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The Bellarine – Our Future Community Forum Saturday 12th NOV 2016

The Bellarine – Our Future Community Forum

Saturday 12th NOV 2016 – 10:00AM – 3:30PM

Do you love Geelong and do you love The Bellarine?
Bellarine our-future-forum The sky, open spaces, water views, fresh air, friendly people, great wineries and restaurants or recreational options?

 Do you have ideas about what the future of Greater Geelong and The Bellarine will look like in 30 years ?  Here’s your opportunity to have a say and assist in the planning of Greater Geelong and the Bellarine’s future for the next 30 years!

The purpose of this Forum is to deliver a collaborative approach to the future strategic planning of Greater Geelong and the Bellarine.  Hosted by the Committee for Bellarine in conjunction with the City of Greater Geelong Our Future project, this forum provides the opportunity to have your say about the Future and get engaged in this process.

 If you would like to have your say in the Our Future project or The Bellarine and have an interest in issues which impact Geelong and or our beautiful Bellarine such as; housing development, open space, coastal inundation, tourism, agriculture/aquaculture, balancing environmental and economic factors, water and food security, energy and more, you really need to be there.  Please feel free to come for the morning or afternoon sessions if you can’t make it for the whole day.

CoGG are asking for our input, so let’s give it to them, after all we live here and know and love it best.


Program: The Bellarine – Our Future Community Forum Sat 12th NOV 2016

9:30 – Register / Networking    

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LOCATION  The Potato Shed Drysdale

 29-41 Peninsula Dr Drysdale,

Victoria 3222 View Map

 

10am – 12.30  Interactive discussion around key topics facilitated by members of the Committee for Bellarine, the COGG Our Future team and a special guest.

12.30 – 1.30 Community Lunch

 

Support Portarlington Ferry Daily Regular Trial

Your Chance To Support The Portarlington Ferry daily regular trial

This is our chance to show the Ferry operators and Government how much people of the Bellarine & Geelong want this service so please support it if you can by joining us on board.

Port Phillip Ferries are very pleased to provide with the news that after 3 very successful passenger trials, Port Phillip Ferries is proceeding to commence regular trial passenger service from this Thursday 11 August 2016.

 
This service needs your support to help it move from a trial to a permanent and we encourage you to spread the word to make sure the vessel is well used on each passage commencing with the morning commuter service. CLICK IMAGE BELOW FOR LARGER PDF PAGE.
 
2016-August Portarlington Ferry-Timetable
 
The details of the trial service timetable are in their webpage http://www.portphillipferries.com.au/schedule-pricing/ here.
 
Please get on board!
 

The maiden voyage video below shows how pleasant and relaxing the journey to Melbourne from the Bellarine can be. Certainly worth considering for your daily commute. 

 
 
 

THE BELLARINE | NOW & BEYOND 2016.

THE BELLARINE / NOW & BEYOND 2016

A two part series of presentations to challenge and stimulate our collective approach to the opportunities and challenges within our region.

Where: Bellarine Estate Winery,

2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine.Buy-Bellarine-BELLARINE ESTATE

Location of BUYBELLARINE Produce Barn,

a Committee for Bellarine program.

 THE BELLARINE - BEYOND

Second Part – SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ESPECIALLY NOW COGG COUNCIL IS REPLACED WITH STATE APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS …

BE HEARD – BE INVOLVED – BE COMMITTED TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND PRESENTERS WERE TO HELP GUIDE YOUR THINKING –  

 M.C. Peter Kronborg oversees the proceedings for the evening.

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YOUTUBE VIDEO of Introduction – Part 2 Scene #1.

“The Future of Work” presented by Dr. Jude Walker / Futurist & Labour Market Analyst.  

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“The Future of Work” YOUTUBE VIDEO of Presentation – Part 2 Scene #2

“Response to the Commission of Enquiry Report” presented by Lawrence Elms / Founder Elms Partners, international group based in London & Dubai.    

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“Response to the Commission of Enquiry Report”  Presentation – Part 2 Scene #3

 

DON’T WAIT TO BE TOLD – GET INVOLVED AND BE PART OF THE DIFFERENCE

 


First Part: – When :  Thursday March 24th 2016  –  **Successfully COMPLETED as below..

 MARCH 2016 – Keynote speaker / Lawrence Elms – founder Elms Partners.

Elms Partners is an master real estate developer and development partner based in Dubai and London specialising in creating sustainable urban communities and the places and spaces within them, from inception to completion, generating highly valued real estate in every sense.
 
Elms Partners was formed in 2008 by Lawrence Elms, a 23-year veteran of international development with extensive experience in landmark, strategic, and transformative development projects undertaken by public-private partnerships (PPP).
 
Lawrence was the senior development executive on Taipei 101 (the world’s tallest building at the time), then CEO of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC – a $4 billion mixed-use project totalling approximately 2 million square meters) during its conception and construction.
 
Developed in phases and involving multiple developers and investors, DIFC is the epitome of the large-scale PPP project Elms Partners is organised to lead as Master Developer.
 
Refer  http://elmspartners.com for more detail.
 
