Council Elections – Gateway Ward 2

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

For more information please go to

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

Seeking your support for re-election Reply

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

T 0411 746 888
Twitter: @bernadenevoss

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.

Our ANZAC’s and Heath Street, Port Melbourne Reply

IMG_1460It was a very moving experience to go on a walk yesterday with residents of Heath St, Port Melbourne and discover that at least 33 ANZAC’s that served in the war, lived on this street.

I discovered that this street is not unusual for the number of returned war veterans to have settled here in Port Melbourne. Many other streets were popular also, such as Albert Street and Clarke Street, Port Melbourne.

As a contingent of residents walked past each house where a soldier once lived, a short history of their war record and injuries was read out.  A handmade poppy was then placed at the house where they once lived.

Some houses had 2 returned soldiers and got 2 poppies.  I encourage you to take a trip down Heath Street, to see how many poppies are on the front doors, and fences. It has quite an impact.


Barb Mullen & Christine Griffiths are residents in Heath Street and wanted to bring some pride to their street. They successfully told the human stories of these men, many which had lifelong injuries and mental health problems that they endured for the rest of their life.

IMG_1462Sally & Eric live at 136 Heath St, pictured here placing a poppy on their house to honour and remember Daniel Clarke – enlisting when he was 38 years old in Jan 1915.


Ollie pictured above is a current resident and has recently served in Iraq. He showed us how his 5kg packs work and what gets stored in them.

IMG_1474The table of contents is from the book given out during the Heath Street walk, put together by Christine and Barb (residents) with the help of the Port Melbourne Historical Society.

I will post a link to this book soon here.

This impromptu walk is an example of our community having deep pride in our history and being thankful for the incredible sacrifices that have been made for us.

Port Melbourne Men’s Shed 1

ImageI went down to the new Port Melbourne Men’s Shed this afternoon.  Located on Williamstown Road and Salmon St (within the National Storage complex)

when you look inside you might find a number of men restoring furniture, fixing bicycles for a local school, or doing their own Projects Such as making a cubby, or fixing their lawn mower.

Men might be having a coffee, or learning new skills from other men.  if you like hanging out a Bunnings and you lack space in your back yard for a well stocked shed, then this could be ideal for you.  Contact Peter Simmons on 0412 996 886, or

City of Voices – Double Decker Bus tour – 3 Town Halls Reply




94Tonight I had the opportunity to tour with the audience and visit three locations with the City of Voices group. Extraordinary performance. A bit of History back in time at the Port Melbourne Town Hall, A bit of Community at the South Melbourne Town Hall and a glimpse to the future markets at St Kilda Town Hall. I took these photos of the artists/actors that were being projected into the giant trees.