Happy New Year

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Cr Merriman 2018 web 150Happy new year to all Borough of Queenscliffe residents, ratepayers and visitors.

2019 promises to be another exciting year for all of us, with many projects already underway or scheduled to commence as we move forward into the new year. Our agenda includes further advocacy to secure funding opportunities to respond to the emerging impacts of climate change and sea level rise, development of a Streetscape Plan following community feedback to identify opportunities to further enhance Hesse Street in Queenscliff, and completion of Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve.

We achieved some very satisfying results in 2018, including the completion and formal opening of the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct. The state-of-the-art facilities now on offer at the precinct are a culmination of the exceptional accomplishments of all involved, and provide both members of our community and visitors to our region with access to some of the best sporting facilities in Victoria.

I look forward to working with my Council colleagues and the community to progress current initiatives. We will continue to advocate strongly to further strengthen the stability, viability and independence of the Borough of Queenscliffe.

On behalf of all the Councillors and staff of the Borough of Queenscliffe, enjoy the summer season.

Australia Day Celebration

Council’s Australia Day Celebration will be held at the Queenscliff Town Hall on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, announcement of the Australia Day Award winners, the official cake-cutting ceremony, and a free community barbecue with children’s activities, so bring the whole family along.

Our 2019 Australia Day celebration will focus on celebrating who we are, embracing our history and enjoying the opportunities available to us as Australians.

Full details of our successful Australia Day Award winners will be published on Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, following the community celebration.

Remember to have your say on Hesse Street

Council reminds everyone that the Hesse Street Revitalisation survey is open until 11:59pm on Monday 28 January 2019.

Complete the survey at www.placescore.org/queenscliff or at Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, to tell us your priorities for Hesse Street, or pick up a hard copy of the survey from Council’s offices, the Queenscliff Library, and Hesse Street businesses.

Your feedback will help guide our investment in changes to make Hesse Street an even better place to live, work and play.

Hard copy surveys should be returned in person to Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff, or by mail to PO Box 93, Queenscliff 3225. Share your feedback and help guide the next steps in the revitalisation of Hesse Street.

Listening Posts continue in 2019

Community Listening Posts have been scheduled in January, February and March 2019 on the following dates:

  • Thursday 24 January 2019 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm in the Uniting Church Hall at the corner of Hesse Street and Stokes Street, Queenscliff.
  • Thursday 28 February 2019 from 11:00am until 12:00 noon in the Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall at 22 Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale.
  • Thursday 28 March 2019 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm in the Uniting Church Bay Room at the corner Hesse Street and Stokes Street, Queenscliff.

Our Community Listening Posts encourage people to share ideas, suggestions and concerns directly with Council, and holding our first Community Listening Post for the year in January includes non-resident ratepayers in the conversation.

January Council Meeting

The first Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2019 will be held on Thursday 24 January, commencing at 7:00pm in the Queenscliff Town Hall. All are welcome. The full schedule of Ordinary Meetings in 2019 is available on the Public Notices section of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

Cr Bob Merriman AM – Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe