Events for your Diary

The Piers Festival
Sunday 25th January, 12pm - 9:30pm, Princes Pier

3207 Beach Patrol
Saturday 7th February, 9-10am, Port Melbourne beach, meet opposite the London

BCNA Restaurant Evenings
Wednesday 18th February, Mr Lawrence at the London
Wednesday 13th May
Wednesday 12 August
Wednesday 18 November

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Pier Street Illegal Parking

From David Hehir, Foreshore Coordinator, City of Port Phillip

In regards to illegal parking on Pier Street, footpath and nature strip, could you please encourage your members to formally register their request for a ‘Parking Officer callout’ on 9209 6777 or assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au day or night.

Phoning during the day or night with a full description of the location and cars blocking footpaths etc, is typically the quickest way to ensure a Parking Officer attends. I have been advised the Pier Street area is included in routine patrols, but they can often be diverted in response to other residents callouts in other parts of the municipality. When the residents calls are formally registered via 9209 6777 or assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au it also helps Council improve the Parking Officer roster times and staffing levels to better match the community demand throughout week.

Restaurant Evening - Wednesday 18 February

Our first social event for 2015 will be held at
7.00 pm, Wednesday 18 February
at the recently refurbished and renamed
Mr Lawrence at The London, 92 Beach Street (corner of Princes Street) Port Melbourne

We have arranged a three course menu plus coffee/tea, the details of which can be downloaded here. Vegetarian requirement should be advised at the time of booking. The cost is $50 per person (paid in cash on entry) plus a gold coin gratuity. Drinks are available from the Bar.

Please RSVP by e-mail to tnink@outlook.com no later than 14 February

Your Committee has also organised ongoing functions for 2015 at approximately three monthly intervals. You may wish to diarise the following dates:
Wednesday 13 May
Wednesday 12 August
Wednesday 18 November

We will advise further as each date draws closer and look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 18 February.

2015 Piers Festival Brochure

Click here for brochure on this year's Piers Festival

Safety Concerns - Cars Accessing and Driving on Princes Pier

We've just received the following note from Jenny Bygrave, Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Port Community, Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC).

Recently PoMC has received several queries from residents in the towers adjacent to Princes Pier, about a bollard on the pier. We understand that private cars are removing the bollard to drive onto the pier and potentially causing a safety problem for pedestrians on the pier. 

As PoMC is not the managing authority for Princes Pier, I wonder if you might consider including the contact details of Major Projects Victoria within your next newsletter, to inform residents of the agency which can best assist them? 

• Major Projects Victoria manages Princes Pier

• Community members with enquiries about Princes Pier can contact Major Projects Victoria’s general office number 03 9655 8622. 

PoMC is in the meanwhile advising any residents who call of these details, and forwarding the queries directly to MPV.

Calling All Artists

From Bernadene Voss, Sandridge Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor:

Notification of planned power outage for Sun 11th & Sun 18th January

For your information, a letter (download here) was delivered to a number of residents today regarding power disruptions on 11 and 18 January.

The majority of affected residents live along Williamstown Road.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to call anytime to the number in the attachment.

Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place

In the third week of December the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) brought down its interim decision on the action from the site owner to remove or vary the covenants at 1-7 Waterfront Place community centre.

BCNA and Save Port Melbourne Gateway objected to the action but VCAT decided in favour of the owner that it would allow variation to the covenants for a building up to 10 storey in line with Planning Scheme Amendment C104. This Amendment is awaiting final decision between the Department of Planning and the City of Port Phillip.

Discussions are also taking place to protect the pathway and bike trail from overshadowing at the winter solstice. Further information will be posted when it becomes available.

Port Capacity Project | Works Advisory Notice 22 Dec to 5 Jan

The final Port of Melbourne works update for 2014 can be downloaded here.

We wish you a happy and safe Christmas and thank you for your patience and support during the year.

Kind Regards

Brian Wilson
General Manager | Communications
Port of Melbourne Corporation
Direct: +61 3 9683 1464  | Mobile: +61 0409 423 583

Resident notification - 2015 Asian Cup

From Bernadene Voss, Deputy Mayor and Councillor - Sandridge Ward:

In preparation for the use of the soccer facility at JL Murphy Reserve for the 2015 Asian Cup, local residents will be receiving the notification (download here) letter this afternoon. Please pass on via your networks also.

It is still confidential who will be training at the grounds, but will let you know when I can.

Port Capacity Project | Works Advisory Notice 15-21 Dec

The latest Port of Melbourne works advisory notice can be downloaded here.

Please note the restrictions during specific areas of Webb Dock construction work during this week. For any queries please respond to the phone number provided.