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Mayor’s Columns

Geelong Small Business Festival returns

Thursday, 27 August 2020

The Geelong Small Business Festival returns this year for its tenth edition, although this time around it looks a little different. Due to the current restrictions, the festival will be conducted entirely online, but there’s still plenty in it...

Hub renderings now available for viewing

Thursday, 13 August 2020

The Queenscliffe Hub is progressing further and it’s been great to read your feedback online. The town planning process is now underway, and with that we’ve been able to show you the latest renderings for the building. This design meets the...

Local shopkeepers staying COVIDSafe

Thursday, 30 July 2020

We’ve been helping our businesses stay COVID-safe by providing local shopkeepers with a sticker pack containing State Government-approved signage and documentation to place around the premises of their business. This includes ‘1.5m physical...

Lonnie Lighthouse gets a lick of paint

Thursday, 16 July 2020

It’s been great to see the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse getting a lick of paint lately thanks to works being carried about by the Victorian Ports Authority. All three lighthouses in the Borough are literally beacons to the town and keep thousands...

Vigilance is key with rising case numbers

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Since I spoke to you last, the recent fortnight of rising COVID-19 cases in Victoria has given us a timely reminder of how this virus can take hold and capitalise on the complacency of ordinary citizens. May I ask that everyone in Queenscliff and...

Main streets a hive of activity

Thursday, 18 June 2020

With restrictions easing almost by the fortnight, it was encouraging to see the main streets of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale a hive of activity over recent weekends as local cafes and restaurants were able to open their doors to a limited amount...

More important than ever to support local business

Thursday, 04 June 2020

As restrictions begin to further ease in the state of Victoria, it is now more important than ever to show your support to the local businesses of the Borough. With cafes, restaurants and pubs now allowed to open their doors to dine-in customers...

Hub draft design plans now released

Thursday, 21 May 2020

With the recent spate of lovely weather and the gradual easing of restrictions announced by the Victorian Government, we are beginning to get some air of normality back into our lives. However, it’s important that we don’t give back any of the...

Draft budget demonstrates our commitment to you

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Myself, the CEO and members of the Borough of Queenscliffe Executive Management Team were proud to release the 2020–21 Draft Budget at an innovative live presentation conducted on Council’s Facebook page this Monday night gone. Below, I’d...

Wheels continue to spin at Council during the pandemic

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The wheels continue to spin at Council while we navigate through the next few weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our finance team have been hard at work on the 2020–21 Draft Budget and we look forward to being able to present it to you...

An Easter like no other

Thursday, 09 April 2020

As we move into the second month since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, we continue to take stock and assess what we have done as a community so far to help ‘flatten the curve’, and how we can...

Working hard to flatten the curve

Thursday, 26 March 2020

It’s no secret – we are currently living through a particularly challenging time. It’s likely that by the time this column is published, the various advice we’re receiving about limiting the spread of coronavirus will have changed. So...

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....