the feedback and will publish a summary report of the findings on this website in late January.

    Just to refresh, we 'Started the Conversation' with you in late October and you have contributed by:
    • Filling in the survey and mapping your ideas and issues on this website from 26 October - 30 December 2016;
    • Attending a pop-up event at Fairfield Family Fun Day and Fairfield Farmers Market on 13 and 19 November;
    • Attending an in-depth workshop on 15, 16 and 17 November;
    • Entering the FIDO Ideas and Colouring competition;
    • Emailing us directly at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au
    If you wish to be more involved in this project consider applying to join the Community Reference Group - nominations close on 9th January 2017 - see the separate news item below for the all the details.

  • Fairfield Village Community Reference Group – applications now open!

    3 months ago
    Workshop 3a2

    Would you like to make an additional contribution towards the future of Fairfield Village? We are looking for engaged representatives from the community (residents, businesses, community groups and other key stakeholder groups in Fairfield) who can bring local knowledge and help to represent the views of the broader community on a Community Reference Group. This group will play an important role in providing input to Council during the development and implementation of the Fairfield Village Streetscape Masterplan and Fairfield Village Design Guidelines.


    Please refer to the Terms of Reference for further information.

    Applications can be submitted... Continue reading

    Would you like to make an additional contribution towards the future of Fairfield Village? We are looking for engaged representatives from the community (residents, businesses, community groups and other key stakeholder groups in Fairfield) who can bring local knowledge and help to represent the views of the broader community on a Community Reference Group. This group will play an important role in providing input to Council during the development and implementation of the Fairfield Village Streetscape Masterplan and Fairfield Village Design Guidelines.


    Please refer to the Terms of Reference for further information.

    Applications can be submitted to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au by 5pm, Monday 9 January 2017. Please ensure that you respond to the Selection Criteria listed in the Terms of Reference.

    Enquiries may be directed to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8629.
  • FIDO Ideas and Colouring Competition Winners!

    3 months ago
    Winners

    Congratulations to the 5 winners of our Fairfield Village Ideas and Colouring Competition: Violet (age 10), Mary (age 10), Amelia (age 9), Lucy (age 6), and Darcy (age 9). Each have won a $20 voucher to Fairfield Books.

    Head over to the Darebin City Council Facebook page to see the winners and all the finalists.

    We had an incredible 83 entries for the competition, and had a hard time shortlisting 20 of these for the community to vote on. There were so many wonderful ideas and beautiful illustrations – well done everyone! The shortlisted entries were chosen based on creativity, presentation, originality, and interesting and inspiring ideas.

    Congratulations to the 5 winners of our Fairfield Village Ideas and Colouring Competition: Violet (age 10), Mary (age 10), Amelia (age 9), Lucy (age 6), and Darcy (age 9). Each have won a $20 voucher to Fairfield Books.

    Head over to the Darebin City Council Facebook page to see the winners and all the finalists.

    We had an incredible 83 entries for the competition, and had a hard time shortlisting 20 of these for the community to vote on. There were so many wonderful ideas and beautiful illustrations – well done everyone! The shortlisted entries were chosen based on creativity, presentation, originality, and interesting and inspiring ideas.

  • Do you have a big idea for Fairfield Village? Make FIDO come alive with colour and creativity!

    4 months ago
    Fido colouring

    We are running an ideas and colouring competition with a chance to win of 5 $20 vouchers to Fairfield Books!

    Visit Fairfield Library to collect an entry form (or you can download and print one here).

    Then draw your big idea for Fairfield Village and make FIDO come alive with colour and creativity using the entry from.

    Entries can be submitted in the following ways:
    • Physical submission into the entry box at Fairfield Library
    • Email (make sure it's a readable scan!) to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au
    • Direct Message to Darebin's Council's Facebook page... Continue reading

    We are running an ideas and colouring competition with a chance to win of 5 $20 vouchers to Fairfield Books!

    Visit Fairfield Library to collect an entry form (or you can download and print one here).

    Then draw your big idea for Fairfield Village and make FIDO come alive with colour and creativity using the entry from.

    Entries can be submitted in the following ways:
    • Physical submission into the entry box at Fairfield Library
    • Email (make sure it's a readable scan!) to our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au
    • Direct Message to Darebin's Council's Facebook page facebook.com/cityofdarebin
    Entries close at 5pm (AEDT) on Thursday 15 December 2016.

    Entries will be shortlisted and the public will vote for their favourite entry from 17 December 2016 at the Darebin Council facebook page. 5 winners will be chosen based on public votes on 20 December 2016 and will notified by phone or email. Good luck!

    For full details of the competition and terms and conditions click here
  • Survey Winner!

    4 months ago
    Winner

    We are pleased to announce that local resident Vita Verga is the lucky winner of the $100 voucher for completing the Our Fairfield Village survey. Congratulations Vita and happy Christmas shopping!

    It's not too late to contribute! We are keeping the survey (and the mapping tool) open for contributions until the end of the year to give as many people as possible a chance to have their say on the future of Fairfield Village. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to respond so far.

    We are pleased to announce that local resident Vita Verga is the lucky winner of the $100 voucher for completing the Our Fairfield Village survey. Congratulations Vita and happy Christmas shopping!

    It's not too late to contribute! We are keeping the survey (and the mapping tool) open for contributions until the end of the year to give as many people as possible a chance to have their say on the future of Fairfield Village. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to respond so far.
  • Community Workshops

    4 months ago
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    Many thanks to over 60 residents and business operators who dedicated an evening out of their busy week to attend the workshops on the 15, 16 and 17 November. We hope you enjoyed sharing your ideas and your passion for Fairfield Village as much as we enjoyed hosting you. Check out the photo gallery for some snaps from each night. You can continue to contribute your ideas and feedback via the survey and mapping exercise on this site. We will be reporting back on the results of all the consultation activities soon so keep an eye on this website for updates.

    Many thanks to over 60 residents and business operators who dedicated an evening out of their busy week to attend the workshops on the 15, 16 and 17 November. We hope you enjoyed sharing your ideas and your passion for Fairfield Village as much as we enjoyed hosting you. Check out the photo gallery for some snaps from each night. You can continue to contribute your ideas and feedback via the survey and mapping exercise on this site. We will be reporting back on the results of all the consultation activities soon so keep an eye on this website for updates.

  • Fairfield Family Fun Day

    4 months ago
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    A huge thanks to everyone who dropped in to see us at the Fairfield Family Fun day to share ideas on the future of the neighbourhood. Conversations will continue at this week's workshops - see details on the right of this page and for how to register. Or submit your ideas online now.

    A huge thanks to everyone who dropped in to see us at the Fairfield Family Fun day to share ideas on the future of the neighbourhood. Conversations will continue at this week's workshops - see details on the right of this page and for how to register. Or submit your ideas online now.