Melbourne food and wine festival comes to Port Melbourne – Bedouin tent for 200 on the beach Reply

 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

image Mr Lawrence and The Bedouin Camp

We all have a story in #PortMelbourne Reply

Be part of #PORTogether, a local initiative,portogether 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/

Vibrant Villages in Port Melbourne 1

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.

Update on progress:IMG_1140

Garden City
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.IMG_1141
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.

Waterfront Place
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.