The COVID stage 4 lockdown has ended, however, some modified restrictions remain in place, including limits on social gatherings and wearing masks in some indoor settings, or wherever you can't socially distance.
Members of the Badger Creek Community Group have been cheering up their neighbours with colourful rainbow signs, hidden badgers and free DIY kits. The #discoverbadger project gets people active, on the hunt for 20 hidden badgers that have popped up around Badger Creek. Each badger shares a story of the township’s history.
After COVID-19 put an end to a planned maker’s festival, Kat and the community group decided to bring the maker’s festival to the community. She collaborated with local artists and small businesses to create 200 free kits for Badger Creek locals to learn new skills at home.
Community members have been connecting and sharing what they create, grow or bake on Instagram tagged #madeinbadger.
“We have absolutely loved looking out for all the badgers and we have really enjoyed the gifts," says Brooke, a Badger Creek resident. "I sat for hours with my niece and daughter learning how to knit – we had a good giggle. It has been amazing.”
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.