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.

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

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.

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


Bubup Womindjeka Taking Registrations – Port Melbourne new integrated Childrens Centre Reply

Families can now register for sessional kindergarten and long day care services at the new integrated centre Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre in Port Melbourne

Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre is opening soon at 85 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne.

The new community run integrated centre will provide a range of early childhood and family services such as long day care, sessional kindergarten, maternal and child health, as well as a consulting space for allied health professionals, space for new parent groups, playgroups and other community groups.

The City of Port Phillip has chosen a locally significant indigenous name for the facility, Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre, to celebrate indigenous history and culture.

Bubup Womindjeka means ‘Welcome Children’, and identifies the new integrated centre as a place for children and families while honouring the history of its location, our nation’s first people and their connection to the significant site of the lagoon in Port Melbourne.

To register on the waiting list for long day care please ring the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List on 03 9209 6360.

To register on the waiting list for sessional kindergarten please call 0467 188 513 or email info.lsfcc@gmail.com

Grants Committee – City of Port Phillip – Interested? Reply

Nominations for the Community Grants Assessment Panel 2014-2016 Closing Soon!!

The City of Port Phillip is seeking residents interested in a two year voluntary appointment role as an Assessment Panel Member for the annual Community Grants Program. Applications made to the Community Grants Program are assessed by two assessment panels, each consisting of a councillor, council officer and two community representatives.
Criteria for selection:
• Resident of Port Phillip.
• Commitment to supporting and strengthening a diverse community that encourages the participation & inclusion of all residents.
• Knowledge of and commitment to social justice and human rights principles and practice.
• Knowledge of issues affecting the health and wellbeing of the Port Phillip community.
• Knowledge of the local community sector and an understanding of local networks.
• Involvement in local community including but not limited to: clubs, organisations, committees and groups.
• Understanding of Local Governments role in the community.
• Experience in the administration of community funded projects is desirable.
• Available for three evening meetings between mid April and mid May annually.
• Internet access.
Applications will be accepted until midday Monday 9 December 2013 go to http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/community_grants.htm
for a nomination form, or for further information please contact Emma Blackford on 9209 6345 or eblackfo@portphillip.vic.gov.au

A visit to South Port Day links – I’m sure you have seen the cars… Reply

SPDL has recently celebrated its 25 years in business.  Image This year they have helped to improve the lives of around 400 residents and provided approx 1100 trips providing door-to-door transport services to help people access medical help, shopping or recreational activities.

Today, I decided to see how it all works and went for a drive with Volunteer driver ‘Rosemary’. It was a lovely experience to visit some residents and accompany them to their appointment.  Along the short journey, I was intrigued to hear all about their lives and how ageing and its associated issues, isolates people.

The delightful Mary and the new General Manager, Rob Menzies spent time with me to explain how all their systems and processes work.  Without their volunteer network and their grant from the State Gov’t and the City Of Port Phillip they would not be providing such a wonderful service to the residents of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Albert Park.

SPDL has 3 cars and is currently fundraising for a 4th car. These cars are fully booked each day with numerous volunteer drivers and residents requiring to be taken to places.

As well as the Daylinks community transport program, SPDL also has a Petlinks program which supports the frail and elderly keep their pets at home.

GardenMates and Walkmates are two further programs, again linking volunteers to residents that need assistance and connections.


Centenary Reserve and playground, Port Melbourne needs an upgrade. What should it look like? Reply

Do you know where this reserve is??  It is on Swallow Street Opposite the Skate Park, next to Graham Street Bridge underpassCentenary_Res_for_HYS

Centenary Reserve and playspace in Port Melbourne is due for an upgrade and we would like to hear from you. 

Tell us how you currently use the reserve, how you would like to use the reserve in the future and how it can be improved.

Have Your Say

Come along to a drop-in session and give us your feedback on the reserve.

Ward Councillor Bernadene Voss, designers and staff from the City of Port Phillip will be there to discuss your ideas.

  • Saturday 12 October, anytime between 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 16 October, anytime between 4pm – 6pm 

You can also have your say by completing our short online survey.

Survey closes on Friday 15 November 2013.

Next steps

Your feedback and ideas will be used to develop a design concept which will be displayed onsite for further feedback and comments.

For more information please contact:

Christa Mitchell, Landscape Architect City of Port Phillip, ASSIST 9209 6777                            

Email: ospace@portphillip.vic.gov.au 

KIDS Winter 2013 Program – Registrations Now Open Reply

The City of Port Phillip is proud to present the FREE 2013 Winter Leisure and Lifestyle Program for Port Phillip residents. The following activities are designed to get you active, have fun, make friends and lead a healthier lifestyle. Registrations are essential and registration forms can be downloaded below – limited places available!*

Melbourne Sports Hub – Kids Club

A fun, safe and active multi-sport program for kids aged 5-12 years old. Offering the ability to be active and participate in various sports (focusing on soccer, AFL and basketball) and developing new skills. This program is run by the MSAC Children’s Programs Team.

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: July 20 – September 7
Venue: Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
Address: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Website: http://www.msac.com.au

Melbourne Sports Hub – Kids Club registration form