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Mayor’s Columns

Literary Festival goes from strength to strength

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival has fast established itself as one of the hottest tickets in town for anyone with a love for the written word. The Borough of Queenscliffe is the core sponsor of the festival and we have enjoyed watching it grow...

Avenue of Honour to soon be supplemented with new trees

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Avenue of Honour will soon be supplemented with new trees as part of a trial to plant Monterey cypress in the Avenue’s existing gaps. This is a project that Council has been working on for quite some time and the recent recommendation to...

Our free Wiser Driver course returns this March

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Wisdom may certainly come with age but, if you’re 60 or older, driving on our roads today could feel very different to when you first got your licence and purchased your first car. If so, our upcoming Wiser Driver course might be right for you....

Australia Day Awards results 2020

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Last Sunday’s community celebrations marked a significant date in our calendar as the Borough of Queenscliffe came together to celebrate Australia Day. Our event took place on the land of the Wadawurrung people, and the Borough owes much of what...

A heartening response to bushfires in our region

Thursday, 16 January 2020

As our nation battles some of its worst ever bushfires, it’s been heartening to see the overwhelming response at a grassroots level towards recovery and rebuilding in these affected communities. Australians have been pouring their hearts out...

Happy New Year to everyone in the Borough for 2020

Thursday, 02 January 2020

A Happy New Year to everyone in the Borough! As I mentioned in my inaugural speech, my focus for Council this year will be on finishing up some key projects, like Destination Queenscliff, the Queenscliffe Hub and the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse...

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas

Thursday, 19 December 2019

On behalf of myself and the entire Borough of Queenscliffe, I’d like to wish everyone a safe, enjoyable Christmas and a happy New Year. This is traditionally a time where we get together with family and friends and celebrate the year that has...

A great honour to be elected Mayor

Thursday, 05 December 2019

I am truly honoured and privileged to be elected Mayor of the Borough of Queenscliffe. I want to thank my fellow Councillors for their confidence in me, and Cr Merriman for holding the position to the highest possible standard as Mayor for the...

QMF rolls around again

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The 23rd annual Queenscliff Music Festival kicks off this weekend and we are delighted to be welcoming attendees from all around Australia to this wonderful, inclusive event. The festival has sold out for the fourth year in a row, no doubt due to...

Reaffirming our commitment to climate change

Thursday, 07 November 2019

The Borough of Queenscliffe has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to preventing and preparing for climate change at the October 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council. The Mayor then welcomed the opportunity to attend and speak at the recent climate...

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...

Nominate a friend this Australia Day

Thursday, 10 October 2019

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...

A fond farewell to CEO Lenny Jenner

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Borough CEO Lenny Jenner finished up at the Borough on Friday 20 September. Lenny has overseen great change and progression throughout his eleven years at the helm and he can certainly be very proud of what he and the organisation have achieved...

Stay connected this September at Queenscliff Library

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Queenscliff Library is holding some exciting events this September and you're invited to come along. If you haven't stepped foot inside the library, now is the perfect time to do so. Take in the history of the Borough inside this ornate...

Hesse Street Revitalisation project

Thursday, 29 August 2019

To preserve and improve Hesse Street, the Borough of Queenscliffe is designing a plan for the street’s future. Council has concluded the first round of community consultation and recently gave a presentation to Hesse Street traders that outlined...