#transportforumpp #Getinvolved Metropolitan Transport Forum held at Port Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 13 August Reply

With 80,000 residences and 40,000 workers destined for Fisherman’s Bend, we need to ensure early delivery of a sustainable integrated transport network that minimises road congestion and parking demands.

* Pre-event 5-6.30pm informal networking event

* Main event 6.45pm for a 7pm start

State election candidates will be there to answer your questions on transport.

This is what you can do
1. Join the discussion forum pre-event to discuss Councils transport priorities
2. RSVP to Main event – via MTV website http://www.transportforum.org.au/port_phillip
3. Join the discussion forum and post your views about the questions asked
4. Have your saypost a video question (QandA style). These questions will be provided to the local candidates on the night.
5. Use the #transportforumpp for your tweets
6. Encourage others to join in

We want to ensure your voice is heard at this event by any of the above methods possible.

What is the event Format?

This forum will be a Q & A type of forum. The Mayor will facilitate the event.
The Albert Park electorate Candidates have accepted the invitation to this event to speak about their transport priorities and respond to questions from the floor.

CoPP are also asking the community to provide questions through a social media campaign and encouraging the community to attend to ask question from the floor. One question from CoPPs Have Your Say page will be used to open the event by the Mayor.


Photo Competition – Station Pier 160 years old Reply

The Port of Melbourne is calling on Amateur photographers to capture your version of ‘Station Pier’ to celebrate the 160th birthday of the pier.
pom competition
Entry categories and prizes

Best Contemporary Photograph – open category
•First prize – $500 photographic supplies voucher
•Second prize – $300 photographic supplies voucher
•Third prize – $200 photographic supplies voucher

Best Junior Photograph – for entrants under 15 years of age
•iPad Mini

Best Historic Photograph – taken before 1990

Both original electronic copies and high quality scans of the original image will be accepted.
•iPad Mini


PS – I will be one of the judges, so would love to see how many entries we can muster up.

TRANSPARENCY part 2 – more on tenders & contracts Reply

· Port Phillip provides a comprehensive register of all tenders and contracts issued including the status of each competitive process ( current open tenders, tenders under evaluation and all contracts awarded)
All lump sum tenders include the actual contract price – History of COPP’s contracts (previous 5 years)


TRANSPARENCY – making available information for all to look at Reply

· Governance Department maintains a register of documents Council must make available for public inspection,
· All the property leases are available on our Web Site http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Approved_Leases_and_Licences_23_September_2013.pdf

One of the focus areas of our Council plan is ENGAGED -A WELL GOVERNED CITY

We are proud of the city we represent.
Council will be a leader in Good Governance, and sound financial and asset management.
We will work together, act with integrity and be open and transparent. We will take our collective decision making seriously in the long-term interests of the community as a whole. We aspire to represent a community that actively participates and contributes to our city, and we are committed to inform, connect and engage with our diverse community. We want people to have a positive experience of council, its services and facilities. We encourage community feedback so we candrive continuous improvement, and we value a healthy and respectful relationship with our staff as committed professionals who care and want to make a difference for the community.”

This extract is taken from the Council plan http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/default/CorporatePlanningandPerformanceDocuments/Revised_City_of_Port_Phillip_Council_Plan_2013-17.pdf


Slow down in Bay Street – finally 2

imageYou may have noticed them…. You may have seen they are still covered up … But very shortly… Shoppers, residents and visitors to the Bay Street shopping strip are safer thanks to a reduction in the speed limit. Between 8am and midnight, the speed limit will be lowered from 60 to 40 km/h between Beach and Raglan streets. VicRoads expect the electronic signs for the reduced speed limit will beswitched on by the end of July.

The City of Port Phillip has lobbied VicRoads and the State Government for several years to reduce the speed limit in Bay Street. Its successful implementation is testament to the continued pressure and persistence of Council officers and the community.

The 40 km/h speed limit in Bay Street now falls in line with other shopping strips throughout Melbourne.Lowering speed reduces the likelihood and severity of crashes, especially to those most vulnerable, and encourages more walking and cycling, which enhances the vibrancy of the shopping strip.