Anzac Day 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019

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Anzac Day 2019
This morning three Anzac Day commemorative services will be held in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.

The Councillors would like to acknowledge and thank the Victorian Veterans Council for funding provided under the ‘Victoria Remembers’ grant program toward the organisation and delivery of the Borough of Queenscliffe Anzac Day services.

We also thank the community volunteers, members of the RSL, and our Council officers for their significant contribution to our 2019 Anzac Day services, along with everyone in the community who gathers with us to acknowledge our armed forces on this day.

Lest we forget.

Council calls for new members for Advisory Committee
Council is inviting expressions of interest for two new members to join the Queenscliffe Economic Development Advisory Committee (QEDAC).

Expressions of interest are invited until 4:00pm on Friday 10 May 2019 and can be submitted:
• Via an online application form on the Economic Development Advisory Committee page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au;
• 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.

Visit the Economic Development Advisory Committee page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, to read the QEDAC Terms of Reference and find out more about the roles and responsibilities of QEDAC members.

If you have any other questions about QEDAC, or would like to request a copy of the Expression of Interest form and/or Terms of Reference, please contact Council on 5258 1377.

Electric line clearance program
Council’s annual electric line clearance tree trimming program will commence on Monday 29 April 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2019.

We are required to complete these works annually to be compliant with the requirements of the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015.

If you have any questions about the tree trimming program, please call Council on 5258 1377.

Community Grants applications go online
Council’s annual community grants program will open in six days on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

This year, we are inviting local community groups to submit applications for the grants program online at Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

In addition to the online process, application forms can be downloaded from Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, or picked up from Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff, completed, and returned:
• By email to info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au;
• By mail to PO Box 93, Queenscliff, Victoria, 3225; or
• In person at Council’s offices.

More detailed information can be found in the Grant Program Guidelines, available on Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, and from Council’s offices.

Applications for the 2019 Community Grants program are invited until 4:00pm on Friday 7 June 2019.

2019 Low Light Festival
The Low Light Festival, a celebration of winter in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, will be held from Friday 3 May 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019.

The program will shortly be available to view on the Low Light website, www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au. Subscribe to the Festival newsletter at www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au to receive the latest news and stay up to date with what’s on, and follow Low Light on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LowLightQueenscliff) and Instagram (lowlightq).

Time to clean up
With our annual e-waste drop-off day just over three weeks away, it’s time for Borough of Queenscliffe ratepayers and residents to gather your old, unwanted or broken electronic or electrical equipment for collection at the Ocean View car park in Queenscliff on Saturday 18 May 2019 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

You are invited to drop off e-waste items such as televisions, computers, printers and the like. Please note that household batteries, air conditioners, smoke detectors, and whitegoods including fridges, freezers, ovens / stoves, dryers and washing machines, cannot be accepted for collection.

Batteries should be removed from e-waste items and can be brought to Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff, for recycling.

Please refer to the ‘E-waste drop-off day’ page of our website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, or call us on 5258 1377 if you have any further questions about the drop-off day.

Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Over three weekends from Saturday 11 May to Sunday 26 May 2019, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will celebrate the work of Australian writers and artists with a varied and inspiring schedule of events in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.

With another bumper program of panels, workshops, poetry and performance, and a list of visiting writers that reads like a who’s who of Australian literary talent, tickets for the 2019 Festival are selling fast.

Visit the Festival website, www.queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au, to secure your seat at events featuring literary giants such as Helen Garner, Richard Fidler, Alice Pung, Michael Veitch, William McInnes, Meshel Laurie and many others.

Cr Bob Merriman AM
Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe