Friday, December 23, 2011

Port Focus review of 2011: 6 of 6

Sandridge house - my pick for best dressed Christmas house in Port

Wrapping up 2011: I was most pleased with the Sandridge Beach foreshore project. Sandridge residents had felt neglected for many years. The new lights, the pedestrian and cycle path, and landscaping provide the framework for ongoing improvement. Pathways at Perce White Reserve have been clarified, significant vegetation protected and the linkages to the Webb Dock path strengthened. I am also pleased with the Greening Port Phillip tree strategy. For the first time since I have been on Council, we have a clear and soundly based forward plan for tree planting with the aim of achieving an even tree cover across Port Phillip over time. Tracey Pahor, PhD student, was a constant Port companion throughout 2011 - actively present wherever people gather - investigating Port Melbourne: Should we call it a community? It has been great having her around. Thanks to all the community organisations and people who work formally and informally to make Port Melbourne such a good place to live. Wishing you well for Christmas and the New Year. I am taking a break from Port Focus and will resume with a summer posting schedule on Monday 9 January 2012.

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