The Rowville-Lysterfield Community News was started as a free double sided sheet in 1981 and increased to 7 double sided sheets in 1983.
A new A4 style format was adopted in 1983 consisting of 16 pages using advanced print technologies. By the time the paper went “Blue” in 1991 we were printing 24 pages. In 2009 we took the bold step to fully utilise updated printing methods and moved to full colour tabloid size paper of 28 pages.
Today, the paper is still free with 28 pages of colour covering articles of general interest, historical memories, church news, sporting updates and school activities. It is produced by a team of dedicated people and is delivered by volunteers to 14,400 homes and businesses in the suburbs of Rowville and Lysterfield.
It is produced on a not-for-profit, volunteer basis and receives no Government financial assistance.
Throughout our history we have won many Knox Pride Awards and in 2000 were granted a Bicentennial Government History Grant that resulted in fascinating research of the area and culminated in a three volume history book of Rowville and Lysterfield.
Articles should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or left at reception at the Rowville and District Community Centre before the deadline dates. They should be in MS Word format using Times New Roman font, point size 10. All photographs should be supplied separately in jpg format.
Articles and photographs submitted are free but may be edited, where necessary, for reader suitability. Our advertisers get excellent value for money due to our suburb concentrated distribution and our sponsors welcome the ongoing exposure.
Past residents who have moved away and people from outside our suburbs can subscribe to the RLCN and have the newspaper delivered by mail.
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