Events for your Diary

December
  • Sat 3, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
  • Sat 3, 11am-5pm: Annual Port Melbourne Artisan Christmas Market, Bay Street
  • Wed 7, 4-6pm: Council officers on-site at proposed Pump Track site, RF Julier Reserve
  • Sat 10, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Olive's Corner

  • January
  • Sat 7, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Centenary Bridge Pylon (what used to be call the ferry beach but without a ferry...)
  • Sat 21, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street

  • February
  • Sat 4, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Lagoon Pier
  • Sat 18, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at 109 tram terminus
  • Latest News

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    Wednesday, 19 October 2022

    Farewell to the Spirit


    The Spirit of Tasmania will depart from Station Pier for the last time on Saturday 22 Oct at 7:30pm. Join the Port Melbourne community that evening from 6:30pm to wave goodbye to the iconic red and white ships.

    Bring your family, with snacks or a picnic dinner, to Port Melbourne Beach (in front of the Beacon Cove roundabout). Remember, no glass on the beach and please keep your dog on a leash or at home for this occasion.

    BCNA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    This year’s AGM of the BCNA will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday 10th November at the Trugo Club in Garden City Reserve. All financial members and supporters are cordially invited to attend.

    At the meeting, reports and the annual financial statement for the BCNA will be presented and the election of office bearers will be held. The agenda and papers for the meeting will be sent to financial members later this month.

    The Guest Speaker will be the Hon Martin Foley, the outgoing member for Albert Park and former Health Minister in the Andrews government. Minister Foley has been a consistent and long-term supporter of the BCNA and our work.

    Monday, 10 October 2022

    Final Departure of Spirit of Tasmania from Station Pier

    TT Lines have announced that the Spirit of Tasmania’s final sailing from Station Pier will be on the evening of Saturday 22 October.  All sailings after that will be from their new quay in Corio, Geelong.  So look forward to less traffic and fewer lost caravanners around Beacon Cove.

    VCAT Decision on 1-7 Waterfront Place

    VCAT has released their decision on the developer’s appeal against conditions imposed by the City of Port Phillip's (CoPP) when they granted a permit. The VCAT decision can be accessed here. The decision upholds the developer’s appeal to dismiss the conditions so it is likely the development will proceed with the proposed ten storey design, including the overshadowing issues that were the subject of the appeal. No timeframe has been announced by the developer.

    The BCNA has constructively participated over 14 years of design approval, with the design being revised from a 19-storey tower to a 10-storey building with attractive features including setback. The BCNA will monitor status as the CoPP considers options and will continue to support good design principles that maximise residents’ amenity and protect our foreshore.

    Gateway Ward: Conversations with Councillors

    Councillor Heather Cunsolo, Councillor Peter Martin and Councillor Marcus Pearl of our Gateway Ward are making themselves available for conversations with the community this Saturday.

    Date: Saturday 15 October 2022

    Time: 10.30 am to 11.15 am

    Location: Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

    You are welcome to bring along any questions you have, on topics that are important to you, and have them answered by your elected representatives. Questions that can't be answered on the day will be responded to in writing after the session.

    Attendees can register here or simply turn up on the day.

    Soil Sample Testing for Veggie Gardens

    From time to time the BCNA has received reports of pockets of contaminated soil in resident’s gardens. Whilst this usually doesn’t cause a problem for normal use, it may impact those who are growing veggies. We have discovered that the EPA has a project which offers free testing of soil samples, with participants receiving individual reports on their gardens and advice from EPA on how to change their gardens so that it is safe for food production. Details about the project, including a link for registration, can be found here.

    Graffiti in Beacon Cove

    The BCNA committee has received a number of questions about graffiti from BCNA members. The City of Port Phillip has a service that removes graffiti providing the location fits within their guidelines. 

    Information about the service can be found here.