supporting the community
Bisinella Developments proudly supports many community organisations and community-building projects.
As a family business, we feel a strong connection to our local community in Lara and the Geelong region.
We have undertaken many projects for the benefit of the community and have a large portfolio of community donations and sponsorships.
At Bisinella Developments, investing in community development is as much a part of our business as investing in residential and industrial development, growth and jobs.
Bisinella supports local charity assisting disadvantaged youth through surfing therapy
Geelong and Surf Coast-based not-for-profit Ocean Mind is supporting disadvantaged young people, mainly from the Geelong area, with mental health support through therapeutic surfing programs.
Bisinella Developments has pledged $5000 to the organisation which offers therapeutic surf programs for young people who are experiencing mental health challenges, social isolation and disabilities.
Ocean Mind Chair Sean O’Reilly, said the charity was launched in 2016, piloting a UK based surf therapy model created by The Wave Project.
The aim was to use a simple formula.. More..
Bisinella supports local charity assisting disadvantaged youth through surfing therapy
Geelong and Surf Coast-based not-for-profit Ocean Mind is supporting disadvantaged young people, mainly from the Geelong area, with mental health support through.. More..
Cats recruit among new wave of residents embracing Geelong and the Bellarine
Cats recruit among new wave of residents embracing Geelong and the Bellarine, as Bisinella releases final stage of Baywater Estate
Geelong Football Clubs.. More..
Geelong Football Club’s BioCATS program returns to GMHBA Stadium
Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield has relaunched the club’s BioCATS community program at GMHBA Stadium.
Sponsored by Bisinella Developments, BioCATS is an experiential learning.. More..
Bisinella renews silver corporate partnership with Geelong Chamber of Commerce
Bisinella is pleased to announce it has renewed its corporate partnership with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce for 2021.
Ben Flynn, Chief Executive.. More..
Lara Cricket Club – 2020/2021 season update
Lara Cricket Club is looking ahead after a successful 2020/2021 season, which resulted in a number of teams making the finals.
Lara’s Senior.. More..
Cats’ star Patrick Dangerfield puts young footy fans to the test, as Geelong Football Club’s school program BioCATS goes online
Primary school students across the Geelong region can watch their beloved Geelong Cats in action from their classroom, while learning valuable maths.. More..
Bisinella scholarships support residents of the north, with high demand for Committee for Geelong’s new-look online leadership program
Bisinella Developments is supporting three emerging community leaders from Lara and Geelong’s northern suburbs with scholarships for a Committee for Geelong leadership.. More..
Bisinella returns as Lara Cricket Club sponsor, as club prepares for the 2020/2021 season
Bisinella has re-signed as a platinum sponsor of the Lara Cricket Club, as the club prepares for the start of the 2020/2021.. More..
Bisinella scholarships support residents of the north, as Committee for Geelong’s Activate leadership program goes online
Bisinella Developments is offering three emerging community leaders from Lara and Geelong’s northern suburbs with scholarships to Committee for Geelong’s leadership program, Activate.
Geelong Cats’ fans from the northern suburbs prepare for start of the season
Geelong Cats hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting into the footy spirit a little early in Norlane.
Bisinella Developments has provided.. More..
Geelong businesses get on-board food program providing vital support for residents of the north experiencing disadvantage, amid COVID-19 pandemic
Dozens of residents in the northern suburbs hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue to receive the support of their community.. More..
Bisinella provides support for Geelong Food Relief, assisting local families impacted by COVID-19
Bisinella Developments’ Managing Director Lino Bisinella has contributed $10,000 to the Geelong Food Relief Centre (GFRC).
The organisation is hoping to raise $200,000.. More..
Committee for Geelong’s Activate leadership program will be postponed
The Committee for Geelong has postponed next month’s leadership program Activate, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bisinella Developments had offered three emerging.. More..
Bisinella announces continued support of Give Where You Live Foundation
Bisinella Developments have committed to a three-year donation to Give Where You Live Foundation.
Bisinella Developments has proudly supported Give Where You Live.. More..
Bisinella’s scholarship recipients graduate from Committee for Geelong Activate leadership program
For the third year in a row Bisinella Developments has provided emerging community leaders the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, by.. More..
Giving vital Hope to our community
For more than 30 years Hope Bereavement Care has provided critical support for members of the Geelong community when they need it.. More..
Norlane Community Initiatives
Norlane Community Initiatives was established in January 2018 by Simon and Kaylene Reeves.
The registered charitable organisation came on the back of another.. More..
Bisinella’s revamp of toilet facilities at Geelong’s iconic Ss Peter & Paul’s Church is complete
A revamp of toilet facilities at Geelong’s historic Ss Peter & Paul’s Church, has been finalised with parish members welcoming the new.. More..
Bisinella scholarship recipients gain vital skills from Committee for Geelong’s leadership program
Networking, the art of communication and how to step outside your comfort zone are just some of the skills gained this year.. More..
Lara Carols at Pirra Homestead, Sunday December 16
Held on the grounds of Bisinella Developments’ iconic Pirra Homestead, the Lara Carols has been running for more than 10 years and.. More..
