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JAAG encourages members to support local businesses and community groups that help to bring a true village feel to our area!  Let us know of any other businesses or groups in the area that you’d like to hear more about.

Interested in volunteering in Albert Park?

Did you know that there are friends groups who volunteer in Albert Park improving the amenity as well as the diversity of plants?

Firstly, to become a volunteer, register with ParkConnect and then create your volunteer profile. There are many diverse volunteer activities to get involved in. You can look for activity types that interest you or an activity that is in a park close to you.

Red Gum TriangleFriends of Red Gum Triangle is one of the groups actively looking for volunteers. The Red Gum Triangle (to the north of the cricket oval) is managed as native bushland as it provides a snapshot of the indigenous vegetation of the area.  Red Gum Triangle boasts stands of Red Gums and other native trees, with a characteristic native under storey supporting natural ecosystems, providing a picturesque, shaded pocket of local, indigenous vegetation and is accessed by a low key pedestrian path.  Main volunteer activities are weeding and rubbish removal. Stout boots and gloves are recommended.  For more information please contact Mary Lou on 9521 4770 or by email at phillips.marylouise@gmail.com.

SAM’s Corner Cafe


For those who are not familiar with where ‘Sam’s Corner Cafe” is located,  it is at the corner of Wellington Street and Upton Road just before you cross the Upton Road bridge.




Bagel House

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Bagel cafe operates from 91 Wellington Street specialising in bagels.  Check out their special offers.





ENGINE HOUSE – Shared office space 

_MGL8748Engine House would like to offer JAAG members a 10% discount on coworking or meeting room bookings for first time members. For any enquiries email hello@enginehouse.co and mention this article.


Engine House, located at 105 Wellington St, St Kilda,  opened in November 2017. It is a coworking and shared office space with in-built cafe (Freelancer) and community events area. Housed in the Windsor Cable Tram Engine House, built in 1891, the space highlights the original features of the building with high ceilings, exposed steel and beautiful arched windows. Supporting local businesses in the area, Engine House is the perfect place for flexible work options, meeting room hire or event space.


Why not join up with other local community groups such as Almaville a community established via FaceBook for people living and working in the streets neighbouring Alma Park “who are looking to foster a greater sense of community in our small but vibrant ‘mini-suburb'”.  The Almaville group is free to use and open to everyone residing or working in Almaville.


CEO Jessica Macpherson pictured Cr Andrew Bond celebrating its 5th year. Pic Bec Walton

CEO Jessica Macpherson pictured with Cr Andrew Bond. Pic Bec Walton

Not many may know of the highly successful local community operation called St Kilda Mums, that is making a remarkable difference assisting  parents with babies, who face hardship gain access to a range of pre used  nursery items including cots, prams, basinettes, clothing and gates and more?

The Mums have recycled thousands of nursery items that may have needed fixing-up, cleaning and checking before sending them out the door again to accredited  maternal child health nurses or social worker to provide to families doing it tough.

StKilda Mums is a not for profit group run by five mothers from the St Kilda area and driven by the efforts of more than 400 volunteers with the City of Port Phillip chipping in some community funds to keep the operation afloat. St Kilda Mums energetic CEO Jessica Macpherson says, “ We are always seeking donations of prescribed baby goods, of course money and we would welcome offers of volunteer help to boost our ranks, especially any men with some cot or pram repair skills.”

You can you help by donating – Baby clothes, cots, prams and prescribed items listed on their website.

More info:        www.stkildamums.org     Email:   donate@stkildamums.org        volunteer@stkildamums.org




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