With a mission to make their Town ‘Vic Parkly awesome’ the Vic Park Collective has been working to make their home an exciting place that embraces and capitalises on the things that make it unique.
In 2013, following a Town forum on community engagement, a group of local community people formed the Vic Park Collective. “It was about business people and those from local small businesses, along with the community, coming together and saying ‘what would we like to see happening in Vic Park’,” said founding member of the Collective Flavia Pardini. “Not that Vic Park isn’t a great suburb, there were just some things that we felt could be done and were not happening”. The hope of the initial Committee was to make Vic Park a place that nobody had to leave, as everything they needed day-today would be available locally for them. They sought to help build a unique community that all sorts of people love feeling part of, and have lots of opportunities to participate in.