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Monday, 12 October 2009

Trees and Grass Maintenance in Beacon Cove/Port Melbourne

Trees and Grass Maintenance in Beacon Cove/Port Melbourne

Tree Summit

The City of Port Phillip is holding a Tree Summit community consultation for Port Melbourne on 25 November, at the Port Melbourne Town Hall. If you are interested please register you interest in attending via the City of Port Phillip.

http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/current_consultations.htm#3__Tree_Summit_-_Register_now

Extract from the CoPP website below:

You are invited to participate in a Tree Summit coming your way in November 2009. The dates and program are not finalised but email your contact details to OSpace@portphillip.vic.gov.au or ring Joanne McNeill on 9209 6289 for further information and an invitation. By participating in the Tree Summit you will contribute to decision making about how trees and naturestrips are managed in the future. Climate change, drought conditions, increasing population and density,and changing community needs are all placing pressure on our trees and naturestrips.

Grass Maintenance in the Parks

The new grasses are growing well in the parks in Beacon Cove, enjoying the rain and warmer weather. We have been advised that weed spraying is programmed in the next 3 to 4 weeks to eliminate broad leaf and other weeds - which have also loved the rain and sun in the Beacon Cove area.

Details of Feedback from this process can be found at the COPP web page - http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/trees.htm

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Port of Melbourne Corporation - Port Page, September 2009


The latest edition of the Port of Melbourne newsletter, Port Page, can be accessed via the attached link.

Heritage Protection for Garden City Reserve

Heritage Protection for Garden City Reserve

Advice from Councillor Bolitho ..................................................................

At last Tuesday night's meeting, council resolved to adopt Amendment C70* to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme, and to submit the amendment with relevant information to the Minister for Planning for approval.

This amendment makes permanent the Interim Heritage Controls (C76) for Garden City Reserve that had been put in place to offer protection to the Reserve whilst the permanent controls were being sought.

This concludes a very long process. (Amendment C70 was a city wide 'tidy up' amendment which corrected minor errors and anomalies in the planning scheme and updated the planning scheme with further information)

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Major Changes to West Gate Freeway October 2009

Major Changes to West Gate Freeway in October 2009

Major traffic switches will take place on the first two weekends in October 2009, with new ramps and road areas being made available in both directions on the West Gate Freeway. These changes will have a significant impact to the way individuals drive on the freeway. A flyer has been delivered to resident mailboxes.

Of particular importance to Port Melbourne residents, the Montague Street eastbound entry-ramp (heading into the CityLink Tunnels) will reopen on Monday 5 October 2009. Please note that drivers will no longer to able to get on at Kings Way and get off at Montague Street (and vice versa).

Check out the M1 Upgrade website – http://www.m1upgrade.com.au/ – for more information. An interactive game is also available online to educate drivers about these changed traffic conditions.