Council Elections – Gateway Ward 2

htv-2016  Here is my 2016 Council Election How to Vote card.

For more information please go to www.bernadenevoss.com

The Port Melbourne Town Hall is the location for early voting. You can vote on Weekdays from 9am – 5pm each day.

Or on Saturday 22 October at any of the following locations:-

Voting Centre IconVOTING CENTRES on Saturday 22nd of October 2016

Fishermans Bend Community Centre
Opening Hours 8.00 am – 6.00 pm  Saturday 22 October
 Corner Dunstan Parade and Centre Avenue
(access via Centre Avenue)  Port Melbourne
 Wheelchair Access: AWA
Assisted Wheelchair Access (AWA)

Mac Robertson Girls High School
Opening Hours 8.00 am – 6.00 pm  Saturday  22 October
350-370 Kings Way (access via Albert Road)  Melbourne
Limited or No Wheelchair Access
The path from the carpark, or street, to the building entrance is inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Port Phillip Specialist School
Opening Hours 8.00 am – 6.00 pm  Saturday  22 October
Corner Nott and Pool Streets,  Port Melbourne
Limited or No Wheelchair Access
Accessible parking is not available. Ramp access to the building entrance may restrict wheelchair access.

Sol Green Community Centre
Opening Hours 8.00 am – 6.00 pm  Saturday  22 October
Corner Coventry & Montague Streets (access via Nelson Road)  South Melbourne
Assisted Wheelchair Access (AWA)
Access from the carpark or street to the building entrance may restrict independent wheelchair access. Building has lips and/or steps (50mm or less).

South Melbourne Town Hall
Opening Hours 8.00 am – 6.00 pm  Saturday  22 October
208-220 Bank Street,  South Melbourne

Smoke Free – including outside and around the buildings Reply

Today is a great day for the City of Port Phillip as we introduce a smoke-free environment at all Council owned and operated buildings, doorways and surrounding grounds. Scientific evidence has established that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Only 100% smoke-free environments provide effective protection.

31 May 2014 (World No Tobacco Day) became the day when we officially removed all ashtrays from Council owned and run buildings, including town halls, libraries, community centres and the Depot. You will notice the installation of new signage, which informs staff, our visitors and community of the smoke free boundaries.

As part of this initiative, businesses with footpath trading permits have been offered the opportunity to voluntarily become smoke-free. A number of local businesses have already submitted their applications and others have made enquiries about switching to smoke free trading. These early applications are a positive sign that this policy is supported by the business community.

Let me know what you think about this?

Rainbow Flag on The Port Melbourne Town Hall 1

The Australian National flags were lowered and the Rainbow flags raised at 8 am Tuesday 28th January at all three City of Port Phillip town halls. The Rainbow flags will remain in place until 8 am Monday morning 3 February in support of the GLBTI community leading up to Pride March on Sunday afternoon.

The Pride March is a wonderful way to celebrate the diversity that makes our municipality such a vibrant, inclusive place to live and work and we look forward to residents and visitors coming along to celebrate with us.

The Pride March will take place Sunday 2 February at 2 pm.rainbow flag

The City of Port Phillip is a major sponsor of Pride March and has been for 19 years and the flags have been a part of that tradition.

The Australian flag was lowered in compliance with the City of Port Phillip flag protocol. The Australian national flag is flown at mast head from the highest flagpole on every day of the year from the St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Town Halls in accordance with the Flag Act 1953, with the exceptions of Pride March, NAIDOC week and Sorry Day.

25 Years Old – Who would have thought you would survive for so long? Reply

Today, I was lucky to participate in the High tea celebration of 25 years of South Port Day Links(SPDL). A wonderful and inspiring organisation that helps make life better for so many people who are elderly or disabled. Just this year, 400 members of the community have been helped by SPDL volunteers involving over 1,100 trips in cars to medical help, shopping and recreational activities.

It is important that we all work with others to strengthen services that enable older people to stay at home and to provide more relevant, accessible and affordable services to those living with disabilities. This includes the other great initiatives that connect people through gardening, exercise, or caring for pets. Above all it is always about developing strong friendships.

The latest initiative is to raise money for a new car. If you are in a position to donate (tax deductable) contact SPDL on 9646 6362 for details.

cutting the birthday cake

cutting the birthday cake

15 years award

15 years award

City of voices singing rapp

City of voices singing rapp

This party had everything - even face painting for the young and older

This party had everything – even face painting for the young and older

High Tea at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

High Tea at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

birthday cake and lots of colourful flowers

birthday cake and lots of colourful flowers

The next council meeting will be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall Reply

Tuesday 11th of December will see our first council meeting at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

6pm start – Ordinary council meeting

7pm Statutory Planning meeting

If you want to see what it is all about – come along.

Agenda: –

4. Petitions and Joint letters

8.1 Inner Melbourne Action Plan Annual report 2011 -2012

8.2 Amendment C97 – Energy and Efficient Design Policy

8.3 Amendment C84

8.4 Presentation of 2012 Audit Committee Annual report to council

10 Reports by Council delegates

http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/november-2012-meetingsagendas.htm