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.

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.

neighbors forum

Sport and Recreation Strategy 1

sports and recThe City of Port Phillip is developing a Sport and Recreation Strategy to guide the planning and delivery of sport and recreation activities and services over the next ten years.

Council is currently undertaking consultation with the community to inform a draft Sport and Recreation Strategy.

Feedback from the community seeks to identify:
• participation levels and recreation and physical activity needs of the local community
• Council’s decision-making role in supporting recreational activities
• barriers to participation in sport and how Council can assist in reducing these
• opportunities to provide greater support to sports groups and sporting facilities
• opportunities to strengthen relationships with sport providers
• use of sport and recreation facilities and resources across the city.

Neighbours forum for anyone interested in issues around the Port Melbourne Primary School Reply

7pm on Thursday 22nd November

Trugo Club, Garden City Reserve, Tucker Ave, Port Melbourne

On the agenda:

  • School developments
  • Ideas on how the residents, school families and the school can work together better.
  • Issues surrounding traffic and people movements within the immediate area.

Come along, and if you are not able to attend – please email consultative committee neighbourspmps@iinet.net.au with ideas or comments.