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Pride has a new centrepiece

dine with heart seniors wise up

winter garden triangle


Pass the baton

Also pictured are head coach and 1986 Commonwealth silver medallist Virginia Lee, and rowers Sophie Koo, Lucy de Gleria Cade and Ciara Sullivan.

Olympic and Commonwealth games rowing medallist and Port Melbourne resident Margot Foster (pictured centre-left) carried the games baton up Fitzroy Street for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, something she is keen for others to experience early next year as the Baton Relay travels through Port Phillip.

Nominate by 15 May 2017 at www.gc2018.com/qbr

Margot met members of the current Albert Park College Boat Club and Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss (standing) to encourage people to nominate as a baton carrier for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Port Phillip Pride

There’s so much to be proud of in Port Phillip!

Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss

cover story

Pride has a new centrepiece

Locals celebrate the selection of Fitzroy Street as the home of the Victorian Pride Centre. Pictured are Dystopia (front), Peter McEwan, Jo Hurst and Louise Fox (from the Alex Theatre). Photo: Chris Cassar

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Fitzroy Street’s selection as the home for Australia’s first Pride Centre is great news for locals and visitors. How wonderful that the annual Pride March will pass by it each year. Council will be working with traders and community to maximise the activation the centre will bring to one of our most colourful strips.

informed by unprecedented amounts of community feedback. Council always appreciates receiving thoughts and views and we are encouraging community comments on the draft before 19 May. The plan, to be adopted in June, sets out priority actions that will enrich our community and tackle future challenges.

Another cause for local pride is that the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through St Kilda, Middle Park, Albert Park and South Melbourne next year. It’s a great symbol of active participation and we urge locals to nominate baton bearers at www.gc2018.com/qbr before 15 May 2017.

There’s plenty of ways you can stay active in winter: local sports, MAP 57 winter garden at the St Kilda Triangle or surprising events at our libraries. You can even take a dip with the Port Melbourne Icebergs every Saturday at 8 am behind the Life Saving Club.

We are also proud to release our draft Council Plan 2017-27, which has been

So let’s take the plunge this winter, whether it’s passing on your ideas, nominating a baton bearer or braving the chilly depths.


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 Facsimile: 03Mobile 9536 0432 2722299 372 SMS: 0432 005 405

Cr Andrew Bond Junction

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

For more information please visit: www.relayservice.gov.au

Southside pride

Cr Anita Horvath Emerald Hill

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Wise move for seniors

Triangle on the MAP

Find out about your rights at seniors’ forums in June.

Adults only cabaret Blanc de Blanc at MAP 57 on the St Kilda Triangle.

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Story suggestions are welcome: Cr Jane Touzeau 19 May for Next deadline Point Ormond

July / September jtouzeau@portphillip.vic.gov.au Mobile 0432 287 634 Divercity feedback: engagement@portphillip.vic.gov.au Information included in this magazine is accurate at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Storytelling goes digital

Sea life meets night life

Meet the creator of the Storytelling Machine at St Kilda Library.

Tram stops come alive with sea life projection.

The City of Port Phillip respectfully acknowledges the Yalukut Wilam 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. 3

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Wise moves

Know and protect your rights. Older Persons Consultative Committee (OPCC) Annual Forums 2017.

All residents over 55 are invited to a free forum about their needs and rights regarding their home, health and finances. Two dates, same forum Tuesday 13 June, 10 am -12 noon St Kilda Town Hall Wednesday 14 June, 2 pm - 4 pm Port Melbourne Town Hall Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP Thursday 8 June 9209 6777 or rsvp@portphillip.vic.gov.au This year the forum has been scheduled to run the same week as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Margot and Keith Keenan, Liz Smith, Irene Makrillos and Christoula Nicolaou are making positive moves to understand and protect their rights. Photo: Chris Cassar

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news

St Kilda Road resident James Hanrahan joined Cr Andrew Bond for a workout at the new Kingsway Reserve fitness station - one of five up and running across the city. Photo: Chris Cassar

Triangle comes alive for winter The St Kilda Triangle is set to be temporarily transformed into MAP 57, a live arts carnival.

Five steps to fitness In Port Phillip, there are now five Council-managed outdoor exercise equipment areas. These fitness stations are free and available all year round. Try a new workout at Moran Reserve, Elwood; Peanut Farm Reserve, St Kilda; Middle Park Foreshore, Middle Park; Cook Reserve, Port Melbourne and Kings Way Reserve, Melbourne.

The Port of Melbourne has installed a station at Perce White Reserve, Port Melbourne. Find out where other fitness stations are in Albert Park Reserve through Parks Victoria. Get more fit tips 9209 6777 www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  outdoor-fitness-stations.htm

Draft Council Plan out now Thank you to the 2,000+ community members who helped shape the draft Council Plan 2017-27. The draft plan establishes Council’s strategic directions for the next 10 years, with a four year focus on priority initiatives. The draft plan, including the 2017/18 Budget, is now available for public comment.

To find out more visit our website or come to a drop-in session on Saturday 6 May at Port Melbourne Town Hall or Tuesday 9 May at St Kilda Town Hall. To have your say on the Council Plan 9209 6777 haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au

At the centre of MAP 57 will be the Magic Mirror Spiegeltent, a stunning antique European tent that will host a variety of events, including international headline show Blanc de Blanc. Organiser Michelle Buxton says the location inspired her to create MAP 57. It is Michelle’s team that has presented Australia’s biggest independent live arts carnival, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, for the past 17 years in Adelaide. ‘Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique Spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have the warmth and wonder of MAP 57 - The Winter Garden Melbourne.’ map57.com.au

Palais progress Renovations are progressing well and the Palais will host the St Kilda Film Festival opening night in May. And, to prove that you can’t stop the music, the Village People will also play at the Palais in May. Follow Palais progress www.palaistheatre.com.au 5


Inspector Kelly (left) with duty officers in the St Kilda Police Station watch house where the CCTV is displayed.

New life for your old mattress

Local women on a roll Brava to the four local women added to the 2017 Victorian Government’s Women’s Honour Roll.

Peta Searle, dynamic footballer and coach, helped Port Melbourne Susan Provan is win the VFL serious about comedy premiership in 2012. As Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director since 1995,St Kilda resident Susan Provan helped us laugh and provided serious support for new and Indigenous talent. Jessica Macpherson, founder and CEO of St Kilda Mums, brought thousands of volunteers together to share the love (and baby gear). Former Council employee and resident Anna Moo pioneered work in domestic violence services and multiculturalism.

Matty is employed at GDP Industries to recycle your mattresses.

Read their stories and more bit.ly/PPwroll

Animal Registration Animal registration renewal payments were due on Monday 10 April. If you have overlooked your pets registration renewal please attend to this now. If you are new to the area or have a new pet, you can apply for a new animal registration online. Assistance with registration 9209 6777 www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/  animal_registration.htm

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Dumping rubbish is ILLEGAL!

Photo: Cricket Studio

Every month Council sends around 500 mattresses for recycling to GDP Industries, a not for profit disability employer in Geelong.

Drop off a mattress Resource Recovery Centre Cnr White and Boundary Streets, South Melbourne

At GDP the mattresses are broken down and recycled. The fabric parts are used to make carpet underlay and weed mats, the springs go to metal recyclers and the timber frames become kindling.

Monday - Friday, 7.30 am - 3.30 pm Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm Closed public holidays

So don’t risk a heavy fine by dumping your mattress - drop it off for recycling or book a hard rubbish collection today. That way, your mattress will enjoy a second life.

Spot fines of

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Book a hard rubbish collection 9209 6777 www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/hard _green_waste_collection.htm

Help us identify illegal dumpers. Phone ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 or visit: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au


f e at u r e

Centre of Pride

Pride history of Fitzroy Street Not only has Fitzroy Street hosted the Pride March since it started in 1996, but the street itself and St Kilda more generally have also long been home to one of Melbourne’s most dynamic gay and lesbian communities. In the 1970s, venues such as Pokey’s drew big crowds and helped put St Kilda on the alternative map.

Tenth anniversary Pride March down Fitzroy Street in 2006. Pic: The Age

After an exhaustive selection process, the Victorian Pride Centre Board has unanimously selected Fitzroy Street as the location for Australia’s first Pride Centre. Divercity spoke to board chair Jude Munro about the next steps. ‘The Pride Centre will be the permanent home of six LGBTI organisations in Victoria, including the nationally significant Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Victorian AIDS Council, JOY FM, SWITCHBOARD, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, MidSumma and MINUS18. ‘More than 70 other LGBTI groups, such as the Gay and Lesbian Choir, sports groups and transgender support groups, are also expected to use the centre. ‘It will be a place for the celebration of LGBTI history and culture, and a great location for events and exhibitions. ‘The building will have an iconic design created by a competition that will be announced by the board in coming months. There will be extensive consultation with the LGBTI and broader community on the final design. ‘The board believes the Pride Centre will be a catalyst for the revitalisation of

Fitzroy Street. It will attract hundreds of staff, volunteers and visitors on a daily basis, plus many tourists as part of an international network of pride centres. ‘We are grateful to the City of Port Phillip for the welcome and for the permanent home.’

Council backs the community Council will contribute up to $13 million to establishing the centre, to support the LGBTI community and accelerate the revitalisation of Fitzroy Street.

In the 1980s, St Kilda was frontline in the response to HIV/AIDS. The first Positive Living Centre, established with the support of St Kilda Council, Elton John and Julian Cleary no less, was located in Acland Street. In the 1990s, when Alternative Lifestyle Organisation (ALSO) and Midsumma wanted to add a parade to the established Gay Day program, they chose Fitzroy Street as the route because the Council was so supportive.

Council expects the centre to deliver an additional $46 million of socioeconomic benefits over the next 20 years and make Fitzroy Street an even more vibrant destination than it currently is. ‘Of all Victorian municipalities, St Kilda has the largest number of cohabitating same-sex couples.’ Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss

Pride ride in 1996. Courtesy Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. 7


what’s happening in your city Your guide to what’s on, in and around your city. Port Melbourne

South Melbourne

Albert Park

Middle Park

Windsor

St Kilda

Balaclava

Elwood

arts and entertainment

Jack Ferver’s Mon, Ma, Mes (Revisité)

Thursday 4 May - Sunday 7 May, 7 pm (Sunday performance 5 pm) Phillip Adams BalletLab presents New York City-based writer, director and choreographer Jack Ferver. www.balletlab.com

B4Uplay

Thursday 4 May, 6.30 pm - 8 pm Temperance Hall, 199 Napier Street South Melbourne Get your music career on the right track with advice from industry experts. Free billy.kelleher@multiculturalarts.com.au

Town Hall Gallery program Until Monday 15 May
 St Kilda Town Hall Gallery 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda Prints and paintings, inspired by the bay and the Australian landscape, created by local artists Libby Pinkham, Tania Ferrier and Lyn Pool.

Wednesday 7 June - Wednesday 5 July Janita Ryan, Skating on Thin Ice. From plastic waste to polar bears in an environmentally challenged world. Also showing is Carol Swain, Traces of Memory. Their artworks are inspired by walking in St Kilda. 8

Hello, Beautiful!

Live at All Saints

Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 May, 7.30 pm The Vincent, 107-111 Victoria Avenue Albert Park

Sunday 28 May, 4 pm All Saints Church 2 Chapel Street, East St Kilda

In this 60 minute show, playwright Hannie Rayson gives an intimate look at her life and times.

Baroque violin with Italian virtuoso Davide Monte.

$40 /$35 gasworks. org.au

Stories made music

Saturday 20 May, 5 pm Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda

Join Mediterranean musicologists Con Kalamaras and Salvatore Rossano with French Jewish artist and storyteller Sylvie Leber for an evening of music, singing and storytelling that reflects the history and culture of immigration in Port Phillip.

International Tap Dancing Day

$25 / $15 / students free 9913 9365 admin@allsaints.org.au www.allsaints.org.au

The Realistic Joneses

Until Sunday 28 May Red Stitch, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and the new couple next door, John and Pony Jones. The Joneses share more than they care to admit. redstitch.net S outh M elbourne M arket ’ S

150 BIRTHDAY

Sunday 21 May, 12 noon Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda Celebrate International Tap Dancing Day with a free tap dancing performance by Melbourne’s Tapping Glamour Kittens.

Mushroom Records rocking double bill Saturday 27 May, 8 pm Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda

FREE ENTRYin&menT

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No Fixed Address and Madder Lake celebrate decades of Oz rock from Mushroom Records. Fund raiser for not-for-profit organisation St Kilda Arts Community Inc. $35 seated / $22 general memomusichall.com.au

Bring the family and have a

sizzling good time!

southmelbournemarket.com.au


Literature fest and book fair

How to Make a Storytelling Machine

Saturday 13 May - Sunday 21 May, 12 noon - 4 pm St Kilda Library, Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Photo: Chris Cassar

Friday 23 - Saturday 24 June Book fair Saturday 9 am - 4 pm Albert Park College 83 Danks Street, Albert Park The 10th Rotary Book Fair, held alongside the Albert Park College Literature Festival. Speakers include Clementine Ford, Omar Musa, Helen Garner, Jamila Rizvi and George Megalogenis. albertparkcollege.vic.edu.au

Greek goddess

Thursday 29 June - Saturday 1 July Gasworks Arts Park 21 Graham Street, Albert Park Learn the story of Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician. $45 / $40 / $35 www.gasworks.org.au Betty Sargeant’s Storytelling Machine transforms your drawings into animated characters. Come and discover how the machine was made, talk to the artist and get

We are Pasifika

Friday 2 June, 7.30 pm South Melbourne Town Hall Bank Street, South Melbourne

a demo. Betty will also hold workshops on how to draw and write for the digital world. Workshop bookings

Learn to weave with Tim Gresham

library.portphillip.vic.gov.au

Creatures of the bay

Theatre, music and storytelling by Melbourne’s Pacific Islander community. $10 - $15 billy.kelleher@multiculturalarts.com.au

Blanc de Blanc

From Thursday 8 June MAP 57 - Winter Garden St Kilda Triangle, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda Blanc de Blanc, an adults only champagne cabaret from the makers of Limbo and the creative minds behind Madonna’s recent tour. blancshow.com

Artwork by Year 9 Student at Albert Park College

Wednesday 14 June - Sunday 2 July 9.30 am - 4 pm Gasworks Arts Park Galleries Students from five local schools recreate the creatures of Port Phillip Bay from discarded plastic. www.gasworks.org.au

Thursday 13 - Friday 14 July 10 am - 4 pm
 Australian Tapestry Workshop 262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne Join master weavers for a two-day tapestry workshop. Produce simple tapestries using the French Gobelin technique.
 Cost is $370 (including all materials). austapestry.com.au/whats-on/ classes-workshops 9


what’s happening in your city Your guide to what’s on, in and around your city. Port Melbourne

South Melbourne

heritage

Rochelle’s Mystery Tour

Saturday 13 May, 9.30 am

Discover Port Melbourne on a guided bike ride tour. Suitable for all ages and riding ability.

Albert Park

Middle Park

Windsor

St Kilda

Balaclava

Elwood

environment

Sea creatures swirl in Acland light show

Friday 2 - Sunday 18 June, Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda

nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/ rochelles-mystery-bike-tour/

Get started with family history Saturday 13 May, 10 am - 12 noon Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre An introduction to resources and genealogy software. Bring your own laptop or tablet. Beginners welcome. heritage.portphillip.vic.gov.au

St Kilda Cemetery tours

Sunday 21 May, 2 pm

If your honour pleases ... Law Week tour.

Sunday 25 June, 2 pm

Notable interments tour. Dandenong Road, St Kilda East Cost $10, members free info@foskc.org

St Kilda: A suburb of patriots Middle Park History Group Monday 5 June, 7.30pm Albert Park Baptist Church A talk focusing on the patriotism of St Kilda residents during WW1. heritage.portphillip.vic.gov.au

Local artist Victor Holder’s sea life projections will come to life on World Environment Day. www.victor-holder.com

What I learnt in Antarctica

Thursday 11 May 7 pm - 9 pm One Space Two 127-129 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Hear Antarctica stories from speakers Gio Fitzpatrick and Nicko Lunardi. Free trybooking.com/PIHK

Planting Lagoon Reserve

Saturday 27 May 10 am - 12 noon Lagoon Reserve, between Graham Street Esplanade West and Liardet Street Port Melbourne Help out with planting at Lagoon Reserve. Bring your own gloves; dogs must be on leash. 10

Go plastic free

Saturday 27 May 1 pm - 3 pm Port Melbourne Uniting Church 144 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne Help reduce litter entering our bay. Attend creative plastic-themed workshops for all ages. Free www.spuc.org.au/skillsfest 9690 1188

Mystery neighbours

Saturdays 3 and 10 June 9.30 am - 11.30 am Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda

Installations and roving educators reveal the secret wildlife of St Kilda.


community

Update on Ferrars Street school Thursday 4 May, 6 pm - 7.30 pm Albert Park College 40 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Learn about the progress of the new primary school and community facilities in South Melbourne. Hear from Principal Noel Creece, Department of Education and Training and Council. 8695 9040 facebook.com/southmelbourneprimary

Road safety walk

Sunday 7 May, 11 am - 2 pm Albert Park Lake

A community walk and BBQ to raise awareness of road deaths and injuries. Road Trauma Support Services Victoria offers free counselling to anyone affected by a road crash.

Sorry Day

Friday 26 May,12.30 pm South Melbourne Community Centre Corner Park Street and Ferrars Place South Melbourne Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCfR) invites you to a National Sorry Day lunch. Includes a welcome to country, performance by singer-songwriter James Henry, talks and refreshments. Gold coin donation rosemary.rule@gmail.com

St Kilda multicultural Iftar

Sunday 4 June, 5 pm Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre, 99b Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Share Iftar (Arabic for breakfast) during Ramadan, following prayers. Greet new neighbours in a celebration of friendliness. Free, bookings required portphillip.vic.gov.au/ multifaith_network.htm

Homeless Memorial

Wednesday 21 June, 4.30 pm - 7 pm Peanut Farm Reserve Corner Chaucer Street and Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda Share stories and memories of local homeless people while you enjoy a meal and music.

www.rtssv.org.au 1300 367 797

Mother’s Day pop-up stall

Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May 11 am - 6 pm Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda

Buying something cool and quirky in the Plaza this Mother’s Day will support a local social enterprise. The Greeves Street Project, an initiative of St Kilda Gatehouse, empowers women involved in street sex work by learning craft, sewing and small business skills.

Break the ice with new friends

Take the plunge with the Port Melbourne Icebergs behind the Life Saving Club. Every Saturday at 8 am. facebook.com/PortMelbourneIcebergs

Street art and entrepreneurship program Thursdays 11 May - 29 June 6.30 pm - 9 pm Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre Corner Liardet and Nott streets Create legal street art and launch your own online business. Includes mentoring from industry experts. For ages 14.5 - 25.

jules.allica@gmail.com

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INtemperate space

The acclaimed Phillip Adams BalletLab (PABL) has taken up residence at the rejuvenated Temperance Hall. Watch this space for an ambitious program of movement, thinking and art. Pictured are the dancers rehearsing EVER, a new collaboration

with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and fashion designer Akira Isogawa.

The hall, which was built in 1888 by the Emerald Hill Total Abstinence Society, became the home of Anthill Theatre in the 1980s and served most recently as a rehearsal space. www.balletlab.com 199 Napier Street, South Melbourne

Photo: Chris Cassar

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commu n i t y

Elwood Wednesday choir Everyone is welcome to join the Elwood Community Choir. Have fun singing songs in many styles over ten Wednesday evenings at ElwoodSt Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre. Starts Wednesday 19 July. Register for Term 3 sessions Choir leader Jeannie Marsh  0432 088 284

Op shop volunteers wanted Carys Mullaney says hop to the shop for your op.

Space2b even better St Kilda multicultural social enterprise Space2b invites you to be part of three new programs that will start in May. Space2b’s pop-up shop is expanding, making space for more community activities, including singing, dancing and craft. Space2b glee club will meet weekly for a good singsong. No auditions, no commitment. Just you and your enthusiasm. There’s also going to be a weekly cultural dance program that invites long-time locals and new immigrants to have fun dancing together. Get Striped is Space2b’s next step after 100 stripes monkeys. Workshops to make anything stripey - from monkeys

Support your local community and get experience in retail at the same time. Become a South Port UnitingCare Op Shop volunteer. You’ll learn how to serve customers, manage enquiries, and present and display goods. Times are flexible; training is provided. Get shop savvy Carys Mullaney 9690 2990

Sail a fresh course into winter

June - September As the weather and water cool, Elwood Sailing Club is holding events to help you stay active. Try a Sailing Australia course or social sailing. From $50 / event

elwoodsail.com

and cats to scarves and hats - will be run by new immigrant designers. Be seen at Space2b 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda www.space2b.com.au

Access is the plan Helping our festivals to be more accessible is just one of the challenges facing Council’s MetroAccess Officer Amanda Lawrie-Jones. Now, better drop off zones, more toilets for for people with disabilities, better signage at the St Kilda Festival and closed captions at the film festival are standard features. Amanda works with the community to provide people who have disabilities and their carers, as well as businesses and organisations, with information, advice and referrals. If you have a suggestion or concern about access to places, spaces and facilities, MetroAccess can help. Advocate for access access@portphillip.vic.gov.au 9209 6777 13


Some of Port Phillip’s and Melbourne’s best restaurateurs are supporting the month, including Donovan’s Emma D’Alessandro (front) with Gail and Kevin Donovan. Behind them are Adele Arkell (Radio Mexico), Marco Pugnaloni (Fitzrovia / Roxborough), Brooke Payne (Epocha / Elyros), Jesse Gerner (Bomba / Anada), Adam D’Sylva (Tonka / Coda), Paul Jewson (Fitzrovia / Roxborough), Cam Smith (3RRR), Mehresh Malik (Tonka), Buddha Lo (Matteos) and Russell Hall (Anada). Photo: Chris Cassar

Dine with a mission May is Sacred Heart Mission’s Dine With Heart month. Many local restaurants, bars and cafes will join forces with their patrons to raise much needed funds for the Mission’s meals program. Every $4 raised covers the cost of a meal for someone experiencing homelessness, social isolation or other disadvantage. Dine With Heart May www.sacredheartmission.org

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Having a ball

Photo: Chris Cassar

Port Melbourne Netball Club Under 11 team is thrilled about having the courts at R F Julier Reserve upgraded by Council. Club president and netball mum Claire Scott says participation promotes self-confidence and a sense of community. The club’s 175 girls and boys play in a wider competition, at which they are proud to sing the Port Melbourne team song. New members are always welcome. www.portmelbournenetball.com

Walk pub to pub in Port

This year a century ago

The latest addition to the popular Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society walking guides takes you on a genteel tour of many former hotels.

Maternal child health was born To celebrate a century of maternal and child health services in Victoria, the team at Port Phillip has put together a display of memorabilia that is on show in the St Kilda Town Hall portico entrance.

This breast reliever was the latest and the greatest in its day.

And the Great War ground on During the First World War, 1917 was a pivotal year. In that year, 21,000

Australian lives were lost, 244 of them from Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and St Kilda.

For a gold coin or two you can pick up this or the complete set of Walks in Vintage Port at the Port Melbourne Town Hall Assist counter.

Your councillors For general enquiries contact:

Canal Ward

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/contact_us.htm

Gateway Ward

9209 6777

Lake Ward

Cr Tim Baxter

Cr Marcus Pearl

Cr Andrew Bond

tim.baxter@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 495 250

marcus.pearl@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 448 272

andrew.bond@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0481 034 028

Cr Louise Crawford

Cr Ogy Simic

Cr David Brand

louise.crawford@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 514 643

ogy.simic@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 517 360

david.brand@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 445 807

Cr Bernadene Voss

Cr Katherine Copsey

bernadene.voss@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0413 246 704

katherine.copsey@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 478 949

Cr Dick Gross dick.gross@portphillip.vic.gov.au 0466 355 640

Mayor

Deputy Mayor


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