WVPA working with the local community groups and Council projects.

The Wollombi Valley Local APP is near here! 
We are committed to supporting our local community and businesses by encouraging residents and visitors to Wollombi Valley to buy local. 
Any business, community group or individual that services our valley can be part of this exciting new initiative.
From Babysitters, butchers, bridal services to cleaners, tradies, secretaries, sporting clubs, accommodation providers…. anyone can join.
We are offering this FREE of charge so send us your listing informative now!
You can include a feature image/logo, contact details, maps reference and a description of your service.
Thank you to Annie Snell for putting this together. Another project proudly sponsored by @Wollombi Valley Progress Association and part of our OON monthly community newsletter.

Wollombi Valley Local APP

Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival

Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is in its 18th year and is one of the oldest and largest sculpture festivals in rural NSW.
Held over 16 days, from Saturday 17th October to Sunday 1st November 2020, this not-for-profit outdoor and indoor exhibition gives local, regional, interstate and international sculptors an opportunity to exhibit their works in the beautiful wineries and rural surroundings of the historic hamlet of Laguna and the Wollombi Village.
Local event volunteer organisers require funds to assist in the delivery and placement of sculptures.
Artists, in general, have faced tough times over the past COVID19 period and have indicated to organisers that for many artists it would be a struggle to meet financial outlays involved in delivering sculptures to our local vineyards and surrounds. Without financial support, many artists could not afford to take part in Sculptures in the Vineyards.
WVPA could assist financially by financing the delivery and placement of sculptures to ensure that more sculptors could play a part in this year’s exhibition.
Given the unusual conditions, we have all experienced this year, including the limitations placed on so many community events, Sculpture in the Vineyards offers possibilities for WVPA to “foster the artistic, cultural and business interests of the Wollombi Valley”.
Jump on their website for full event info including artist registration:
Proudly sponsored by WV Progress Association
Simone Smith
President WVPA

ANZAC Day January 2020

ANZAC Day will be done a little differently this year due to COVID19 but we will all still be able to pay our respects.

Thanking our community and all our volunteers. Special thanks to Ken Maurer and family, Laguna Public School, Jade, Ruby Charlotte and Wollombi Tavern.
Video credit Sally Sullivan, volunteer of the WV Progress Association.
Thank you to WVPA team for co-ordinating and sponsoring the wreath.
With thanks and respect.
Wollombi Valley Progress Association

January 2020 – Wollombi Market Day

Working with a small team of volunteers to invigorate the markets after the devastating 2019/2020 bush fire season.
Special thanks to our WVPA volunteers including WV Landcare, WV Pony Club, The Tennis Club and Boutique PR for making the magic happen.

Slack Park – New Rubbish Bins

WVPA working closely with Cessnock City Council.

Regeneration of the Millpond site

Proudly supporting the community group, Wollombi Valley Landcare in weeding and setting up a bird-hide at the Millpond site.

Wollombi Valley Lantern Parade Sponsor

A huge thank you to Newcastle Video Solutions for this amazing video and capturing the spirit of the parade so beautifully.

A very big thank you to all the WVPA volunteers, Laguna Rural Fire Brigade for making the parade a huge hit for our community and especially for the students of Laguna Public School.  To Sally and Steve Sullivan for their dedication to the parade for the last 11 years.

Laguna Bush Fire Brigade for their amazing bonfire management and all those who gave up their time to co-ordinate, help out on the night, cook, feed and pack up the Laguna Village Green.  Thank you all!

Annual October Wollombi Markets

WVPA and its volunteers run two community markets a year – the January and October Long Weekend markets.   All funds go back to the community including Laguna Rural Fire Brigade and local projects.

Visit our Wollombi Market Day website for more info.