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.

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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.

Lighting of the Bay Street Christmas Tree, Wednesday Evening 8.30pm Reply

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Wednesday Evening 17th December, 8.30pm

At the Rose Garden on the corner of Raglan and Bay Street, Port Melbourne.

Next years lighting of the Christmas tree will be preceded by a community procession following the annual Christmas carols

on Bay st.

 

 

2014 Scarescrow Festival DIGIN Port Melbourne Reply

The Annual Scarecrow festival put on a quite a show again this year. The DIGIN garden is looking particularly great with many of the old fences and netting being removed and replaced with raised garden beds all beautifully pump full of vegetable goodness. On today at Murphy’s Reserve.

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A picture of many of the scarecrows in the garden.
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