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Hard rubbish collection for Borough residents

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Residents living in the Borough of Queenscliffe are urged to start sorting and cleaning up around their homes in the lead-up to Council’s annual hard rubbish collection commencing on Saturday 1 April 2017. Please don’t place items on your nature strip before 25 March to help keep our streets tidy. Residents are reminded to bundle...

Fire at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve

Thursday, 16 March 2017

An abandoned former TocH building at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve was destroyed by fire over the long weekend. This is not the first act of vandalism at the site, with the area previously fenced off for community safety. The Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Tony Francis was quick to allay community concerns. “I want to...

Young water polo star scores her chance to shine

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Local Queenscliff resident and water polo prodigy Alexandra Scorgie now has a chance to shine among a group of 94 aspiring young athletes who will soon start training with the Barwon Sports Academy.  She’ll also receive a much-needed helping hand through a $250 bursary from the Borough of Queenscliffe. Barwon Sports Academy (BSA) is...

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Reference Group

Expression of Interest

The Council of the Borough of Queenscliffe is seeking written expressions of interest for up to 10 people to form a Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Reference Group. The primary purpose of the Reference Group is to provide information and feedback to assist Council in its decision making regarding the final detailed design of the...

Making art more accessible

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Supporting artists with disabilities, promoting their work and encouraging their inclusion is the key to the Borough of Queenscliffe’s partnership with Participate Karingal and the Artist in Residency program, says Mayor Tony Francis. “Interested community members are encouraged to view works by Participant Karingal artists...

Local lifesavers prevent summer tragedies

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Sharp eyes, high level training and regular patrols by dedicated local lifesavers have helped to ensure a safe summer holiday season for residents and visitors at Point Lonsdale beaches for season 2016/17. Mayor Tony Francis today congratulated members of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club for their commitment and efforts providing...

Drivers urged to take care at school crossings

Friday, 03 February 2017

Drivers are urged to take extra care near all school crossings and other pedestrian crossings in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, as the new school year gets into full swing. Council-appointed supervisors help ensure the safety of pedestrians using the six school crossings in the Borough, one at Queenscliff and five at Point Lonsdale. Chief...

Solar power deals a drawcard for local residents

Friday, 03 February 2017

Property owners in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale who are keen to turn to solar power are urged to consider community solar photovoltaic (PV) packages on offer now. The Community Environment Alliance is inviting residents, businesses and community groups interested in installing solar power to register with their program and take up the...

Maternal and child health services in the Borough

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Borough families can now attend maternal and child health appointments at Queenscliffe Kindergarten at 10 Stevens Street. This service is delivered to local residents by the City of Greater Geelong's Family Services. The Maternal and Child Health service is free and available to all families with children from birth to school-age. The contact...

Stay vigilant this summer

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Stay vigilant this summer

Recent rain, additional grass growth and rapid drying over summer mean property owners need to remain vigilant during the fire season. Keep an eye on how long lawns are getting, and any hazard posed by leaf litter and other vegetation surrounding home and on any nearby vacant land early this year. All properties in the Borough of Queenscliffe...

Outstanding volunteers earn Australia Day Awards

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Joint award winners have been declared for this year’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Australia Day Awards in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Mayor Tony Francis today announced the Borough’s 2017 Australia Day Award recipients, recognising the dedicated service of hard-working volunteers and organisations. Five...

Ambassador to join Borough’s Australia Day celebrations

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Australia Day Ambassador and leading philanthropist Vedran Drakulic will be a key speaker at the Borough of Queenscliffe’s Australia Day celebrations at Queenscliff this week. Mayor Tony Francis said the Council was honoured to have Mr Drakulic participate in the Australia Day Awards ceremony and other activities at the Queenscliff Town...

Vision for Queenscliff’s Sport and Recreation Precinct taking shape

Friday, 13 January 2017

The views of the community have been fully considered in Council’s vision for the future of the Queenscliff Recreation Reserve and development of its sport and recreation facilities, says Mayor Tony Francis. “Council is very excited to be able to move forward on the Queenscliff Sport and Recreational Precinct Concept Plan,” Cr...

Lonsdale Bight Coastal Processes Open House

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Come along to drop-in sessions on 18 January 2017

The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), the Borough of Queenscliffe and Parks Victoria invite the community to attend an Open House next Wednesday to gain insight into the sand movements at Lonsdale Bight. The Open House on 18 January will detail the results of an independent review, commissioned by DELWP, into the...

Dogs on beaches restrictions in force for summer

Friday, 23 December 2016

Dogs on beaches restrictions in force for summer
Residents and visitors to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are reminded that summer timeshare restrictions for dogs on beaches are now in force and Council’s local laws officers regularly patrol local beaches. The Borough of Queenscliffe Council recently introduced new time restrictions for dogs from 15 December until the end of February,...