Welcome to our new CEO Martin Gill

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Council extends a warm welcome to the new Borough of Queenscliffe CEO Martin Gill, who commenced in the role early last month. Martin has already met with a number of community groups and traders and he looks forward to hearing even more of the thoughts and ideas of the community in the coming weeks.

Help us create next year’s Council budget
We have recently launched our new collaborative budget process for 2020–21 and are inviting the community to have their say on how Council funds should be prioritised for new investment choices, services and products. Everyone is encouraged to take part, whether they are a permanent resident or seasonal visitor.

Participants will be able to suggest increases and decreases to certain areas of the budget, while being asked what existing or future projects they are most interested in. To get involved, visit surveymonkey.com/r/BOQBudget.

Upcoming remembrance services
Residents and visitors are invited to pay their respects at the Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale RSL-Sub Branch on King Street, where a number of commemorative services will be taking place. Remembrance Day will be commemorated with a march on Monday 11 November at 10:00 am, beginning at the Queenscliff Post Office and concluding with a service to be held at Fort Queenscliff. Please wear a poppy.

On Sunday 17 November at 11:00 am, the annual commemoration for those aboard the sunken HMAS Goorangai will be conducted with a march and service. For those interested in more history around the ship, the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum has a permanent display.

Rotary ‘Pick My Project’
Rotary Club of Queenscliffe’s ‘Pick My Project’ initiative, which will see outdoor fitness equipment installed at stations along the Point Lonsdale Foreshore and at Princess Park in Queenscliff, is continuing to progress with support from Council and the Victorian Government. Staying fit and active should be accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or wealth. By installing this equipment, everyone in our community will have access to outdoor gyms that are open 24/7 and free to use.

Thank you to Red Cross
Council would like to give a big thank you to the Point Lonsdale/Queenscliff Unit of the Red Cross for their assistance with the recent Over 80s Afternoon Tea held at the Town Hall. Everyone in attendance loved hearing stories of years gone by, as well as the delicious food on offer. Without the assistance of the Red Cross ladies this event could not have gone ahead, so we extend our gratitude.

Point Lonsdale Christmas Tree
The annual lighting of the Point Lonsdale Christmas Tree will take place on Saturday 7 December. For more information closer to the date, search for the ‘Point Lonsdale Christmas Tree & Community Celebration of Christmas’ page on Facebook.

Queenscliff Music Festival road closures
The 23rd annual Queenscliff Music Festival is fast approaching and it again promises to be a fantastic showcase for our town, having sold out more than two months in advance. A number of temporary road closures and parking restrictions are in place during the lead-up to, and following the conclusion of the event.

Sections of Gellibrand Street and Symonds Street will be closed to vehicles from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November, while Hygeia Drive and Weeroona Parade will be closed from Monday 11 November to Wednesday 27 November. For full details, visit Council’s website.

Quick thinking saves a life
Congratulations to local residents Mr and Mrs Lawrence, who due to their quick action and knowledge of CPR, were able to keep a collapsed citizen alive while an ambulance arrived during a recent incident. Well done.

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