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Council Community Development Grants open 1 May

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Does your community group have a great idea they would like to see happen in the Borough? Council’s Community Development Grants can help. The Grants Program aims to encourage and assist community organisations to take an active involvement in the life of their community for the benefit of the community and its members, empower...

Anzac Day Services 2017

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Borough of Queenscliffe will host a dawn service at 5:45am on Anzac Day at the Queenscliff Lighthouse, located at the Ocean View car park. Everyone is also invited to attend the Anzac Day Service later in the morning at Fort Queenscliff. A parade will assemble at 10.15am at the front of the Queenscliff Post Office and march along Hesse...

Barwon Water service disruption in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale

Thursday, 06 April 2017

Residents in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale will experience a temporary reduction in water pressure during work to re-align the water main supplying the towns. To safely complete the work, the pipeline will be turned off for approximately 36 hours during the week beginning Monday 1 May 2017. While an alternative water supply system will be in...

Council appoints new reference group

Thursday, 06 April 2017

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council has appointed a new reference group to provide information and feedback to Council on the detailed design of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve (PLLR). Expressions of Interest, advertised in the Geelong Advertiser, the Echo, and on the Borough of Queenscliffe’s website, closed on Friday 17 March...

2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay announced

Monday, 27 March 2017

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Queenscliff as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR). The Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Tony Francis was delighted that Queenscliff had been selected to participate in the QBR ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games....

Council commences clean-up at Point Lonsdale

Monday, 27 March 2017

Council has taken action after an abandoned former TocH building at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve was destroyed by fire over the Labour Day long weekend. The Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Tony Francis outlined the regulatory processes that Council must undertake. “Council has moved swiftly to conduct necessary site...

Global and local exposure for community art

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sculptures created by participants from the ‘Participate Karingal’ and Borough of Queenscliffe 2017 Artist in Residence partnership will be on show in shop windows and venues throughout Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale from 2 April 2017.   Maps highlighting the exhibition locations will be available from the Queenscliffe Visitor...

Queenscliff Cultural Hub a hot topic for G21 delegation

Friday, 24 March 2017

The proposed Queenscliff Cultural Hub was a key discussion point during the G21 – Geelong Region Alliance delegation to Canberra this week. Council’s G21 delegates Deputy Mayor Susan Salter and Borough Chief Executive Officer Lenny Jenner were impressed with the level of engagement demonstrated by Prime Minister Malcolm...

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...

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...

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...