To nurture a community of local people, groups and businesses collaborating to create great environmental, economic and social outcomes for the Dromana area.
HOW WE HELP
We bring people together to share experiences, skills and resources, amplifying a collective voice that delivers great outcomes.
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We are currently building a dynamic community of people who want to help create a bright future for Dromana.
As an evolution of the successful ‘Association for Building Community in Dromana’ (ABCD) this association will seek to promote the interests of local people who want an effective voice in how Dromana develops.
We promote the interests of our members and the wider community through our contacts and influence with local, State and National Government, educational institutions and with key stakeholders.
We provide opportunites for community groups, businesses and stakeholders to collaborate and achieve faster results.
We promote the interests of our business members with networking events, enterprise support and building connection with the local community.
Call to convert grazing land to ‘carbon forest’
AN alliance of community groups wants support to plant a carbon forest on the Parkdale Estate land in Dromana. This proposal would see community members being given the opportunity to invest in their own carbon draw-down project while allowing public access onto the...
Alarm over Dromana subdivision plans
A PROPOSAL to rezone one of Dromana’s remaining pockets of bushland close to the town has raised concerns about over development and a lack of town-specific planning for growth. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has advertised the proposed planning amendment C249 to...
‘People-power’ ends quarry bid
SAVE Arthurs Seat supporters are cheering a decision by The Ross Trust to abandon its bid to dig a quarry on the Pioneer site at Dromana. The controversial plan, under which Hillview Quarries would extract stone from a 43 hectare site on the north face of Arthurs...
Fears for pier’s future
THE Dromana community is “devastated” by the closing off of the pier amid concerns that the lack of a response from Parks Victoria means its future is in doubt. The Department of Environment Lands Water and Planning has fenced off the last 40 metres of the concrete...
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Creating an opportunity for local businesses owners and community members to have their voices heard.
The Dromana Association promotes equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity using an open-door collaborative model. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the community conversation.
We aim to help existing and new community initiatives, as well as local businesses, bring positive outcomes to the Dromana area.
WHO CAN JOIN
The Dromana Association is open to anyone who has an interest in Greater Dromana including residents, businesses and community groups.
We are looking for people who have a passion for community and with a desire to contribute time and energy to drive opportunities for Dromana.
We want to hear from people who would like to contribute ideas, time or resources to help improve Dromana and its surrounds.
If you are interested in joining us please visit our membership page.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Is it good for the Greater Dromana community?
- Does it encourage best-practice enterprise?
- Is it environmentally responsible?
- Does it recognise and embrace opportunity?
OUR KEY OBJECTIVES
- Dromana Association works to create a great place to live, work and play.
- Dromana Association actively advocates for planning, services and infrastructure.
- Dromana Association promotes activities that build local capacity and resilience.
- Dromana Association actively encourages innovative practices and solutions.
- Fosters building community connection both socially and commercially.
HELP CREATE DROMANA’S FUTURE
Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana
is an active and vibrant community.
Dromana has been undergoing growth and change
with more visitors and more people who have
chosen to live here.
The Dromana Association offers a way for locals to have
their voice heard about community-driven projects and
how business needs can be promoted.
Generating opportunities for community conversation, inclusion and collaboration.
Dromana is expanding rapidly as more and more people discover its charms.
It’s important that locals have a say in how the township develops to ensure the character and future opportunity is focused on the people who call Dromana home.
By creating a collective voice for local projects we can lobby Local, State and Federal Governments.
We also support local group projects by tapping into the amazing brains trust of community members who want to contribute to a better future.
By providing local people with the opportunity to contribute their skills, voice and energy, the Dromana Association builds on everyone’s strengths.
WHAT WE DO
Your invitation to get involved
If you would like to contribute to Dromana’s future and you have a skill, time and the desire to help determine some great outcomes….
The Dromana Association was formed in 2021 as an evolution of the Association For Building Community in Dromana (ABCD)
ABCD has a long legacy of supporting local initiatives that created positive outcomes for the ‘Greater Dromana’ area.
There has been a growing demand for opportunities for the business and general community to be able to collaborate on joint projects. Community groups who are working on individual projects can now tap into a broader support group where expertise, funding and experience can be amplified to create better and faster outcomes.
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HOW IT WORKS
Become a member of the Dromana Association. Each signed up member can attend the monthly meetings which are held in person or by Zoom.
- Every member gets the opportunity to vote on key decisions
- We have an open invitation to businesses and the general public to raise issues
- We hold regular community networking events
- We provide the opportunity to attend presentations & talkbacks with influential people
Annual membership is $20
Population Increase Over the Past 10 years
Why do we need 'another' community group?
The Dromana Association building on the legacy of ABCD, taking the role of bringing people together to collectively add voice to existing groups, people and now in business. Many of our members belong to different associations. By working together to reach consensus our joint efforts will yield faster results.
Who are the Dromana Association?
Local people who have a burning desire to help create better outcomes for the Dromana area. There is now a newly formed committee (As of 21st July 2021) The committee is made up of people with experience in delivering community projects as well as business people and people who would like better sporting facilities, public transport and township character protection.
What sort of people are welcome to join?
We are looking for people interested in contributing their skills, time or passion towards increasing inclusion, collaboration and positive outcomes. People of ANY age are welcome.
How can the Dromana Assocation help with community projects?
Whether it is tree pruning, renewable energy, hosting events or any other community activity, the Dromana Association is here to offer assistance. We encourage and facilitate community collaboration.
How can the Dromana Association help local businesses?
We provide opportunities for businesses to network with other businesses and with other community stakeholders. Supporting ‘local’ has never been as important as it is right now. We are planning a series of talks by business leaders on a range of fascinating subjects.
Will my voice get heard?
All members can contribute and vote on issues. The Dromana Association facilitates discussions and actions within its membership and actively encourages democratic processes to ensure everyone is heard.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this beautiful country where we leave our footprints every day of our lives, and with great respect to our forefathers and mothers, both past and present, of the land in which I work and live.