News

Community grants support the Borough’s past, present and future

Friday, 11 August 2017

 Council announced the recipients of its 2017-18 Community Development Grants program at a presentation evening held in the Queenscliff Town Hall on Thursday 3 August.

Grants were awarded to 11 local organisations to support...

Joint waste management partnership saves on costs and environmental impacts

Thursday, 03 August 2017

The Borough of Queenscliffe and Surf Coast Shire Council have joined forces to secure a new green waste management contract that will deliver significant benefits for ratepayers and the environment.

From 1 August 2017, kerbside green...

Council to stay with 2.0% rate cap for 2017–18

Monday, 31 July 2017

On Monday 31 July, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released its decision on Council’s application for a one-off higher rate cap of 4.5% in the 2017–18 rating year.

After due consideration, the ESC has advised Council...

Council acts quickly to report vandalism

Friday, 21 July 2017

Borough of Queenscliffe Council has received and responded to a report of vandalism to the former Lighthouse Keeper’s well at Point Lonsdale.

Council officers have inspected the well and confirm that damage was caused to the well...

New Victorian campaign supports disaster recovery

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has developed a new campaign designed to educate people about the importance of taking out adequate home and contents insurance.

The ‘Insure it. It’s worth it’...

New members for Governance and Finance Reference Group

Council is very pleased to welcome three new members to its Governance and Finance Reference Group in 2017. Michael Dowling, Andrew Rogers and Andrew Sutherland will join existing Governance and Finance Reference Group members Felicity Thyer, James Tippet, David Kenwood, Terry Philp, Andrew Conlan, John Johnson and Mark Hoysted and nominated...

Strong results for new Council

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The 2017 Local Government Victoria Community Satisfaction Survey results are in, and Council is very pleased to report an overall increase on the 2016 result.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis, was excited to see...

100 years of Maternal and Child Health services in Victoria

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Council is thrilled to acknowledge the 100th birthday of the Victorian Maternal and Child Health service in June this year.

Victoria’s first Baby Health Centre, supported by Richmond City Council, was created in June 1917. Over...

Nominations open for 2018 Australian of the Year awards

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

It’s time to nominate the Borough’s best for a chance to win a 2018 Australian of the Year award.

If you know a local superstar who makes a difference in the Borough community, you can submit a nomination for 2018 Australian...

Date set for next industry forum on Economic Development Strategy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Council will hold a second industry forum on its Economic Development Strategy at the Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff on Tuesday 18 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

At the forum, Council will seek further ideas and views...

Outdoor exhibition gives a head start to youth art

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Selected images from the 2016 Head Start Youth Art annual exhibition are on temporary outdoor display near the new playground at the Point Lonsdale foreshore and at the Queenscliff Harbour, to highlight the work of our young artists and...

Bright lights a win for Coutas

Monday, 19 June 2017

New AFL-standard lights have been installed at the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct to create safer, better training conditions for the Queenscliff Coutas.

On Tuesday 13 June, Member for Bellarine, The Honourable Lisa Neville,...

Take the Plastic Free Challenge in July

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Plastic Free July Challenge is coming to the Borough.

During July, residents in the Borough of Queenscliffe can choose to refuse single-use plastics such as plastic bags, straws and takeaway coffee cups.

‘Plastic Free...

Festival of learning for Borough businesses this August

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Victorian Small Business Festival is coming to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale in August 2017, with three key events set to highlight the Borough business calendar.

United We Succeed – Getting Collaboration Right

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Tobacco Act changes affect local food businesses

Monday, 19 June 2017

Under changes to the Tobacco Act 1987 that will come into effect on 1 August 2017, smoking will be banned in outdoor dining areas in Victoria.

This includes outdoor dining areas at hospitality venues, food fairs, and within 10 metres of...