Early voting at Port Melbourne Town Hall is in full swing with 2 weeks down and 2 weeks to go.
Hope to see you either on Polling day 22nd of October or at early voting.
I am seeking your support for re-election to Council on October 22nd 2016.
My details are:
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.
With all the talk of elections recently, I have been thinking of my own re-election campaign.
I will be re-nominating and contesting the local government elections for Port Phillip City Council.
I really need some help, if you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, then I would love to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Residents in the City of Port Phillip are calling on the State Government to ensure the soon-to-be-developed Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area is delivered in line with community expectations.
“It’s vital that the Government’s upcoming Strategic Framework Plan reflects our community’s desires that Fishermans Bend be a vibrant and liveable neighbourhood,” Mayor Amanda Stevens said.
Fishermans Bend is expected to be home to over 80,000 residents and 40,000 jobs in the next 40 years, with 90 per cent of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area falling within the municipality of the City of Port Phillip.
“The Draft Vision for the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area, handed down in September last year, was strongly supported by the City of Port Phillip and its residents,” Mayor Stevens said.
“We call on the Government to maintain the principles of the Draft Vision in its upcoming Strategic Framework Plan,” Mayor Stevens said.
“This will be Melbourne’s largest urban renewal project and it’s crucial that we get the balance right now to ensure the right outcomes are achieved in the longer term for Fishermans Bend and the City of Port Phillip community.”
The City of Port Phillip has worked extensively with the State Government to ensure that Fishermans Bend is as diverse, creative and vibrant as the rest of the City.
The Council believes there are 10 key priorities which are critical to creating a successful new development at Fishermans Bend:
• Commitments to early roll-out of essential community and transport infrastructure such as parks, community facilities, the Collins Street tram extension (Docklands to Plummer Street) and dedicated cycling corridors
• Sensible height restrictions on developments
• Commercial developments to be delivered within walking distance of transport hubs
• Community infrastructure and open spaces to be funded by developer contributions
• The introduction of sustainable urban development goals
• Incentives for affordable housing
• A design review panel to assess applications against the Fishermans Bend Design Guidelines
• Heritage protection on key buildings and laneway character
• Incentives to retain and grow creative industries
• City of Port Phillip is the responsible authority for developments up to 25,000 square metres.
“We are excited to be a part of this important urban renewal project for Melbourne, but it has to be done right and in line with the expectations of our community,” Mayor Stevens said.
Today we went to the Scarecrow festival at Dig In Community gardens, Port Melbourne. If you don’t know where it is, think Murphy’s Reserve and next to the soccer pitch. Lots of people have plots here and they grow and tend their vegetable gardens.
There are chickens for eggs, mulching for fertiliser, and lots of great community spirit. Today the new stone pizza oven was being fired up for the first time, and the BBQ for the sausage sizzle.
Murphy’s Reserve and Dig In community garden are located in the Fisherman’s Bend area.
Port Melbourne has an updated pocket park – next to the tennis courts. It has everything for such a tiny space.
* Exercise equipment
* tennis racquet shaped trampette
* giant tennis balls
* giant swing
* giant turtle
* paths – rubberised and natural materials
* lots of new plants for an interesting space.
* seats to sit and watch the kids or the tennis.