Events for your Diary

February
Sat 20, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets clean up - cancelled due to Covid limitations on public gatherings

March
Sat 6, 9-10am: Beach Patrol clean up - meet at Sandridge Beach
Sat 20, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets clean up - meet at Port Melbourne Town Hall

Latest News

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Monday, 8 February 2021

Further Update on Hooning at Station Pier

Since our last update, the BCNA has written to the Mayor and Councillors about the hooning problem across the City of Port Phillip. Our letter acknowledged the work to date, and the improvement in behaviour, but asked Council to consider and invest in longer term measures. For example, portable CCTV cameras, improved lighting, an electronic sign, and the installation of a boom gate before the pedestrian crossing.

BCNA members spoke to Councillors about our request at Council’s most recent meeting. This led to Council agreeing to seek costings on the purchase and implementation of mobile CCTV trailers with police. Also, to seek a grant for the purchase of a mobile CCTV camera.

If you witness hoon driving and vehicle noise, please report it as we advised in December.

The BCNA thanks Councillors Pearl, Martin and Cunsolo for their work with the community on the hooning problem. This has led to increased police presence in the area, the installation of an electronic sign and CCTV cameras.

Local members and the BCNA will continue to meet Gateway Ward Councillors to discuss progress and further action. We also plan to meet the Hon. Martin Foley MP, and the Hon. Ben Carroll, Minister for Roads and Road Safety.

Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place

Since our last update the City of Port Phillip has confirmed that they will arrange a Webinar or a public meeting for the community to hear about the developer’s plans. This is likely to be held in about 4 weeks.

Council is still waiting on advice from the Government Architect.

BCNA Dinners

For many years the BCNA has arranged quarterly dinners for residents and friends. Dinners were not held in 2020 due to the covid pandemic. The committee has decided not to resume these dinners at this time.