Seeking your support for re-election Reply

http://www.gofundme.com/bernadenevoss

I am seeking your support for re-election to Council on October 22nd  2016.
My details are:

T 0411 746 888
Twitter: @bernadenevoss
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bernadenehug
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The funds raised will be used to communicate to the residents in the new Gateway ward.  This comprises of St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne, Garden City, Beacon Cove.

I am passionate and committed to serving my community as best I can.  I have a strong, successful track record and am willing to continue to serve the public.

Bay Street, Port Melbourne has been bought to life. Reply

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Cr Bernadene Voss with the winning artist Amanda Tonkin-Hill and original winning oil painting that has been transposed on the banners. This banner can be found at the pedestrian crossing outside Coles.

Have you seen the new flags flying high along Bay St? Each is designed by local artists and residents. Port Melbourne Resident Amanda Tonkin-Hill has won first place for her oil painting, Summer.

Poster of the Banners in Bay St. Each picture is its own Banner

 

The Port Melbourne Business Association has sponsored this event and it has really added to the Vibrant, fresh and alive feeling within Bay Street.

This project is a great example of community collaboration with local artist Trudy Rice organising the artists and competition and the business association sponsoring it.

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pictured – Curator – Trudy Rice and winning artist Amanda Tonkin-Hill

I hope it is the first of many annual event competitions. The flags will be displayed until the end of April 2015 – so go for a walk and check out the great designs.

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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.

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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.

Dragon Park gets a baby dragon in Port Melbourne Reply

A Monterey Cypress tree planted in 1930 within Garden City Reserve has breathed new life as a dragon seat. Designer and carver James Cattel was commissioned to create something from the old loved tree that fell in 2012.

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The seat was placed within the playground in memory of all the children that used to climb and play on the Monterey Cypress tree and welcomes all children in the future.

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Garden City Reserve is very special to local residents with even the signage noting it is a ‘place like no other’. One of the unofficial custodians of the park is Lois Daley, pictured below helping me to cut the ribbon to unveil the new seat.  Her dedication to the park was acknowledged and is appreciated by all in the community.

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James Cattel was the designer of the much loved existing Dragon with in Garden City reserve, so it fits very well within the theme of the park.

 

 

Art on the Fence at Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne Reply

As part of Councils Vibrant Village project, this small community project livened up a dull fence at the entrance to Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne. Council worked with artist Trudy Rice, children from Port Melbourne Primary School, Spirit of Tasmania and Port of Melbourne.

Postcards to Port, showcased some of the children’s art and what they thought of Station Pier. The art is also dispersed with some historical photos, from the working Port years ago.

We are looking for this space to change regularly.  If you have ideas, let me know.

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Mike Larkin from Channel 10 came and did a weather cross during the launch. The kids were very happy to work with him.

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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Neighbour’s Forum – Garden City Monday 13 October 7.30-8.30pm Reply

Held at the Port Melbourne Trugo Club – Tucker Ave

Come along if you live around the Port Melbourne Primary School and have ideas for how to improve the roads, traffic and walkability.

This forum is your chance to let me know your ideas, as well as develop better relationships with Council, Council officers, Primary School and local residents.

Come and hear about some pedestrian crossing changes, road changes and what the future Schools plans are.

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