The next council meeting will be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall Reply

Tuesday 11th of December will see our first council meeting at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

6pm start – Ordinary council meeting

7pm Statutory Planning meeting

If you want to see what it is all about – come along.

Agenda: –

4. Petitions and Joint letters

8.1 Inner Melbourne Action Plan Annual report 2011 -2012

8.2 Amendment C97 – Energy and Efficient Design Policy

8.3 Amendment C84

8.4 Presentation of 2012 Audit Committee Annual report to council

10 Reports by Council delegates

Christmas in Port Melbourne Town Hall to Rouse Street, 4 blocks of festivities Reply

A raffle prize

A raffle prize

Santa - giving to the cars passing by

Santa – giving to the cars passing by



It was a scorcher, but still 100’s of families turned out to support the Christmas in Port Melbourne festivities. The Port Melbourne traders association has certainly set the benchmark in Port Phillip for village activities. The choirs were fantasic, the activities were fun and the eateries were packed. Even  santa gave some treats to the locals driving down Bay street (see pic)

Neighbours forum for anyone interested in issues around the Port Melbourne Primary School Reply

7pm on Thursday 22nd November

Trugo Club, Garden City Reserve, Tucker Ave, Port Melbourne

On the agenda:

  • School developments
  • Ideas on how the residents, school families and the school can work together better.
  • Issues surrounding traffic and people movements within the immediate area.

Come along, and if you are not able to attend – please email consultative committee with ideas or comments.

Celebration on the Park – free community event Sunday 2nd December 1-4.30pm 1

2012PPflyerOn Sunday 2 December Port People Inc wish to invite you, your family and your friends again to ‘Celebration in the Park’, a community festival in Garden City Reserve, (Melways ref p. 56, K2). The festival will run from 1 pm to 4.30 pm.

The aims of this celebration are to:
• Celebrate the park and the community which helped to found and save it
• Have a Christmas picnic where you can meet your neighbours, have fun, try some new activities, meet your local MP, the new Mayor and Councillor, and representatives of various local groups and organisations.
The following activities are planned:
• Father Xmas on a fire or SES truck
• Zumba, Salsa and Morris dancing demos and classes
• Fun dog competitions (dog most like its owner, best-dressed, cutest trick, waggiest tail, most drool, with most Christmas spirit, cutest ears). Great prizes!
• Xmas carols and cool tunes from Cadence Choir
• Hip hop/reggae session with well-known Jamaican Australian, Ru. C.L.
• Dances with dogs demo and workshop
• Sports clinics by Colts and Soccer Club
• Face painting, dancing, games and other entertainment for children
• The Great Gizmo
• Meeting local MP Martin Foley; the new Mayor, Amanda Stevens; Deputy Mayor, Serge Thomann; our Councillor, Bernadine Voss; and Emerald Hill Councillor, Anita Horvath.
• Performance by The Stringlets
• Dog obedience demo by Hobsons Bay Dog Club
• Tai chi demo and workshop
• Displays by local groups (Historical Society, Beach Patrol, Hobson’s Bay Dog Club & others) and Council regarding local matters such as Murphy’s Reserve
• Music from local talents Ivan Pero and Ralph Poppenbeek
• How to communicate with your dog talk
• Sausage sizzle and other catering facilities
• 50% off dog washes

Bring a picnic, and your on-leash dog(s).

Prizes for the dog competitions consist of vouchers from Command Dog Training, Jim’s Dog Wash and hamper from Nature’s Gift.

If you have any queries, or concerns on the day, please contact the coordinator, Patsy Poppenbeek, on 0409026009.

There will be low volume amplified music.

This event has been funded by grants from the City of Port Phillip and Port of Melbourne Corporation.
Sponsors include Biggin Scott, Command Dog Training, Jim’s Dog Wash, Lagoon Sweets, Nature’s Gift, Page Avenue Design, and You Can Dance studio.

Gasworks Spring Music Festival Reply

Gasworks Park 18/11/12

Wow – I followed the music, this afternoon while walking my dog, and was completely surprised to find Jenny Morris, singing her old favourites in Gasworks Park.

As the photo shows, there were lots of locals sitting in the lovely sunshine, enjoying a picnic or a special Priscilla Jones hot dog.

This free festival at Gasworks goes for 3 weeks. Next week, 25th Nov, is the final show with ‘seminal Melbourne songstress Jen Cloher’ – 1.30 – 4pm. It is supported by CoPP Council through the Local Festivals Fund.

Farewell to the Monterey Cypress Reply

This week a beautiful big old 14m tree collapsed and action had to be taken to remove the tree from Garden City Reserve, in Port Melbourne.

It is believed to be an 82 year old Monterey Cypress.

There are 3 other Monterey Cypress of this size and age that remain in Port Melbourne, located in Garden City Reserve and The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

As a result of a specific request Council is now considering and investigating ways that the logwood can be savaged for seating/sculptures for the reserve and other sites across the municipality. Council officers will also be working with an artist to salvage this wood in the best way possible.

If you or someone that you know has memories of this tree, I would really like to hear about them.

Attached are some photos of the size of the tree and the logwood.

Newly elected Councillor for Sandridge Reply

Warren & Bernadene Voss

Thankyou all for your vote on October 27th 2012.  I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be your new Councillor for the 4 year term.

I have many things which I want to achieve and I will need your help in order to get them done.

I have created this blog to keep you up to date with the things I am doing, seeing and hearing around Port Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.

thankyou Bernadene Voss