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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

City of Port Phillip Council Meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall

City of Port Phillip
Council Meeting
Port Melbourne Town Hall
14th September at 6 pm


At 6 pm on Monday 14th of September at the Port Melbourne Town Hall, the City of Port Phillip will be holding it's next Council Meeting. This is part of a council decision to make the meetings more accessible for residents.

The Mayor Frank O'Connor said he is very pleased with council’s decision to rotate the meetings, “Council wants to emphasise that we are here for everyone across the municipality and not just St Kilda. I think holding the meetings across the municipality is a great example of the City of Port Phillip’s commitment to engaging with our community and being transparent and accountable to the whole community in our decision making.”

More details on council meetings can be found at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

Invitation to Attend Port of Melbourne Community Information Evening

Invitation to Attend Port of Melbourne Community Information Evening

The City of Port Phillip has invited Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) to update community members on port projects and planning for the future growth of the Port of Melbourne.

PoMC will discuss port activities, plans for the Port of Melbourne and current projects including the Channel Deepening Project, port development plans, cruise shipping at Station Pier and joint planning for the Port Melbourne Waterfront with the City of Port Phillip.

This opportunity is being provided to enable residents of Port Melbourne to understand operations and plans for the Port of Melbourne and forward aspirations for the future.

Venue: Life Saving Victoria Headquarters
200 The Boulevard (Cnr Todd Road)
Port Melbourne
Melway Reference: 56 G3
Time: 6.30 pm - 8 pm
Date: Tuesday 8 September 2009

RSVP:
Light Refreshments will be available
Please RSVP by email to: place@portphillip.vic.gov.au OR
Telephone 03 9209 6229
By Friday 4 September 2009


Where Can I find information?

Information from this meeting and updates on the progress of the planning strategies will be available on City of Port Phillip website http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ or contact Assist on 03 9209 6777.

What will you see?

Updates on: Activities and plans for the Port of Melbourne, Channel Deepening Project, cruise shipping, port development planning and community programs.

Why should I attend?

It is important that you are informed and provided the opportunity to participate in the planning process for the future. PoMC will provide an update on the progress of plans described in last year's forum. Representatives from the City of Port Phillip and PoMC will be on hand to answer your questions.

How do I get there?

A 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the light rail reserve will get you there. Car pooling is another option, so talk to your neighbours and friends.

The above information has been extracted from the distributed invitation leaflet from the City of Port Phillip and Port of Melbourne Corporation.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Garden City Reserve - Howe Parade

Garden City Reserve - Howe Parade

Amendment C68 has been gazetted today ( 6 August), bringing into effect the rezoning of the former road reserve portion of Garden City Reserve to a Public Park and Recreation Zone.

This refers to the section of Howe Parade that was incorporated into the parklands when Beacon Cove was developed. This will now ensure that it stays as parkland and it has been a request of Port People and BCNA from 3 or 4 years ago.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Station Pier - Fender Works until November 2009

Fender Works at Station Pier

Please be advised that commencing today (14 August 2009), works will occur to upgrade fenders at the inner and outer west berths of Station Pier. The works are expected to be completed in early November 2009, and will involve access to the sides of the pier, from barges and via the pier structure.

Works will occur between the hours of:* 7am to 5:30pm, Monday to Thursday* 7am to 3:30pm, Friday and Saturday.

We request that community members remain well clear of this activity when on the Pier. Further informationFor further information on the Port of Melbourne's working port and pier, please contact PoMC on email community@portofmelbourne.com or call our Community Contact Line: 1300 857 662 option 4 or 03 9683 1565.

Regards
Jenny Bygrave
Community Relations Manager
Port of Melbourne Corporation
Email: community@portofmelbourne.com
Community Contact Line: 1300 857 662 option 4 or 03 9683 1565
http://www.portofmelbourne.com/

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Proposed Changes to Dog Off Leash Areas

Proposed Changes to Dog Off Leash Areas

A report will go to Council on Monday 10 August about dog off leash areas. Some changes are proposed in Port Melbourne and will be of interest to your members.

* In Garden City, it is proposed to make it dog off leash in the area between the Beacon Cove/Howe Parade path up to the path that goes east/west past the Trugo Club, and on leash in the area north of that path where the playground is going in and the sporting posts are.

* At Sandridge, it is proposed - in light of landscape improvements in that area - to retain the dog beach between the first and second groyne, but have dogs on leash north of the bicycle path.

* It is also proposed that 4 be the maximum number of dogs a person can walk in order to maintain effective control

* There is also provision for temporary exclusion of dogs where grassed areas require rest or rehabilitation

see http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/august_2009_agendas.htm for the report.

The proposals will be out for comment from 17 August to 20 September. The proposed changes will be on the website and at all Town Halls.

I would be grateful for your assistance in making your members aware of the report and proposed changes.
Regards
Janet Bolitho