About us

unChain Inc is an incorporated body of people who live or work in Port Phillip.

unChain believes in good governance within the local municipality and that community issues shouldn’t be fought on party political lines – we think the best councillors come from hard-working and involved members of the local community, rather than political party careerists.

unChain has a volunteer committee of Management and follows the Model Rules of incorporated associations with the following statement of purposes:

  • To develop and support measures that will make Port Phillip an even better place for living, working and recreation
  • To support the election of Councillors to the City of Port Phillip Council who are committed to the local community and are independent of and not aligned with political parties
  • To engage with the local community on issues that affect their amenity, particularly issues relating to the environment, planning and local community inclusion.
  • To support and ensure Councillors and other elected representatives stay connected with and act on local community concerns.
  • To represent local community concerns to local, state and national politicians, governments and agencies.
  • To assist in creating community by engaging and empowering people to comment on and take up local issues with appropriate authorities.

We welcome membership applications from any interested persons. Amongst the ranks of our wider membership, we have current and former members of all political parties.

To become a voting member, please complete our membership form and email it to unchaininc@gmail.com

To join our email list for updates, click here and enter your details.

2 thoughts on “About us

  1. I am a trader in St. Kilda who has just discovered this organisation (by way of the Acland Street tram stop community dialogue). The aim of this group is commendable; I would like to join. However, I am not comprehending how you are prejudiced or independent in your effort to carry out your charter with councillors on your management committee? Thank you in advance for an answer.

    • Thanks Gary. You are welcome to apply to join unChain. There are no councillors on our committee. We are an incorporated association and operate under the model rules. The committee is elected annually at the AGM.
      We support independent candidates during council elections and those that we support agree to the values in our policy document. You can read the one from the last council election on this site. Councillors can’t be elected to our committee.
      If you have other queries please contact me directly via email at unchain@gmail.com

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