Acceptance of recyclables has resumed

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Cr Merriman 2018 web 150SKM Services Pty Ltd (SKM) resumed acceptance of recyclable materials from Barwon Region councils for processing at its Geelong site on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

SKM provided the advice to Council following notification from the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) revoking the ban on receipt of recyclables at SKM’s Laverton site.

Council welcomes this news and thanks everyone in the community for their patience while SKM have worked to achieve compliance with EPA regulations.

It’s no bluff, Council welcomes Heritage Victoria decision

In a recent post published on a local community group Facebook page, it was incorrectly reported that “Council wrote to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment seriously bagging the heritage values of Shortland Bluff to stop a National Heritage listing proceeding”.

The incorrect statements made regarding Council in this post are misleading and a misrepresentation of the facts. The application to Heritage Victoria for the emergency listing of Shortland’s Bluff was based on incorrect statements by the applicant. Council has an obligation to deal honestly with Heritage Victoria and advised them of the factual situation. Council has a strong working relationship with Heritage Victoria and supported the subsequent due process for the heritage listing of Shortland’s Bluff.

Shortland’s Bluff is a renowned area rich in maritime and defence history and a critical site for the preservation of indigenous plant species. Let the record state, Council welcomes the inclusion of Shortland’s Bluff in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Get ready for Council’s 2019 e-waste drop-off day

The Borough of Queenscliffe’s annual e-waste drop-off day will be held on Saturday 18 May from 9.00am to 2.00pm at the Ocean View Car Park in Queenscliff.

Borough ratepayers are invited to gather up old, broken or unwanted e-waste items such as televisions, computers and computer equipment, printers, cameras and mobile phones and bring them to the e-waste drop-off event.

For a full list of what can and can’t be collected, head over to the E-waste Drop-off page on Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, or call us on 5258 1377.

Queenscliffe Economic Development Advisory Committee expressions of interest

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council invites written expressions of interest for two new industry and/or skills-based members to join the Queenscliffe Economic Development Advisory Committee (QEDAC).

The primary responsibility of QEDAC members is to provide strategic advice to Council on opportunities and issues related to economic development in the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Expressions of interest can be submitted online on the Economic Development Advisory Committee page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, from Monday 1 April 2019 until 4:00pm on Friday 10 May 2019.

Alternatively, expressions of interest can be submitted:

  • By email to info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au;
  • By mail to PO Box 53, Queenscliff, Victoria, 3225; or
  • In person at Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff.

Applications must address the selection criteria outlined in the expression of interest application form. Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the QEDAC terms of reference prior to submitting an expression of interest application. This documentation is available on the Economic Development Advisory Committee page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, and from Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff.

To request a copy of this documentation, and for any further information about the expression of interest application process, please contact the Borough of Queenscliffe on 03 5258 1377.

‘Stop Nuisance Calls’ telephone scam

It has been brought to the attention of Council that some of our residents have fallen victim to a recent telephone scam. Scammers are telling people that they are from ‘Stop Nuisance Calls’ and will ask for credit card details, including CVN numbers (the last three digits on the back of a credit card). We have been advised that these calls sound very convincing. Please note, ‘Stop Nuisance Calls’ is a free service, if you, or someone you know has provided your personal details over the phone to someone that has said they represent ‘Stop Nuisance Calls’, contact your bank immediately and notify authorities.

Cr Bob Merriman AM - Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe