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18 City of Stonnington April / May 2015
• Monday 20 April
• Monday 4 May
• Monday 18 May
• Monday 1 June
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A long-term structure plan for future growth and change in Hawksburn Village is currently
being prepared by Council. Last December, Hawksburn Village residents, traders and visitors were
consulted to gather information on what works well in the centre, what could be improved and
what ideas there are for the centre’s future. There will be further opportunities to input into the
Structure Plan as it is being developed. The next stage of consultation will seek your feedback
on the key directions for the centre, and involves testing some key elements and ideas before
the draft Structure Plan is shaped.
Cr John Chandler / email@example.com / 0417 771 288
As part of National Youth Week on 11 April, Council hosted the annual VIVA Youth Festival in Prahran's
Princes Gardens. It was a day-long event (alcohol, drug and smoke-free), with live music, activities,
food and the return of the increasingly popular King of the Court basketball competition and the
VIVA Prahran Skate Competition. Everything that was awesome and fun was on offer. It gave our
young people in the local area a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the positives that go with being
young and active, getting outdoors, inspiring other young people, and enjoying everything that’s
great about Stonnington.
Cr Jami Klisaris / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0427 333 471
With the recent Pets in the Park event, now is a good time to consider responsible pet ownership or
possibly, even adopting a dog or cat. Council is committed to the welfare and care of animals in our
community. Recently, we introduced life-long registration tags for all dogs and cats. We provide one
year of free pet registration for adopted animals and we also have the Stonnington pound, which is
managed by Save-A-Dog Scheme, a not-for-profit organisation that also operates a shelter to find
suitable homes for dogs and cats. If you think you’d make a good pet owner, why not think of adopting?
Cr Erin Davie / email@example.com / 0427 315 346
Stonnington’s soon to-be-opened first communal gardening space at 88 Kooyong Road Armadale will
provide opportunities for residents to come together and participate in sustainable gardening and urban
food production. It ’s great to see the garden has just held its first weekend working bee, where residents
learned about ways to compost by bringing food and garden scraps from home to contribute to the
garden’s composting and fertilization. The working bee has kick-started the garden’s’ development and
I’m looking forward to the transformation over coming weeks. Sign-up to Stonnington’s environment
e-newsletter www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/subscribe-/ for the latest information.
Cr Matthew Koce / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0419 147 352
The Stonnington Jazz Festival will celebrate an important milestone in May – its tenth anniversary
– with a jam–packed program of 100% Australian jazz talent in venues around the City. A who’s
who of Australian artists and performers will triumphantly get on the stage and blow a horn, play
a key, sing a bass note and move to the beat in their true jazz best! I want to congratulate everyone
involved over the years in bringing jazz music to the fore and making it one of our premiere events
on the Stonnington calendar.
Cr Claude Ullin / email@example.com / 0417 773 833
Our City has a strong multicultural community with a predominantly high Greek population. A
total of 1.8% of the Stonnington population (1,718 people) was born in Greece, with Greek being
the most commonly-spoken language in the municipality, after English with 4.2% speaking Greek
at home. It is fitting that we paid homage to our Stonnington Greek community by acknowledging
their significant presence and contribution, with a Flag Raising Ceremony at Grattan Gardens in
Prahran on 24 March to celebrate Greek Independence Day. This is just one of the many ways
Council embraces and celebrates our cultural diversity.
Cr Tini Athanasopoulos / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0408 595 623
Last month, Council hosted its first school event at the recently redeveloped TH King Pavilion
and Stonnington Environmental Education and Design Centre, (also known as the SEED Centre).
Forty students from three local schools enjoyed a full day of educational activities on energy,
waste, water and sustainability. The Centre is an excellent space that showcases environmentally
sustainable design principles and encourages environmentally-friendly awareness and practices.
It’s also a terrific location for our Stonnington Green Schools Network and resident workshops as
part of our Calendar of Environmental Events.
Cr John McMorrow / email@example.com / 0427 352 455
What future do you want? With many inner City Councils faced with the challenge of an increased
population and demand for more inner city living requiring more development, Council has prepared
a long-term strategy for creating open space now and into the future. A range of options to create
open space is being explored from relocating car parks underground to green walls and roofs and
new urban green spaces. While it’s a challenging concept, the pursuit of open space for our community
will continue to be a top priority for Council as our residents have told us in a recent survey!
Cr Melina Sehr, Mayor / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0417 773 644
Across the globe, the ANZAC Centenary (2014 – 2018) was marked by millions of people, in places of
special importance and in ways personally meaningful to them. In Stonnington, Council together with
the Federal Member for Higgins Kelly O'Dwyer MP and the Higgins Centenary of ANZAC Committee,
held a special ANZAC Centenary march, which was followed by an ecumenical service on Sunday
19 April, to mark the centenary of the commencement of WW1. It brought together all our residents,
both young and old, and started at Malvern Gardens, proceeded along High Street and finished at the
Malvern Cricket Ground. It was an honour to be part of this march and to commemorate and honour
the ANZAC spirit. We must never forget that our democracy and freedoms are founded on those
who fought, and sadly in too many cases gave up their lives, to preserve our way of life.
Cr Adrian Stubbs / email@example.com / 0427 318 257
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