Australia Day Awards 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Cr Merriman 2018 web 150Council congratulates the winners of the 2019 Borough of Queenscliffe Australia Day Awards:

Citizen of the Year – Graham Christie JP

Young Citizen of the Year – Ruby Dalton

Community Environment Project of the Year – Kids Teaching Kids Local Conference – St Aloysius Primary School

Community Event of the Year – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Community Organisation of the Year – 3225 Community Calendar

The awards were presented at our community celebration on Saturday 26 January. Read more about this year’s winners on the News page of Council’s website here.

Celebrating 15 years of volunteering

Council congratulates Judy Compton, Cora Biggins, Jackie Taylor and Pat Theodore, who have each recently celebrated 15 years of volunteering at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre.

This significant milestone is a fantastic achievement and testament to the quartet’s dedication to provide visitors to our region with local knowledge and information on attractions and things to see and do.

Judy, Cora, Jackie and Pat all live locally and have used their collective knowledge of the Borough of Queenscliffe to provide countless visitors with invaluable hints and tips, helping tourists to get the most out of their stay.

To experience the excellent service delivered by the Visitor Information Centre staff and volunteers, drop in to the Visitor Information Centre at 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff between 9:00am and 5:00pm on any day apart from Christmas Day.

2019 Community Environment Alliance Grants

Applications for Council’s 2019 Community Environment Alliance (CEA) grants program are invited from Monday 4 February 2019 until Friday 15 March 2019.

The CEA grants support local not-for-profit organisations and groups to reduce carbon emissions and preserve the Borough’s natural environment. Applications can be made by incorporated not-for-profit organisations whose principal activities are conducted within the Borough of Queenscliffe area, and schools (for non-infrastructure projects only that are separate to the normal school curriculum).

To find out more about the grants program or read about the 2018 grant recipients, visit the CEA page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/cea.

Community Satisfaction Survey 2019

Council would like to inform residents that, for a period of up to three weeks from late January until March, your household may receive a telephone call from an independent market research agency, National Field Services.

National Field Services have been commissioned to conduct the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey. The independent survey is coordinated annually by the State Government on behalf of participating Victorian councils.

The Community Satisfaction Survey is designed to assess the performance of Victorian councils across a range of measures to identify ways to provide improved or more effective service delivery to residents. Interviews are conducted with a representative sample of residents.

We appreciate you taking the time to assist us with your valuable feedback. Please be assured that your details and individual responses are confidential. Only the overall results are shared with Council.

If you have any questions about the Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 5258 1377 or by email at info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

Make rates easier with eNotices

With the third rates instalment for 2018–19 due on Thursday 28 February 2019, it is a good time to sign up for Council’s improved eNotices system.

More than 20% of Borough of Queenscliffe ratepayers are already signed up for eNotices, saving time for themselves and supporting Council to save on distribution costs and paper usage.

The online eNotices system delivers easy sign up, login and account management, enabling you to change your mailing address and contact details online rather than having to contact Council directly. You can request to have your rates notices delivered to more than one email address (for example, a work email and a home email), and you can view up to seven years of past rates notices for properties under your ownership.

To sign up, visit queenscliffe.enotices.com.au and use the unique eNotices Reference Number found on your rates notice to register.

If you have any questions about eNotices, please contact Council on 5258 1377 or info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

Cr Bob Merriman AM – Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe