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Meet the Councillors

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your councillors For general enquiries, please contact ASSIST www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ contact_us.htm Phone 9209 6777

Canal Ward Cr Tim Baxter

0466 495 250 Tim.Baxter@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Louise Crawford

0466 514 643 Louise.Crawford@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Dick Gross

0466 355 640 Dick.Gross@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Gateway Ward Cr Marcus Pearl

0466 448 272 Marcus.Pearl@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Ogy Simic

0466 517 360 Ogy.Simic@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Bernadene Voss

0413 246 704 Bernadene.Voss@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Lake Ward Cr Andrew Bond

0481 034 028 Andrew.Bond@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr David Brand

0466 445 807 David.Brand@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Katherine Copsey

0466 478 949 Katherine.Copsey@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Port Phillip Councillors at the Special Council meeting and swearing in ceremony on 7 November. (Standing left to right) Cr Marcus Pearl, Cr Louise Crawford, Cr Dick Gross, Cr Tim Baxter, Cr David Brand and Cr Andrew Bond, with Cr Ogy Simic, Cr Bernadene Voss and Cr Katherine Copsey (seated).

Welcome to Council and goodbye As we go to print, I have had the great pleasure of swearing in the nine Councillors who will take our City forward over the next four years.

One of their first jobs is working on the Council Plan to set out their vision for Port Phillip from now until 2021. We’ll be sharing more information and look forward to hearing your thoughts next year as the Plan progresses.

Although I am departing Port Phillip soon, I will retain tremendous affection - and memories - of this wonderful City. I hope Tracey Slatter, you enjoy all Port Phillip offers over the CEO summer months.

We now have three Councillors representing each of the three new wards, Gateway, Lake and Canal, instead of seven single Councillor wards.

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It’s been an absolute delight meeting the new Councillors and getting to know them. They are all hugely enthusiastic about starting work on the tasks ahead.

Boon Wurrung Foundation’s Gheran Steel and Jaeden Williams (both crouching in the centre) held a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony for the Councillors.

Welcome to Country for Councillors


co n t e n t s

co nte n t s

Cr Bernadene Voss Mayor Sandridge

mayor@portphillip.vic.gov.au Mobile 0413 246 704

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contacts

Cr Serge Thomann

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ Deputy Mayor contact_us.htm Catani Phone: 03sthomann@portphillip.vic.gov.au 9209 6777 Mobile 0432 299 372 Facsimile: 03 9536 2722 SMS: 0432 005 405

Cr Andrew Bond Junction

abond@portphillip.vic.gov.au Mobile 0481 034 028

For more information please visit: Cr Anita Horvath www.relayservice.gov.au

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Emerald Hill

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Please contactahorvath@portphillip.vic.gov.au ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 906 161 if you requireMobile a large0438 print version. Audio recordings of Divercity are available on the City ofCr Port Phillip Huxley website and on Vanessa Carlislelibraries. CD at Port Phillip vhuxley@portphillip.vic.gov.au Mobile 0406 890 739

Cr Amanda Stevens Albert Park

astevens@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Webb Point viewpoint

Yalukit Wilum Ngargee

A new observation deck at Webb Point delights bike riders and visitors.

Celebrate Indigenous culture at this free event in O’Donnell Gardens.

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Editor: Greg Day - gday@edunity.com.au

Cr Jane Touzeau Story suggestions are welcome: Point Ormond Next deadline 13 January for March / April jtouzeau@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Summertime events

Every second counts

There’s plenty to do in the ‘hood over summer.

Film Festival trailer is a winner.

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Divercity feedback: Mobile 0432 287 634 engagement@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Information included in this magazine is accurate at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

The City of Port Phillip respectfully acknowledges the Yalukut Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

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Acland alive

Acland Plaza is a new community space that’s ideal for busking, displays, community events or simply sitting around enjoying the passing parade. Created as part of a streetscape upgrade and new tram terminus, Acland Plaza will be a space for year-round activities and events. To kick-start the 12 month program, Council invited applications for Vibrant Acland Seed Grants in November (applications closed on Friday 25 November). These grants encouraged activities in and around Acland Plaza, including Acland Street between Barkly and Carlisle streets, Monarch Lane, Shakespeare Grove, and Blessington, Belford, Irwell, and Albert streets.

‘I’m inspired by the possibilities,’ says Stan Yarramunua, the artist and didgeridoo player with a gallery on Acland Street next to the tram stop. ‘The community can do so much in this great space.’ 4

Council is excited about Acland Plaza and precinct hosting a variety of free, diverse and inclusive events including small festivals, pop-ups, public classes, and recreational and creative activities. If you’ve got an idea, contact the Council to see how you can make it a reality. Ideas for Acland Plaza are welcome vibrantvillages@portphillip.vic.gov.au


news

Ferrars Street school set for 2018 With the foundations of the new primary school in Ferrars Street now in place, Victoria’s first vertical Government school will open in just over 12 months. Designed for 525 students, the five-storey building in Fishermans Bend’s Montague Precinct has been designed to maximise space and provide co-located community services. The school principal will be appointed in early 2017 and student enrolments for the 2018 school year will open in mid-2017. The Department of Education and Training has released enrolment maps for the new school. See 2018 enrolment maps http://bit.ly/PPFerrarsPS 

Free fitness outdoors

There are now six outdoor fitness stations across Port Phillip, each with high quality equipment you can use for free. Most recently opened is the fitness station at Moran Reserve in Elwood. It has 11 new types of equipment designed for a full body workout, including inclines, chin-up bars and box jumps. Find your nearest fitness station www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  outdoor-fitness-stations.htm

Bubup cubby is the best Children at Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre in Port Melbourne are delighted with their new Eco Gunyah* cubbyhouse. Thanks to funding from Victoria International Container Terminal, the cubby is made from recycled apple crates and has state-of-the-cubby eco features including garden beds planted

with vegetables, tin roofing with guttering flowing into a water tank, solar power panels, recycled vintage milk churn letterbox and a slide. Now that’s a cubby with the lot. Gunyah means ‘hut or shelter’ in the Boon Wurrung language.

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ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

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Stay up to date with foreshore events and road closures this summer www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/events-calendar-2016-2017


The sun shines on Town Hall

The roof of the St Kilda Town Hall is now home to a 172 kW solar panel system that will save Council about $44,000 a year on electricity and supply costs. With a minimum lifespan of 25 years it will enable Council to annually avoid

Toward Zero progress Council has launched its 2015/16 Toward Zero Annual Report, which shows how Council is tracking to reach its environmental targets by 2020. Key milestones for 2015/16 include mounting a solar panel system on St Kilda Town Hall, installing 330 new energy efficient streetlights, and creating 2.5 km of on-road bike lanes and 21 new on-street car share bays. Council is preparing a Toward Zero Community Action Plan to focus on Toward Zero community targets, with consultation in 2017.

emitting 300 tonnes of greenhouse gases. It’s the biggest array on any Victorian town hall. The only bigger local government solar array is at the Queen Victoria Market.

Get the Toward Zero report www.enviroehub.com.au/  towardzeroreport

Upgraded for fun

Planning applications made easier

One stop search for services

Improvements to Council’s planning process make it easier to submit planning applications.

Child and youth-related services in Port Phillip, Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Stonnington can now be found through an online directory.

Applications can now be submitted via the Online Services portal on our website, or in digital format via USB at the Planning and Building counter at the St Kilda Town Hall. When you apply, you’ll receive an email receipt and tracking number, making it easier to track the progress of your application. Hard copy planning applications will continue to be accepted at the St Kilda Town Hall.

Centenary Reserve in Port Melbourne is looking fresh after an upgrade created new spaces for all ages and abilities.

Any questions? planhelp@portphillip.vic.gov.au Statutory Planning 9209 6424

Shaped by community feedback, Centenary Reserve now includes new play equipment, garden beds, grassed areas, picnic space, BBQ, a community garden and mural artwork.

Dumping rubbish ILLEGAL! is 6

Help us keep our streets clean ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/contact_us.htm

Searchable by age, topic, agency and location, the directory will help children, teenagers, families, schools and agencies connect to a great variety of services. Search the directory childandyouthdirectory.com.au 

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Ride the solar system and beyond Family friendly bike riding in Port Phillip just got better. Works by the Port of Melbourne Corporation have extended the off-road bike trails from Perce White Reserve in Port Melbourne to a spectacular new observation deck at Webb Point, adjacent to the docks and CBD.

Covering just under nine kilometres, you can ride on flat off-road paths from Elwood to the Yarra River in Port Melbourne in about 30 minutes. Explore the 1:1 billion scale model of our Solar System as you ride. You’ll find the sun near the St Kilda skate park in Marina Reserve, and then all the planets in scale along the trail until you reach Pluto in Port Melbourne.

Marvel at luxury liners up close, imagine the history of migration at Princes Pier, pause for a play at Plum Garland Reserve, or stop for fish’n’chips. No bike? Don’t worry. Hire a blue bike at locations along the way. Hire a bike www.melbournebikeshare.com.au 

New observation deck at Webb Point

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what’s happening in your city Your guide to what’s on, in and around your city - www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/events Port Melbourne

South Melbourne

Albert Park

Middle Park

Windsor

St Kilda

Balaclava

Elwood

arts and entertainment

The Tempest

Friday - Sunday, 2 - 11 December, 7 pm St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Confined 8 The Torch

Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents The Tempest.

Free

The Pleasure Garden

Swamped

Saturday 10 December, 12 noon - 10 pm Catani Gardens, St Kilda

www.thepleasuregarden.com.au

Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Saturday 10 December, 7 pm All Saints’ Anglican Church 2 Chapel Street, East St Kilda Enjoy tenor David Hobson and soprano Georgia Wilkinson in a Christmas concert. sproutix.com.au

Wednesday 22 February Wednesday 22 March The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda Wednesday 18 January Wednesday 15 February The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda This exhibition of artworks by Indigenous offenders highlights the issue of the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. portphillip.vic.gov.au/the_gallery.htm

Playing Maggie

Carols at All Saints’

Sunday 18 December 7.30 pm All Saints’ Anglican Church 2 Chapel Street, East St Kilda

All Saints’ Choir presents Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.

portphillip.vic.gov.au/the_gallery.htm

Midsumma at Gasworks

Sunday 15 January - Sunday 5 February

Gasworks Arts Park will be transformed into a magical Midsumma hub. Take selfies at the inflatable rainbow, enjoy the bar and lounge, Cuddle Puddle, 10 Minute Dance Party Caravan, Penny Candy Sideshow and much more. Across 80 venues, Midsumma features 120 events that span theatre, dance, cabaret, film, parties, sports events, talks and social events.

Liz Taylor - The exhibition

Tuesday 15 January - Sunday 5 February 9.30 am - 4 pm Angela Robarts Bird Gallery Gasworks Arts Park 21 Graham Street, Albert Park

Until Sunday 29 January Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm 8 pm Wednesdays Linden New Art 26 Acland Street, St Kilda Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 February, 8 pm A live audience with Margaret Thatcher. Playing Maggie is a one-person show by Pip Utton that gives you the chance to ask The Iron Lady your own questions. theatreworks.org.au 8

Swamped features urban design proposals for Elwood that will deal with rising sea levels, storm surges and the threat of drought.

midsumma.org.au

Linden postcard show

An open entry art prize that welcomes all artists, from hobbyists to established. All works are postcardsized and for sale.

Saturday 4 February, 1 pm - 9 pm O’Donnell Garddens, St Kilda

An Indigenous music and culture festival. Discover a packed program of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and art.

$30 / $25 BYO seating www.shakespeareoz.com

A creative arts and music festival featuring The Cat Empire, Blue King Brown and Tash Sultana.

Yalukit Wilum Ngargee

Discover Elizabeth Taylor, the actor and activist who had a significant impact on the fight against HIV/AIDS. Free gasworks.org.au


heritage

The Desperettes: a guide to being a wingman

Middle Park History Group

Monday 5 December and Monday 6 February, 7.30 pm Baptist Church, cnr Richardson Street and Kerferd Road, Albert Park

family & kids

Kids’ art at Linden

Discuss and discover Middle Park’s history. 9699 2852 www.middleparkhistorygroup.org.au annettehrobinson@hotmail.com

Thursday 27 - Friday 28 January, 8 pm Gasworks Art Park, Graham Street, Albert Park Too long have the secrets of being a wingman been guarded by hetero men. In this comedy cabaret, these girls defy gender while singing pop hits. Tickets $28 / $24 / $20 gasworks.org.au

Albert Jacka remembered

Sunday 15 January, 2 pm - 3 pm St Kilda Cemetery Dandenong Road, East St Kilda

Albert Jacka was the first Australian awarded the Victoria Cross in WW1. He was also a former St Kilda mayor. Pay your respects at a service and afternoon tea. RSVP 9209 6431 civicevents@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Raising funds for Acland Street history

Photograph: Josephine Harkin.

Tuesday 17 - Sunday 22 January 11 am - 4 pm Inspired by the NGV’s summer exhibitions, these kids’ workshops explore contemporary art and design. Free; no bookings required 9534 0099 gallery@lindenarts.org www.lindenarts.org

Summer Kids at Gasworks

Rachel Berger

Wednesday 15 February, 6 pm Army and Navy Club 88 Acland Street, St Kilda St Kilda Historical Society launches its crowd funding campaign for a book about Acland Street (1842 - 2017) featuring comedian Rachel Berger. Got a great photo or an Acland Street story to share? Email author Judith Buckrich at buckrich@bigpond.net.au

Gasworks’ holiday programs are for children aged 4 to 14. Join a variety of energetic artists and performers who specialise in working with kids. gasworks.org.au

St Kilda PCYC holiday program Surfing, rope courses, ice skating, trampolines and hiking. Donny Pelsoczy, Youth Programs Manager  youth@stkildapcyc.org 9534 7584

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what’s happening in your city Your guide to what’s on, in and around your city - www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/events Port Melbourne

South Melbourne

Albert Park

Middle Park

Windsor

environment

Clean the beach and the streets

Build a nest box

Saturday 17 December, 10 am - 12 noon Port Phillip EcoCentre 55a Blessington Street, St Kilda

Free, or $30 if you want to take your nest box home trybooking.com/NKDL ecocentre.com

Plants for penguins Become a Beach Patrol member. Give an hour a month to clean up the beach and meet your neighbours.

Free www.planetaryhealingartists.org planetaryhealingartists@gmail.com

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation

Summer introduction course Fridays 6 - 27 January 9.30 am - 11 am Middle Park Community Centre 254-56 Richardson Street, Middle Park

• A  lbert Park / South Melbourne - see website for details.

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A community interfaith gathering that will include an Indigenous smoking ceremony, music, fun and food. All welcome.

Taoist T’ai Chi classes

• E lwood Love Our Street 17 December, 7 January, 4 February

Free trybooking.com/NKDR

Sunday 18 December, 1 pm - 5 pm Rotunda, Catani Gardens, cnr Jacka Blvd and Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Rosemary 0418 675 734 www.ppcfr.org.au

• E lwood Beach Patrol third Saturday of each month

This guided community walk by the EcoCentre will introduce you to local wildlife. Meet at the wooden bridge over Elster Creek between Wave Street and Paul Hester Walk, Elwood.

Solstice Global Healing Event

If you’re interested in learning about Indigenous culture and history, get involved in this active community group. New members welcome.

• S t Kilda Beach Patrol second Saturday of each month

Wednesday 14 December 3.30 pm - 5 pm

Elwood

Friday 17 February, 6.30 pm South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub

• P  ort Melbourne Beach Patrol first Saturday of each month

‘Know your neighbours’ walk

Balaclava

community

Build homes for Ester Creek wildlife. Materials and tools provided.

beachpatrol.com.au facebook.com/LoveOurStreet3184

St Kilda

(15 - 25 year olds) Sunday 8 January, 6 pm - 8 pm (all ages) Tuesday 10 January, 10 am - 12 noon Port Phillip EcoCentre 55a Blessington Street, St Kilda Usually, the local Little Penguins use the plants from the St Kilda breakwater for nesting material. As this foliage disappears, the penguins have been gathering plastic to nest on. To help replace the disappearing foliage, join a plant propagation session. Disabled access available. trybooking.com/NKJP to book Sunday trybooking.com/NKJT
to book Tuesday ecocentre.com

Improve circulation, balance and posture while reducing stress and anxiety. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. www.taoist.org.au 9384 6120


foreshore

Open Air Cinema

Sunday 27 November Saturday 17 December, 6 pm - 11 pm South Beach Reserve, St Kilda openaircinemas.com.au

Gatorade Triathlons

Sunday 8 January, 7 am - 11 am Catani Gardens, St Kilda

Sunday 5 February, 7 am - 11 am Ormond Esplanade, Elwood gatoradetriathlonseries.com.au

Carman’s Women’s Fun Run Sunday 4 December, 7.30 am - 11.30 am Catani Gardens, St Kilda carmanswomensfunrun.com.au

ISAF - Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2016 Sunday 4 December Sunday 11 December, 8 am - 8 pm St Kilda foreshore and Catani Gardens

Twilight Beach Polo

Active Tri Series

Sunday 15 January, 7 am - 11.30 am Ormond Esplanade, Elwood events.solemotive.com

Ride the Night

Sunday 29 January, 12 midnight - 7 am Commences in Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

sailmelbourne.com.au

ridethenight.org.au

Friday 17 February, 5 pm - 9 pm West Beach, St Kilda The first Beach Polo event held in Melbourne played on West Beach thrills to rival the kite surfing - tally ho chaps. www.twilightbeachpolo.com.au

Slam Beach Festival

Saturday 17 December, 10 am - 8 pm St Kilda foreshore and South Beach Reserve. Social beach volleyball $40 pp. www.slamfestival.com

Pride March

Sunday 29 January, 2 pm Melbourne’s iconic march of solidarity and celebration rolls through the streets of St Kilda. midsumma.org.au

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The gift of a second chance

If you are thinking of adding a dog or cat to your family, consider adopting through a rescue agency such as the local charity, Victorian Dog Rescue (VicDRG). Since it started in 2006, VicDRG has rescued thousands of dogs and cats from pounds. VicDRG looks for the best match for each animal and, should 12

West St Kilda resident Catalina fell in love with her rescue dog Anise after viewing her on the VicDRG website. ‘It was love at first sight,’ Catalina said. Already the proud owner of Coco, Catalina had more love to go around and dreamed about a rescue dog. ‘After we applied for adoption, we met Anise at her foster home. Everyone got along well, so now we have her at home forever,’ she said.

they arise, offers support with health and behaviour issues. All its animals are fostered until a forever home is found. Find a forever friend victoriandogrescue.org.au dogshome.com www.rspcavic.org/adoption www.greyhoundsafetynet.org

Are you a responsible pet owner? Council has a range of services and information that encourages responsible pet ownership. More about animals www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  animals.htm


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Pint sized penguin ambassadors Elwood Primary School Grade 4R students are learning to be penguin ambassadors by getting a better understanding of how litter effects our environment. Visiting the St Kilda penguin rookery with educators from the EcoCentre,

the young citizens are getting a first-hand view of the environment and how they can help improve it. There are many ways to get involved. Young people between 15 and 25 meet on Sunday afternoons at the pier as part of the RE-Generation youth project.

Corporate and community groups also pitch in with volunteer days. Since 2009, Council funding has helped local students to be leaders in sustainability though the EcoCentre. Find out how you can get involved www.ecocentre.com  13


Historical gift ideas Fans of The Block can grab some unique stocking stuffers at the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society’s annual gift sale. Top of the list will be picture postcards related to J Kitchen and Sons’ art deco administration building (featured on The Block). Also available will be the famous Historic Port Melbourne calendar.

‘Market Trader’, Port Phillip City collection (c. 1960s)

Market memories As part of the South Melbourne Market’s 150th anniversary in 2017 you are invited to share your stories about the market for your chance to win one of four $250 market vouchers.

A community grows, street by street Many of us know our neighbours, but how do you turn the people you know in the surrounding streets into a community? Irene Opper, St Kilda resident and national manager of the Street by Street Project says: ‘As a simple way to get started, drop an invitation for a casual gathering at a local cafe, park or community centre into people’s letterboxes. ‘Once people meet each other, it’s much easier to make friends and start to feel as if you live in a community.’ There are already four Street by Street neighbour groups in Port Phillip. Start yours today. Help to get your street started www.streetbystreet.org.au

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Pop-up stall Saturday 10 December 10 am - 4 pm Coles Supermarket, Bay Street Port Melbourne www.pmhps.org.au/

Stitch in time for girls

Submit your stories southmelbournemarket.com.au or  visit the market office.

Citizen observers needed for Timor-Leste elections

Registrations of interest are now open for self-funded volunteers to observe the Timor-Leste elections in March and April 2017. An Australia Timor-Leste Observer Mission is being conducted by the Victorian Local Governance Association and with the Australia Timor-Leste Friendship Network. Friends of Suai/ Covalima are organising local participation. Register your interest Pat Jessen 9209 6777  pjessen@portphillip.vic.gov.au

South Port UnitingCare is launching a new program for Year 6 and Year 7 girls. It is a great opportunity for them to explore the world of sewing, where they will discover their talents and learn how to make fashion to fit and flatter their style. The program will create a friendly and supportive environment to meet new friends, develop new skills and receive positive mentoring from qualified youth workers. Register for Term 1, 2017 Ruby 9690 1188 ruby.carrodus@  southportuniting.org.au.


Funding and subsidy opportunities Council’s 2017/18 annual grants program opens in February. Funding will be available for activities that promote social justice, inclusion, creativity, equity, health and wellbeing, recreation and arts, and cultural heritage within the municipality. Grant information sessions and training in grant writing will be held in February 2017. Get funded www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  funds_grants.htm

Passionate locals wanted Council is seeking two Port Phillip residents to join the Community Grants Panel for a two year period. If you are passionate about your community and have broad knowledge of the local non-profit sector we invite you to apply for this voluntary position. The panel meets annually to assess grant applications and make recommendations to Council. Expressions of interest close Wednesday 11 January 2017. Find out more Grants and Community Projects  Officer 9209 6874 www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  community_grants.htm

Leashes on the beach? Some Port Phillip beaches allow dogs off leash all year around. Others have summertime restrictions. Check the rules on the map. http://bit.ly/PPdogbeachmap 

MARKET BUZZ

Town Hall stars in award winning trailer An action-packed trailer for the St Kilda Film Festival has won an international advertising award for film technique at the Clio Awards. Jump online to witness the South Melbourne Town Hall posing as a location for a bank heist gone wrong. You’ll see vividly why

Every Second Counts in short films and in bank hold ups. But be warned: the advert is for a film festival audience, not for kids. See why Every Second Counts bit.ly/PPeverysecond

Local toy libraries Thousands of great toys, including Elwood’s snazzy red cargo bike, await your youngsters (up to 8 years) at Port Phillip’s four toy libraries. Run by community volunteers, these libraries lend quality toys to families for a small membership fee. Each library is open a few hours each week for selection and return. Elwood Toy Library rear 87 Tennyson Street, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 am - 11.30 am Middle Park Toy Library 256 Richardson Street, Tuesday and Saturday 9.30 am - 11 am Port Melbourne Toy Library 333 Bay Street, Wednesday 11.30 am - 12.30 pm, Saturday 10.30 am - 11.30 am

Elwood’s cargo bike.

South Melbourne Toy Library 400 Clarendon Street, Thursday and Saturday 9.30 am -11 am Sign up to our enews at

southmelbournemarket.com.au to get all the latest news, events, recipes, new stalls and special offers from the Market!


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