Category Archives: Traralgon

Victoria, Traralgon, Spring Festival

EVENT DATE: Saturday 28 November 2015

The Spring Festival in Traralgon is happening in November with the purpose of “celebrating the creative things that are happening in the area as well as the notion of sustainability talks about the way we live, our environment and the way we go about making products and produce. But also it’s bringing community sustainability and talking about how we strengthen the community.” — Rosalea Monacella, RMIT Associate Professor

Date: Saturday 28 November 2015
Venue: The VRI
Address: 18-20 Queens Parade, Traralgon
Time: 11am – 4pm
Entry: Free


The VRI is the former Victorian Railways Institute Hall that is being restored and repurposed for community use. It is now used for dancing, art, theatre, farmers markets and there are plans to build a community garden and outdoor recreation spaces.

VICTORIA, Traralgon, Get Sunflowered

EVENT DATE: 15 November 2014

Come along and plant our Community Garden site at the VRI Hall in Traralgon with sunflowers to prepare our soil!

The VRI is participating in Reactivate Latrobe Valley’s Get Sunflowered Art project – A collaboration between ReActivate: Latrobe Valley, OUTR, and Ben Morieson, 6 sites throughout Latrobe Valley will be filled and brightened with sunflowers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these spaces transformed from vacant, underutilized land to a lush field of flowers.

Seeding – Mid November
Full Bloom – February
Harvest – March


Date: 15th November 2014
Venue: The VRI Hall
Address: Queens Parade, Traralgon
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Entry: Free


The VRI hall has recently been leased by Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House and a project to restore the run down building and site to it’s former glory has been underway this year in partnership with RMIT OUTR (Office of Urban Transformation Research).
In the past the hall was a centre for social and recreational activity in Traralgon. Badminton, table tennis, tennis and dances were some of the activities held in the space as well as it’s uses for wedding, engagement and birthday parties.
We hope to restore this space into a centre for our community to learn, connect and share.

You can see our plans for the site on this You Tube clip –