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Coming up trumps
Mornington Peninsula Shire council elections have come and gone.
The Returning Officer declared the results of the elections on Wednesday 2 November 2016:
New councillors are Sam Hearn, Rosie Clark, Kate Roper, Bryan Payne, David Gill, Simon Brooks, and Julie Edge.
Three councillors from the previous term (Colomb, Fraser and Celi) were re-elected.
Frank Martin was a councillor from 2008-2014.
The councilors elected will be officially sworn in as Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillors at the Annual Council Meeting, 6pm Monday 14 November in the Council Chambers, 90 Besgrove Street Rosebud. The Mayoral election will also take place at this meeting.
Details of the election results can be found at vec.vic.gov.au.
Putting our creative spaces On the M.A.P
A collective of 13 creative spaces and artists across a 2km area in the Mornington industrial precinct will open their workshops and studios to the public from 11–13 November as part of the event On The M.A.P.
The Mornington industrial precinct is becoming a hub for creatives, artists, makers and innovators working in areas as diverse as painting, printmaking, silversmithing, resin, street art, ceramics, clothing design and floristry to fine food, boutique beer and specialty coffees.
Over the course of the weekend you can enjoy a range of interactive activities and workshops, watch street artists complete enormous murals, attend creative business workshops and demonstrations of fine crafts, chat to the local creatives and try delicious beer, wine, coffee and fine food.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Chief Executive Officer Carl Cowie said the event is designed to engage the community and to help shape the Mornington Peninsula’s artistic identity and creative industry.
“Our aim is to work in partnership with local communities to ensure that arts and culture continue to have a positive influence on people’s lives and our Shire as a whole, now and for the future.
Learn more about On The M.A.P see HERE.
What are you thinking?
It’s time to send through your ideas for consideration for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2017/18 Annual Budget to help guide the direction of the programs, projects and initiatives the Shire delivers to your local community.
Chief Executive Officer Carl Cowie encourages the com-munity to submit their thoughts, suggestions and priorities for the coming year.
“This is a great opportunity for residents, businesses, sporting and community groups to communicate their future aspir-ations for the Shire by contributing to the Annual Budget process.
“The Shire is committed to building on a sound understanding of community needs and expectations through engaging in a responsive, open and accountable manner. Your thoughts and suggestions will help us guide the direction of the peninsula’s future.
“This is particularly important for the 2017/18 Annual Budget following on from Council elections and in the context of the rate capping constraints,” said Mr Cowie.
You can submit your ideas online through the Shire’s website mornpen.vic.gov.au/budget2018. For your submission to be accepted, please include your name and contact details.
There will also be opportunity to make a verbal presentation in support of submissions before a committee of Council in December, date to be confirmed following the induction of the new Council.
The 2013-2017 Council Plan can be downloaded from the Shire’s website or a hard copy can be obtained from Shire offices. The 2017-2021 Council Plan is under development and will be adopted by 30 June 2017.
Submissions for consideration in the development of the Annual Budget 2017/18 close at 5pm Thursday, December 8 2016.
Is your committee effective?
You are invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday 22 November to help your committee achieve its goals and objectives.
The workshop is a great opportunity for new Committee of Management members to develop a good understanding about their role and responsibilities, and for long-standing committee members to refresh and update their skills.
Attendees will hear all about the essentials of committees such as attracting and keeping members, managing meetings, dealing with conflict, legal responsibilities and more.
The session will be conducted by Carol Smith, CEO of the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning and Employment Network (FMPLLEN) in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire.
For information about this workshop please phone Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Customer Focus team on 5950 1099.
Ageing well on the Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula Shire invites the local community to share their ideas and experiences on ageing at our 2016 Positive Ageing Community Summit on Thursday, 24 November 2016.
The Summit brings together community members to reflect on the progress of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Strategy 2013 – 2018: A Community for All Ages and to consider new and emerging issues in facilitating an age-friendly Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula has the second highest oldest population in Victoria with more than 30% of all residents over the age of 60, compared to the Melbourne metropolitan average of 17%. This number is expected to increase to more than 33% by 2030.
Mornington Peninsula Shire encourages all older people on the Mornington Peninsula and their families; representatives from service providers, clubs and groups; and local business to attend this free Summit to help us identify how we can work together to continue improving the peninsula for our older residents.
Attendees can look forward to hearing from guest speaker Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians, as well as a range of short presentations and interactive group discussions.
Bookings are essential by Thursday, 17 November.. To book, please phone 5950.1617.
For any further enquiries please contact the Shire’s Positive Ageing Officer, Helen Ridgeway, via 0408 947 795 or email@example.com
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