Save the Dandenongs League History

The League began in 1950 when residents and non-residents of the Ranges were drawn together by the efforts of Miss May Moon, Prof. John Turner and Cr Eric Leane of Ferntree Gully to express their united concern about sub-division and unplanned urban development across the Dandenong Ranges as well as unregulated activities of public and semi-public bodies such as the State Electricity Commission and the Country Roads Board.

2023-2024 Committee

(Standing:) Judy W, Carolyn E, Dennis G, Louis D (President) Catherine K

(Seated:) Betty Marsden OAM (outgoing president) and Robert S.

2023 Annual General Meeting

   The Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 30th July, 2023
  at the Monbulk Living & Learning Centre at 2.00pm.
  Guest speaker was Ross Field, M Agr Sc, PhD, Entomoogist who gave an illustrated talk on

"Butterflies of the Dandenong Ranges"

  The meeting was well attended and the 2023-2024 committee was elected.

A special thankyou presentation was made to Betty Marsden OAM, as retiring President - a role she has held for 37 years.

For enquiries about the 2024 AGM please contact : Carolyn Ebdon mob: 0407 505573

2022 Annual General Meeting

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19th June 2022 at the The Patch Hall (5 The Patch Road) commencing at 2.30pm.

Guest speaker: Professor Michael Buxton (Emeritus Professor at RMIT University and former head of RMIT Planning and Environment Program)

All Welcome, refreshments provided.
Enquiries: Betty Marsden OAM ph.9755 2777 Carolyn Ebdon mob: 0407 505573

Yarra Ranges Heritage Network Exhibition

The Yarra Ranges Heritage Network Exhibition:

"The Power and the People"

is currently touring around the Shire.

Further information and details of locations and dates are available on the website:

Sept. 2021 - Newsletter to Members and Friends

September, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Save the Dandenongs League Inc.                                      

It has now been more than two years since we had our last Annual General Meeting, and unfortunately due to ongoing Covid restrictions we're still not sure if we'll be able to meet any time soon. 

SDL Committee 2019

SDL Committee 2018

Special Guests at SDL's 60th Birthday

Guest speaker at our 2017 AGM

Prof. Michael Buxton from Environment and Planning at R.M.I.T. University.

Remembered by many as a  Councillor with Shire of Sherbrooke from1978 to 1984, Professor Buxton spoke on the changes to Melbourne's Residential Zones and the rise in townhouse and apartment style developments across Melbourne's suburbs. 


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