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Half tuckshop, half inner Melbourne style cafe – Go West Eatery and Tuckshop offers visitors of Woodlea and Melbourne's West a taste of inner city dining... A quick coffee on the way to the football, a long luncheon on a quiet day or indeed the supplies you need before you head home to the kids.
For further information or bookings visit: http://www.gowesteatery.com.au/
The future Local Town Centre is destined to be the heart of Woodlea, and plans to offer a bus interchange, professional services, a supermarket and all the day-to-day essentials. Keeping in contact with friends, family and neighbours will be as easy as strolling over to your favourite Woodlea café.
From last minute birthday gifts to quick retail fixes, Woodlea will offer convenient shopping solutions. In time a planned local supermarket will make it easy to keep hungry households satisfied and passionate home cooks occupied. As the future Local Town Centre grows and evolves there is ample space for businesses of all types to open their doors.
Like every thriving township Woodlea will grow to contain a whole range of important civic spaces. Catering to great ideas, great friendships and great possibilities, these places will form the cornerstone of a thriving, energetic region.
Whether you’re interested in a community choir or a local craft club, Woodlea’s plans include appropriate spaces for numerous activities. As the future Local Town Centre evolves so to will the array of planned health care services and facilities on offer.
Covering everything from maternal and child health to the general health care, Woodlea’s focus on wellbeing will extend to the provision of indoor sports courts, gym facilities and a public library that ensures Woodlea becomes a well read destination.
Bernadette loves taking her four kids to the wonderful Woodlea parks and therefore it is appropriate that we spoke to her in the Stage 1 park. Hers is a mixed-nationality household and their favourite family culinary experience reflects her husband’s Filipino culture. Banana leafs for plates and fingers, not forks has their kids in messy food heaven! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity
Petr is from Vladivostok Russia and is married to Laetitia, who was born in Belgium. They live in Woodlea with their two young daughters, who by their parents definition reflect both Eastern and Western culture. Petr tells us of a Russian tradition that is handed down from generation to generation when moving into a new house. With so many doing just that at Woodlea, we recommend new residents watching Petr tell us about the Russian symbolic cat “house keeper”, that watches over the new residence and helps to maintain household happiness. Link to full bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Raj and Melody went all out to wear clothing that denotes their cultural heritage, from Mumbai India. Their Indian experience is of a glorious and multi-tiered society, where food culture is king. Raj and Melody have helped build our understanding of traditional festivals and celebrations that are important to their original community, that now cut across religious and cultural divisions. Full link to bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Emmanuel “Manny” was born in Malta and came to Australia as a child in the post-war migrant intake of 1954. He tells of an era of simplicity and joy amongst the challenges of life in a new land. Woodlea recognizes that a balanced community has representation across the ages and Manny shows us that living in a new community with many young families helps to keep a spring in one’s step. Full link to bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Gustavo: Gustavao (“Gus”) and his young family are a mix of Latin European and Latin American blood, and from his account of their lives at home they have found a wonderful blend. Gus is from El Salvador and his wife is from Italy. A Latin home would not be complete without a love of joyous, uplifting music and wonderful food, designed to share with neighbours, friends and family. Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Chris - one of the very first Woodlea residents, with a passion for engagement with those around him and the Woodlea community in general. Chris was selected as being representative of “traditional” Australian caucasian background, but learning of his Maltese descent reminded us that it is only the indigenous Australians who aren’t derived from somewhere else! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Meet Boyce - our first resident to feature in the 'Faces of Woodlea' Video Series. New Zealand born and bred but with a strong Cook Islands heritage, Boyce tells us of the central role that dance plays in his family life and cultural traditions. He is committed to continuing the cultural tradition throughout his immediate family. Watch the video below and get read his full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea