Landscape Master Plan adopted for Lighthouse Reserve

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Cr Merriman 2018 web 150At our Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 24 January 2019, Council unanimously resolved to adopt Landscape Master Plan Option C for the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve.

Council’s resolution took into account advice from the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Reference Group, feedback from the Borough of Queenscliffe and wider community and input from Tract Consultants.

Council’s next steps will be to seek relevant advice and approvals to ensure the proposed landscaping works will not compromise the current application for National Heritage Listing of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve, as well as consultation with Heritage Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council.

We thank everybody in the community who has provided feedback on this project.

Annual hard waste collection

Borough of Queenscliffe ratepayers and residents are encouraged to prepare for Council’s hard waste collection on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Items for collection can be placed on your nature strip from Saturday 9 March 2019. A list of items that can and can’t be collected is available on the ‘Hard Waste Collection’ page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

If you have any other questions about Council’s annual hard waste collection, please contact us on 5258 1377 or info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au and we will be happy to help.

Sustainable Living Show

Council is very proud to support the upcoming Transition Towns Queenscliffe ‘Sustainable Living Show’.

The Sustainable Living Show will be held on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Queenscliff Community Hall (formerly known as the Senior Citizen’s Hall) at 16 Symonds Street, Queenscliff. Entry is covered by a gold coin donation, and bookings are not required.

Designed to be a one-stop shop for smart, simple, sustainable living solutions, the volunteer-organised event will include displays, demonstrations, quick talks and market stalls, all based on sustainability and sustainable practices, such as:

  • Growing your own food
  • Getting the most out of home solar
  • Creating a worm farm
  • Upcycling
  • Beekeeping

If you’re looking for expert advice before taking the first step or the next step in your sustainability journey, the Sustainable Living Show is for you.

Trakmasters roll into the Borough

Council was delighted to welcome the Trakmaster Off-Road Caravan Club to Queenscliff in early February for its 2019 annual gathering.

The Trakmaster Off-Road Caravan Club is a not-for-profit organisation that provides social, educational and recreational activities for its members. The club spends considerable time throughout the year scouting for an appropriate location for its annual gathering, which was attended by more than 100 Trakmaster caravanners this year.

The club’s philosophy is to give back to the community they visit. Through their stay in the Borough, club members have supported local traders and community organisations via a number of pre-arranged activities and events.

We feel privileged that the Trakmaster Off-Road Caravan Club chose the Borough to host its annual gathering at Victoria Park, an ideal base from which explore Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, experience the beauty of our beaches and historic buildings, and enjoy some excellent local dining and shopping.

City parking survey

The City of Greater Geelong is asking residents and visitors to the city to provide their feedback on parking in central Geelong.

A bustling, vibrant city needs to be supported by a strong parking and transport network, but what should that look like into the future?

To have your say, visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay, read the ‘Parking in Central Geelong’ discussion paper and complete the survey before Friday 29 March 2019.

Gas heater safety alert

Energy Safe Victoria has issued a safety alert on Regency i31, Regency F38 and FG38, Nectre 2000 and Real Flame Pyrotech open-flued gas log space heaters.

Anybody who has one of these gas log fires in their home is advised to contact the supplier and arrange to have the heater checked by a qualified gasfitter immediately, as there may be a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning from these heaters.

Visit Energy Safe Victoria online at www.esv.vic.gov.au to find out more and ready the safety alert in full.

Community Listening Posts

Our next Community Listening Post will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019 from 11:00am until 12:00 noon in the Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall, 22 Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale.

Cr Bob Merriman AM – Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe