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Reaffirming our commitment to climate change

Thursday, 07 November 2019

The Borough of Queenscliffe has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to preventing and preparing for climate change at the October 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council. The Mayor then welcomed the opportunity to attend and speak at the recent climate change forum held at the New Hall in Point Lonsdale.

Council has been taking action on climate change for more than a decade. Some of the Borough’s achievements in this time include being the first Council in Victoria to upgrade all streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs; installing solar power onto Council-owned buildings; purchasing 100% GreenPower for Council-operated caravan parks; and, most importantly, reducing our carbon emissions by 34% in the last five years.

Council encourages all residents to take part in our 2020–21 Budget survey and express your ideas on not only the environment, but all the areas that make up Council’s spend. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/BOQBudget.

We’re looking forward to working with the community and continuing to position the Borough as a leader on climate action.

National Recycling Week
Council is again hosting a collection event during this year’s National Recycling Week so that residents can dispose of unwanted goods. Residents can drop their items into the Queenscliff Town Hall for recycling between 9:00am and 4:00pm from Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November.

Items accepted include polystyrene packaging, fluorescent light tubes and lamps, household batteries, and toothbrushes. For a full list of items and for more information on recycling, visit Council’s website.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse heritage expansion
Council is lending its full support to a Heritage Victoria recommendation that expands the heritage listing of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse to include all surrounding buildings, objects and land that is integral to its history.

The recommendation Victoria puts forward the inclusion of such historical artefacts as the 1890s-era rocket shed, the collection of wartime emplacements, the foghorn shed, P1 huts and Buckley’s Cave, to name but a few. It also aligns with the upgrades and maintenance work currently planned for the Reserve.

We encourage all residents to demonstrate their support for the amended heritage listing by making a submission to the Heritage Council. To read the full recommendation and download the relevant forms, visit the Borough of Queenscliffe website.

Targa Florio Tribute reaches Queenscliff
Experience the joy of classic vehicles against a backdrop of stunning scenery when the Targa Florio Australian Tribute passes through Queenscliff on Thursday 14 November. The event, now in its third year in Victoria, pays tribute to the historic open road endurance automobile race held in Sicily, Italy for more than seven decades.

Competitors will be stopping off for lunch at 12:45pm on Thursday 14 November at Queenscliff railway station on the Bellarine Railway, where vehicles will remain for about an hour before driving to the ferry terminal and travelling across the bay to Sorrento to continue their route.

Australia Day awards
Nominations are still open for the Borough of Queenscliffe’s 2020 Australia Day Awards. These prestigious honours are an important part of the Borough's annual Australia Day celebrations. If you know someone who deserves acknowledgement for exceptional service to the community, you can now submit the nomination form online at Council’s website. Entries close at 4:00pm on Friday 22 November 2019.

Council’s Community Listening Post in November
Join Councillors for our upcoming Community Listening Post in the Point Lonsdale Bowls Club Committee Room on Thursday 7 November 2019 at 5:30pm.

Upcoming Council Meetings
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday 28 November 2019 at 7.00pm in the Town Hall.

 

Cr Bob Merriman AM
Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe