After the launch of the Springvale Street Marker an afternoon tea was held at the Springvale Neighbourhood House to celebrate all that had been achieved. Merle Mitchell spoke about the history of the project: Today we celebrate the achievements of a project which began as a small community project and grew into a project of national significance

Read more ...

Enterprise Hostel Community Group

The Spirit of Enterprise Project  is currently working on a Trail of Significant Sites, which include sites of organisations which played an important role in the settlement of the newcomers. All of these sites will have some form of public and physical acknowledgement of their importance to the eventual resettlement of many thousands of people.

Read more ...

Enterprise Garden

December 2012

The site of the former Enterprise Migrant Hostel has become the Lexington Gardens Retirement Village.  With their support a Tribute Garden with 200 rose bushes, a large digiglass sculpture and a commemorative sea has been established.  People asked that the garden be somewhere peaceful where they could bring their families and future generations to tell their stories. This became the start of the Spirit of Enterprise Trail of significant sites.

Read more ...

Enterprise Rose

April 2012
The rose was a symbol of hope, safety and beauty for more than 30,000 immigrants and refugees who entered Australia through the Enterprise Migrant Hostel in Springvale.

Read more ...

I am home

June 2011
The Enterprise I'm Home report, and the process leading to its development, is the culmination of a number of initiatives designed to remember and honour the positive impacts of the Enterprise Hostel in Springvale.

Read more ...

Enterprise Website Launch

February 2010
Following the closure of the exhibition at Springvale the community lobbied for a permanent exhibition.  This was not practical but the Victorian Multicultural Commission agreed to fund a website which would contain the exhibition and all the background research material.

Read more ...

Enterprise Exhibition @ Springvale

April 2009
A large number of people attended the official opening of the exhibition at the Historical Society on the 23rd of April 2009. Again it was former residents who spoke – Seda Douglas, Manuel Napoleon and Evelyn Eadiewho at the last moment was unable to attend and sent the following message:

Read more ...

Enterprise Immigration Museum Launch

November 2008
The launch of the Exhibition was a truly extraordinary event.  The community had enthusiastically supported the concept right from the start but the launch brought together people who had not seen each other for decades and the excitement was palpable. 

Read more ...