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Official Journal of the City of Kingston • February / March 2015

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Saturday 28 FEBRUARY 2015


Pier Stage


Beach Stage


Dale Winters


Harrison Storm


Rebekah Strongman

12 PM

Benny Walker Band


Black and Blue


Andrew Redford




Mr Blue


Adam Paterson

Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel


Swing Patrol dance lesson





Wilson and White


The Dirty Boogie Band

The Weeping Willows


As a vibrant retail precinct supporting a diverse range of businesses; Mordialloc is the perfect place to hold this popular festival that showcases the best local and regional producers, suppliers, chefs, wineries and breweries alongside world class musicians.


Hailey Crammer


The Princetons

Leea Nanos



Oozin Blues



Benny Walker Band


Greg Champion and the Cool Rockin Daddys

Dale Winters



Fallon and Kodi

Official Welcome The Mayor of Kingston



Sons of May

I welcome you to come along and enjoy the wonderful festival atmosphere with an array of activities on offer including swing dance lessons, kids activities and show stopping acts including Australia music icon Russell Morris and award winning indie rock band Kingswood.


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Kingston Council is proud to present its premier event, the 2015 Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival . We are very excited to hold this umbrella event of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March.

Local businesses form an important foundation to our community by providing local jobs, building the local economy and supporting local expertise. Council is proud to support local and regional businesses by giving food producers, chefs, wineries and breweries the opportunity to offer and promote their mouthwatering goods. Council also supports the music industry by bringing some of Australia’s best talents to Kingston while providing the opportunity for local bands to take the stage in front of the festival’s 60,000 strong crowd. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event and don’t forget to bring along this free official program to the festival with you or check out our online program at Cr Geoff Gledhill Mayor, City of Kingston

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Buddha in a Chocolate Box Sons of May Paul Williamson Hammond Combo



Sunday 1 March 2015 Pier Stage 11AM

12PM 1PM


Beach Stage

The Fat Tuesday Orchestra


Renée Geyer


Zevon & the Werewolves of Melbourne Louis King and the Liars Klub

Savore – Latin Instrumental Quartet Alegria Dance Centre Learn the Moves Salsa Dance


Leea Nanos


Rebekah Strongman


Savore – Latin Instrumental Duo


Kekoson Latin Band


Kekoson Latin band clinic


Todd Cook


Todd Cook


Hat Fitz and Cara


Big Smoke


Harrisson Storm


Jesse Valach


The Blue Souls


Big Smoke


Jesse Valach


Russell Morris

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KingstonCityCouncil TTY: 9581 4506 PO Box 1000, Mentone, 3194 CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES: Cheltenham - 1230 Nepean Hwy (Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm) Chelsea - 1 Chelsea Rd (Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm) COUNCIL MEETINGS Everyone is welcome to attend Kingston Council’s meetings held at the Cheltenham Council Offices, 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham. The next Planning Committee Meeting is: 18 February and 18 March. The next Ordinary Council Meetings are: Monday 23 February 7pm, Monday 23 March 7pm.

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Council is committed to protecting Kingston’s Green Wedge Council is dedicated to making Kingston’s Green Wedge a viable place for community interaction, promoting active lifestyles through open space linkages, local and regional recreation and community facilities. Kingston Council has made another important step towards phasing out landfill in our community, creating the Chain of Parks and protecting the Green Wedge. Council has completed its community consultation on rezoning a section of the Green Wedge and has now called on the Minister for Planning to appoint a Panel to consider the changes. The proposed change will rezone land outside the Urban Growth Boundary north of Kingston and Heatherton roads from a Special Use Zone Schedule 2 (Earth and Energy Resources Industry) to a Green Wedge A Zone. This change will allow the land, some of which is used for landfill sites, to in time transition to uses such as parks, reducing the negative impacts on surrounding residents caused by landfill sites. It will also help stop the current landfill sites expanding or extending their use beyond the existing lease periods. Council sent more than 2,300 letters to residents, businesses and interested parties to hear their views on the proposed Amendment C143 to the Kingston Planning Scheme. 34 submissions were received, with almost half supporting the plan.


Investigating rural living in Kingston Council is continuing to explore options for rural living in the southern end of Kingston’s Green Wedge. In late 2014, Council resolved to further explore the possibility of creating rural-style housing in the Green Wedge. This would act as a catalyst to working with landowners to develop viable uses for Green Wedge land and improve the overall appearance of the Green Wedge. Council continues to develop planning and development controls to support rural-style living. Once developed, these controls would be subject to community consultation and approval by the Minister for Planning.

Recycling and transfer facility operator Alex Fraser has applied for an extension to its permit allowing the operation of a concrete crusher at 275-315 Kingston Road Heatherton, which is currently due to expire in 2023, for . a further 15 year term until 2038 Council and the Kingston community have a clear vision to phase out landfill and waste activities in the Green Wedge area. Council has written to the Acting Victorian Planning Minister Robin Scott asking him to intervene in the matter and refuse the application for an extension.

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Further opposition to Concrete Crushers in the Green Wedge At the Monday 15 December Council Meeting, Council voted to oppose an application to extend an existing permit for a concrete crusher and will now prepare for this matter to be arbitrated at the Victorian Civic and Administration Tribunal (VCAT) this year.

Kingston Council presents a monthly radio hour on Southern FM (88.3). The broadcasts are held on the third Thursday of each month at 1pm. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Council acknowledges the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the municipality is a part and pays its respects to the Elders past and present. Council is a member of the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (ICACC). COVER PHOTO Naomi, Wesley and new Prep Daniel with Victorian Crossing Supervisor of the Year 2014 Marlene Holden, remind drivers to play it safe on the roads as schools recommence for the 2015 year.

Council is investigating viable options for rural style living in Kingston Council continues to advocate for its chain of parks concept to create more open spaces and linkages in Kingston

Kingston is taking steps to phase out landfill operations in its Green Wedge

YOUR KINGSTON UPDATE The next Your Kingston Updates will be published in local newspapers on 11 February and 11 March.

KINGSTON’S LANGUAGE LINE People of all languages can now contact Kingston’s Language Line on one number 131 450 Per contattare il Comune, chiamateci al numero 131 450 Чтобы связаться с Городским Советом, звоните нам по телефону 131 450 Για να επικοινωνήσετε με το Δήμο, καλέστε μας στο 131 450 Để liên hệ với Hội đồng, gọi chúng tôi theo số 131 450 要聯絡市政府,請給我們打電話 131 450 如要联系市议会,请致电131 450

Rates 2014/15 payments due Ratepayers are reminded that the due date for the third instalment and lump sum payments are due in February.

For payment methods, please see the back of your rates notice. Rate payers are reminded that they can no longer make payment at the Mentone Customer Service Centre and that late payments will attract additional charges.

As these dates fall on a weekend, payments will be accepted until close of business the following Monday:

In-person payments can still be made at Australia Post Offices, the Cheltenham or Chelsea Customer Service Centres.




Full lump sum

Sunday 15 February

Monday 16 February

3rd instalment

Saturday 28 February

Monday 2 March

For more information please refer to your instalment or phone notice, visit 1300 653 356.

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Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

2015 Australia Day Awards

Over 350 guests celebrated Australia Day at Council’s Australia Day Breakfast held at Kingston City Hall. Congratulations to the 16 Kingston residents who received citizenship and all of the Australia Day Award recipients and nominees. Citizen of the Year

Young Citizen of the Year

For over 20 years, Charlie Mizzi has inspired others in the community with his leadership and energy for involvement in a diverse group of committees. His voluntary involvement has included:

Carrie is one of four volunteer facilitators at the Chelsea PC Support Group of Longbeach PLACE since 2008. Other volunteer roles undertaken include secretary of the Godfrey Street Community House and an active member of the Debators Association of Victoria.

Charlie Mizzi

• Ronald McDonald House Committee for 21 years • Oakleigh and Clarinda Village Committee for 20 years • Neighbourhood Watch for 20 years • Parks maintenance • Strengthening Clayton and Clarinda Committee • Senior Citizens • Aviary Culture Society of Australia for 40 years.

Carrie Ewin

Carrie researched, wrote and applied for a statewide regional adult and community further educational grant to deliver a Digital Literacy project for seniors in Victoria. There was only one grant for each of the four statewide regions and Longbeach PLACE was successful in being awarded one of these thanks to Carrie.

Community Group of the Year

Friends of Braeside Park

Over the past 25 years, the Friends of Braeside Park group have successfully reclaimed and revegetated a former quarry, equestrian and sewerage centre into a native heathland and wetlands. Group members have developed skills in water monitoring, identifying species of birds, frogs, mammals, bats and plants. The Friends Group has ensured continuous improvement of the Park for use and enjoyment of visitors.

Young Community Group of the Year

Mentone Ski Krew MSK developed from a need arising out of the Mentone Life Saving Club to retain membership in the 15 to 18 age group comprising approximately 30 to 40 people. The group has been meeting for two years and utilise non-conventional means to build a sense of belonging and participation with a particular focus on social media, as well as having developed clothing, beach and swimwear range to sell for fundraising. The group have conducted successful fundraising ventures, including two alcohol and drug free parties attended by over 500 young people.

Carrie is also involved with a program addressing the challenges for elderly residents to remain engaged and involved with the community.

Judith Sise

Peter Hurst

A unique opportunity for high quality modern residential aged-care

Securing a future for aged care in Kingston Kingston’s residents requiring residential aged care will be cared for in a new state-of-the-art ‘ageing in place’ home in Mentone that will provide quality care for our ageing population. Council is moving forward with its previously announced plans to see a new residential agedcare built facility at 101-103 Collins St, Mentone. To realise these plans, Council opened a tender on 17 January for the purpose of receiving proposals for the sale and development of Council’s land at Collins Street and the associated sale of the 142 residential aged care bed licences held by Council (Northcliffe Lodge, Nixon Hostel, Corben House) and the 30 bed licenses independently held by the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home.

Construction is expected to take approximately Kingston City Council wants to ensure future The sale will be conditional upon the new two to three years. Once residents have been have access to will highthen quality residential provider continuing to operate Northcliffe Lodge, residents relocated, Council consider the future aged-care Nixon Hostel and the Mordialloc Community use ofwithin theseKingston sites. providing the support Nursing Home, which is on Council-owned land, they require to ‘age in place’. The changes will ensure current and future until residents can be transferred to the new residents have access to City high-quality residential To realise this vision, Kingston Council has Collins Street facility. aged acare within of Kingstonand allowing packaged unique offerthe forCity an experienced well The new owner would also take over them to receive the supportprovider they require to age in established residential aged-care to secure management of the existing facilities before place. an opportunity to develop a modern, purpose built transitioning residents into the new facility once residential aged-care facility on a prime site in the The tender will close in April before being building is complete. heartassessed of Mentone. and a preferred tendered selected by Corben House will continue to operate as a lowCouncil later this year. CIT Y OF KINGSTON | RESIDENTIAL AGED–CARE | PAGE 1 care residential aged facility for a minimum of For more information visit five years after the transfer of ownership. au/agedcarefacilities

snapshot • Council has made the decision to ensure that some of our most vulnerable community members have access to local high quality ‘ageing in place’ residential accommodation. • Council’s existing residential aged care facilities are only for ‘low-care’ residents. • Council needs to find a solution that meets the long-term needs of our ageing population and give their families certainty for the future. • Council reassures residents and their families that this solution will see a brand new state-ofthe-art residential aged care facility built that will allow the elderly to ‘age in place’. • Council has been researching, considering and discussing this issue for many years and Collins Street was by far the best option. • Kingston prides itself on being a Council who listens and have responded to the clear call from the community for improved aged care access.


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Tempting Temptation Bakeries Temptation Bakeries is reaching new heights after investing $2.5 million in their Chelsea Heights factory and successfully supplying major airlines and supermarkets. As a major employer in the local area with over 100 staff, as well as being a significant contributor to the local economy, Temptation Bakeries is helping to make a more prosperous Kingston. Temptation Bakeries is known Australia wide for their award winning sweet and savoury baked goods including cupcakes, quiches, pies and brownies. From humble beginnings as a husband and wife team in a small regional bakery 21 years ago, Mike and Pauline Ratcliff moved Temptation Bakeries to Kingston 15 years ago to grow their business. Mike and Pauline say that Kingston was an ideal location thanks to its easy access for employees, availability of facilities large enough to grow their operations, and its close proximity to a large number of high quality local suppliers. Temptation Bakeries use local suppliers, including Chefs Pantry and Tassie Fine Foods in Braeside, and even their packaging is locally sourced from RollsPack in Braeside.

Kingston businesses triumph at the Melbourne Business Awards Kingston Council congratulates Braeside’s Wrapping Paper Company (WrapCo) for taking out the 2014 Melbourne Business Awards - Business of the Year title and Dingley’s Bestech winning the Innovation Award. The City of Kingston is proud to be a sponsor of the Melbourne Business Awards to recognize and celebrate the achievements of innovative manufacturing businesses and related supply chain services in the region. Council commends all Melbourne Business Awards finalists as they help to strengthen and develop Kingston’s thriving economy and provide much-needed jobs and innovation. Innovation Award winner Bestech Australia was founded in 2002 in Melbourne and is now one of the fastest growing companies in Australia and New Zealand; distributing and manufacturing sensors, transducers, signal conditioners and test systems. Bestech Australia supplies state of the art industrial sensors, instrumentation and teaching equipment from world leading manufacturers. They deliver a wide range of products for university and research laboratories as well as various applications in manufacturing, military, mining, steel, rail, construction, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and water industries. For more information visit

Last financial year, Temptation Bakeries produced 32 million individual products and with their $2.5 million investment to expand their facilities, they plan to double this output within five years. Kingston continues to strive towards a prosperous city that fosters innovation, research, skill development and shared learning. As a hub for business and industry in Melbourne’s south east, Kingston has thriving industrial estates and strong retail sectors that promote opportunity for business owners like Mike and Pauline. Temptation Bakeries contributes to the availability of local jobs, offering employment for people in our community with the ability to develop their skills and further their learning. Temptation Bakeries has a thriving retail store and café with a selection of their award winning baked goods, drinks and coffees at 213 – 223 Wells Road Chelsea Heights. For more information see

Pauline Ratcliff with Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill at Temptation Bakeries

did you know?

There are approximately 3000 commercial premises and 5,500 industrial premises located within Kingston, who employ over 66,000 people. Council aims to continuously improve its services to provide excellent care to its vast business community

Business networking, education and mentoring programs Council offers a range of business events and programs that can be the catalyst for building new relationships, gaining valuable business information and extending your business management skills. Business networking simply means establishing mutually beneficial relationships with other business people and potential clients and customers. Networks provide the opportunity for the exchange of business information, ideas, foster collaboration and support. Business networking can be a more cost effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. Given that business operators have different needs, a range of networking opportunities are available: • CEO Roundtable • Rising Stars Group • Kingston Business Women's Network • Sustainable Business Network • Meet Your Mates • Melbourne Business Awards. Developing contacts with local businesses can be invaluable to grow your business. In addition, the free online Kingston Business

Making it easier for Businesses Council is working hard to make the process of finding information and applying for permits more straight forward for businesses. Council is updating its services to make it easier for businesses to find the information contacts, education and networking opportunities that they need, plus we are refining the administration of business permit applications to make the process smoother and more efficient. The City of

Directory can help people find you and contact you directly. Businesses can access informative workshops in partnership with industry experts, covering diverse topics, such as: • marketing • financial management • e-commerce

• regulatory compliance • sustainability • workplace relations.

• employment laws Kingston’s Mentor Partners Program is a free, confidential service that taps into the experience of volunteer business mentors who generously give their time to support local business owners. Eligible business owners are matched with a mentor for a period of six months, meeting at mutually agreed times to develop a plan and review progress. For more information visit For Mentor Partners Program enquiries contact Program Coordinator Sandy Brouhalis on 0458 507 010

Kingston recognises the cost of delays to business when navigating permit and compliance processes. The facilitation service aims to make it easier for new and established businesses when dealing with Council. To contact our Business Facilitation Services see 9581 4983. For Planning information, contact the Planning Administration Department on 9581 4131.

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Kingston Council advocates on key issues to State Government

Plans taking shape for Moorabbin Reserve Moorabbin Reserve will be transformed into a first-class public park with works to begin later this year on the impressive project. The redevelopment will be funded thanks to an $8 million Victorian Grant, $1.5 million from Kingston Council and $1.4 million from the AFL and community football organisations. The redeveloped park – which covers 16 hectares equivalent to eight MCG playing fields – will feature a new double-storey pavilion that will serve as a community football hub. The Southern Football League, AFL Victoria region staff, TAC Cup club the Sandringham Dragons, Southern Metropolitan Junior Football League and the St Kilda VFL football side will all use the pavilion – with hundreds of local youngsters benefitting from the new facilities. Council has recently appointed architects Croxon Ramsey to draft plans for the pavilion which will be located in the south-west corner of the reserve – next to the existing Huggins Stand, which will be retained. Following finalisation of oval and building lease and access arrangements between the St

Kilda Football Club and all the community football funding contributors, works are expected to begin on the pavilion in late 2015 and be completed in 2017. Separate to the pavilion design process, Council will also appoint a landscape architect to prepare plans for the remaining areas of the park. The draft landscape plan will be prepared and feedback will be invited from the community. It will include new plantings and landscaping, walking paths, lighting, seating, dog off-leash area and more. The community will also have the chance to have their say on draft designs for the districtlevel playground. It will be of a similar standard to other district playgrounds in Kingston including Clayton’s Namitjira Park, Sir William Fry Reserve in Highett and Victory Park at Chelsea foreshore. Council will be writing to residents and businesses in the surrounding Moorabbin area to keep them informed of progress on the project. For more information visit or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 653 356.


• Council believe the redevelopment will help realise the incredible potential of Moorabbin Reserve.

• Council has listened and believe this project will deliver a result the community will be very happy with.

Council wrote to the new Minister of Environment Lisa Neville and Acting Minister of Planning Robin Scott to advocate on behalf of the community on key issues affecting the municipality. These included: Key activity centres Kingston Council has the opportunity to encourage new population and economic growth in key local activity centres such as Moorabbin Junction. Council has developed a Structure Plan to facilitate investment at key development sites – an approach that was successfully applied in Cheltenham with $68.7 million invested in planned new developments in recent years. Council needs Victorian Government planning approval for the Moorabbin plan and called on the new Minister to consider the matter as a priority issue and welcomed the chance to work on future partnerships with the State Government in the area. Kingston’s Green Wedge Mayor Geoff Gledhill invited both Ministers to tour Kingston’s Green Wedge to see first-hand the potential and issues facing the area – including the impact on residents caused by landfill activities in the area and the opportunity to bring the ‘Chain of Parks’ vision to life. New Residential Zones Council welcomed the new Victorian Government’s promised review of the new Residential Zones. Mayor Gledhill outlined Kingston’s proactive approach which saw our community consulted and a detailed strategy prepared to accommodate forecasted population growth in our community around key activity centres – rather than in smaller local streets. Council has now asked for the chance to meet with the new Government as part of its review.

• The parkland will be enhanced for the whole community with improved walking paths and tree planting, a brand new playground for young families, a defined off-lead dog area plus a new hub for community football. • This project has spanned many years and seen several twists and turns – Council is pleased to report that the funding is now locked-in and we are set to see real progress made in 2015.

Council has written to key Ministers in the new Victorian Government to raise important local issues and call for action.

• This project is about enhancing the parkland open space areas and building a community football hub. • St Kilda Football Club has a lease to use the site until 2039.

Letters were also sent to all new local MPs to congratulate them on their election win, and advising that Council looks forward to working in partnership with them.

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Improving our parks and sporting facilities Upgrades to the Ron Brownlees Pavilion forecourt As part of Council’s park improvement program, Council has recently finished the refurbishment of the Ron Brownlees Pavilion forecourt at Kingston Heath Reserve in Heatherton. The construction of the project took approximately eight weeks to complete, key elements of the improvements includes: • a formal forecourt area for the pavilion • improved way to find the pavilion with wide formalised pedestrian entrances and new signage • separate path system with minimum three metre vehicle access for maintenance vehicles • new seating along garden bed wall for additional spectator seating • installation of new down pipes to capture water and redirect into new garden beds. These upgrades will breathe new life into this much-loved local reserve and provide a great space for people to walk, play and connect with their community. For additional information please contact Council’s Public Place Projects Team on 1300 653 356 or email info@

The pavilion’s namesake Cr Ron Brownlees OAM is a current Kingston Councillor, representing the Central Ward. Cr Brownlees brings decades of knowledge and expertise to the table from his roles as Councillor and Mayor of both the City of Kingston and the former City of Moorabbin. Cr Brownlees was a Kingston Councillor from 1992–2003 and, after retiring in 2005, was re-elected in 2008 and in 2012. He also served as Mayor in 1998–99, 2010–11 and 201213. Cr Brownlees has been a Cheltenham resident for the past 40 years and was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2001. In 2012 he received the Order of Australia Medal for distinguished service to the community and the health care industry.

Cr Ron Brownlees OAM with his grandson Oliver at the upgraded forecourt

Upgrading Keeley Park Council to upgrade Le Page Gardens Following the adoption of the Keeley Park Masterplan in September 2013, modifications have been made to reflect the detailed investigations on the project. Keeley Park is a significant park in Clayton South. The Keeley Park Masterplan was developed to address the poor condition of the existing park infrastructure and the issues raised by the community. Modifications to the 2013 plan include: • replacement of the community garden with a stormwater rain garden to mitigate flooding • replanting with new trees along the northern two metre wide pedestrian path. Stage one of the project has recently commenced with key elements including: • construction of a new access road and eastern car park around the football oval • construction of a new car park at the Scout hall. It is anticipated that construction of Stage 1 be completed by April 2015. Stage 2 works including remaining access roads, car parks, footpaths and the new playground will commence in the second half of 2015. For additional information contact Council’s Public Place Projects Team info@ on 1300 653 356 or

Stop press! The City of Kingston has just received news that $400,000 has been awarded to the project’s stage two stormwater improvements from the State Government through Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers Stormwater Program. The improvements will also include upgrades to the western carpark and access road with works scheduled for 2016. The funding will go towards the diversion of low flow stormwater from a nearby Council drain into a bioretention system in the southern section of the Park.

As part of Council’s park improvement program, funding has been allocated to undertake improvement works at Le Page Gardens in Cheltenham. Le Page Gardens is one of Cheltenham’s most popular parks, however the condition of the park has deteriorated over the years and is in need of refurbishment. Throughout December 2014 and January 2015 the community’s views were sought on the proposed improvements, which include: • installation of new, realigned asphalt paths and park seating • replacing the recently damaged timber wisteria arbor with a new timber pergola including park furniture

• construction of a new irrigated, ornamental garden beds • replanting of new trees and shrubs. The construction of this project will begin shortly and take approximately two months to complete. Please note Le Page Gardens will be temporarily closed during construction times. For more information contact Council’s Public Place Team on 1300 653 356 or info@kingston.

Flows will pass through a pollutant trap prior to entering the bio-retention basin. Treated water will then be pumped to above ground storage tanks with a 450 kilolitre capacity and used to irrigate two sporting fields. The works are expected to save 5.4 megalitres of water per year, equal to just over two olympic swimming pools, and reduce the frequency of flooding currently experienced in the surrounding area.

North Ward Councillor Steve Staikos at Le Page Gardens

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Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

Council progresses on community construction projects

Westall Community Hub concept design

Council steps forward in the construction of both the Mordialloc Kindergarten and Westall Community Hub.

Cornerstone Constructions will be commencing construction on the kindergarten in early 2015, with completion expected to be by late 2015.

Council hasHaskell awarded Cornerstone Architects Constructions with the contract to renovate the Mordialloc Kindergarten which is to be funded through $1.1 million from Council and $350,000 from State Government funding.

Council also took a step forward in the development of the $8 million Westall’s Comunity Hub by approving the concept plans at the 15 December Council Meeting.

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The redevelopment of the Mordialloc Kindergarten, located at 26 Park Street Mordialloc, is a project stemming from ongoing community need for the facility to be upgraded to meet community expectations and to improve the condition of the existing building.

The suburb of Clayton South accommodates Westall Primary School and Secondary College and is home to a large culturally diverse community. With much of the existing community infrastructure in the local area being either aged or no

longer fit for purpose, the area lacks a significant community facility that serves as a focal point for people to meet, engage and learn.

• maternal and child health consulting rooms • rooms to accommodate visiting consultants

In addition to this lack of suitable WESTALL COMMUNITY HUB • flexible community meeting space. community infrastructure, CONCEPT DESIGN PROPOSAL- ISSUE 02 Construction of theOCTOBER Westall Hub demographic projections indicate 2014is expected to commence in the second that significant residential growth is half of 2015 subject to relevant anticipated in the Clayton South area planning approvals. in the short to medium term. The Westall Comunity Hub will bring people together and offer state of the art facilities including: • a large library with a youth or early years focus

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 653 356 or info@kingston.

• three early years education and care rooms

Council supports Kingston’s sport and recreational facilities Kingston Council welcomes over $200,000 in grants from the 2015-16 Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Facility Funding Program. The Parkdale Tennis Club, Highett Football Club and Aspendale Tennis Club will benefit from $205,000 in State Government funding to help refurbish their sporting facilities.

Parkdale Tennis Club As Kingston’s second largest tennis facility the Parkdale Tennis Club need to resurface their courts to a modern synthetic grass surface to ensure its 480 week participants can continue playing at this venue. This project requires a number of elements to be completed, including: • conversion of en-tout-cas tennis courts to a synthetic grass surface, including an upgraded drainage system

Recreation Victoria will be funding $100,000.

Highett Football Club Due to the high participation rates over the winter period at the Highett Football Club’s reserve there can be issues associated with limited training capacity causing significant scheduling conflicts with the user groups and too many teams training at the one time. To solve this problem the Highett Football Club will be using $10,000, alongside Council’s $70,000 and the State Government’s $80,000 to install news sports field lighting to increase scheduling availability at the ovals. The project includes the installation of a new four pole lighting system.

Central Ward Councillors Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill, Cr Roaseamary West OAM, Cr Ron Brownlees OAM with (left to right) Parkdale Tennis Club’s Treasurer Clare Stone, Secretary Kaye Faulks and President Colin Crawford.

• upgrades to fencing, retaining walls, lighting and wiring.

Aspendale Tennis Club

To reach completion of the project, Council will be providing $230,000, Parkdale Tennis Club will be contributing $30,000 and Sport and

as use is currently limited to daylight hours. The club will contribute an additional $15,000 in funding and $10,000 in kind.

Aspendale Tennis Club has recieved $25,000 from the State Government to erect lighting on their tennis courts

Four years ago the club had 144 members, which has grown to more than 220 members in the last

financial year. This construction will allow the club’s 220 members to increase their use in the evenings, participate in more social competitions and boost participation at the club for many years to come.


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Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre opens In the coming months the City of Kingston will officially open the doors to a new era of family and children’s services with the launch of the Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre. The new landmark facility is one of what will be four family and children’s centres, with Parkdale already operating and others to come at Westall and Carrum.

Each centre will make it easier for families to gain the support they need from a range of services provided by Council all under one roof, including: • four early years care and education rooms to accommodate relocated places from the Lochiel Avenue long day care facility and provide extra capacity • two Maternal and Child Health consulting rooms from existing services to be relocated from Aspendale and Aspendale Gardens

• a flexible shared meeting or training space. The Centre’s opening provides job opportunities for local people, encouraging residents to live, work and play in the City of Kingston. Enrolments are now open for childcare and kindergarten at Parkdale and Edithvale Family and Children’s Centres. For more information on the Centre kingston.vic. or how to enrol visit


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Family and Children’s Centre Kingston Council contribution: $5m State Government contribution: $1.5m Construction commenced: late 2013 Proposed services: • long day care • sessional kindergarten • flexible meeting space • maternal and child health.

New Prep Daniel with his mum Naomi will be playing it safe when heading to School.

Carrum Bowls Club Vice President Phil Kelly and former Kingston Councillor Andrew Adams with the life saving defibrillator

Defibrillators save lives Three defibrillators have been placed at three halls in Clarinda to cater for worried locals as many elderly residents meet for lunch, exercise sessions and fellowship at the halls throughout the week. Through Kingston Council’s Community Grant program, defibrillators have been purchased for Clarinda, Sundowner and Melaleuca Drive halls.

Council funded defibrillator saves cyclist’s life

Through Council’s Community Grants program these defibrillators will help achieve Council’s goal of developing and promoting healthy, strong and connected communities.

In December a cyclist suffered with a heart attack after falling off his bicycle on Nepean Highway outside the Carrum Bowling Club.

Kingston is home to different communities and Council seeks to ensure all residents, business and groups are supported and have the opportunity to be involved in community life. This is particularly important for people who may previously have had difficulty accessing support or services. Council liaises with community groups including seniors, social welfare service providers, multicultural groups, community centres and neighbourhood houses. By establishing connections with these groups, Council can help identify their needs, provide information and support grants applications.

Members of the club rushed to his aid taking the club’s defibrillator and used it on the cyclist to start his heart again which saved his life! The defibrillator was purchased using funds from a Kingston Council grant and supported with Council funded training for 10 club members.

Did you know? In 2013/14 $1.2 million was distributed to 200 community groups through Kingston’s Community Grants Program

Children and safe school travel Council is committed to increasing safety around schools, particularly at dropoff and pick-up times, as it can be heavily compromised by parking and congestion issues.

getting to school by foot, bike or scooter on National Ride2School Day in March and were rewarded for their successes with $1,500 from Ride2School.

The Safe Routes to School program, co-funded by VicRoads, has been implemented by Council to address parking and congestion issues. It also encourages primary school students, staff and parents to travel to school in a sustainable and safe way.

• adhere to the road rules around schools

In the 2013/14 road safety program five primary schools participated, including Aspendale Primary School, Chelsea Primary School, Chelsea Heights Primary School, Edithvale Primary School and St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School. Before the program, the five schools had on average just 40% of students travelling to school by foot, bicycle or scooter, while 77% of the students said that they would prefer to travel to school this way. Chelsea Primary School achieved 81% of students

Here are Council’s top safety tips when picking up or dropping of your children at school:

• practicing patience and role modeling good behaviors • encouraging healthy routes to schools such as walking, riding and scooting • decreasing congestion by parking 200 to 400 metres away from the school gate and walking into the school.

Did you know? 29 primary school road safety programs were conducted in 2013/14

Council's progress snapshot

Did you know you can track Council's progress in the Quarterly Performance Report?

Council delivers exceptional value to the community Since its election, Council has continued to work hard on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation and is proud to have achieved the equal lowest operating cost per property of any inner metropolitan Melbourne Council. Council has been focussed on delivering quality services and infrastructure that meet community needs while delivering an affordable

and sustainable budget. Kingston is responsible for maintaining and improving $2.5 billion in community assets including roads and drains, community buildings and public open spaces. Part of Council’s success in its prudent financial management is its exceptional track record of attracting government operating grant funding to supplement funds raised through rates, receiving the largest value of grant funding in 2013/14 of Melbourne inner metro Councils. Kingston received grants totalling $27.5 million, compared

to the inner metro average of $13.2 million. Council is pleased with its results in the 2014 Local Government Victoria Community Satisfaction Survey of residents who scored Kingston 12% higher than the state average across 12 service areas including lobbying, customer service, parking facilities and waste management. While Council is happy with its progress, it will continue to identify opportunities for continued improvement in every aspect of its service to the community.

Each quarter, Council reports on how its operations are tracking against the Council plan. See our scorecard below from our December Quarterly Performance Update.


Kingston Council is once again participating in the Annual Local Government Services Survey with 400 community members to be selected at random to complete a brief phone interview in February and March.

One Vision: Council Plan 2013-17 and LivingKingston 2035 How are we tracking over the last six months? Council is committed to working with the community to protect and enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.


Facilities & assets that are well used and effectively managed

Council will manage and maintain safe and accessible facilities and assets that are fit for today’s community, as well as for future generations. • Funding agreement signed for Moorabbin Reserve • Chelsea Heights receives $2 million for new Family and Children’s Centre • Aspendale North Kindergarten upgrade announced • Opening of both the Edithvale and Parkdale Family and Children's Centres

Council Plan 2013-17 is informed by the The Plan helps build Kingston’s future and outlines LivingKingston 2035 community engagement six strategic goals aimed to make Kingston a better project; as well as government policy, demographic place to live, work and play. forecasts and budgetary considerations.


A sustainable natural and built environment


Healthy, strong and connected communities

A sustainable and balanced approach to our natural and built environment is key to managing and responding to a constantly evolving municipality, we will protect and enhance all areas of high environmental value.

Kingston is home to a number of different communities across all ages and backgrounds. Our focus is to bring people together to strengthen our sense of community, celebrate diversity and build quality of life.

• Green Wedge Zone A Planning Scheme Amendment exhibited

• Approximately 5000 people attended Kingston Seniors Festival

• $4 million project developed to mitigate flooding in Edithvale

• Kingston Interfaith Dinner and Art Show

• Innovative storm water management design developed to mitigate flooding in Aspendale

• 4,000 people attended Carols by Kingston at Sir William Fry Reserve, Highett • Kingston Arts Makers Market in Moorabbin

• Council continues to advocate for the Chain of Parks in the Green Wedge


A prosperous and dynamic city


An effective voice

We will continue to promote Kingston as a smart, creative and progressive city with well planned, functional and attractive urban centres and hubs.

We will champion the community’s voice on issues that we cannot directly control, to influence those who can, through effective advocacy and strategic alliances.

• Support Small Business Day

• Engaging with State Government on funding opportunities in the Kingston Green Wedge, residential and activity centre planning zones

• Walk to School month supported through Kingston’s Safe Routes to School Program • Moorabbin Junction bus interchange completed • Kingston Women’s Business Network Christmas function

• Kingston Your City gets an electronic upgrade in the form of an e-book • Council continues to be involved on the Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group


A well managed and effective organisation

Our organisation will focus on governing Kingston in a way that is well informed, responsive, accountable, transparent and involves and draws inspiration from the community. • Commercial use of Council land policy adopted • New Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill elected • Annual business planning workshops conducted across the organisation in preparation for the 2015/16 financial year • The 2013/14 Annual Report completed


Responding to trader needs in Chelsea

Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

Council is introducing new parking restrictions in Chelsea’s shopping precinct under a 12 month trial to improve visitor and trader parking access.

Council’s new restrictions strike a good balance between the needs of shoppers and staff. Council will carefully monitor the success of the trial over the next 12 months.

Traders in the area will also be offered the opportunity to purchase permits which will allow them to

Restrictions only apply 9am-5pm on weekdays with the parking spaces

Small Moorabbin business Mint Lighting Design in partnership with ENTTEC, have transformed Melbourne Airport’s forecourt and main terminal façade.

The landmark project covers 12 individual sites programmed as one to create an intricate, synchronised light show that boasts more than 40,000 pixels. In total, 2140 individual products were designed and installed.

The trader permit system responds to calls from businesses for more all day parking for their staff, while providing time restricted car parking use by shoppers.

Approximately 100 all day carparks in the area will be converted into four hour time restricted spaces for local shoppers.

Kingston local business lights the way at Melbourne Airport New lighting at Melbourne Airport was designed by Mint Lighting to provide ambience and entertainment, as well as welcome travelers to Melbourne.

park all day in the four hour spots.

with experienced volunteer business mentors since 2001. Adele also recently presented at Kingston Business Women’s Network cocktail event at Kingston City Hall where attendees heard from three inspiring women in local businesses who told stories of their successes and journey with marketing their business online. For more information visit

Adele Locke, founder of Mint Lighting participated in the Mentor’s Partners Program, an initiative of Kingston Council and Glen Eira Council, which has been matching links between small business operators

In November works commenced on the major VicRoads project: the Dingley Bypass. Project Manager Thiess intend to make the most of the drier months and will be working to complete the majority of bulk earthworks before the wetter months return in 2015. Activities coming up in the next few months include: • removal of disused buildings on VicRoads owned land • vegetation and tree removal between Warrigal Road and Tootal Road. An authorised fauna assistant will be on site with the construction team during these works

• land surveying and minor digging to locate underground services (e.g. gas and electricity). This will include a vacuum truck to suck up dirt from around services cables and pipes, which is safer than using an excavator • concrete traffic barriers to be placed on local roads in preparation for large scale construction • localised letterbox drops and door knocks to advise local residents and businesses of construction works taking place close by • excavation will commence along the bypass corridor between Tootal Road, Dingley Village and Warrigal Road, Moorabbin

Moog Australia opens new state of the art facility

Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill was delighted to assist Moog Australia’s General Manager Bryan O’Connor to officially open the company’s new state of the art facility in Heatherton. Moog’s multi-million dollar investment in its new 2100 sq metre facility will future proof Moog in Kingston for the next 50 years. Moog Australia, part of the Global Moog Industrial Group, is a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and solutions.

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available for longer use by residents on weekends and overnight. Each business in the area will be offered a maximum of four staff permits at a cost of $200 each, with the funds to be used towards projects to improve the shopping precinct. Trader parking permit schemes already run successfully in Mordialloc and Cheltenham. For more information call Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 653 356

Dingley Bypass update

• excavation and minor earthworks along the bypass corridor

Kingston Business Mint Lighting helps to welcome tourists to Melbourne Airport


• works on the southern side of South Road and South Road Extension will take place • Old Boundary Road permanent closure with access available via Boundary Road. The Dingley Bypass will bring many benefits to the Kingston community and businesses by taking heavy traffic off local roads, easing east/ west traffic congestion in the municipality and improving the regional economy through more efficient freight movement in the south east. Our local industries, which produce a nationally significant economic output, are reliant on a free moving transport network but face congestion and delays from the high number of rail crossings in Kingston; the Dingley Bypass will help with this. For more information visit or call 1300 137 494 Fast facts:

• The State Government committed a total of $155.7M for the construction of the project. • The bypass will be a 6.4km arterial road linking Warrigal Road, Moorabbin to Westall Road, Dingley Village. • The bypass will form part of a 19km continuous arterial link from Moorabbin to Dandenong South • Construction is expected to be completed late 2016

Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine applications, and medical equipment. It is believed that high technology companies are the future for Australian manufacturing where we can use our highly skilled workforce to develop world leading products and services. The City of Kingston is pleased that Moog has chosen Kingston to expand its Australian operations.

Kingston Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill checks out Moog technology at their launch

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Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

Stay safe at the beach this summer

2014 Arts Grants recipient John Butler's roving performance Promenade

South Ward Councillors Cr Tamsin Bearsley and Cr David Eden at the Carrum foreshore

Council encourages safety at our Kingston Foreshore which stretches for over 13km. Any beach can be dangerous. Beachgoers should be careful and always swim between the red and yellow flags as they are patrolled by lifeguards. When swimming between the red and yellow flags it is always important to look back to the beach to check you are still between the flags. What is a patrolled beach? Patrolled beaches are identified by red and yellow flags which are manned by lifesaving guards. With 67 of Victoria’s most popular beaches having lifesaving patrols during the summer months, there are plenty of safe beaches to go with your friends and family. What if a beach is not patrolled? As beaches are not patrolled every day of the year, please remember to: • check the beach is safe to swim at • never swim alone • read and obey the water safety signs. What is a rip? A rip is a strong water current running out to sea from a beach. Rips can easily sweep swimmers out to sea from shallow water, sometimes several hundred metres offshore. Rips occur at all beach locations, including bays. Common signs of a rip include: • murky brown water caused by sand and seaweed

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Did you know? Council, in partnership with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), has installed Emergency Markers along Kingston’s Foreshore in locations where other identifying markers, such as street signs, are absent. To use the emergency markers in the event of an emergency, simply dial 000 and quote the unique code written on the emergency marker. The code enables ESTA, the body responsible for handling 000 calls in Victoria, to dispatch emergency services to the exact location of the marker.

• foam on the surface extending beyond the break

Three girls rescued

• waves breaking on both sides of the rip but not inside the rip making the rip seem calm and inviting

On Saturday 3 January, fisher Nick Papadopoulos saved three young girls aged two, four and 10 from drowning at the mouth of the Patterson River.

• water that appears dark, indicating deeper water • debris floating out to sea. You can survive rip currents by knowing your options: • for assistance stay calm, float and attract attention • to escape a rip, swim parallel to the beach • always conserve your energy, waves can assist you back to the beach.

Nick risked his own life to save the girls because he does not know how to swim. The fisherman has been praised by the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club, who will give him swimming lessons. For safety reasons, people are advised not to swim at the mouth of the river.

Do your bit and join the Parkdale Beach Patrol today! Help clean up Parkdale by joining the Beach Patrol group who meet once a month to play a part in keeping their local beach clean and healthy.

Council’s grants helping to make a difference in the community Art lovers and community groups reap the benefits of Council’s Access and Equity Grants and Arts Grants. Fifteen local community groups have received a funding boost thanks to Kingston Council's latest round of Access and Equity Grants. The grants, totaling more than $13,000, help local community groups that support people from multicultural or Indigenous backgrounds or people with a disability. The Access and Equity Advisory Grants program helps community groups and organisations deliver services and programs to people with disabilities and people from multicultural and Aboriginal backgrounds. The program will also help boost the efforts of the many active groups helping to build an event stronger and more connected Kingston community. Some of the grants include: • $1000 for local South Sudanese group Jalle Community Association to launch language, dance and cultural activities • $1000 for Rainbows for the Children of Australia, a health and wellbeing program for local Aboriginal families • $800 for dust removal equipment for the Kingston Men’s Shed

The Kingston Arts Grants have a proud history of supporting local artists and arts organisations to bring stimulating, innovative and creative art to the City of Kingston. Applications for Arts Grants will be accepted from Monday 16 February to Tuesday 7 April 2015. Council strongly encourages individual artists, creative teams and not for profit organisations are invited to apply for the grants. Arts Grants available for Community Arts, Youth Arts Internships, Arts and Cultural Tourism and Sharing Cultures. Last year’s Arts Grants recipient John Butler will be performing his piece ‘Promenade’ (pictured above) throughout January and February. Promenade is a roving a performance from Mordialloc to Mentone. It is inspired by the painting A Holiday in Mentone (1888) by the 19 year old painter, Charles Conder. For more information on Access and Equity Grants contact Kate Daddo, Community Development Coordinator on 9581 4734 or For more details on Arts Grants visit

• $1000 for No Barriers: St Marys Health Services to run outdoor wheelchair-friendly activities. The Parkdale Beach Patrol collect litter from the beach including plastics, bottles, cans and cigarette butts. In the past 12 months the group have removed over 122kg of rubbish from the beach. There are currently 34 members who regularly join the Beach Patrol and are keen to learn about environmental issues with their family and friends while also benefitting from seeing the immediate results of cleaning the

beach in their local area. With more hands on deck, the Parkdale Beach Patrol is looking forward to making Parkdale Beach an even cleaner, more enjoyable place in 2015. If you are interested in joining visit ParkdaleBeachPatrol or au


Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

Which Ward do you live in? KINGSTON YOUR CITY’S WARD NEWS feature gives Councillors the opportunity to share their individual views on issues and events in the community.

North Ward


0417 870 350

Congratulations Bestech Australia It is wonderful to hear that Dingley Village’s Bestech Australia has won the Innovation Award at the 2014 Melbourne Business Awards. Bestech is one of many local companies that help contribute to Kingston’s strong local economy and community by creating local jobs, developing industry knowledge and skills as well as helping us to achieve our goal of making Kingston a prosperous and dynamic city. Plans for Moorabbin Reserve move forward Plans are taking shape for the rejuvenation of Moorabbin Reserve with Council appointing the architects Croxon Ramsey to design the draft plans for the pavilion.






SOUTH WARD Suburbs: Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Waterways, Edithvale, Chelsea Heights, Chelsea, Bonbeach, Carrum, Patterson Lakes.

Australia Day Awards Congratulations to all Australia Day award recipients and those who received honours on our national day. Congratulations to Charlie Mizzi for being awarded Kingston Citizen of the Year, Carrie Ewin, Kingston Young Citizen of the Year and Friends of Braeside Park as Kingston Community Group of the Year. Thank you for all the work that you do! Globe to Globe World Music Festival One of the highlights of the civic calendar, Globe to Globe, is a celebration of our multicultural diversity and culture. Held on Australia Day, this year’s festival was well attended at Namatjira Park, with crowds flocking to Clayton South to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere. Thank you to all those involved in making this year’s event a success!



Development of the Westall Community Hub I am hearing from young families with preschool aged children in the Clayton South and Clarinda area that they require additional support, guidance and connections to the local community and council services.


Council is committed to helping families by providing them with services in their neighbourhood to allow parents and their children to meet others, the Westall Hub will also be a place for health and education through its large modern library, early years education and care rooms, as well as maternal and child health consulting rooms.



area, benefit local traders and the community. The car park work is already underway.


Suburbs: Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Braeside.

9544 2745, 0447 896 643



Westall Community Hub to benefit Clayton South Clayton South families and children will benefit from the construction of the Westall Community Hub. The new facility will include a library, maternal child health consulting rooms, kinder rooms and flexible meeting space. Our focus as a Council is to bring people to together to strengthen our sense of community and celebrate our diversity. The Westall Community Hub will not only help accomplish this, but will also help us provide local families with a place for learning, sharing information and finding assistance.

Cr Steve Staikos - North Ward


Suburbs: Moorabbin, Highett, Oakleigh South, Heatherton, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village.

Providing a pavilion for the local community will not only increase the appeal of the reserve, but will also provide more opportunities for young people to get involved in sport. I look forward to seeing the completed upgrade in early 2017.

Central Ward BRAESIDE


Cr Paul Peulich - North Ward

New Year Agenda With a lot of key council decisions made last year during my mayoral term, including modernising local aged care facilities, delivering better services for young families through our family and children’s hubs, delivering more affordable rates and moving forward on the Green Wedge, in 2015, Kingston Council can build on the gains already secured. I have been keen to see council renew its focus on business and economic development, with many challenges facing businesses across the south-east. This year, I will be continuing to push for Council to work more actively with local businesses, to make sure we are doing everything possible to support jobs and business growth. Investment in our sports clubs and facilities will also be high on the priority list.


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Cr Tamara Barth - North Ward

0427 354 795



Dingley supermarket expansion Dingley Village’s Woolworths multimillion dollar expansion is anticipated to be completed later this year. This revitalisation is a great opportunity for the Dingley shops with hopes to attract more customers back to the

Moorabbin Reserve redevelopment The state government made a grant to council of $8 million for the development of community football hub, at Linton Street. Moorabbin Reserve is starting to take shape with Croxon Ramsey being appointed as the architects for the project. I will be advocating at Council for a full and proper community consultation on the design. This facility will be for local sporting clubs, it will also improve the facility and the reserve for the Kingston community. The upgraded facility will provide a home for a new St Kilda VFL team from 2017. This redevelopment was supported by Council to achieve the goal of managing and maintaining a more accessible facility at the site, with real community access to the football oval. As I have been advocating for, St Kilda Football Club will be sharing the oval and the facilities to allow for more community access.

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Kingston Your City - February / March 2015

Cr Ron Brownlees OAM - Central Ward 0418 172 725

Happy New Year to all our wonderful residents, I hope the year ahead is a great one for you. Prior to Christmas Council made one of its most significant decisions with regard to the future of Aged Care in Kingston. Requests for Proposal have been extended to aged care providers to submit their proposals for the provision of a combined ‘Ageing In Place’ facility on the former Council Depot site in Collins Street Mentone, that will ensure our residents have access to quality, and responsive care in their later years. The Kingston Carols held at Sir WIlliam Fry Reserve was a resounding success. With its new format, venue, musical support provided by MOJO, the Choir, and the fireworks display sponsored by Westfield, the large crowd were delighted and enjoyed a great night. This year also saw the return of the carnival to Mordialloc with the event being featured at Peter Scullin Reserve until mid-January. Several families took advantage and made several trips to take in the fun and enjoy the ferris wheel. One of the blights in our neighbourhoods is the amount of ‘dumped’ rubbish that is appearing on nature strips. Council Officers are now tagging large dumped objects as it is an offence to dump furniture, mattresses etc. outside your property. Council provides a yearly free hard rubbish collection and also provides an extra collection at a greatly reduced and subsidised fee. Please don’t be a dumper, show you care about where you live and respect your neighbourhood. Dispose of your old household items properly and safely. Further information call 1300 653 356.

Mayor, Cr Geoff Gledhill - Central Ward 9581 4706, 0427 102 926

Cr Tamsin Bearsley - South Ward 0430 170 210

South Ward Improvements You will notice a few changes around South Ward this summer. The dog exercise park near the Chelsea Netball Courts now features a new shelter, new path and additional seating for our dog owners. Sixth Avenue in Aspendale is having a new footpath constructed along the southern side. There are also new toilets at Victory Park to accommodate the busy summer traffic. These were all ideas raised by residents who saw ways to improve our city. Keep your ideas coming. We’re listening! Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre opened it doors in January. Congratulations to all the dedicated staff who worked tirelessly to make this happen. I wish our staff and all our users the very best as you settle into the new premises.

Chelsea Traders Parking Scheme Late last year we voted to implement a 12 month pilot of the Chelsea traders Parking Permit Scheme. After feedback from traders we have simplified it from the model originally proposed. As the scheme is rolled out, I ask that traders and shoppers provide us with feedback as to what works and what could be improved. Beach Patrol While visiting our beaches you may have noticed Kingston’s brightly coloured beach buggy. I have been out on a few patrols recently and its great to see so many people enjoying our beaches while respecting a few simple rules. Our Local Laws Officers patrol the beaches in Kingston frequently so please abide by the rules and say hello to our Officers. Finally if you have any ideas or brainwaves about how to make Kingston better – I’d love to hear from you.

Cr David Eden - South Ward 0422 557 917

I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas and New Year period with family and friends and importantly take some sort of break. There was plenty happening around Christmas in Kingston, particularly the very successful Carols by Kingston held at Sir William Fry Reserve for the first time. The move from Mordialloc was essential given the ever increasing numbers attending the event and I am delighted to report that we have received tremendous feedback from everyone involved. Also for the first time in many years we also had a carnival at Mordialloc, something that the old City of Mordialloc held regularly. Again the feedback we have received from many people, including the organisers, has been fantastic with a great fun family atmosphere experienced by all.

I wanted to remind everyone about a couple of safety issues. Firstly around water, please look out for children in particular, when our beaches are patrolled please swim where indicated and at other times try and stay where there are others around. Secondly, with plenty of warm weather to come keep an eye out for your neighbours, family and friends who may be susceptible to the heat, particularly the elderly or ill. A simple knock on the door or phone call is all that is needed. On a sad note I want to acknowledge the passing of Tony Dunkerley, an active member of the Kingston Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee, amongst a million other things this great bloke did with his life. His energy, enthusiasm and passion will be missed, our condolences to his wife Jenny and family.

Cr Rosemary West OAM - Central Ward 9776 2819, 0418 554 799

Changing times With the election of a new government and significantly four new local members in the sandbelt seats that were the key also to the 2010 election result, our Council and community can look forward to some changes. Council decisions on some of the planning and environmental issues that are of most concern to Kingston and particularly Central Ward residents need to be approved by State Government before they can be implemented. I welcome the new State Government strong policy directions to improve the protection of Green Wedges and the natural environment, the provision of public open space for parkland, better urban planning policies including a review of the new residential zones and giving more weight to community views. However my motion to defer spending $164,000 on employing consultants to justify the majority Councillors’ plans to rezone Green Wedge

land for a Rural Living Zone (with a minimum 2,000 sqm subdivision size) and for residential subdivision of land bounded by Springvale and Governor Roads, pending discussions with government was defeated. I believe these plans are at odds with the new government’s policy directions as well as the Kingston Planning Scheme. New Residential Zones Kingston was one of three municipalities to have the former government refuse its submission as part of Stage 1 of the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee process on new residential zones. Hence we need our submission, which proposed a two-storey height limit in most of our residential areas, to be promptly implemented at least on an interim basis and subject to the proposed review. This would put an end to the over-development that is now underway, to the detriment of residents like those fighting at VCAT to protect the heritage character of Barkly and Ormond Streets from applications for three-storey apartment block, all of which have been refused by Council, one of which has been approved by VCAT.

Happy New Year I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, safe and successful 2015. I look forward to continue working with Council staff and the local community to help shape the future of the City of Kingston. Stay safe this summer The warm weather is not completely behind us so I encourage you to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy during heat waves. Keep an eye out for friends, neighbours and family members during these times of high temperatures. Also when heading to our many beautiful beaches please ensure to swim between the flags, familiarise yourself with Kingston’s patrolled beaches and always pay attention to water safety signs.

Congratulation Aspendale Tennis Club The Aspendale Tennis Club recently received $25,000 from the 2014-15 Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Facility Funding Program. It is great to hear that the club will be using this funding to to erect lighting on their tennis courts, as use is currently limited to daylight hours. This will help to increase participation and membership to this important community facility. Clean Up Australia Day As someone passionate about helping our environment, I strongly encourage all residents to help clean up their local park, street or beach as part of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 1 March 2015. For more information or to register a site visit or call 1800 282 329.

Cr John Ronke - South Ward 9587 0829, 0410 558 862

Happy New Year I would like to wish all Kingston residents and businesses a happy and prosperous New Year. In 2015, I look forward to seeing Council’s progress on projects and strive to make it a productive and accomplishing year for the City of Kingston. Helping the community succeed Congratulations to the 15 local community groups who recently received a funding boost thanks to Kingston Council's latest round of Access and Equity Grants. We are not only committed to helping local community groups receive the funding they need and deserve, but we are also dedicated using these grants to helping people with a disability and those from multicultural and Aboriginal backgrounds.

Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week The City of Kingston is a proudly diverse municipality, with residents from over 150 countries of origin, speaking 120 languages and following over 28 faiths. Council is committed to increasing the appreciation of multiculturalism and diversity in the local community, in the hope that this will carry over to the greater community. I urge you all to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week held from 14 to 22 March 2015. Congratulations to the Australia Day Award winners Congratulations to our Australia Day Award recipients, these awards show your dedication, achievements and inspire us all.

What's On February

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Monday 2

Patterson Lakes Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Cheltenham Community Centre: Zumba 7.15-8.15pm. Dingley Village N’hood Centre: Enrolments for 2015 3YO activity group 9am. Mordialloc N’hood House: English as a second language 9am-12pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am-2pm

Tuesday 3 Sundowner Community Centre: Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Mordialloc N’hood House: Intro to Ipads and Technology 9-11.30am, Introduction to Computers 12.30-3pm, Tai Chi 1.302.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm. Moorabbin Immunisations: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Centre 1-2pm.

Wednesday 4 Sundowner Community Centre: ‘Knit One, Purl One’ Knitting Class 1.30-3.30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Mordialloc N’hood House: Art for Pleasure 9.3011.30am, Yoga 7.30-9pm. Kingston Men’s Shed: 9am-1pm. Aspendale Playgroup: Corner Lyle Grove and Station Street Aspendale 9.3011.30am.

Thursday 5 Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Occassional Care 8.30am12.30pm and 12.15-3.15pm. Cheltenham Community Centre: Computers with Confidence: 9.30am-3pm. Mordialloc N’hood House: Belly Dancing 6.30-7.30pm. Chelsea Activity Hub: Weekly movie afternoon 1.30-3.30pm. Mentone Immunisations: City of Kingston 34 Brindisi Street 5-6pm.

Friday 6 Sundowner Community Centre: Lift for Life 1:30-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Mini Maestros 9am. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Australian Shareholders’ Association 10.30am-12pm. Kingston City Hall Moorabbin: La Rumba 5pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Art and Craft Group 10am-12.30pm.

Saturday 7 Longbeach Place Community Centre: Presentation and Q&A 1-4pm. Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre-122 Warren Road 10-11am.

Sunday 8 Mentone Old Bakery Museum Open Sunday and Thursday 2-4pm.

Monday 9 Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Weekly Weight Watchers 5pm and 6.30pm. Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Just starting with your iPad 9.30am-12pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am2pm.

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Longbeach Place Community Centre: Continuing with your iPad 9.30am-12.30pm. Kingston Men’s Shed: 9am-1pm. Aspendale Playgroup: Corner Lyle Grove and Station Street 9.30-11.30am. Dingley Village Immunisations N’hood Centre-31B Marcus Road 10-11am .

Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Just starting with your iPad 9.30am - 12pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am - 2pm.

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Sundowner Community Centre: Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Cheltenham Community Centre: Crochet for Beginners 7.30-9pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2 - 4.30pm.

Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30 - 11.30am. Cheltenham Community Centre: Zumba Gold 9.30-10.30am. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Beginners Windows 7 (BYO Laptop) 1 - 3.30pm, Chelsea Immunisations 5-6pm.

Friday 13 Sundowner Community Centre Lift for Life 1:30pm-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre Mini Maestros 9am. Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin: La Mauvaise Reputation 5pm Clarinda Community Centre: Art & Craft Group 10am-12.30pm.

Saturday 14 Clarinda Immunisations: Clarinda Community Centre 58 Viney Street 10-11am.

Monday 16 Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Just starting with your iPad 9.30am - 12pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am 2pm. Arts Grants applications close 5pm.

Longbeach Place Community Centre: Computers for Beginners 9:30am-12pm. Beginners Windows 8 (BYO Laptop) 1 - 3.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm. Cheltenham Immunisations: City of Kingston 1230 Nepean Highway 1 - 2pm.

Chelsea Activity Hub 3-5 Showers Ave, Chelsea 9581 4956

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Wednesday 25 Longbeach Place Community Centre: Continuing with your iPad 9.30am-12.30pm. Kingston Men’s Shed: 9am-1pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30-11.30am.

Aspendale Gardens Community Centre Playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Continuing with your iPad 9.30am-12.30pm. Kingston Men’s Shed: 9am-1pm. Aspendale Playgroup: Corner Lyle Grove and Station Street 9.30-11.30am.

Thursday 19 Cheltenham Community Centre: Computers with Confidence 9.30am-3pm, Guided Meditation 10-11am. Edithvale Immunisations: Edithvale Family & Children’s Centre 1-2pm.

Friday 20 Sundowner Community Centre: Lift for Life 1:30-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Mini Maestros 9am. Kingston City Hall Moorabbin: The Tiger & Me 5pm.

Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre-122 Warren Road 5-6pm.

Sunday 22 Melbourne Summer Biathlon Chelsea

Chelsea Heights Community Centre Beazley Res, 160 Thames Prm, Chelsea Heights 9772 3391

Cheltenham Community Centre 8 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham 9583 0095

Clarinda Community Centre 58-70 Viney St, Clarinda 8551 1200

Wednesday 18

Sundowner Community Centre: Lift for Life 1:30-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Mini Maestros 9am.

Aspendale Playgroup: Corner Lyle Grove and Station Street 9.3011.30am. Food safety training 10am-12pm ph 9852 4905

Saturday 7

Thursday 19

Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre-122 Warren Road 10-11am

Tuesday 10

City of Kingston Cheltenham offices 1 - 4pm

Cheltenham Community Centre: Theatre for Children 4-5pm Longbeach Place Community Centre: Meet the Mouse – Computers for Beginners 9:30am - 12pm. Beginners Windows 8 (BYO Laptop) 1-3.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm. Cheltenham Immunisations: City of Kingston 1230 Nepean Highway 1 - 2pm.

Friday 27

Wednesday 11

Thursday 26 Grant writing skills workshop

Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin: Karavana Flamenca 5pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Art & Craft Group 10am-12.30pm.

Saturday 28

Interfaith Breakfast: Bhakta Dasa from the Hindu Temple 9-11am



Morning Tea Doyles Bridge Hotel Mordialloc 10am-12.30pm ph 8551 1200 Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Longbeach Place Community Centre Come and Try Day9:30 and 7pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Beginners English Class 1-3.30pm

Sundowner Community Centre: Lift for Life 1:30-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Mini Maestros 9am. Kingston City Hall Moorabbin: La Mauvaise Reputation 5pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Art and Craft Group 10am-12.30pm.

Monday 2 Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Weekly Weight Watchers 5pm and 6.30pm. Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am-2pm.

Saturday 14 Clarinda Immunisations: Clarinda Community Centre 58 Viney Street 10-11am.

Tuesday 3 Sundowner Community Centre Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm. Moorabbin Immunisations: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Centre 1-2pm.

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Detox your home mobile collection: City of Kingston Cheltenham 8am - 4pm

Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre-122 Warren Road 5-6pm

Monday 23 Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Weekly Weight Watchers 5pm and 6.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am - 2pm.

Sundowner Community Centre Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm.Moorabbin Immunisations: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Centre 1-2pm.

Chelsea Immunisation: Longbeach Place Community Centre 5-6pm.

Thursday 26 Cheltenham Community Centre: Computers with Confidence 9.30am-3pm, Guided Meditation 10-11am. Clarinda Immunisations: Clarinda Community Centre 58 Viney Street 10-11am.

Friday 27 Clarinda Community Centre: Art and Craft Group 10am-12.30pm.

Saturday 28

Sunday 29

Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Weekly Weight Watchers 5pm and 6.30pm. Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am-2pm.

Highett Neighbourhood Community House 2 Livingston St, Highett 9555 3797

Sundowner Community Centre: Lift for Life 1:30-2:30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Mini Maestros 9am.


Sundowner Community Centre: ‘Knit One, Purl One’ Knitting Class 1.30-3.30pm. Aspendale Gardens Community Centre: Playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Continuing with your iPad 9.30am-12.30pm Clarinda Community Centre Beginners English Class 1-3.30pm.

Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre 31B Marcus Rd, Dingley Village 9558 1866

Friday 20

Sunday 15

Monday 16

Longbeach Place Community Centre: Beginners Windows 7 (BYO Laptop). Mentone Immunisations: City of Kingston 34 Brindisi Street 5-6pm.

Chelsea Activity Hub: Weekly movie afternoon 1.30-3.30pm. Edithvale Immunisations: Edithvale Family & Children’s Centre 1-2pm.

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Exhibition G3 Artspace, Parkdale 9am-5pm

Wednesday 25

Friday 13

Sunday 1

in a different light

Tuesday 24

Cheltenham Community Centre: Computers with Confidence 9.30am-3pm, Guided Meditation 10-11am. Chelsea Immunisation: Longbeach Place Community Centre 5-6pm.


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Saturday 21

International Women’s Day

Thursday 12


Wednesady 18

Friday 6

Chelsea Activity Hub: Beginners Ballroom Dancing Lessons 12.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am - 2pm.

Tuesday 17

COUNCIL RATES 2014/15: Full lump sum payment due Sundowner Community Centre: Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Cheltenham Community Centre: Crochet for Beginners 7.30-9pm. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Meet the Mouse – Computers for Beginners 9:30am-12pm. Beginners Windows 8 (BYO Laptop) 1-3.30pm.Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre 5-6pm.

Monday 9

10 - 2pm • Clarinda Community Centre

Saturday 21

Tuesday 10

Aspendale Gardens Community Centre Kearney Dve, Aspendale Gdns 9587 5955

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Tuesday 17 Sundowner Community Centre: Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.30-8.30pm. Longbeach Place Community Centre: Meet the Mouse – Computers for Beginners 9:30am-12pm.Parkdale Immunisations: Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre 5-6pm

Longbeach Place Inc 15 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea 9776 1386

Mordialloc Community Centre Warren Rd, Mordialloc 9580 3675

Mordialloc Neighbourhood House 457 Main St, Mordialloc 9587 4534

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G1, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin 9am-5pm

Monday 30 Clarinda Community Centre: Clarinda Patchwork Group 10am2pm.

Tuesday 31 Sundowner Community Centre Magic Bods Fitness Training 7.308.30pm. Clarinda Community Centre: Cafe Bazaar 2-4.30pm.

Patterson Lakes Community Centre Thompson Rd, Patterson Lakes 9772 8588

Sundowner Community Centre 24 Sundowner Ave Clarinda 9551 8711

News in brief Keeping you informed of important news, information and events

Central enrolment Kindergarten applications Enrolments for 2016 four year old sessional kindergarten will commence on 1 May. Parents are reminded that this is not a first in first served process and all applications recieved before 30 June will be considered equally. There will be two more allocation rounds after 30 June. For more information

Council celebrates Cultural Diversity Week Join Kingston Council in celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with a photographic exhibition on Thursday 19 March at 6pm G3 Artspace at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale.

Detox your Home Reduce the risk of environmental pollution, fire hazards, as well as improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at Cheltenham’s Detox your Home mobile collection on Sunday 15 March from 8am to 4pm. Location provided upon registration at detoxyourhome

Melbourne’s Ironman Championship is coming to Kingston Triathletes from around the world will return for the fourth year to pound Kingston’s pavement as part of the run leg of Ironman Melbourne on Sunday 22 March.

Kingston Libraries



read, live, learn, collaborate, experience!

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Call out to descendants of World War I Veterans As part of the ANZAC Centenary Celebrations, the Rotary Club of Dingley Village are reaching out to Dingley Village residents who are descendants of World War I Veterans from any State. The Club intends on recognising these veterans by name and details of their service with descendants laying a wreath in their honour at their ANZAC Day Service. For more information contact Sue Hilton on 0403 313 825 or Kevan Thomas on 0417 050 312.

World Wetlands Day 2015 Raise awareness on the importance of wetlands by celebrating World Wetlands Day on Monday 2 February.

International Women’s Day 2015 Recognise International Women's Day at Council’s morning tea at Doyles Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc on Wednesday 11 March from 10am to 12pm. To book call 9581 4629 or email

Children’s Activities and Computer Classes resume!

Storytime resumes the week beginning 2 February for pre-schoolers aged three to five and Tiny Tots for ages up to two years old. Book Bugs Club (Prep to Grade 3) resumes the week beginning 9 March. On 26 March, both Book Buster Club (Grades 4-6) and Readz (ages 12-16) will commence.

True Crime king Andrew Rule comes to Kingston Libraries Sunday 22 February 2.30 – 3.30pm Clarinda Library

Andrew Rule has written, cowritten, edited and published many books, including the Underbelly true crime series and the Chopper series, which inspired the successful feature film. He hosts a regular fortnightly spot on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast called In The Rule World.

Meet Train Enthusiast and Author Nick Anchen at Chelsea Library Tuesday March 24 2 – 3pm Chelsea Library

Come along and hear Nick Anchen talk about life on the Victorian Railways when it was a completely different operation to what is known today. As part of his talk Nick will also show numerous old images to help paint a fascinating picture of ‘the old days’.


Computer classes resume in February.

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Check out our other activities listed in the calendar (left). Further information at or 1300 135 668

Kingston Libraries Chelsea: 1 Chelsea Rd Clarinda: 58A Viney St Highett: 310 Highett Rd Parkdale: 96 Parkers Rd

Cheltenham: 12 Stanley Ave Dingley: Harold Box Hall, 31C Marcus Rd Moorabbin: Shop 5, 1 Taylor St Patterson Lakes: 54 Thompson Rd

Safe Routes to School begins in Kingston The Safe Routes to School program has officially launched for 2014/15 in four participating primary schools in Kingston including Clarinda Primary School, Clayton South Primary School, Westall Primary School and St Andrews Catholic Primary School.

Culture that captures the imagination

Theatre, Music, Film, Visual Arts, Public Programs, Creative Development

Stay healthy in the heat Keep safe and healthy this summer by looking after yourself and keeping in touch with sick or frail friends, neighbours and relatives, drink plenty of water and spend as much time as possible in cool or airconditioned buildings. 

Lock up during summer Don’t forget to lock up your house and car when travelling throughout the holiday season. Make sure to lock all windows and doors, when driving park in well-lit and secure areas wherever possible and do not leave valuables in plain sight.

Interfaith Breakfast with Bhakta Dasa from the Hindu Temple Listen to Bhakta Dasa from the Hindu Temple and his inspirational story on Saturday 28 February from 9 to 11am at Sana Café in Moorabbin; to book call 9581 4500.

Participate in Council’s free volunteer workshops Further your grant writing skills in a workshop on Thursday 26 February from 1 – 4pm or get training on food safety on Wednesday 18 March from 10am – 12pm. For more information or to book phone 9851 4905.

Turn your lights off for our planet At 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March, Kingston residents are encouraged to help the planet by switching off their lights for Earth Hour

school holiday fun! The Fabulous Singlettes

Friday 13 March, 8pm Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. Tickets: $35 / Concession $30 / Table of six $25

The Fabulous Singlettes are a playful, threewoman, post-modern musical celebration of some of the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s. The Fabulous Singettes celebrate the Sixties with immaculate covers of the Girl Group era like The Ronettes, The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shangri-Las and Dusty Springfield.


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Swamp Juice

Wednesday 1 April, 2pm Thursday 2 April, 10:30am and 1:30pm Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale Tickets: $15 / Groups four and more $10 each

Swamp Juice is the second production from acclaimed performer Jeff Achtem who uses bits of rubbish and household items to create intricate and funny stories using shadow puppetry. All of the puppetry is performed in front of the screen, so the audience gets a peek at how each silhouette is made.

Kingston Arts Centre (G1 and G2) 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Shirley Burke Theatre (G3) 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Nearly 4,000 people celebrated the holiday season at the much loved family event Carols by Kingston at its new location Sir William Fry Reserve in Highett.

In its sixth year, thousands of people flocked to Kingston’s annual art, craft and design market on 6 December 2014 to snap up unique handmade items from talented local artists and designers.

0s and 1930s, the For the first time since the 192 Carnival made an Mordialloc Christmas Summer r Scullin Reserve. appearance at Mordialloc’s Pete es of the Mordialloc Here’s a photo from the archiv Carnival in the 1920s.

Celebrate the Rotary Club of Mordialloc’s second annual

Gnome and Fairy Festival

Reunite with old high school friends at the Cheltenham High School reunion for the classes of 1959 to 1979 on Saturday 28 February at 12.30pm at Cheltenham Secondary College. Contact

Globe to Globe World Music Festival rock ed Namatjira Park on Australia Day, celebrating our rich multicu ltural community with tunes, food and workshops from aro und the globe!

with your family and friends at Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc on Sunday 29 March from 10am to 4pm. See for more information.

pages while participating 450 children read over 200,000 Reading Club, supported in Kingston Libraries’ Summer ns Club, Freegal, Penguin by the Mordialloc-Mentone Lio and Xtreme Air.





Hailing from Melbourne, Indie Rock band Kingswood won Triple J’s Unearthed competition in 2012 and since then have gone on to grace the stages of Splendour In The Grass, Groovin the Moo, Queenscliff Music Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Big Day Out, Festival of the Sun and Pyramid Rock Festival. The four-piece recorded their debut album in Nashville and have played with the likes of Living End, Grinspoon, British India, The Saints and Aerosmith. Their first four singles ‘Yeah Go Die’, ‘Medusa’, ‘She’s My Baby’ and ‘Ohio’ have been received with wide acclaim. Kingswood’s album ‘Microscopic Wars’ was nominated for the 2014 Best Rock Album ARIA.

Russell Morris

Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival is honoured to have legendary Australian singersongwriter Russell Morris join its long list of talented alumni. As one of Australia’s most enduring singers, Russell went from 60’s pop star to one of the country’s first singer/ songwriters. With a career spanning six decades, starting out with Somebody’s Image before going solo and producing 1969 chart topper The Real Thing, Russell Morris is an icon of Australian Music. Russell has worked with the likes of Ronnie Burns, Darryl Cotton and the Rhubes and in 2008 was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame for his contribution to the Australian music industry.

Russell Morris

d elights y r a n i l u c IN THE CHEF’S KITCHEN FeaturING a weekend full OF DELICIOUS demonstrations and all the tips to cook nutritious energiSing foods. The Chef’s Kitchen will set the stage for the ultimate culinary battle! Two chefs from Oscar’s Hangout will battle it out in the ultimate test of skills and creativity in the Battle of the Chefs! Come along and help choose which ingredients these two esteemed chefs will use to whip up their masterpieces and even place your vote to pick the winner!





Oscar’s Hangout



Firegreen Foods Living sugar free, vegan nibbles and guilt free desserts

Nature’s Essentials Real food for peak performance: Exploring the world of super foods


Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar Easy summer seafood tapas


Oscar’s Hangout Battle of the Chefs


The Spice People Spice up your kitchen: identifying, blending and cooking with spice


Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar Easy summer seafood tapas


Spice Crate Foods Dishes from America’s deep south come to Mordialloc


Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves are the elements that reach the soul. Benny has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Blue King Brown, Tim Rogers and Vika & Linda Bull and was awarded Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent in 2012.

Hat Fitz and Cara

This dynamic duo are a unique combination that have skilfully combined their hill style country blues with old timey flavourings. Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with powerful and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. They have been known to pack more energy, emotion and sheer musical exuberance into one song than most manage in a whole career.

Jesse Valach

Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Jesse Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in demanding fashion. Jesse Valach has proven that from local blues jams to the international stage, he is a musician whose star is indeed on the rise.

Louis KinG and the Liars Klub

Louis King has been at the top of the Roots music scene since the mid-ninties. He has performed at all the major festivals in the country, including the East Coast Festival in Byron Bay five times, as well as Bridgetown Cairns and Broadbeach Blues festivals. Louis King has also performed at the Great British Blues Festival, Kwadedamme Blues Festival in the Netherlands and The Screamin’ Festival in Spain. The band has been the featured support act for B.B King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Screamin’ J Hawkins to name a few.

Marty P

Marty and his five piece Soul/Funk band are non-stop, upbeat and crowd pleasing, utilising horns, rhythm and catchy vocals. Martin Perkins will get you grooving with original tunes from Latin inspired beats to Motown funk with a hint of blues.

Oozin Blues

Described as a blues band with horse power, Oozin Blues formed in the 80s and are still going strong. Playing a mix of rocky blues and funky grooves that delight a loyal cohort of fans, Oozin Blues will keep your toes tapping and your hands clapping

Renée Geyer

With 22 albums under her belt, Renée Geyer says that at 14 years old she knew rythym and blues was the music genre she connected with the most. She joined her first band, Dry Red in 1970 and released her first album in 1972. Renee has sang with the likes of Sting, Chaka Kan, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Brown. Over the course of her incredible career, Renée Geyer has refined her talents and is an accomplished singer, arranger and producer. She has had records in the Australian charts every decade since the 1970s and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005.

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel

Sal Kimber is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging singer-songwriters who has been stealing hearts on Australia’s live music scene for the past seven years. In 2008 she found her niche by forming alt-country band Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel With a familiar, warm and expressive voice, Sal Kimber and her band were named by Rolling Stone Magazine as ‘Australiana alt-country at its finest’.

The Fat Tuesday Orchestra

The brainchild of one of Melbourne’s most infamous musicians, Tommy McEwan. McEwan wanted to see what would happen if he put all of his favourite artists in one room, so he gathered Gil Askey, Jimmy Slogett, Dai Jones, Alli Penney and Joel Plymin. The result, The Fat Tuesday Orchestra, is what the band calls a ‘moving Mardi Gras party’.

Photographic Award returns Now in its sixth year, one of Victoria’s most popular photographic awards returns to Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival in 2015. The top 20 images from the Lens Mist photographic competition will be exhibited on both days of the Festival, giving you the opportunity to vote for your favourite entry. Lens Mist is just one of the many ways Council supports the development of local artists and is an excellent opportunity for emerging and established local artist to showcase their work to the community and the thousands of people who attend the Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Festival.

Gourmet Food and Wine Whet your appetite at Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival As a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival umbrella event, prepare yourself for a mouth-watering selection of gourmet food, regional wines and boutique beers at the 2015 Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival. Take your taste buds on an adventure around the globe, with food from Turkish to Thai, Italian, Dutch, Danish and Greek cuisines. With dumplings, barbeque, coffee, pizza, burritos, pancakes, ice cream, fairy floss, burgers, juices and souvlaki, there will be no shortage of options to keep you dancing the weekend away. Keep refreshed with a wide variety of beverages from local and regional retailers and producers including 2 Brothers, Northway Downs Estate, Rebello Wines, Underground Winemakers, T’Gallant Winemakers, Grand Ridge Brewery, Mordialloc Cellar Door, Beckingham Wines and True South Brewery.

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Saturday 28 FEBRUARY 11am -10.30pm Sunday 1 March 11am - 6pm

Peter Scullin Reserve, Beach Road, Mordialloc Limited parking available at Peter Scullin Reserve and surrounding streets. Walking, cycling or using public transport is recommended. Peter Scullin Reserve is a short walk from Mordialloc Station on the Frankston line. The following buses travel to Mordialloc: 705, 706, 708, 709, 811, 811/812, 812, 903. For more details visit Council’s community bus will provide free transport along Beach Road from Parkdale Station to Peter Scullin Reserve from 12-10.30pm on the Saturday and 12-6pm on the Sunday. Please flag down the driver. Please bring a water bottle and wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Free sunscreen will be available. cityofkingston





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Kingston Your City Feb March 2015