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.

Bay Street, Port Melbourne has been bought to life. Reply


Cr Bernadene Voss with the winning artist Amanda Tonkin-Hill and original winning oil painting that has been transposed on the banners. This banner can be found at the pedestrian crossing outside Coles.

Have you seen the new flags flying high along Bay St? Each is designed by local artists and residents. Port Melbourne Resident Amanda Tonkin-Hill has won first place for her oil painting, Summer.

Poster of the Banners in Bay St. Each picture is its own Banner


The Port Melbourne Business Association has sponsored this event and it has really added to the Vibrant, fresh and alive feeling within Bay Street.

This project is a great example of community collaboration with local artist Trudy Rice organising the artists and competition and the business association sponsoring it.


pictured – Curator – Trudy Rice and winning artist Amanda Tonkin-Hill

I hope it is the first of many annual event competitions. The flags will be displayed until the end of April 2015 – so go for a walk and check out the great designs.





Port Phillip Community Ball – everyone was dancing. Belle & Beau of Ball announced. Reply

Port Phillip Community Ball
Thursday 10 October, 5.30pm – 8.30pm, South Melbourne Town Hall
The event brings together local residents living in supported residential services, residential care or are supported through local age care and community services.

I now know that every year the senior residents in residential and aged care facilities look forward to this event. And I can see why. Lots of colour, fun and dancing. Last night was no exception, with all of the councillors joining in the fun. see more future activities below…

Mayor and Betty Top Hat

Mayor and Betty Top Hat

Cr Bernadene Voss, MC Betty and Cr Jane Touseau

Cr Bernadene Voss, MC Betty and Cr Jane Touseau

Everyone up dancing - guests numbered approx. 300

Everyone up dancing – guests numbered approx. 300

Cr Thomann and Cr Horvath

Cr Thomann and Cr Horvath

Announcing the Belle of the Ball - wallflower Joan

Announcing the Belle of the Ball – wallflower Joan

Beau Geoff  & Belle Joan with their prizes

Beau Geoff & Belle Joan with their prizes

Upcoming Events
Mayors Tea Dance –
Monday 14 October, 2 – 4pm, St Kilda Town Hall
The Mayor will launch the 2013 City of Port Phillip’s Seniors Festival as part of the Mayors Tea Dance.
This year’s theme is Rock n’ Roll and we are pleased to announce that we have the Victoria Police Rock n’ Roll Band ‘Code One’.

Port Phillip Seniors Festival Art Expo
Launch – Thursday 17 October 2013, 4pm, Port Melbourne Town Hall
The Expo Open Days are Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, 10am – 4pm

‘Port Phillip Writes’ Seniors Writing Awards
Sunday 20 October, 3pm – 5pm,St Kilda Library
The Mayor will close the Festival and hand out the writers awards at the Writers Award Ceremony,
This is the closing event of the festival.