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.

Christmas in Port Melbourne 28 Nov with Mike Brady and school choirs Reply

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What a big day we have planned for Port Melbourne community – put together by the Port Melbourne Business Association

At lunchtime (12:30pm) Port Melbourne Specialist School Choir will be singing on the steps of the Old Post Office (located at 253 Bay Street) as we launch the Mike Brady AM Perpetual Trophy.

The Mike Brady AM Perpetual Trophy is an initiative by the Port Melbourne Business Association, to honour one of Port Melbourne’s favourite sons, jingle writer Mike Brady AM. Mike emigrated to Australia in the 1950’s and was raised in Port Melbourne. He went on to become a member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Australian music industry.

The Mike Brady AM Perpetual Trophy will be awarded annually to the school whose lyrics are selected to feature in the Port Melbourne annual Christmas song, which are displayed on shop windows throughout the area. The launch of the Perpetual Trophy will commence with the performance by the Port Phillip Specialist School’s choir for the ‘Launch of Christmas 2013‘. The performance will be held on the steps of the Old Post Office, at 253 Bay Street Port Melbourne.

Commencing at 5pm – we have a night of non-stop activity, and trading hours are being extended for this very special night. Our fantastic, 4km of window displays will be complete. The competition will then begin to find the 12 special windows, featuring the ‘12 days of Christmas’ lyrics. Those who are able to find all 12 businesses will be in the running to win one of the 2 bikes up for grabs. Competition entry forms will be available in most stores and completed entries can be deposited in entry boxes located in Thomas Dux (120 Bay Street) and Coles (203 Bay Street).

Singing in the streets
• There will be live music featured across four blocks in the Bay street area. Our very own Port Melbourne Primary School Modern Choir, the Cadence Choir, Musical Directions, Salvation Army singers, and Salvation Army strings will be performing on the footpaths. At 7.30pm The Melbourne Gospel Choir will be performing at the Uniting Church in Bridge Street.

• The Gingerbread decoration workshop will begin – children can decorate and take home their own Christmas tree decoration.

• Circus Oz will be conducting an informal workshop in Bay Street, including things such as juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, plate juggling, hat juggling, object balance, plate spinning etc.

• The Rotary Club of Port Melbourne and the Uniting Church will be running sausage sizzles.

• Santa will be making an appearance during the evening so bring your cameras.

• Additionally we will have the Victoria Police and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (including their fire truck)

Santa Photo’s: Santa will be in Port Melbourne every Sunday during Dec (10.00am-3pm) and Wednesday 4th Dec (between 10am-3pm) for children to have their photo taken with him.
• Photo Location: Tiny Polka Dots 293 Bay Street
• Photo Collection: The Photo Shop 215 Bay Street

Ride2School Day is set to roll in Port Melbourne Reply

Council is working with 10 participating schools for the annual National Ride2School Day on Friday 22 March 2013. Council promoted this event to all schools and is assisting schools that return travel data with:-
 An event grant up to $200
 A children’s bicycle
 Two Bike Ed Instructor training spots for teachers
 Council staff support on the day

National Ride2School Day is one of five term based events that are supported as part of Council’s School Travel Program. The event is a behaviour change initiative that reduces the number of cars at the school gate and kick starts healthy habits for students and parents to ride, scoot, skate or walk to school throughout the year.
Last year in 2012, Ride2School Day across the municipality saw 1750 students participate in green and active travel which attributed to a 25% difference between a normal school day and Ride2School Day. These figures show that average car use for home to school journeys reduced from the normal 48% to 23% on the day itself. The collection of travel data involves active participation by students and it monitored through Community Pulse as an indicator of a happier, healthier and connected community.

Christmas in Port Melbourne Town Hall to Rouse Street, 4 blocks of festivities Reply

A raffle prize

A raffle prize

Santa - giving to the cars passing by

Santa – giving to the cars passing by

Choir

Choir

It was a scorcher, but still 100’s of families turned out to support the Christmas in Port Melbourne festivities. The Port Melbourne traders association has certainly set the benchmark in Port Phillip for village activities. The choirs were fantasic, the activities were fun and the eateries were packed. Even  santa gave some treats to the locals driving down Bay street (see pic)

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.