Community Initiatives

December 27, 2021

Sustainability

Lynbrook Village and owners Fort Street Real Estate are at the forefront of environmentally friendly retail solutions. In 2018, we installed a rooftop solar power system. The 362kW system is expected to generate almost 475,000kWh of clean energy per year, reducing our carbon footprint by approximately 390 tonnes of CO2e. This is enough clean energy generation to power 123 houses per annum and is equivalent to taking 115 cars off the road every year.

Community Partnerships

Lyndhurst Secondary College – Grow your Ideas

Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre in partnership with Lyndhurst Secondary College has hosted “Grow Your Ideas” art competition for teens since 2017. Students from Lyndhurst Secondary College are invited to submit an A3 piece of art with a different theme each year.

The purpose of this art competition is to increase the exchange of art and culture in our community and to encourage young Lyndhurst Secondary College students in creating art and developing their individual creativity.

Retail Marketing Manager at Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre Melanie Brown says it’s all about building strong ties locally. “Part of becoming a community-minded citizen is being conscious of the area in which we trade; these are our people, and we want to support them.” Ms Brown said. Lynbrook Village provides $1,000 worth of art suppliers to assist the students and up to 60 amazing pieces of student art are submitted each year. 30 final pieces are selected to be reproduced as large format form board and displayed in the Centres main foyer for public exhibition each year from Easter until mid-June.

The 30 Finalists are invited to a presentation lunch at Suburban Burger Lynbrook where the prizes are awarded to the top three plus prize for a People’s Choice Award. The overall winner will have their artwork used on the centres Retailer Directory for the following 12 months.

The art looks fantastic in the Centre and everyone is encouraged to visit the centre including mums, dads and grandparents to view the art and vote for their favourite via QR code.

Come on in and view this exhibition and vote for your favourite piece of art in 2022!


The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation

Lynbrook Village is proud to have been in partnership with The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation since 2019 to help raise awareness of the Hold my Hand campaign, a child road safety message highlighting the importance of holding children’s hands around roads. The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation was established in loving memory of 4-year-old Tom McLaughlin, who tragically died in a pedestrian road accident in January 2014. The mission of the foundation is to educate and protect child pedestrians from the dangers associated with roadways and motor vehicles.

For more information about the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation visit www.littlebluedinosaur.org/ 

The Cranbourne Food Truck

Is one of Lynbrook’s closest neighbours and operates four nights a week providing hot dinners as well as small food parcels for locals in need, including those undergoing mortgage stress, struggling families on welfare and the homeless. In the lead up to Christmas each year, a collection tub is set up in the Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre main foyer for customers, retailers & staff to donate non-perishable goods. This gives all the opportunity to support the community in a very real way. Lynbrook Village community responded very generously last Christmas by donating over $4,000 in Non-Perishable goods.

For more information about The Cranbourne Food Truck visit https://www.facebook.com/TheCranbourneFoodTruck/


Sustainability

Lynbrook Village and owners Fort Street Real Estate are at the forefront of environmentally friendly retail solutions. In 2018, we installed a rooftop solar power system. The 362kW system is expected to generate almost 475,000kWh of clean energy per year, reducing our carbon footprint by approximately 390 tonnes of CO2e. This is enough clean energy generation to power 123 houses per annum and is equivalent to taking 115 cars off the road every year.

Community Partnerships

Lyndhurst Secondary College – Grow your Ideas

Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre in partnership with Lyndhurst Secondary College has hosted “Grow Your Ideas” art competition for teens since 2017. Students from Lyndhurst Secondary College are invited to submit an A3 piece of art with a different theme each year.

The purpose of this art competition is to increase the exchange of art and culture in our community and to encourage young Lyndhurst Secondary College students in creating art and developing their individual creativity.

Retail Marketing Manager at Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre Melanie Brown says it’s all about building strong ties locally. “Part of becoming a community-minded citizen is being conscious of the area in which we trade; these are our people, and we want to support them.” Ms Brown said. Lynbrook Village provides $1,000 worth of art suppliers to assist the students and up to 60 amazing pieces of student art are submitted each year. 30 final pieces are selected to be reproduced as large format form board and displayed in the Centres main foyer for public exhibition each year from Easter until mid-June.

The 30 Finalists are invited to a presentation lunch at Suburban Burger Lynbrook where the prizes are awarded to the top three plus prize for a People’s Choice Award. The overall winner will have their artwork used on the centres Retailer Directory for the following 12 months.