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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

VICT & Albert Park College Community Day - Saturday 22 April

Please come and join the students and staff of Albert Park College along with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to help both organisations recognise and celebrate their community partnership.

10am-2pm, Saturday 22 April 2017 
Princes Pier

The ‘Painting the Docks’ exhibition was inspired by the new terminal opening at Webb Dock East and will showcase the artworks of Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students under the mentorship of celebrated local artist, Julian Twigg.

Free bus tours of the new automated container terminal will leave approximately every 30 minutes from Princes Pier. (Please register your interest upon arrival to ensure you get a spot on a tour.)

Sausage sizzle provided by VICT and Port Melbourne Rotary plus coffee cart available.

More details on the flyer.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Picnic in the Park - Sunday 30 April

The City of Port Phillip, through its Vibrant Villages Partnership, is sponsoring a picnic in Garden City Reserve on Sunday 30th April, between 2 and 4 pm. It will be held near the Trugo Club. The event is supported by community organisations including Port People and BCNA.

There will be attractions for children such as free kids’ footy and cricket clinics, face painting, and environmental talks about local animals and plants. A swing band will be playing. Free pizza and cupcakes for early arrivers.

Westgate Park – Past, Present and Future

From BCNA Committee member Richard Nowotny:

Westgate Park nestles in the eastern sweep of the Westgate Bridge, a green oasis in industrial Fishermans Bend.

Formerly a natural salt-marsh, then sand mine, rubbish tip and WWII airfield, it has been rehabilitated over recent decades by a dedicated group of urban renovators, the Friends of Westgate Park, into an award-winning nature space for wildlife, walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and picnic groups.

And, with the nearby industrial area slated for transformation into four new suburbs comprising the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area, Westgate Park, situated on its western boundary, is to be expanded and developed to meet some of the recreational and aesthetic needs of a residential population estimated at 80,000 by 2050.

According to the early Draft Masterplan for Westgate Park, its expansion is to be achieved by incorporating the current go-cart land into the park, as a recreational oval connected to the present park by a pedestrian bridge over Todd Rd, with enhancement of overall park amenities and facilities to meet a range of community needs.

Already three parcels of former port land have been added to the park, which will, along with the go-cart land, ultimately more than double the original size of the park.

Residents of Beacon Cove can watch this transformation taking place on their northern fringe while availing themselves of the beauty, tranquillity and recreational opportunities that the park provides.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sunday 9 April Piers Festival - Change of Venue

Please note that due to predicted inclement weather this Sunday's Multicultural Arts Victoria Piers Festival will not be held on Princes Pier.

It will now be held at South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne.

More details are available at http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/piers-festival-2017/.