Classic vehicles roll into Queenscliff this November

Classic vehicles roll into Queenscliff this 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. Beginning at Point Danger, Torquay on Thursday 14 November and concluding in Lygon St, Carlton on Sunday 17 November, it is on the Thursday afternoon where spectators in the Borough will get the best chance to see these classic cars on display. 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.
Borough of Queenscliffe
30 Oct 2019
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Think green during National Recycling Week

Think green during National Recycling Week

The Borough of Queenscliffe is again hosting a collection event during the 2019 National Recycling Week so that residents can dispose of unwanted goods. National Recycling Week runs this year from Monday 11 November to Sunday 17 November. Items accepted include: Polystyrene packaging (non-commercial quantities) Mobile phones, batteries and chargers Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) Household batteries – sizes AAA, AA, C, D, 6 volt, 9 volt and button Toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers. These items cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Make sure you save your e-waste items (computers, appliances, etc) for our next e-waste recycling event in 2020.
Borough of Queenscliffe
30 Oct 2019
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Share your support for an expanded Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve heritage listing

Share your support for an expanded Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve heritage listing

The lighthouse itself has been heritage listed since 1982, but only recently has the Heritage Act 2017 allowed objects integral to a registered place to be included as part of a heritage listing. The recommendation to Heritage Council 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. The recommendation 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, and ticking the ‘Supports the Executive Director’s recommendation’ box in point no.
Borough of Queenscliffe
28 Oct 2019
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A ferry good deal for Queenscliff

A ferry good deal for Queenscliff

The deal incorporates a number of wide-ranging infrastructure, tourism and research projects, but of most interest close to home is the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal upgrade. The Australian Government has invested $10 million alongside Searoad Ferries’ $5.9 million into the redevelopment of the terminal as a gateway to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, improving ferry services and visitor standards. Modern facilities and bathrooms, safer access and improved car parking areas are all slated for the project, which is led by the Victorian Government. Construction is expected to begin in the back half of 2020. Borough of Queenscliffe Cr Ross Ebbels joined state MPs and other local councillors at the launch of the deal in October.
Borough of Queenscliffe
23 Oct 2019
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Wheels turning on Hub

The Queenscliffe Hub, encompassing the existing Queenscliff Library, Historical Museum and Visitor Information Centre, will provide access to key services in one integrated building while rejuvenating the Hesse St streetscape. Numerous productive meetings have been held by the Hub’s Project Steering Committee, headed up by Bellarine MP Lisa Neville and involving a wide representation of community members. Simultaneously, officers from the Borough of Queenscliffe, museum and library representatives, local residents and the State Government have been working through preliminary planning as part of the Project Control Group.
Borough of Queenscliffe
22 Oct 2019
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Kids keeping active as part of Walk to School month

The Borough of Queenscliffe assisted in the organisation and promotion of this VicHealth event, and Queenscliffe Mayor Cr Bob Merriman was in attendance at Princess Park to walk alongside Queenscliff Primary School students and share in the fun. “It’s extremely pleasing to see so many young people getting involved with this great initiative.” Council provided a healthy breakfast on the morning to promote the importance of nutrition and positive lifestyle choices. Participants are also encouraged to make walking to school a year-round habit, and each school will go in the running to win prizes including holding a footy clinic hosted by an AFL or AFLW player.
Borough of Queenscliffe
15 Oct 2019
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Borough announces innovative budget collaboration with residents

“This innovation is just one way that Council is looking to engage even more closely with the community.” Everyone from permanent residents to seasonal visitors is encouraged to take part, as the Borough ramps up its community consultation. “We want to hear from all our residents, no matter their age, so we’re hoping for as many detailed responses as possible,” said Queenscliffe CEO Martin Gill. “Allowing the public greater visibility on how we put a budget together is also a very worthwhile take-away from this process.” Survey participants will be given the opportunity to suggest increases or decreases to certain areas of the budget, while being asked what existing or future projects they are most interested in.
Borough of Queenscliffe
14 Oct 2019
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Don't forget your reusable bag

Don't forget your reusable bag

Point Lonsdale IGA was well ahead of the curve when it stopped offering lightweight single-use plastic bags way back in 2011, and the local community quickly developed sustainable habits. From 1 November 2019, all lightweight shopping bags with a thickness below 36 microns – including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags – will be banned throughout retailers in Victoria. This applies to supermarkets, corner stores, community markets, small businesses, and any other retailer you can think of.
Borough of Queenscliffe
01 Oct 2019
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Nominations now open for the 2020 Australia Day Awards

Nominations now open for the 2020 Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now 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, it’s time to prepare a nomination for one of the following award categories: Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year Community Organisation of the Year Community Environment Project of the Year This year, nominations can now be submitted digitally via our online nomination form, meaning you can fill out a nomination from anywhere in the world! All award nominations will be considered by Council’s Australia Day Awards Reference Group, which consists of Councillors and community members. The Australia Day Awards are provided under the auspice of the National Australia Day Council, and will be presented during the Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2020.
Borough of Queenscliffe
01 Oct 2019
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