About Us

Learn more about us, who we are, why we are here, our mission, vision and values, our committee and supporting steering group and advisors, our roadmap, and our constitution.

Who We Are

The Kensington Association was established by a group of residents in 1997 and followed on the proud traditions of previous Kensington action groups such as the Flemington/Kensington Progress Association and the Kensington Social Action Group.

Our members are Kensington residents and business people who are committed to a bright future for our community. We are not-for-profit association, supported by member fees, donations and grants. The Association is managed entirely by volunteers, in particular by a Steering Committee elected each August at our Annual General Meeting.

Monitor

We monitor building developments and other proposals, and if they are deemed inappropriate, we assist in mobilising resources against them.

Protect

We seek to protect the amenity of Kensington through monitoring processes, preserving streetscapes and attempting to reduce the volume of traffic on our streets.

Enhance

We undertake community-building and environmental projects and work with local councils to enhance the life of our community and our suburb.

Our Why

Many residents wish to have the opportunity to exert influence over the evolution of their suburb. Kensington Association exists to provide this opportunity through the provision of knowledge, leadership and a supportive forum

Our Mission

To protect and enhance the existing amenity of Kensington as well as to monitor development proposals in our community

Our Vision

To provide an informed and flexible network of support so that all members of our community can feel empowered to influence change and development within our built and natural environment

Our Values

• Teamwork,
• Honest and respectful communication,
• Taking responsibility for our decisions and actions,
• Respect and appreciation for the diversity of culture in Kensington which makes it the vibrant community it is today

We have come together from all walks of life, from all sorts of backgrounds, cultures, and religions. It is “ALL” our differences combined which makes the Kensington community the amazing place it is today. A great place to live and raise our families in a vibrant and prosperous community, and it starts with “YOU”.

Our Committee

Committee meetings of the Association are held on the first Monday evening of each month, except for November (often held over till the second Monday because of Cup Day) and January (no meeting). We meet at 7.30 pm at Kensington Town Hall, Bellair Street, Kensington.

Our committee members work closely together to help fulfil our why, mission and vision. We also work closely with our local community, our local businesses, our local councils and our Victorian state government to help make Kensington great.

Our acting Chairperson of the Steering Committee is elected each August at our Annual General Meeting and the key committee positions are currently held by…

SIMON HARVEY

(CHAIRPERSON – PICTURED)
_____

TBA

(DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON)
_____

FRAN ARANEDA

(SECRETARY)
_____

TONY CEDDIA

(TREASURER, MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY)
_____

Our Steering Group & Advisors

Our supporting sub-committee leaders, steering group and advisors include…

RILKE MUIR

(YOUNG HUSBAND REDEVELOPMENT)
_____

FRAN ARANEDA

(WESTGATE TUNNEL PROJECT)
_____

JOHN WIDMER

(MOONEE PONDS CREEK)
_____

TBA

(VRC DEVELOPMENT)
_____

MATT HAMMOND

(RAIL STRATEGY, METRORAIL)
_____

THERESE FITZGERALD

(POLICE LIAISON)
_____

If you have an idea or concern about a local issue, bring it along to one of our regular monthly committee meetings and we would be happy to review.

Our Roadmap

“For how we plan to make a brighter future for our community” We are working hard to support our community and to make a difference in Kensington and our roadmap outlines the key initiatives we are currently implementing which will drive us into the future and ensure that the Association remains relevant to those that matter most…

No posts found.

Our Constitution

Our committee members work closely together to help fulfil our why, mission and vision. We also work closely with our local community, our local businesses, our local council and our victorian state government to help make Kensington great. Thus, we are governed by a set of principles which form our “constitution”

No posts found.

Join Us

We still have a long way to go to achieve our “Why”, our “Mission”, our “Vision” and we understand that we can’t do it alone.

WE NEED YOUR HELP AND YOUR SUPPORT TO ACHIEVE THIS…

Making Kensington great will take time. We need people just like you, dedicated to making a difference in Kensington, in Melbourne, in Victoria, in Australia, and in the world.

JOIN US TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IN THIS WORLD!

Close Menu