Today is 26th of May and is marked as Sorry Day. It’s a day when we remember the mistreatment of the Indigenous people, those that were forcibly removed from the families are known as the stolen generation.
These dates are significant – the first marks the 1967 referendum and the latter marks the 1992 decision of the High Court of Australia in Mabo vs QLD Rejection of terra nullius: The decision recognised that the indigenous population had a pre-existing system of law.
Today we stand and solemnly pay our respects to the elders on the raising of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag at the front of the Town Hall. A smoking ceremony was held, which is representative of traditional culture.
It recalls the day where Aboriginals (Australia’s 1st peoples) were given the vote, and included in the national census.
At the beginning of all Council speeches, and important events, we always say a ‘welcome to country’ and pay our respects to the elders, and acknowledge their traditional ownership to this land.
If you love watching the ships come into Station Pier – here is a quick YouTube clip of the arrival of The Queen Mary 2 into Port Melbourne.
How small the Spirit of Tasmania looks compared to this majestic cruise ship. Passengers on QM2 stayed an extra night in Melbourne as its departure was delayed by over 10 hours.
Earth works and pavement work will continue in the area north of Williamstown Road while works on the port land to the north of Life Saving Victoria’s headquarters will resume. Following the experiences of some nearby neighbours, smaller sized equipment will be used which is expected to minimise impacts on local neighbours.
Night Works Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th May
Night works will occur from 7pm to 6am along Williamstown Road, west of Todd Road. The work will involve asphalting the driveway for a temporary automotive laydown area, which put simply is secure car park for the short term storage of new vehicles. Noise regulations apply to these works. Any queries can be directed to the Project’s 24 hour contact line on 1800 451 056.
Driveway into Perce White Reserve, Wednesday 14th May
On Wednesday, the contractor will survey underground services along the driveway leading into Perce White Reserve. A lane within the driveway will be closed until 4pm and traffic controllers will be onsite at all times during this activity. Noise regulations apply to these works.
Upcoming closure of Perce White Reserve Mid-May to November
Later this month, part of Perce White Reserve will be closed to the public enabling work to start on the new boardwalk and landscaping. The beachfront, Lifesaving Victoria’s headquarters and the car park will remain accessible; however the main part of the Reserve will be fenced off.
Test piling at Webb Dock West near the auto terminal will continue along with the stripping of the salt marsh area within Webb Dock. Rocks, steel piles and other materials will be delivered throughout the week. Noise and vibration monitoring of the test pile works will also continue
24 hour Project Contact Line – call 1800 451 056
For daily works updates or to register for free text alerts visit http://portcapacity.portofmelbourne.com/webbdocklive
this is an exact text copy of the Port of Melbourne weekly Advisory notice
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