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, 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 Annual General Meeting

  Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 30th July, 2023
  at the Monbulk Living & Learning Centre commencing at 2.00pm.
  Guest speaker: Ross Field, M Agr Sc, PhD, Entomoogist will give an illustrated talk on

"Butterflies of the Dandenong Ranges"

  All Welcome, refreshments provided.
Enquiries: Betty Marsden OAM ph.9755 2777 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. 

Guest speaker at our 2016 AGM

David Rothfield, retired civil engineer and long time former local resident of The Patch, spoke on behalf of Beyond Zero Emissions, which is an Australia-based not-for-profit climate change solutions think-tank, that was founded in 2006.  His talk was titled "How do we build a post carbon future in Australia?"

The illustrated talk commenced with a diagram of the earth that is protected by an atmospheric layer, consisting of progressively diminishing thinner layers, with the major threat from carbon dioxide produced by the burning of coal.


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