I put out my poetry! Writing a haiku, receiving my sticker, and sticking it to my bin was the easy part. Waiting for the truck to come around, lurking in the bushes to take a photo was harder, but a lot of fun. I think the truck drivers enjoy the notoriety! By Karen Meuleman.
Community support in Badger Creek
Contact free pick up at Baroona Produce store in Yarra Junction
Launching Place nursery offers contact free shopping
Social distancing in Yarra Junction
Very quiet in the centre of Warburton
"After the storm, there will be a rainbow" – signs spotted in Mooroolbark
Tony from the Olinda Tea House handing over a donation of surgical masks to Andrew from the Philanthropic Collective to distribute to the community in April.
Le Marche Sassafras – no taste testing of the beautiful fudge but business starting to return to normal following the first lockdown. By Alex Gerner
When we hadn't seen our Nanna, who we normally hugged daily, we needed to reach out to her. We rainbow-bombed her house! It was so much fun that we did more.
Covid 19 Pollution by Rachael Rose
Healesville main street during lockdown by Karen Meuleman
Image of restriction signing by Jacinta Birchall
Council appointed cleaning staff wiping the touch points of the museum entrance as part of the COVID-19 anti-virus program. Image by Patrick Watt
Debra Kelly has a hair studio in Olinda which she had to shut during the lockdown. With the help of a friendly landlord, she has set up a dried flower shop, collaborating with local florists and artists. By Alex Gerner
The Deli Platter – open throughout for takeaway, home delivery, etc. Store used to have seating inside for café service, now it’s just benches with produce. By Alex Gerner
We are all in this together. The Grand Hotel, Healesville. By Elysa Sorahan
Proserpina Bakehouse sign. By Alex Gerner
A social distancing sign at a cafe in Healesville. By Elysa Sorahan
A socially distanced queue in Healesville. By Elysa Sorahan
Covid signage and hand sanitiser at Nancy's of the Valley. By Jenny Davies
Gladysdale Tennis Club. By Jenny Davies
No self service. By Elysa Sorahan
Signage at Taste, Warburton. By Jenny Davies
A Rainbow Trail sign in Mooroolbark. By Kara Green
Social distancing sign at the Yarra Glen Chocolaterie. By Alex Gerner
Verso Books sign. By Elysa Sorahan
Yering Station hand sanitiser. By Alex Gerner
Agnes (Helen) Gamble, a Meals on Wheels recipient. Enjoying some choctops! By Kara Green
A house Chirnside Park participates in the Rainbow Trail. By Kara Green
Bears for the kids – Edinburgh Rd, Lilydale. By Marita Hearne
Salvos, closed during lockdown. By Karen Meuleman
The new normal?
Physically distancing whilst staying social. Residential fence, Mount Evelyn. By Caroline Drury
Feeling vulnerable and sad...A sign of the times, when I suddenly became aware of what was in my car today, masks hanging on each side of the steering wheel & hand sanitising wipes in the console, it wasn’t a comfortable feeling.
Staff, volunteers, clients and their carers and families all felt very isolated and disconnected from Caladenia and each other when lock down first started. Through innovative programs and lots of creative thinking we have all reconnected, culminating in this large-scale visual reminder that we all continue to be together.
First day of compulsory mask wearing in Melbourne, lucky it’s cold and we can keep our faces warm!
A team following safety measures
A heartwarming sign at Yarra Glen Primary School
A house in Yarra Glen joins the 'rainbow trail'
A playground closure sign in the Yarra Ranges
A sign at Valley Views retirement village in Lilydale encourages residents to socialise safely
Be Kind stickers are printed at Signzone in Lilydale
Bell Real Estate's Anzac Day window
Dooloney's Chippery in Millgrove's closed sign reads: gone fishin'
Herd Bar & Grill in Healesville's takeaway sign
Trying to wear a mask and a dummy at the same time!
How to wear a mask with style!
Mater Christi College in Belgrave hang a rainbow sign to welcome back students
Wearing masks can be colourful and coordinated
Safety bollards in Lilydale Marketplace
First walk with the dog and face mask! By Kate Williams
Making the most of the small moments - like making custom matching face masks with your partner. Only to walk around the block. By Gareth Hart.
The strange experience of seeing the seats and tables of the dam off limits with yellow tape. It all felt a little surreal in the cold wintry weather (at Maroondah Dam, Healesville). By Michelle Redman
Signs in the Lions Den Op Shop window, Healesville.
Some fun photos in the Lions Den Op Shop window, Healesville.
For the first time in 17 years Quirky closed its doors and will not open them for six weeks. It has been a very emotional and anxious time. The locals have supported me in various ways. Bringing home made jams or cakes and coffee or a chat and a laugh. Asking if I am okay and supporting me emotionally through this. Buying masks or face coverings. It has been a ghost town but friends and locals have been superb. I miss the physical contact and seeing human faces in all their shapes and forms. By Jak Soprano
'Some days the roads were so quiet. We’d pass more people going for a walk or a bike ride, but the traffic had decreased. It was lovely'. – Leah Burgess
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.
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