Shrine of Remembrance Medal

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cr Susan Salter - Mayor, Borough of QueenscliffeCouncil congratulates Borough of Queenscliffe resident, Vietnam Veteran and former Councillor, Mr Graham Christie, on receiving the prestigious 2018 Shrine of Remembrance Medal.

Since 2008, the Shrine of Remembrance Medal has provided recognition to an individual who or group that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of community knowledge and understanding of the service and sacrifices made by Victorians for their country in times of war and peacekeeping.

Graham served in Vietnam at Fire Support Patrol Bases of Coral and Balmoral. Within the Borough of Queenscliffe, Graham has played a major role in the annual marches and services for Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans’ Day and Remembrance Day.

His dedication, his passion for the stories of all veterans and his commitment to ensure these stories are heard, acknowledged, remembered, and kept alive, are exceptional. Our region and our history are enriched by Graham’s contribution and commitment to his fellow service people.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve

Council is calling for community feedback on key elements of the draft Landscape Masterplan for the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve. We have issued a Project Update to keep you informed about the draft Landscape Masterplan and works to date at the Lighthouse Reserve, and a Survey so that you can have your say about the next steps.

The Project Update and Survey are also available online at Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au. Look out for the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve banner on our homepage. Alternatively, you can review the draft Landscape Masterplan and collect a survey at Council's offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff.

Please have your say on the draft Landscape Masterplan:

  • Online – By clicking here, and at www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au;
  • By email – Scan or take a photo of your completed survey and send it to info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au;
  • By mail – Post your completed survey to Council at PO Box 93, Queenscliff, 3225; or
  • In person – Drop your completed survey in to Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff.

We welcome your feedback until 4:00pm on Monday 3 December 2018.

We will also hold a Community Open House Session this Saturday 24 November 2018 between 10:00am and 11:30am at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Learning Commons, 22 Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale. Please feel free to drop in at any time during the session and speak with Councillors and Council officers about the draft Landscape Masterplan.

Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival kicks off this Friday 23 November and we are delighted to be welcoming people from near and far to this iconic, hugely popular annual event. Council would like to congratulate the Festival organisers, staff and volunteers on another spectacular line up of artists that truly offers something for everyone.

This year the Festival organisers have joined the war on waste with a goal of diverting 80 per cent of waste generated during the Festival away from landfill. Council asks that everyone remembers to use the range of waste and recycling options on offer within the Festival grounds and across the Borough to support the Festival organisers in achieving this goal.

We also remind everyone that altered parking arrangements and road closures will apply around the Festival precinct. Please observe all advisory signs and directions.

  • Hygeia Drive and Weeroona Parade will be closed to vehicles from 9:00am on Monday 12 November 2018 to 5:00pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018.
  • Symonds Street will be closed to vehicles between Gellibrand Street and Hygeia Drive from 8:00am on Friday 16 November 2018 to 5:00pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018.
  • Symonds Street will be closed to vehicles between Gellibrand Street and Wharf Street from 9:00am on Friday 23 November 2018 to 8:00pm on Sunday 25 November 2018.
  • Gellibrand Street will be closed to vehicles between Wharf Street and Tobin Drive from 9:00am on Friday 23 November 2018 to 8:00pm on Sunday 25 November 2018.
  • The JL Jordan Boat Ramp will remain open for the weekend, with no restricted access. Access to the Queenscliff Pier from Symonds Street will be closed from 9:00am on Friday 23 November 2018 to 5:00pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Pedestrian access and parking for the Pier from Tobin Drive and Wharf Street will remain available throughout the event.

Thank you

It has been a privilege to hold the office of Mayor for the past twelve months. I thank my fellow Councillors and the Borough of Queenscliffe community for the support given to me, and offer best wishes to the incoming Mayor.

Mayor’s video update online

Watch my video summary of the October Ordinary Meeting of Council on the homepage of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, to find out about projects and events happening within the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Cr Susan Salter - Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe