unChain’s recommendations for the seat of Melbourne Ports

The unChain executive has decided to ‘hand out’ a ‘how to vote’ card electronically in the Federal election. We will not be handing out a card at any of the polling booths. If you want to, you can print out the unChain card and take it with you to the polling booth. We expect that…

Fishermans Bend – ‘Fish or Foul’?

One can understand the community concern about Fishermans Bend. The government’s strategy is for an expanded central city zone that has a potential for 220,000 new residents and 200,000 new workers. Most of this is centred on Fishermans Bend (80,000 new residents) and neighbouring Southbank (another 80,000 residents). In contrast Docklands has ‘only’ 15,000 residents.…

Discussion Paper Briefing for Residents on Metro Melbourne

The Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy has launched a Metropolitan Planning Strategy Discussion Paper, ‘Melbourne, let’s talk about the future’. This discusses the challenges and ideas for Melbourne’s future including growth and consolidation, transport, affordable living and employment. The Chair of the Advisory Committee is Professor Roz Hansen. Separately the government is introducing the most…

Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Congratulations to Mayor Amanda Stevens and Deputy Mayor Serge Thomann who were elected unanimously at the Port Phillip Council meeting on Wednesday 7 November 2012. The elections in October resulted in a Council with 3 unChain councillors (Serge Thomann, Jane Touzeau and Vanessa Huxley), 3 Community Alliance Port Phillip councillors (Amanda Stevens, Anita Horvath and…