Port Phillip residents call on the Government to stay true to its vision Reply

Residents in the City of Port Phillip are calling on the State Government to ensure the soon-to-be-developed Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area is delivered in line with community expectations.
“It’s vital that the Government’s upcoming Strategic Framework Plan reflects our community’s desires that Fishermans Bend be a vibrant and liveable neighbourhood,” Mayor Amanda Stevens said.

Fishermans Bend is expected to be home to over 80,000 residents and 40,000 jobs in the next 40 years, with 90 per cent of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area falling within the municipality of the City of Port Phillip.
“The Draft Vision for the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area, handed down in September last year, was strongly supported by the City of Port Phillip and its residents,” Mayor Stevens said.

“We call on the Government to maintain the principles of the Draft Vision in its upcoming Strategic Framework Plan,” Mayor Stevens said.

“This will be Melbourne’s largest urban renewal project and it’s crucial that we get the balance right now to ensure the right outcomes are achieved in the longer term for Fishermans Bend and the City of Port Phillip community.”

The City of Port Phillip has worked extensively with the State Government to ensure that Fishermans Bend is as diverse, creative and vibrant as the rest of the City.
The Council believes there are 10 key priorities which are critical to creating a successful new development at Fishermans Bend:

• Commitments to early roll-out of essential community and transport infrastructure such as parks, community facilities, the Collins Street tram extension (Docklands to Plummer Street) and dedicated cycling corridors
• Sensible height restrictions on developments
• Commercial developments to be delivered within walking distance of transport hubs
• Community infrastructure and open spaces to be funded by developer contributions
• The introduction of sustainable urban development goals
• Incentives for affordable housing
• A design review panel to assess applications against the Fishermans Bend Design Guidelines
• Heritage protection on key buildings and laneway character
• Incentives to retain and grow creative industries
• City of Port Phillip is the responsible authority for developments up to 25,000 square metres.

“We are excited to be a part of this important urban renewal project for Melbourne, but it has to be done right and in line with the expectations of our community,” Mayor Stevens said.

What I know about National Reconciliation week 27th May – 3rd June Reply

Today is 26th of May and is marked as Sorry Day. It’s a day when we remember the mistreatment of the Indigenous people, those that were forcibly removed from the families are known as the stolen generation.IMG_0180




These dates are significant – the first marks the 1967 referendum and the latter marks the 1992 decision of the High Court of Australia in Mabo vs QLD Rejection of terra nullius: The decision recognised that the indigenous population had a pre-existing system of law.
Today we stand and solemnly pay our respects to the elders on the raising of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag at the front of the Town Hall. A smoking ceremony was held, which is representative of traditional culture.

It recalls the day where Aboriginals (Australia’s 1st peoples) were given the vote, and included in the national census.

At the beginning of all Council speeches, and important events, we always say a ‘welcome to country’ and pay our respects to the elders, and acknowledge their traditional ownership to this land.

Scheduled Works at Webb Dock – Monday 12th May to Saturday 17th May Reply

Civil Works
Earth works and pavement work will continue in the area north of Williamstown Road while works on the port land to the north of Life Saving Victoria’s headquarters will resume. Following the experiences of some nearby neighbours, smaller sized equipment will be used which is expected to minimise impacts on local neighbours.

Night Works Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th May
Night works will occur from 7pm to 6am along Williamstown Road, west of Todd Road. The work will involve asphalting the driveway for a temporary automotive laydown area, which put simply is secure car park for the short term storage of new vehicles. Noise regulations apply to these works. Any queries can be directed to the Project’s 24 hour contact line on 1800 451 056.

Driveway into Perce White Reserve, Wednesday 14th May
On Wednesday, the contractor will survey underground services along the driveway leading into Perce White Reserve. A lane within the driveway will be closed until 4pm and traffic controllers will be onsite at all times during this activity. Noise regulations apply to these works.

Upcoming closure of Perce White Reserve Mid-May to November
Later this month, part of Perce White Reserve will be closed to the public enabling work to start on the new boardwalk and landscaping. The beachfront, Lifesaving Victoria’s headquarters and the car park will remain accessible; however the main part of the Reserve will be fenced off.

Maritime Works
Test piling at Webb Dock West near the auto terminal will continue along with the stripping of the salt marsh area within Webb Dock. Rocks, steel piles and other materials will be delivered throughout the week. Noise and vibration monitoring of the test pile works will also continue

24 hour Project Contact Line – call 1800 451 056
For daily works updates or to register for free text alerts visit http://portcapacity.portofmelbourne.com/webbdocklive

this is an exact text copy of the Port of Melbourne weekly Advisory notice

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The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. — Jim Rohn

She Spoke 2014 Festival to encourage more women to ride bikes. 1

She Spoke is a three-month program dedicated to promoting women’s participation in bike riding. The festival features 13 subsidised events aimed at encouraging as many women as possible to “get on their bikes”.

Events and workshops cover activities for beginner to experienced rideshespokers with topics ranging from confidence building tips for riding in traffic to “heels on wheels” advice for those cycling to work.

Girls and boys are welcome to join children’s and family activities including a bike decorating workshop and bike training.

She Spoke will be launched on Sunday 2 March at the annual Pushy Women South Speaking event.
Headed by comedy writer and stand-up comedian Catherine Deveny, Pushy Women features eight of Melbourne’s funniest, fittest and fiercest women sharing their experiences on two wheels. Pushy Women Tracy Harvey and Charlie Farren will also host fabulously funny bike riding excursions on Sunday 23 March and Sunday 6 April respectively.

She Spoke has been designed to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower women. It’s about having fun, making connections with other women, learning new skills and trying something participants may not have tried before, or for a long time, in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment.

She Spoke will run from Sunday 2 March until Sunday 5 May.

For more information or bookings go to http://shespoke.eventbrite.com.au or http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/bike-riding.htm

Pushy Women South: Speaking Event Hosted by Catherine Deveny
Sunday 2 March, 4-6pm
Gasworks Arts Park Theatre, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Full $35, Conc. $25, book at https://pushywomensouth.eventbrite.com.au
Featuring: Kate Miller Heidke, Chloe Shorten, Tracey Harvey, Monica Dux, Bev Killick, Sally Warhaft, Lally Katz, Nelly Thomas.

Pushy Women Excursion – A Mother Daughter Sisterhood Ride
Sunday 9 March, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Elwood Primary School Scott St, Elwood
$15, book at http://pwe-sisterhoodride.eventbrite.com.au

Pushy Women Excursion with Tracy Harvey
Sunday 23 March, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
$15, book at http://pwe-tracyharvey.eventbrite.com.au

Pushy Women Excursion with Charlie Farren
Sunday 6 April, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
$15, book at http://pwe-charliefarren.eventbrite.com.au

Good2Go Course for kids
Tuesday, 8 April, Wednesday 9 April, 9am-1pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $25, Conc. $5, book at http://good2go1.eventbrite.com.au
A two day course of fun bike training, teaching skills children need to be confident travellers.

National Ride2School Day
Wednesday, 14 March
Celebrated at schools across Port Phillip, more info http://www.ride2school.com.au
National Ride2School Day is about celebrating active travel within the school day and encouraging those who haven’t started to give it a go.

Cargo Bike Family Picnic
Sunday 27 April, 11am-2pm
Edwards Park, 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne
Free, turn up or book http://cargobikepicnic.eventbrite.com.au
Join us for a family picnic. Test some really practical cargo bikes and meet other cargo bike riders.

Wheelie Workshop for kids
Saturday 3 May, 9-11am
Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre, 99B Carlisle Street, St Kilda
$5 per child, book at http://wheelieworkshop.eventbrite.com.au
Bike fun for kids with bicycle doctors, bike decorating workshop and a bike runway.

Rediscover Riding for Older Women

Saturday 22 March, 10am-12.30pm
Elwood Primary School Scott St, Elwood
Full $10 Conc. $5, book at http://rediscover-riding.eventbrite.com.au
Hosted by Jacinta from Ladies Get Back on Your Bikes.

Bike Bella Basics

Sunday 30 March, 1-5pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $10, Conc. $5, book at https://bikebellabasics.eventbrite.com.au
A beginner-friendly workshop to build your bike riding skills and confidence.

Assertive Riding for Women – Advanced Skills Session
Saturday 5 April, 8.30am-4.30pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $10 Conc. $5, book at https://assertiveriding.eventbrite.com.au Hosted by Steve from Wilcare Services at Cycling Safe
Take your bike skills to the next level and build your confidence riding in traffic.

Fix a Flat
Saturday 12 April, 10am-1pm
Back2Bikes@The B2B Garages, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne
Full $10, Conc. free, book at http://fixaflat2.eventbrite.com.au
Hosted by Back2Bikes
Mechanics from Back2Bikes will teach you how to fix a flat tyre and maintain your chains and gears.

Heels on Wheels – Riding to Work Workshop

Sunday 4 May, 1-5pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
$10, book at http://heelsonwheelstowork.eventbrite.com.au
A practical workshop to help with route planning, preparation, road rules and riding in heavy traffic.

New Residential Zones – what does it mean for you in Port Phillip? Reply

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This is the new website for the New Residential Zones – please follow this link http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/new-residential-zones.htm

The website contains:

· Links to the interactive map (including a “mobile friendly” version) – This enables owners to directly access information about their individual property

· A copy of the New Residential Zones Brochure

· Individual pages on each of the 3 new zones – detailing the purpose and requirements of each zone (including Zone Fact Sheets to download)

· Details of the Housing Policy that has guided the application of the new zones

· Instructions for how to a comment on the new zones via an online comments form (or via email or post)

· Additional background information

· Details of the dates/times of the 4 drop-in sessions

Information is also on display at each of the Town Halls and Library’s. A computer has been set up near the front ASSIST counter at the St Kilda so people can view the interactive map and look at the information on the website.

The New Residential Zones Brochure has been posted to all owners of properties currently in a Residential 1 or 2 zone

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.

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


St Kilda Festival- Live N Local in Port Melbourne – what’s On Reply

stkildafestThe following bands will perform FREE at local Port Melbourne venues on Sunday 2nd February as a part of of the StKilda Festival:

Wexford 2pm, seven:am (155 Bay St)
The much anticipated music project by accomplished Melbourne signer/songwriter Tom Carty, backed by a first rate band of local Melbourne musos.

The Broken Sweethearts 4pm, The Local (22-24 Bay St)
An all-originals six-piece band hailing from Melbourne who deliver a distinctive mix of folk, rock, jazz and blues.

4 Letter Lies 4pm, The Exchange (39 Bay St)
A five-piece emotive pop/rock band from Melbourne, blending smooth vocals with full, driving guitars.

The Romeo Knights, 5:30pm, Prince Alfred Hotel (355 Bay St)
Resonant textures and rich sweeping melodies are set to a backdrop of driving guitars, pulsing drums and bass that comes up sounding distinctly Australian.