Meet our new neighbours – 2nd Dec 2014 from 5pm Reply

Meet the new Container terminal operator for Webb Dock – all local residents should become acquainted with our new neighbour.

Drop in from 5pm – 8pm at Life Saviving Victoria – Corner The Boulevarde & Todd Road, Port Melbourne on  2nd December – enquiries 1800 451 056



Dragon Park gets a baby dragon in Port Melbourne Reply

A Monterey Cypress tree planted in 1930 within Garden City Reserve has breathed new life as a dragon seat. Designer and carver James Cattel was commissioned to create something from the old loved tree that fell in 2012.


The seat was placed within the playground in memory of all the children that used to climb and play on the Monterey Cypress tree and welcomes all children in the future.


Garden City Reserve is very special to local residents with even the signage noting it is a ‘place like no other’. One of the unofficial custodians of the park is Lois Daley, pictured below helping me to cut the ribbon to unveil the new seat.  Her dedication to the park was acknowledged and is appreciated by all in the community.


James Cattel was the designer of the much loved existing Dragon with in Garden City reserve, so it fits very well within the theme of the park.



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.


Mike Larkin from Channel 10 came and did a weather cross during the launch. The kids were very happy to work with him.

2014 Scarescrow Festival DIGIN Port Melbourne Reply

The Annual Scarecrow festival put on a quite a show again this year. The DIGIN garden is looking particularly great with many of the old fences and netting being removed and replaced with raised garden beds all beautifully pump full of vegetable goodness. On today at Murphy’s Reserve.

A picture of many of the scarecrows in the garden.



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.

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

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
Port Melbourne

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.

Research the history of your house in City of Port Phillip – is it famous or notorious? 4
Presented by Kay Rowan – Local History Librarian, City of Port Phillip Saturday 23 August 10am – 12 noon
Find out how to start researching the history of your house or property. Edwards_Ave_Garden_City_1978_pm1868

Dad’s Festival of Footy Reply

Sunday 24th August 2014 – 2pm kick off.
Murphy’s Reserve, Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne

Unique collaboration by 4 terrific schools in City of Port Phillip to put on a Dad’s festival footy day. It gets bigger and better every year. What a vibrant community we live in.

It’s all about families, and having fun with a great big community feel. We’ll also be fund raising for our schools, so come along and buy a hamburger or sausage in bread.

All 4 schools have got together to plan the day and agree on how the funds raised will be split. So there are no favourites with the schools.

We are expecting 2000 people to attend the day.

Footy will be played over 2 ovals commencing from 2 – 5pm followed by presentations – which are not to be missed.

The big question … will Port Melbourne Primary School take out the Cup for a second year running or will it find a new home at Albert Park Primary, Middle Park or St Kilda Park Primary School. It’s going to be a close call and I know training has been on in earnest. —— These Dad’s mean business! ——

We would love to see you there, please circulate to your friends and family.

For more information about set up for the day – call Simone Cresp on 0419 559 410 or Deb Cafferkey 0408 166 991

Best Restaurant in a pub – goes to… The Graham Hotel, Port Melbourne Reply

After more than 13 years in Port Melbourne, The Graham hotel has taken out a very prestigious award, naming them the 2014 Best Restaurant in a Pub in Metropolitan Melbourne.

This award beats some very hot contenders.

owners : Giannakis families

owners : Giannakis families

Congratulations to a hard working team. Well Deserved.