Saturday, July 31, 2010
The slight elevation, the shelter and the circular shape are pleasing attributes of the Rotunda which contribute to it being well used.
The Webb Dock East path was created arising from a recommendation of the Webb Dock Environment Effects Study into the extension of Webb Dock in the late '80s.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This pair was photographed outside the Port Melbourne Yacht Club today by correspondent Cathy.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Apparently it started with a fire in the kitchen of the restaurant. The upstairs rooms have had to be vacated.
The Hibernian was built in 1868. Originally a rough structure on the corner of two newly built streets - Ross and the extension of Graham - it sufferd a serious fire in 1871. The Hibernian and the Clare Castle are the last Port Melbourne hotels found west of the railway.
[source Chartered Scoundrels: A brief history of Port Melbourne hotels by Pat Grainger]
available from the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
The London Plane trees along Williamstown Road have been pollarded, a form of pruning that regenerates growth to establish a canopy.
The high voltage transmission lines along Williamstown Road are low. Safe clearances are required by Energy Safe Victoria to be maintained for the safety of the tree pruning crews.
Since the transmission lines provide industries throughout Port Melboure with power, the power companies are reluctant to shut the lines down while pruning is undertaken.
In the background, the 'quartets' built in 1940 - nine blocks of four units each, built to respond to the acute shortage of decent housing at that time.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Lagoon Pier is another reference - in addition to Lagoon Reserve, Esplanades East and West - to the lagoon which defined the early life of Sandridge.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Port remains 4th on the ladder. [Paul Amy Herald Sun]
Saturday, July 24, 2010
A generous gathering of people who love Lagoon Reserve, accompanied by some 'dogs of character', put in several hundred plants this morning. Light rain this afternoon created optimum conditions for the plants to settle in.
This is the third annual planting at the Reserve.
Friday, July 23, 2010
From a Reserve devoid of vegetation until the eighties, the edges of the former Lagoon are now filling up with locally indigenous plants such as casaurinas and coast banksias.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Any design will be subject to VicRoads approval as this is an arterial road, managed by VicRoads (and not the Council).
Click here to find out about the options being considered and to fill out a survey.
A meeting to present the options for your consideration and improvement will be held at the Port Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 4 August from 6 to 7.30 pm
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The trees to be retained and protected are
- eight street trees on Liardet St
- seven trees within Lagoon Reserve and
- fourteen trees within the site
A landscape plan is also required to be developed to increase the landscape quality of the proposal, provide shade to play areas and soften the appearance of the building.
These houses, between Princes St and the light rail, were the first to be built in the Beacon Cove estate. Contrast the generous nature strips here with those built towards the end of the project where the houses are hard up against Beach Street.
Sanding, painting and making good the light poles on the foreshore promenade at Beacon Cove.
This is a positive part of the preparation for the handover of remaining assets in Beacon Cove from Major Projects Victoria to the City of Port Phillip.
At this time responsibility for the Beacon Cove Promenade rests with Major Projects Victoria.
Works are well underway on the pathways, lights, and playground with completion expected in August.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Click here for the full council report.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Even if you never go to Murphy's Reserve, it would be interesting to find out why you don't see it as a park for you and what might entice you there in the future.
There was a strong plea for shelter at today's game as the wind howled across the ground.
Friday, July 9, 2010
The Port item is a recommendation to place updated Guidelines for the Garden City Estate and Fishermans Bend out for consultation.
from the summary:
'... specific changes and updates are proposed in order to clarify the intent and effectiveness in protecting the heritage significance of those estates. ...
All owners of affected properties will be advised in writing of the updated guidelines and provided with an opportunity to comment on the revised guidelines.'
Click here for the full council reports.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
- Top of my list, as it is with many people, is making safety improvements to the Bay/Liardet intersection [$150,000].
- $400,000 has been set aside to improve the streetscape of Rouse St, west of Bay St
- $30,000 has been allocated for traffic calming in Bridge St, west of the Railway line
- raised pavements will be installed at the intersection of Clarke and Poolman Sts to make it safer for children to cross to Port Melbourne Primary
Consultation will occur in due course on all these projects now the funding has been secured.
Please refer to more detailed posts between 10th and 15th May 2010 on Port Melbourne initiatives in the Port Phillip Council budget.
The orange marker shows where the lights will be placed along the length of the Sandridge foreshore path. Better lighting was identified as a priority by the community.
These works will complete the Sandridge masterplan and expend the budget allocated to it.
Works already completed include the timber wall, bins and water fountains, and the cycle path.