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CEDA NEWS OCTOBER - Members and associates edition

Dear <<First Name>> 

Hello and welcome to our new look newsletter. We hope you find it easier to scan and pick up on the information that is most important to you. October is off to a great start with the Public Holiday long weekend bringing many people to the Warburton Valley. The VIC had more than 60 visitors in the first hour on Friday and there was plenty for people to do with such great weather adding to a very festive weekend atmosphere. In fact visitor traffic at the VIC on the Friday was five times higher that usual, and on Saturday and Sunday double what we normally enjoy. This is a great way in which we can measure the increasing popularity of Warburton Valley as a tourist destination and a sign of things to come! What increases in business patterns are you seeing?
October is the time to really start thinking about the upcoming events we need to be ready for, in particular the cycling events in November, but there is also a very full calendar of local events and functions.
Kind regards,
Peta Godenzi
President - Warburton Valley CEDA
Tel  0428 971 203 or Email me

You can quickly and easily add a Visit Warburton button to your website by inserting this html code:


Simply cut and paste the code (or have your web editor do it) and away you go. It's hyperlinked so anyone that clicks on the image will be taken to our Visit Warburton site for more information. (TIP: If you are using Wordpress simply add a 'text' box to your sidebar using the WIDGET function and paste the html code into the box - voila!!)


Giro Delle Donna - November 22
With more than 1750 participants already registered this event is attacting great interest and lots of media attention.

See the website for more info.

Vertical K - November 29
Cyclists v Runners v Mt Dona Buang - Local traders loyalty programs and promotional opportunities are being developed for CEDA members. 
See website for more details.
  • Shedfast - this weekend! October 10-11 - Discover the secret delights of the Yarra Valleys smaller wineries
  • NORDIC Festival - October 17 and 18 - a much anticipated festival on the main street of Warburton. Check also their Facebook page for updates. For more info email
  • Giro delle Donna (previously Gran Fondo) - November 22 
  • Vertical K (Rapid Ascent)  - November 29
  • Christmas Street Party - Friday 18 December 
  • Warburton Christmas Carols - Saturday 19 December
Save the dates
Our CEDA Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 18 November at 6pm. We are arranging for guest speakers and a great night out at a local winery so look out for your invitation to what is sure to be a great networking event.


Next meeting

Our next Warburton Valley CEDA meeting is Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 3pm in the boardroom at the Warburton Community bank branch on the main street. Members may attend and should RSVP to this email address. Alternatively you can  submit any questions or comments in writing for the committee.
New members welcome
Join CEDA and help support a range of initiatives the Warburton Valley that benefits business, tourism, community and ultimately every person who lives or has a close connection to our towns. Click the button for easy online payment.
Did you know we have a Visit Warburton Blog on our website? So far we've been sharing interesting articles and commentary about the Warburton Valley on our blog and in future months we will be adding lots more interesting stories that can then be shared via Facebook and other Social Media. You're also welcome to share these blog posts in your own networks to help promote your business or endeavour. And you're most welcome to send story ideas/requests and we will see what we can do to create compelling content for you!

Do you need some great copy to pop on your website to bring the Warburotn Valley experience alive for or customers and users. Try this...

Warburton is where it all begins… 

Just one hour from Melbourne, the Warburton Valley is life at nature’s pace.

Always green, Warburton is where the Yarra River runs clear.   

Relax by the river in summer, celebrate the beauty and abundance of harvest in autumn, enjoy an easy day of snow play on Mt Donna Buang in winter and reconnect with nature on one of our many forest walks in spring. 

Start your visit with a delicious meal prepared with farm fresh produce, and meet the local wildlife while you enjoy the great outdoor activities the beautiful valley offers. And whether you are exploring by bike, foot or car, there’s always a fine wine or a great coffee to be found. 

To catch up in the Warburton Valley is to slow down.
See the About our region info on our 
website for more.

Did you know that businesses can apply to the Shire of Yarra Ranges for directional signs to their premises or site? See the link for more info on how to apply.
Our purpose statement:  'To promote sustainable economic development that enriches the lives of those who live in or have a close connection to the Warburton Valley and rely on its prosperity.'

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