Seeking your support for re-election Reply

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

T 0411 746 888
Twitter: @bernadenevoss
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bernadenehug
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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.

Elections Local Government – coming up in October 2016 Reply

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.

Melbourne food and wine festival comes to Port Melbourne – Bedouin tent for 200 on the beach Reply

 Saturday 28th February 12noon – 9pm Feast on Middle Easter cuisine on our very own Port Melbourne sands. Looks and sounds amazing – make sure you secure your booking at http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-calendar/mr-lawrence-and-the-bedouin-camp-5658

image Mr Lawrence and The Bedouin Camp

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.

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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.

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.

Launch of a NEW Hub for the Waterfront Welcomers of Port Melbourne 2

INVITATION
Monday 20th October from 11-12 noon will be the official opening of the Local Information and Heritage Hub.

Council, as part of the Waterfront Activation project, in conjunction with the Port of Melbourne and SHIP will provide a warm welcome for the Visitors, to Port Melbourne, and help them with local information and way finding.

The PMBA (Port Melbourne Business Association) have supported this project to help encourage the many visitors to explore the shops and businesses that this part of our wonderful city, offers.

The ‘Waterfront Welcomers’ greeters program will be based in the new Local Information and Heritage Hub on west finger pier, near the heritage crane at Station Pier. Some people may remember it being the Dog café for some time.

So if you can’t make the launch, make your way down there and see what you can find out. There will be brochures on the walking trails and Heritage trials, as well as other materials on Port Melbourne.local heritage hub

Local Information & Heritage Hub
West Finger Pier (near Heritage Crane)
Station Pier
Waterfront Place
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Groups involved in this program include: PMBA, SHIP, Port of Melbourne, Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House, Inner South, and City of Port Phillip.
Thankyou to all in the community that have worked hard to make this happen.

Photo Competition – Station Pier 160 years old Reply

The Port of Melbourne is calling on Amateur photographers to capture your version of ‘Station Pier’ to celebrate the 160th birthday of the pier.
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Entry categories and prizes

Best Contemporary Photograph – open category
•First prize – $500 photographic supplies voucher
•Second prize – $300 photographic supplies voucher
•Third prize – $200 photographic supplies voucher

Best Junior Photograph – for entrants under 15 years of age
•iPad Mini

Best Historic Photograph – taken before 1990

Both original electronic copies and high quality scans of the original image will be accepted.
•iPad Mini

http://portofmelbourne.com.au/community-and-recreation/visiting-the-port/station-pier-photo-competition

PS – I will be one of the judges, so would love to see how many entries we can muster up.

Look what’s happening at the Port Melbourne Waterfront Reply

Maps and walking trails

The Immigrants Trail map and guided walk has been installed as a large decal in the shelter, which makes the space look more vibrant and provides interesting information about the area to both locals and visitors. A new Foreshore map has also been produced by the Heritage team. Both of these are new features at the Spirit of Tasmania info booths, to encourage arriving passengers to explore the local area and appreciate its heritage.
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Volunteer Ambassadors

A community volunteer program led by the Social Health and Inclusion Port (SHIP) program is closer to realisation and visitors are set to experience a more welcoming waterfront with the introduction of volunteer Ambassadors. The project will pilot a new approach to social and economic development with local residents acting as ambassadors for Port Melbourne (and other areas of Port Phillip) providing a warm welcome and useful information to visitors as they arrive at Station Pier during Cruise Ship arrivals.

Flyboarding

What is it, you ask? Flyboarding is an activity where the rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a jet ski, which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard through air and water. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath, which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 15 metres in the air. Impressive! Our Recreation team will trial this as one of many activities planned to be trialled over the life of the Port Melbourne Waterfront Activation Plan. A demonstration will take place on Father’s Day, 7 September.

Kizomba at Spirit Station Pier

One of our local businesses at Station Pier, Spirit, is welcoming the Kizomba Festival into its venue, showcasing Afro, Latin and Caribbean dance style from 5 to 7 September. With the flyboarding demo and other scheduled activities on the same weekend it will surely be a vibrant and active waterfront.

These actions are all part of the Port Melbourne Waterfront Activation Plan. It’s a joint venture between Council, Port Melbourne businesses, community groups and residents – all working together to create a vibrant, activated and welcoming village.

If you want to help out or have some ideas, contact me.

Port Melbourne – Waterfront Place – Activation Plan – take the survey Reply

Here is your chance to let us know what you think will make Waterfront Place a better place.

The City of Port Phillip would like to hear your thoughts on the Waterfront Activation Plan.
Click on the below link to be taken to the online survey

http://haveyoursayatportphillip.net.au/port-melbourne-waterfront-activation