Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The answer is no.
There is ongoing commitment at federal and state level to seeing these two projects delivered.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The Port Melbourne item of interest is 8.8 Land Transfer 121 Liardet St Port Melbourne
The report says:
'1.1 It is proposed to transfer land at 121 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne to Port Phillip Housing Association Ltd (PPHA) to facilitate a community housing development comprising twenty two studio apartments and five one bedroom apartments but retaining title to car parking on ground level'
The recommendation before Council is to 'hear and consider submissions received in response to the separate matters of road discontinuance and land transfer related to 121 Liardet Street Port Melbourne, in accordance with the statutory procedures set out in the Local Government Act 1989, and
2.2 resolve to make a final decision on the separate matters of road discontinuance and land transfer in accordance with the statutory procedures set out in the Local Government Act 1989 at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 10 May 2010.'
To read the full agenda and report go to http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/3577.htm
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Emerald Hill Weekly to
Emerald Hill.Port Phillip
'We've been finding that fewer of our readers and advertisers felt connection with the historic term Emerald Hill, and that although the magazine has remained connected with the Port Phillip community, its title probably hasn't. We've kept Emerald Hill as a nod to the past, but added Port Phillip because it its far more relevant to the present and future....
But while the front page has changed, what we do won't' [Melbourne Weekly Emerald Hill.Port Phillip, April 21st, 2010]
What do you think?
I note that this week's paper included articles on Webb Dock and North Port Oval, a letter from Port to Port, and some spectacular photographs of Port Melbourne that are incidentally advertising some very expensive apartments. (one for $6m plus)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here is Mac Gregory with the model of the Answering the Call statue at the end of Dow Street where it will be located.
[Pity that it is not a particularly good picture]
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Water has dominated our discussions: how the clubs are impacted when they can't use grounds or when they are in poor condition, where we will be able to access water in the volumes required into the future, and how to consider the water (and other) needs of all the users together rather than one by one.
Another theme that has emerged quite strongly is that not many people go to Murphy's Reserve unless they are members of a sporting club.
Last week we took a walk in the near dark while each user group talked about the key issues from their club's point of view.
If you haven't done the survey for Murphy's Reserve yet, it is open until April 30th at
I was taking a photo of this model of the statue 'Answering the Call' proposed to go at the end of Dow Street on the foreshore when I dropped my camera which went bouncing down the bitumen footpath. Needless to say, it is no longer working. So - I am having to rely on old photographs until I can replace it.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Port Melbourne focused items are:
- to receive a petition regarding the proposed removal of Hills Fig Street Trees in Clifford Street, Port Melbourne
- North Port Oval Redevelopment: Council will be asked to approve the final detailed design drawings for the new pavilion at the North Port Oval, and to authorise the commencement of statutory procedures for notifying of its intention to enter a lease with the Port Melbourne Football Club for the new pavilion.
Of more general interest is noting the range of submissions on the Footpath Trading Review
Council meetings are fully open to the public.
Full agenda papers are available at http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/3577.htm
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The Sandridge and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs do an outstanding job each year patrolling Port Melbourne's beaches. The level of volunteer commitment and contribution is immense.
I take this opportunity to thank them all.
It has been a good year with nippers all round with Sandridge's programme strengthening, and Port Melbourne's bursting at the seams.
Imagine that these clubs were struggling for members just a decade ago.
This nipper takes his life saving commitment to Port Melbourne Primary school on Ride2School day.
Friday, April 2, 2010
'... many of these beautiful beaches are littered with plastic bags, bottles and other rubbish. Even worse, this rubbish often creates deadly traps for birds, fish, crabs/crayfish and other marine life. Next time you head to your local beach, take a plastic bag with you and see how long it takes to fill it up with rubbish.
During this expedition, we will be paddling for up to 8 hours per day, then landing on a beach on one of Bass Strait’s many beautiful islands to set up camp. After dinner, each of us will then spend an hour picking up all the rubbish we can find on the beach and in the dunes, then recording what we’ve collected and advising Surfrider of the results. Surfrider will input this data to the National Marine Debris database and use the results to educate the community and raise awareness of marine debris; trace and address the source of the debris in a non-aggressive, education based way; and to monitor the impact of marine debris on Australian locations.'
Their aim is to raise $20,000 for the Surfrider Foundation. They have raised $7,000 so far.
You can follow his journey (or sponsor him) at http://bassstraiteverestofthesea.com
We can also help Jarad's initiative by cleaning up our own special part of the beach.
Pre-fabricated stainless steel sheeting with a duco – like weather proof finish
This is Ben Kluger’s second public art project and the first for Garry Emery and Kath Forsyth.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It is a means for you to give your views on any current information/consultation issue.
Those consultations underway in Port Melbourne at the moment are for the
- Murphy Reserve masterplan
- Sandridge Beach toilet
The on-line consultation pages are available 24/7 and make an alternative way of contribution possible. It is kept current and all consultations can be accessed from this page.