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
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    Wednesday, 23 November 2022

    Update on Election Pledges Affecting Beacon Cove

    As at 23 November, the BCNA has received responses from Lauren Sherson (Liberal) and Nina Taylor (Labor), candidates standing for Albert Park. The candidates were asked to respond to our questions on a number of Beacon Cove related issues.

    The BCNA initially asked candidates to respond by 18th November but we then extended this deadline to Sunday 20th November. A summary of the responses received so far are:

    1. Station Pier and Waterfront Place precinct: Lauren Sherson believes the State Government lacks vision for this important piece of infrastructure. She supports consultation and support between all levels of government and the community. Nina Taylor understands the concerns around the amenity of the Station Pier precinct and will advocate for the best long-term outcome for the local community.
    2. Air quality near Station Pier: Lauren Sherson is concerned that little reliable information can be accessed by residents on the levels of sulphur dioxide on and around the pier. 
    3. Hoon driving and related vehicle noise: Lauren Sherson believes hoon driving is a significant issue. She believes the EPA is currently under resourced to deal with this issue. Nina Taylor believes hooning is not only unsafe but unfair on local residents.
    4. Princes Street drain: Lauren Sherson believes it is not acceptable that visitors and kids are swimming in stormwater from our streets as it is a significant health concern. 
    5. EPA capability: Lauren Sherson believes the EPA has failed its legislated responsibilities in monitoring and enforcement in Port Melbourne and across Albert Park District. Nina Taylor states that the Government has significantly boosted the investment in the Environmental Protection Agency.
    6. Development of Fishermans Bend: Lauren Sherson believes the endless delays see Fishermans Bend without public transport infrastructure, without road upgrades, without incentive for private investment. Nina Taylor believes Fishermans Bend is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape the future of our city, ensuring access to thousands of new jobs and high-quality services for Melburnians. Sustainable transport options will be crucial as residents and jobs in Fishermans Bend increase.

    Click on the names below to see the candidates' detailed responses:

    We are yet to receive responses from Georgie Dragwidge (Independent) and Kim Samiotis (Greens) and will post these when they are received.