Thursday, May 14, 2009

Autumn planting

Trees are going in all over Port Melbourne. These ornamental pears on Beach Street went in this week.
The pears have performed very well in other locations around the City of Port Phillip.

They have beautiful autumn leaves and an upright form.
All new trees have a two year watering programme.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

25 Barak Road

You may remember when a Sunday morning in Barak Road was disturbed by a house being deliberately demolished - no permit, no permission, no notification. (see post July 3, 2008)
The owner has been fined in the magistrates court.

The magistrate said 'he could not impose the maximum fines of $150,000 because of sentencing discounts for his guilty pleas and lack of prior convictions "however enticing it might be". Zeqaj was convicted and fined $45,000 with $7500 costs.' (The Age, 13 May 2009)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Catch up with where the nursing home is up to

South Port has arranged for its members, resident families and interested persons, to be briefed on progress, to invite feedback and for an update on the proposed new development of our facility.

South Port Community Residential Home Meeting

2.00pm Saturday 16th May 2009
Liardet Community Centre
Cnr Liardet and Nott Streets, Port Melbourne

Smooth surface

The tree root damage to the bike path between the first Beacon Cove tower and the water has been repaired.
Major Projects Victoria undertook the work.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Princes Pier

Fantastic news that funding for the Princes Pier restoration project was announced in yesterday's state budget.
The restoration of the gatehouse - previously unfunded - is included.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Long awaited bike path repair!

Following persistent advocacy from the council, Major Projects Victoria will be fixing the tree root damage on the bicycle path outside the Beacon Cove towers, beginning on Monday 4 May.

Palm transplant

Three palm trees will be moved from the median strip on Bay Street between Graham and Rouse Street and replanted in the centre median between Spring Street North and Raglan Street on 4th May.

This is to allow a turning lane into the Bianca development.­

All transplant costs are at the developers costs for lifting, transporting, replanting and maintenance.

Traders at the northern end of Bay St have wanted palm trees for a long time to make a strong statement about the entrance to Bay St and Port Melbourne.