What ward am I in? Where is Gateway?
If you are in Fishermans Bend, South Melbourne, St Kilda Road North and Port Melbourne, you are most likely in the #GatewayWard of the City of Port Phillip.
You can check the images below of the Gateway ward map highlighted in yellow or use the interactive map on the Victorian Electoral Commission website with your address: https://maps.vec.vic.gov.au/
#vote1heathercunsolo #localgovernment #cityofportphillip #independent
Meet the Cunsolos. My husband, Joe, and I have three children. Two are at Port Melbourne Primary and the youngest attends a local child care.
Being a mother of school aged and younger children is a valuable perspective for a member of Council, which not many other candidates can offer.
I know decisions need to be made in the best interest of all age groups in our community. I am lucky my in-laws also live in the ward helping me understand the viewpoint of those nearing retirement in the #CityofPortPhillip.
Pictured in blue for a Beyond Blue fundraiser in lockdown May 2020. Thank you Chris Milici for this wonderful community project with the Port Melbourne Focus facebook group.
If you haven't read Southbank News yet, it is worth checking out. This past week they sent out their 100th edition of the monthly publication.
Although the About Us page says: The Southbank Local News serves the residents, businesses and visitors of postcode 3006 and the Montague Precinct of Fishermans Bend with their fill of local updates, there are articles that reach farther into the City of Port Phillip, such as the recent Movement at Waterfront Place piece.
A regular contributor is Trisha Avery from the Montague Community Alliance.
For those that are not familiar with the Montague Precinct, it is bound by Johnson Street, Boundary Street, City Road, and the M1 Freeway, right next to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and DFO.
The inclusion of this section of South Melbourne has helped inform and support the residents and businesses asking to be heard by the local and state governments about the intensive development of the area. The article this month includes information on the upcoming election in the Gateway
Ward of the City of Port Phillip, of which Montague is included.
I am thankful Trisha Avery has included me in the article saying:
Heather Cunsolo Independent candidate
Heather has lived in Port Melbourne for eight years, she has worked in the Montague Precinct and knows the area well. She started the very popular Facebook page Port Melbourne Focus (formerly Port Melbourne Families) and has been an active member of the community. In talking to Heather, she
seems energised by the opportunity to engage with the community and is clear about the challenges we face by living in a continual construction zone. Heather was keen to hear from everyone: email@example.com
There is a new publication in Port Melbourne put together by the Port Melbourne Business Association. Meet some of the locals, including yours truly.
With the local Leader having stopped production this year, it is great to see this initiative to celebrate Port's People.
It was an honour to be included in the first issue.
It is mostly digital but there are printed copies available at:
-Daisy Dry Cleaning on Rouse St
-Rock Paper Scissors
-Melbourne Bakery opposite Coles
"We’re excited to announce the development approval of a brand-new Woolworths and Dan Murphy's on the corner of Graham and Plummer Streets in Port Melbourne.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) recently approved the re-purposing of the existing warehouse site at Port Melbourne Industrial Estate into a full-line supermarket and bottle shop. The site is targeting a Q2 2021 opening." -Goodman
If you have any questions relating to the development, please contact Josephine.Lieu@goodman.com
The playground upgrade at JL Murphy Reserve is coming along. The multi-use halfcourt slab has been poured and site works are well underway. It will have a giant swing that will hold 8 people on it....
I look forward to many enjoyable community days here in the future!
Over the next several weeks we will be doing a series on the Fishermans Bend redevelopment. There are upcoming community engagement sessions and an online survey, see details below.
Saturday 1 June, 1.00pm - 4:00pm
Featuring presentation, Q&A and engagement activities. Presentation 1.30pm.
Ferrars Street Education and Community Facility, 129 Ferrars Street, Southbank.
Community drop-in session #2 No RSVP necessary.
Wednesday 5 June, 2.30pm - 7.30pm
Featuring presentation, Q&A and engagement activities. Presentations at 3pm and 6pm.
North Port Oval Sandridge Room, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne (entry off Ingles Street).
Check out these amazing aerial photos by Lensaloft Aerial Photography