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Flavours – a feast of cultures,
is Council’s premier cultural
festival promoting and embracing
difference, diversity, inclusiveness
The event in March attracted
a great audience, dished up
delectable food, presented diverse
variety of live entertainment, and
created a fantastic ambience!
Amendment C212 – Malvern Road –
Burke Road Activity Centre New
Amendment C212 proposes
to introduce new planning
controls to manage future
growth in the activity centre
and the adjoining rail corridor.
These planning controls aim to
implement the Urban Design
Framework prepared for the
activity centre last year as well as
the development in the new centre,
guide new open space opportunities
and improvements to the public
realm in response to the VicRoads
Burke Road Level Crossing
Public submissions on the new
planning controls were sought
from 12 February to 17 March 2015.
Council is currently considering
submissions received on this
Amendment and will refer
submissions to an independent
panel, as required, for consideration
in mid 2015.
To find out more about this
project, please call 8290 1395,
The VicRoads Burke Road Level
Crossing Removal Project is due
to commence in early 2015 and be
completed by mid 2016. To contact
VicRoads about the Level Crossing
Removal Project, email burkeroad@
roads.vic.gov.au or call 9915 4788
(business hours). For languages
other than English, call 131 450.
On the road
The Burke Road Level Crossing
Removal Project involves
removing the level crossing
by lowering the rail line below
In addition, a new station and
platforms will be constructed and
three tram stops will be consolidated
into one centre island platform.
Removing the level crossing will
greatly improve safety in the vicinity
of the crossing and create a more
efficient transport network.
Early works commenced in
December 2014 to relocate a
number of utility services and
signal equipment, and this work
will be completed in April 2015.
When major construction commences
around mid-year, there will be some
disruptions to the surrounding area.
The level crossing removal team is
intending to occupy Gardiner Park
from April 2015.
Major construction on
the Burke Road Level
Crossing Removal Project
is scheduled for mid 2016.
To get the latest information,
go to vicroads.vic.gov.au
and search 'Burke Road'.
“ Stonnington will be the most desirable place to live, work and visit.”
Do you have
a Big Idea?
It’s a big wide world
full of Big Ideas and
we invite you to be
involved! We are
Young Local Leaders’
Program and would
love you to get involved.
To register your expression of
interest, call 8290 7021, email
au or visit www.stonnington.
vic.gov.au using Young Local
Leaders' Program as the
key search words.
Program – hits
Education and Prevention
Program has been a
with the completion
of two amazing murals.
The works are designed to
complement and enhance the
character and amenity of the
Princes Gardens Skate Park and
Phoenix Park Community Centre.
Eleven young people were recruited
into the three-month program 'Hit
the Streets' where they learned
about legal and commercial
applications of aerosol (street) art
and the potential career pathways
they can explore in this field.
Hit the Streets is a program designed
to provide opportunities for young
people to develop and showcase
their aerosol art skills and to engage
positively and legally in community
life. The project also aims to connect
professional artists and young
people in a mentoring capacity.
Participants were also taught about
the impacts of tagging – in terms of
aesthetics and cost – and of the need
to be respectful of local community,
and street artists who engage in legal
and commercial work.
Feedback was positive with most
being previously unaware of the
career options available. Participants
have also shown a dramatic
improvement in their own visual
design skills ensuring any future
works they create are aesthetically
advanced, rather than producing
often unsightly tagging they might
have engaged in previously.
For more information, please contact
Cath Harrod, Manager Children and
Family Services on 8290 3327 or visit
Did you know?
Stonnington residents love
their pets and it shows!
In Stonnington there are:
Total registered pets
Our top five registered
dog breeds are:
Love your pets and
they’ll love you back!
To find out more, call
Tracking down that trolley
If you spot an abandoned
or lost shopping trolley
there are different ways
to report it.
The new Trolley Tracker app
set up for Woolworths, lets
you report the location of the
missing or abandoned trolley
from your Smartphone.
You can also report
abandoned trolleys via the
free Trolley Tracker hotline
1800 641 497 or by visiting
Abandoned trolleys can
also be reported 24/7 by
calling 1800 TROLLEY
(1800 876 553), downloading
the Coles App or visiting
Please note that lost and
abandoned trolleys are not the
responsibility of Council and
the reporting and retrieval of
these should be directed to the
relevant retailers concerned.
“Stonnington will be a City where all people can be happy,
healthy, safe and feel part of and contribute to the community.”
06 City of Stonnington April / May 2015
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