Groups and Events
Building homes is just part of the story at Lendlease.
We use modern planning and community development methods to create safe, self-sustaining communities where neighbours have the opportunity to meet and become friends.
Along with our Welcome Events, as the community continues to grow, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people at a range of fun social activities.
There are already an array of community facilities and established groups at Yarrabilba and so much more planned. Here are some of the amazing things you can take advantage of right now.
- Darlington Parklands
The initial signature community amenity for Yarrabilba includes water-play and adizone fitness equipment, kick about areas and play grounds.
Located on the corner of Yarrabilba Drive and Darlington Drive
- Harmony Café
Located at the Sales & Information Centre, Harmony Café at Yarrabilba is a welcome addition to the community and visitors to the Display Village. The cafe is operated by Access Community Services, and is a sister cafe to ‘Harmony on Carmody’ located in Logan Central. Access is a not-for-profit organisation, specialising in settlement, employment, training, housing, social enterprise and youth support services. A café with a social heart, also providing the community with delicious Byron Bay coffee and snacks 7 days a week. Catering is also available.
- Mingle Markets
Mingle with family and friends whilst enjoying delicious international food, live music and gorgeous homewares and crafts. The markets have received seed funding through the Yarrabilba community grants program and are being brought to Yarrabilba by Creative Collective Cultural Community INC, a local not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting new and innovative approaches to arts development and projects.
For information on becoming a stallholder, market dates and times visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yarrabilbaminglemarkets or contact Jane Dear 0421 008 668.
- Shaw Street Oval Precinct
Get active with two tennis/netball courts, an AFL oval, two rugby league fields, a community garden and a dog park. This precinct is managed by Logan Village Falcons. For club bookings and general enquiries contact the Logan Village Falcons, 0434 075 000
Located on Shaw Street, Yarrabilba
- Plunkett Conservation Park (PCP)
Adjacent to the Yarrabilba community the Plunkett Conservation Park provides a very natural experience on the doorstep of Yarrabilba.
- Community Noticeboards
Two community noticeboards can be found at the public toilets in Darlington Parklands. Keys can be collected from the Sales & Information Centre. There is space in the Community Hub (old Sales & Information Centre in Yarrabilba Drive) for flyers and to display posters.
- The Exchange
The Exchange at Yarrabilba is now opened and located at the Shaw Street Oval precinct. The Exchange is open to deliver skills training and education, community meetings and events. It also has public toilet facilities for sporting groups using the Shaw Street Oval and fields.
- Permanent Community Facility
The design process has commenced for the new Yarrabilba Sport and Community Hub building to be located at Shaw Street Oval. The design process is expected to take until October 2017 to complete.
Following the completion of the detailed design, a process will be undertaken to find a contractor for the construction of the building. A contractor is likely to be appointed early in the new year.
Yarrabilba Community & Fitness Groups
Yarrabilba offers so many great ways to connect and be involved with community events, groups and activities. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the community group right for you.
Be part of the Yarrabilba Community Association. A newly incorporated community group has set up to deliver creative, community-led experiences in Yarrabilba. For more information visit www.facebook.com/YarrabilbaCommunity or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Be kept up to date with the Yarrabilba Community Newsletter, this quarterly print and e-publication includes community safety updates, development updates, community profiles and events.
- Yarrabilba Small Grants Program
Recognising the importance of building communities from the ground up, we’ve created the program to fund projects or events that benefit the community, including (but not limited to) arts & culture, recreation, education, welfare, environment and health. We want to ensure our contributions are responsive and relevant and that you, the residents and groups of Yarrabilba and surrounds, have an active role in shaping our community together.
This is your opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact within Yarrabilba. Let’s make your community initiative happen! For more information contact Lendlease’s Community Coordinator Jacqueline Allen at email@example.com or 0447 824 623 to discuss your ideas.
The Yarrabilba Small Grants Program is an initiative of the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation and Lendlease. We encourage organisations that share the Lendlease values to apply.
The next round of the Yarrabilba Small Grants Program is open from 22 May to 26 June, 2017.
Weekly, free 5km timed run. Saturdays 7am at Darlington Parklands. For more information visit the Facebook page
- E-Waste recycling events
Delivered quarterly, the community e-waste recycling days and education sessions are organised by Substation 33 with the support of the Yarrabilba Community Enterprise Foundation small grants program. Residents can drop-off obsolete electronics into eWaste recycling bins and learn how to turn electronic waste into a positive social outcome through recycling.
Event dates scheduled for 28 May 2016, 27 August 2016, 26 November 2016.
For more information, contact Tony Sharp l 0439 843 706 l firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monthly Morning Teas
Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre will be presenting a series of twelve healthy monthly morning teas for community members of Yarrabilba. Each morning tea will see a guest speaker present on a vital health and wellbeing topic, such as physical health, mental health & wellbeing, and share where to access services.
For more information, contact the Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre, 07 3808 9233 or www.loganwomen.com.au
- Welcome Events
Lendlease, partners with the Yarrabilba Community Association to deliver quarterly community events within Yarrabilba. The nature of the events will vary each time but could be anything from a park activation event, food truck festival or movie in the park.
- Shaw Street Oval Garden Group
Fortnightly on Saturday mornings at 7.30am. For more information visit www.facebook.com/shawovalgarden
- Proud of My Patch
Are you proud of your front garden or inspired by your neighbours? We are looking for Yarrabilba residents to nominate themselves or neighbours for a ‘Proud of My Patch Award’. Nominations will go in to the draw for a quarterly $250 Green Frog Hollow Nursery & Café voucher. To find out more download a copy of the brochure.
Or get nominating here!
*Competition terms and conditions apply.
- Friends of Plunkett
Friends of Plunkett are a community support group committed to preserving, promoting and protecting Plunkett Conservation Reserve that neighbours Yarrabilba. For more information visit www.facebook.com/friendsofplunkett
- Ripple Fitness Bootcamp
Offering a number of boot camp sessions in Darlington Parklands. For more information visit www.facebook.com/RippleFitness1
- Falcons Allsports
Falcons Allsports are located at the Shaw Street Oval Precinct and provide soccer, netball and tennis opportunities. For more information visit www.facebook.com/Logan-Village-Falcons-All-Sports
- Future Pro Tennis Academy
Future Pro Tennis Academy runs weekly tennis lessons in Yarrabilba. For more information visit www.facebook.com/FutureProsTennisAcademy
- Logan Country Safe Cities Group
Monthly meetings with representatives from local police, schools, MPs, local councillors, Neighbourhood Watch Yarrabilba/Jimboomba, the local community generally and Lendlease to address matters of community safety with a focus on Yarrabilba and surrounds. For more information, please contact group coordinator David Kenny, email@example.com
- Yarrabilba Economic Development Committee
Meets bi-monthly and is well supported by local businesses and community organisations acting as an important forum to share local business and community initiatives in both Logan Village and Yarrabilba. For more information, please contact Lendlease’s Community Partnership Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dunamis Kids Club
Dunamis Church Yarrabilba host a Kids Club for children aged from prep to middle school, fortnightly on Friday afternoons in Darlington Parklands (4.30pm-5.30pm). This is a FREE event and leaders are blue card, first aid qualified and experienced with children. For more information contact Peter on 0414 547 186 or Melinda on 0423 639 051
- Live Well Logan
Pilates in the Parklands is offered as part of Logan City council’s ‘Live Well Logan’ program. For further information visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/health/live-well-logan
- Krank School Holiday Program
Keep up to date on what is offered within and surrounding Yarrabilba as part of the Logan City Council’s school holiday program. For more information visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/community-development/krank
Do you have a great idea for the Yarrabilba Community? The Yarrabilba Community Enterprise Foundation has been set up in partnership with Bendigo Bank and Lendlease offers Community Enterprise Foundation Grants for projects and events that occur within Yarrabilba and those in surrounding areas whose involvement or impact reaches to Yarrabilba. There are four grants rounds per year. For more information contact Lendlease’s Community Coordinator, email@example.com.
The next round of the Yarrabilba Small Grants Program is open from 22 May to 26 June, 2017. Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events near You
- NAIDOC Week in Darlington Parklands
Jabree Ltd is hosting a cultural awareness workshop in Darlington Parklands on Friday 7 July 2017.
Join indigenous education Rick Roser as he shares his extensive knowledge, stories and Aboriginal traditions.
A hands on experience, come along and try:
- Traditional fire making
- Emu feather adornment
- Ochre painting
- Boomerang throwing
The workshop is suitable for families (and a great school holiday activity for the kids).
Follow this link to let us know you’re coming so we have enough equipment available on the day
For more information about these events and what's on in Yarrabilba, join the Facebook page: facebook.com/myyarrabilba