Lara Fun Run/Walk entrants put their best feet forward for local charities
Hundreds of people laced up their sneakers at Lara’s iconic Pirra Homestead late last month for the Lara Fun Run/Walk.
Approximately 600 people.. More..
Three-year sponsorship targets sport clubs of the North
The $45,000 sponsorship from the Lara-based land development company, will help the club to continue to provide critical sport access for youth.. More..
Bisinella scholarships target future leaders of Lara and northern suburbs
Bisinella Developments has committed to sponsoring eight scholarship places in 2018 for the Committee for Geelong’s (CfG) Activate leadership program.
Hope Bereavement Care
Bisinella Developments is proud to support Hope Bereavement Care as a sponsor of the Geelong charity’s annual Sports Breakfast fundraising event at.. More..
Bisinella and Lara Wildcats commit to three year major sponsorship
Bisinella Developments will be the major sponsor of Lara Wildcats baseball club for the next three years.
The sponsorship agreement was announced.. More..
Lara United Football Club
We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara United Football Club.
Lara United has more than 200 participants in men’s,.. More..
Lara Carols at Pirra Homestead
Held on the grounds of Bisinella Developments’ iconic Pirra Homestead, the Lara Carols has been running for more than 10 years and is a popular family.. More..
Geelong’s special ‘home’ for homeless men
Homeless men can seek refuge in a family home environment thanks to purpose-built accommodation constructed by Bisinella Developments.
Lino Bisinella is patron of.. More..
Lara Food & Wine Festival celebrates 10th anniversary
Thousands of food and wine lovers flocked to Bisinella Developments’ historic Pirra Homestead earlier this year, for the 10th annual Lara Food.. More..
Three-year sponsorship of BioCATS promotes benefits of sport to next generation
The Geelong Cats are pleased to announce Bisinella Developments have signed a three-year sponsorship extension of the club’s school program, BioCATS.
St John of God Hospital donation
A $100,000 donation by the Bisinella family kicked off a community appeal by St John of God Geelong Hospital.
The appeal raised funds.. More..
Gateway Support Services
Bisinella Developments is proud to support a Geelong building project that will significantly upgrade facilities for children and adults who have a.. More..
Cats House Auction
Bisinella Developments made the Cats House project possible by donating a heavily discounted block of land in the prestigious 800-lot Grand Lakes.. More..
Lara Tennis Club
We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Tennis Club.
Entrances to Lara (Welcome signs)
We have invested significantly in welcome signs and beautification works to improve the entrances to Lara.
The welcome signs, installed in 2009,.. More..
Entrances to Lara (Tree planting)
We have undertaken beautification works along the frontage to Forest Road between our office and the edge of the town including construction of.. More..
Lara's Heritage (Clover Hill Strawberry Farm)
We have repaired and preserved the Clover Hill Strawberry Farm cottage, an historic landmark building on Forest Road at the southern entrance.. More..
Preserving Lara's heritage - Pirra Homestead
Bisinella Developments’ iconic Pirra Homestead has proudly been restored and preserved by the family-run company – for the local community.
Built between 1880.. More..
Preserving Lara’s heritage - The Lara Museum and Historical Centre
The opening of the Lara Museum and Historical Centre in 2013 is a story about community spirit.
It is also an example of.. More..
Christ Church Community Meals Program
We are proud to provide ongoing support to the Christ Church Community Meals Program.
An Anglican Church in central Geelong, Christ Church serves.. More..
Geelong Community Foundation
We have donated $75,000 to the Geelong Community Foundation over the three years to 30 June 2011.
Lara Sporting Club (Netball)
We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Sporting Club netball teams.
Clifton Springs Golf Club - Annual Open Tournament
We are proud to support the Clifton Springs Golf Club Annual Open Tournament held in November.
Lara Sporting Club (Australian Rules Football)
We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Football Club.
Lara Fun Run/Walk
Get out your calendars and make sure you keep Sunday, October 28 2018, free for the Lara Fun Run/Walk.
The annual Lara Fun.. More..
Rotary Club of Highton
We are proud to support the Rotary Club of Highton and in particular Circus Quirkus.
Drysdale Football Club
We are proud to support the Drysdale Football Club.
Bell Park Sports Club
We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Bell Park Sports Club.
Geelong & District Bowls Association
We are proud to support the Geelong & District Bowls Association.
Bisinella Community Centre
The Bisinella Community Centre opened in at 2010 in the Grand Lakes Estate, Lara.
Inquires about the Bisinella Community Centre should be directed to.. More..
Norlane Bowling Club
We are proud to support the Norlane Bowling Club.
Lara Bowling Club
We are proud to support the Lara Bowling Club.
Lara Fire Brigade - Recreation Room
We are proud to have constructed a room for the Lara Fire Brigade at our cost with the support of other Geelong.. More..
Lara Sporting Club - Lara Grandstand
We are proud to have provided a $40,000 cash donation, plus in kind contributions worth an estimated $60,000, towards construction of the.. More..
Lara Secondary College Digital Learning Centre
We are proud to have donated $33,000 to the Lara Secondary College for the purchase of 25 computers and equipment for the Digital Learning.. More..
North Geelong Community Centre (The Salvation Army)
We are proud to have provided $30,000 towards construction of Northside Geelong Community Centre in Cox Road, Corio.