HEWI turns 30 years old in 2019.

A time to celebrate. It was in 1989 that I attended a public meeting organised by the Victorian Heritage Trust. It was held in the Supper Room of the Healesville Memorial Hall (now the Nan Francis Room at the Memo). This meeting was attended by I think about 80 local residents all concerned about the changing nature of Healesville with… Read more →


‘Certainty’: injunction to stop VicForests logging Leadbeater’s Possum and Greater Glider habitat

The Federal Court has granted an injunction to prevent logging in five areas that are home to Greater Gliders in Victoria’s central highlands, including in a controversial coupe near Noojee, while the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum v VicForests case proceeds to trial over the next year. “We are pleased that the threatened Greater Gliders are safe from the chainsaws while this case… Read more →

National Tree Day


Community planting of the Grace Burn Reserve’ (between 45 & 47 Farnham Rd, Healesville)


This neglected reserve has been virtually rediscovered by our Grace Burn Project facilitator, Karen Garth,who organised a re-vegetation event for the nationally recognised Tree Day.Read more

Healesville Platypus Evening

Join Healesville Environment Watch Inc to learn all about the platypus of Healesville! Karen, our Grace Burn Project facilitator, will lead a survey for platypus in the Watts River, followed by presentations from Melbourne Water, Healesville Sanctuary & community groups. A special short film produced by Healesville Primary School students will also be shown. Dinner and supper will be provided.  Read more →