The Australian National flags were lowered and the Rainbow flags raised at 8 am Tuesday 28th January at all three City of Port Phillip town halls. The Rainbow flags will remain in place until 8 am Monday morning 3 February in support of the GLBTI community leading up to Pride March on Sunday afternoon.
The Pride March is a wonderful way to celebrate the diversity that makes our municipality such a vibrant, inclusive place to live and work and we look forward to residents and visitors coming along to celebrate with us.
The Pride March will take place Sunday 2 February at 2 pm.
The City of Port Phillip is a major sponsor of Pride March and has been for 19 years and the flags have been a part of that tradition.
The Australian flag was lowered in compliance with the City of Port Phillip flag protocol. The Australian national flag is flown at mast head from the highest flagpole on every day of the year from the St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Town Halls in accordance with the Flag Act 1953, with the exceptions of Pride March, NAIDOC week and Sorry Day.
Here is your chance to let us know what you think will make Waterfront Place a better place.
The City of Port Phillip would like to hear your thoughts on the Waterfront Activation Plan.
Click on the below link to be taken to the online survey
The following bands will perform FREE at local Port Melbourne venues on Sunday 2nd February as a part of of the StKilda Festival:
Wexford 2pm, seven:am (155 Bay St)
The much anticipated music project by accomplished Melbourne signer/songwriter Tom Carty, backed by a first rate band of local Melbourne musos.
The Broken Sweethearts 4pm, The Local (22-24 Bay St)
An all-originals six-piece band hailing from Melbourne who deliver a distinctive mix of folk, rock, jazz and blues.
4 Letter Lies 4pm, The Exchange (39 Bay St)
A five-piece emotive pop/rock band from Melbourne, blending smooth vocals with full, driving guitars.
The Romeo Knights, 5:30pm, Prince Alfred Hotel (355 Bay St)
Resonant textures and rich sweeping melodies are set to a backdrop of driving guitars, pulsing drums and bass that comes up sounding distinctly Australian.
In 2012/13 the Spirit of Tasmania carried 330,698 passengers. Both boats (Spirit I & Spirit II) have staffed information booths on board providing visitor information to passengers. Council has negotiated a dedicated stand and discounted group rate for displaying brochure materials within these information booths. The rate offered has also been partially subsided by Council and is less than half the full rate.
Council is seeking expressions of interest from businesses to participate in this visitor information initiative. The cost to participate is $70 per month + GST, per brochure. Participants will need to commit for a minimum of 12 months and be able to supply 10, 000 DL sized (10cm x 21cm) brochures over the year. Brochure materials can be changed throughout the year, but initial stock of 2,000 needs to be available for display by 1 March 2014.
If you are a tourism operator or your business thrives on visitors and you are interested in this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your business name, a short description of the business type and your contact details.