To develop a community newspaper to benefit Tecoma, Upwey & Upper Ferntree Gully residents, businesses and community groups.
The Foothills, published through Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully, provides information on environmental projects, local personalities, business editorials, significant places and historical events. It is a full color newspaper which arrives in the community once every two months. We also have space for advertisers who provide funding for the newspaper. The foothills is staffed by dedicated volunteers who have a passion for sharing news, developing their skills and enjoy being part of a committed group. We are always looking for new faces to help out. If you would like to gain experience in:
We also encourage you to let us know how we’re going. Please don’t hesitate to notify us of any new story ideas or suggestions for improvements.
Advertise in The Foothills
Advertising Guide & Costs
If you require assistance in having an ad designed, our graphic designers are able to produce these ads to your style at a nominal cost.
The Foothills is a full colour glossy magazine which arrives in the community every three months.
Deadlines are as follows for each year:
- (Autumn) March – May edition – submissions due 31 January
- (Winter) June – August – submissions due 30 April
- (Spring) September – November – submissions due 31 July
- (Summer) December – January – submissions due 31 October
The Foothills magazine is distributed in Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Tecoma.
We have volunteers who drop copies of the newspaper to the local businesses and various pick up points. Pick up points include:
- Magpie House (Upwey)
- Abitza Cafe (Upwey)
- Somersault (Ferntree Gully)
- Bendigo Bank (Upwey)
- Coonara Community House (Upper Ferntree Gully)
- Bon Ton (Tecoma)
- Various coffee shops in Tecoma/Upwey/Upper Ferntree Gully area
Please Note: Maxi Foods will not stock The Foothills anymore – however, you are able to obtain a copy at UPPER FERNTREE GULLY NEWSAGENT. We love their support of this local magazine!
We would be grateful if you are able to visit Coonara Community House, at 22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, to pick up a box and distribute them in the local area. If you are interested please contact Coonara Community House.