Early voting at Port Melbourne Town Hall is in full swing with 2 weeks down and 2 weeks to go.
Hope to see you either on Polling day 22nd of October or at early voting.
htv-2016 Here is my 2016 Council Election How to Vote card.
For more information please go to www.bernadenevoss.com
The Port Melbourne Town Hall is the location for early voting. You can vote on Weekdays from 9am – 5pm each day.
Or on Saturday 22 October at any of the following locations:-
VOTING CENTRES on Saturday 22nd of October 2016
I am seeking your support for re-election to Council on October 22nd 2016.
My details are:
The funds raised will be used to communicate to the residents in the new Gateway ward. This comprises of St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne, Garden City, Beacon Cove.
I am passionate and committed to serving my community as best I can. I have a strong, successful track record and am willing to continue to serve the public.
With all the talk of elections recently, I have been thinking of my own re-election campaign.
I will be re-nominating and contesting the local government elections for Port Phillip City Council.
I really need some help, if you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, then I would love to hear from you.
Have you seen the new flags flying high along Bay St? Each is designed by local artists and residents. Port Melbourne Resident Amanda Tonkin-Hill has won first place for her oil painting, Summer.
The Port Melbourne Business Association has sponsored this event and it has really added to the Vibrant, fresh and alive feeling within Bay Street.
This project is a great example of community collaboration with local artist Trudy Rice organising the artists and competition and the business association sponsoring it.
I hope it is the first of many annual event competitions. The flags will be displayed until the end of April 2015 – so go for a walk and check out the great designs.
I discovered that this street is not unusual for the number of returned war veterans to have settled here in Port Melbourne. Many other streets were popular also, such as Albert Street and Clarke Street, Port Melbourne.
As a contingent of residents walked past each house where a soldier once lived, a short history of their war record and injuries was read out. A handmade poppy was then placed at the house where they once lived.
Some houses had 2 returned soldiers and got 2 poppies. I encourage you to take a trip down Heath Street, to see how many poppies are on the front doors, and fences. It has quite an impact.
Barb Mullen & Christine Griffiths are residents in Heath Street and wanted to bring some pride to their street. They successfully told the human stories of these men, many which had lifelong injuries and mental health problems that they endured for the rest of their life.
I will post a link to this book soon here.
This impromptu walk is an example of our community having deep pride in our history and being thankful for the incredible sacrifices that have been made for us.
Saturday 28th February 12noon – 9pm Feast on Middle Easter cuisine on our very own Port Melbourne sands. Looks and sounds amazing – make sure you secure your booking at http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-calendar/mr-lawrence-and-the-bedouin-camp-5658
Be part of #PORTogether, a local initiative, funded through City of port Phillip Community Strengthening grant program. We welcome everyone to get involved. PORTogether tells the stories of places that bring people together in Port through photographs and short narratives.
These stories can be found at http://portogether.weebly.com/
As part of the Council plan, 2 key locations in Port Melbourne, were identified as needing some extra care and work to help activate. These were Waterfront Place, Beacon Cove & Centre Road shops Garden City. See below for more detail about it.
Centre Road Shops has had a makeover. A paint and a new sign over the small centre has lifted the look and feel of the place.
Telstra have included free Wi-Fi at the phone box.
The Fisherman’s Bend Community Hall is about to undergo a renovation, that will see a small increase in size, for improved kitchen and toilet facilities.
We are establishing a village community partnership group which will include Traders and the locals.
Feedback has suggested there needs to be a restful place to go to sit and relax, and also greening the area so it feels more welcoming to locals.
Commenced the Waterfront Welcomers program with SHIP. This popular volunteer program aims to ensure all visitors are welcomed to Port Melbourne.
The Heritage Hub on Finger pier has been renovated which the Port of Melbourne have so generously allowed for Councils use for the Welcomers to base.
Installed, bike pumps and extra bike hoops, & hosted ride to work day.
Installed Art of the fence a local competition to increase the plain space into something more vibrant
New way finding signage
New Heritage walks brochure to get passengers to stay and enjoy the area.
Pop Up shops trialled on Cruise ship days
Planning events such as heirloom vegetable market,
Free yoga on the beach.
If you have any ideas for each of these villages, I would love to hear them.