Events for your Diary

November
Thu 21: 7pm, BCNA Neighbourhood Dinner, Pier 35

December
Sat 7: 9-10am, 3207 Beach Patrol
Sat 14: 9:30-10:30am, 3207 LoveOurStreet

January
No dates yet...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Our Latest Newsletter is Out

Volunteers are currently dropping copies of our newsletter in mailboxes throughout Beacon Cove. It covers a number of topics including:
  • Reinvestment in the Waterfront Place Precinct
  • Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place
  • Air Quality Monitoring Near Station Pier
  • Beacon Cove Foodstore Redevelopment - 103 Beach Street
  • London Hotel Site - 92 Beach Street
  • Port Melbourne Crew Hub
  • BCNA Residents' Dinners
For those who would like an electronic copy, it can be downloaded here.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Parking Management Policy - Consultation Extended to 10 November

We have been informed that the consultation period on the proposed changes to the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Parking Management Policy has been extended to 10th November.

As we only found about this last week (when we alerted you) this is good news.

It seems that significant changes are proposed for resident, visitor, and other local parking pemits. So if you use or rely on one of these in the CoPP then the new policy is likely to impact you so we encourage you to take the CoPP survey to provide feedback to the Council by Sunday 10 November.

Events Celebrating the 180th Anniversary of Port Melbourne's Founding Father

There are a couple of events coming up which celebrate the 180th anniversary of the arrival on "the Beach" of WFE Liardet and his family on 11 November 1839.

Guided walks exploring the places, events, stories and legacy, led by past Mayor Janet Bolitho, will will held on the 10th at 10am and 12 noon.  More details here.

The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society will also be holding an exhibition in the Port Melbourne Town Hall - Those Creative Liardets - from Thursday 14 November to 1 December.  More details here.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Traffic Management in Beacon Cove During Cruise Ship Visits

During the 2018/19 cruise ship season, the City of Port Phillip’s (CoPP) Transport Safety Engineering team worked with VicPorts to trial an extended Traffic Management Plan (TMP). This was implemented on 25 critical cruise shipping days. The TMP included traffic controllers stationed at the Beach Street, Princes Street and Waterfront Place roundabout. The program was considered a success.

The program is designed to:
  • Improve the operation of the queuing lane and the Princes Street, Waterfront Place and Beach Street roundabout.
  • Prevent truck access into Waterfront Place from Princes Street and Beach Street (from Beacon Road/The Boulevard approach).
  • Improve safety and operation of the roundabout.
  • Reduce truck volumes in Princes Street and other local roads.
This year, CoPP officers have liaised with VicPorts and TT-Line who have agreed to implement the extended TMP on 56 days during the 2019/20 cruise ship season. The season commenced on Sunday 13 October 2019.

CoPP officers will continue work with VicPorts during the cruise shipping to monitor and review the TMP. The dates the extended TMP are to be implemented are available on the Council’s website.

Out There Sailing

With the assistance from Australian Sailing, the Port Melbourne Yacht Club (PMYC) will be running a short Out There Sailing program that offers an opportunity for teenagers to experience sailing while having fun with friends and to learn skills that will help them now and in the future.

The program is aimed at 12-17 year olds who would like to try sailing, windsurfing and/or paddle boarding and will be conducted with trained instructors on specific Saturdays throughout the summer season. Anyone can get involved, whether they have sailed before or not.

The teenagers don’t have to be a member of PMYC and don’t need to own a boat. All sailing equipment will be provided for them at the Club.

Anyone interested should go to the PMYC website or give Paul Leitinger a call on 0401 992 000.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Have Your Say on Council's Draft Parking Management Policy Before 3 November

Sorry for the very late notice but this has only come to my attention.

Community consultation on the draft Parking Management Policy closes on Sunday 3 November 2019 and the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) is keen to receive your feedback.

You can “Have Your Say” on the draft Parking Management Policy by attending a workshop at 10am on Wednesday 30 October 2019 or via their online survey. The survey will be open until Sunday 3 November 2019.

The draft Policy has been informed by more than four years of consultation with the community and this current engagement is a critical step to test the proposed changes with the community.

A quick look at the new policy suggests that significant changes are proposed for resident, visitor, and other local parking pemits. So if you use or rely on one of these in the CoPP then the new policy is likely to impact you.

Visit haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au to view the draft Policy, register for a workshop or to complete the survey.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

HMAS Choules Open Day - 12 October


The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock (LSD), HMAS Choules is scheduled to be docked at Station Pier from 10th October to participate in Navy Week activities.

There will be an open day on Saturday 12th October from 10am to 3pm. Tickets are free but need to be ordered in advance at this link.

For more details of the open day go to http://www.navy.gov.au/event/hmas-choules-open-day-melbourne.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Advisory Committee Established for 1-7 Waterfront Place

The Minister for Planning has now established an Advisory Committee to provide advice to him on the use of the site. The BCNA has received a letter explaining the process and Terms of Reference. The Advisory Committee has been asked whether the developer’s planning permit should be issued and if so, what would be the appropriate conditions for the permit. The developer’s planning permit application was for a 10-storey mixed use building including 174 dwellings and two retail premises.

The BCNA will be considering the papers and preparing a response. Details will be provided once plans are finalised. Key dates are a Directions Hearing (which is open for anyone to attend) on 9 October 2019 and Hearing Dates from 25 November to 6 December 2019.

Friday, 13 September 2019

HMAS Melbourne Open Day - This Sunday


You may have noticed that HMAS Melbourne docked at Station Pier today and will be there till 18th September. There will be an Open Day this coming Sunday (15th September) from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets are free but need to be obtained at this link.  The initial ticket allocation was insufficient and more were released at 12 today.

More details can be found at www.navy.gov.au/event/hmas-melbourne-open-day-melbourne-vic.