 
 
 
 
 

ELMS Partners Vision for ‘eastshore Geelong’
 
ELMS Eastshore Geelong VIC

Drysdale Ring Road –

Seeking your input  …….

Come see the latest plans, speak directly with VicRoads staff and provide real input into the features of the ring road / bypass and improvements to High Street in Drysdale.

Dates: Wednesday 15 April in Drysdale &

          Wednesday 22 April in Portarlington

Time: Drop in anytime between 3pm–7pm

Where:

       SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre, 17-21 High Street Drysdale

       Portarlington Neighbourhood House, 28 Brown Street Portarlington

If you are unable to attend this session, information will be available on the VicRoads website at https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/regional-road-projects/drysdale-bypass

For more information, please email drysdaletransport@roads.vic.gov.au or call 5225 2576

HUB Chats ……

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HUB Chats

HUB Chats are a series of monthly presentations to inform, stimulate discussion, and prompt action within which our community is encouraged to put forward their vision and views.  

A comprehensive, publicly accessible space where people hear from key national and international presenters and in turn have their say on the processes and decisions that will shape and determine the future of The Bellarine.

The focus is on inspirational, visionary leadership built around clearly established values and principles and aimed at enhancing the skill, experience, and accountability at both community and local government levels – noble aspirations but unapologetically fundamental for our future.

They represent the active forums of HUB Bellarine, a digital platform for community engagement, and will cover topics ranging through social, cultural, environmental and financial interests where you manage the consultation process with quantifiable outcomes rather than being just a series of ongoing chats with no actionable outcomes.

The monthly community panel will ensure the connection is maintained and strengthened through the frequency and diversity of use – designed to build an ongoing, engaged community with ownership of and accountability for the outcomes.

HUB Chats are to –

· Encourage and enable our community to identify and raise projects and /or  issues for regular consultation through the process of open discussion.

· Enable community feedback on multiple projects and issues and provide for multiple feedback options through one online consultation.

· Ensure an increase of the demographic diversity of participants thus an overall improved level of community participation.

· Create a sense of immediacy through the monthly on-line consultations within a limited time frame.

· Build a strong rapport between community and Council through the capability and involvement of the project team key staff and community input.

The first of the series, run over a six month period, will commence Wednesday April 15th starting at 7.00pm until 8.00pm, at the Potato Shed, Drysdale, here on The Bellarine.

For registration and further details, go to either Facebook HUB Bellarine or www.hubbellarine.com

 

Hub Bellarine – www.hubbellarine.com

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HUB Bellarine …. Introduction                                                           21 December,2014

We believe people should be included in the processes and decisions that both shape and determine their present and future. Those with passion for the issues at hand should always be allowed and encouraged into the tent to have their conversations heard and respected.

As such, this brand new Website platform – hubbellarine.com – has been created to provide a readily available forum within which our community is encouraged to put forward their vision and views on topical issues.    In other words, a comprehensive, publicly available space within which which people like yourselves, living on and visiting The Bellarine region, are able to have their say.

What this Website platform is designed to achieve –

  • · Encourage and enable the community to identify and raise projects and issues for regular consultation through the process of open discussion topics .
  • · Encourage community feedback on multiple projects and issues and provide for multiple feedback options in the one online consultation.
  • · Enable an increase of the the demographic diversity of participants with an overall improved level of community participation.
  • · Encourage community feedback and create a sense of immediacy  within the limited time frame for each of the monthly consultations.
  • · Build a strong rapport between between community and Council through the capability and involvement of project team key staff and community input.

The range of issues is broad and covered under the following headings – Community Elements / Infrastructure / Projects / Localities.

Each month the key topics will be highlighted for your reference along with information and pointers as to where the past and present feedback is recorded.

This concept and strategy is vastly different to Facebook, Instagram, twitter, etc. -          you manage the consultation process, with quantifiable outcomes, rather than just a series of ongoing chats with no actionable outcomes.

It will provide capacity for specific topic based, online consultations as well as for private panel and focus group consultations.

Overall, the monthly community panel will ensure the connection is maintained and strengthened through the frequency and diversity of use – designed to build an ongoing, engaged community with ownership of and accountability for the outcomes.

The HUB Suggestions category is there for your further input on how best this valuable platform may be further structured and shaped to improve its purpose.

Start now and Register on hubbellarine.com – the Registration column to the right of the page.

 

Lee Troop video message to Rory Wilson Auction Diners

On 25th October there was a Dinner (SOLD OUT) sponsored by Bellarine Estate Winery to conclude an online Auction of items donated and sponsored by local generous supporters of the Rory Wilson Future Fund.

The auction raised a considerable sum for donation to the Rory Wilson Future Fund.

Lee Troop's tracksuit Lee Troop's 2nd tracksuit

Lee Troop donated his treasured Sydney Games Uniform and recorded a heart-warming video [HERE] message to Rory and all attendees where he relates Rory’s influence on his career over some 35 years.
A must watch and listen to video from one of our world class sporting champions.

Click below to view video.

http://committeeforbellarine.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lee-Troop-Rory-Wilson.wmv

CONGRATULATIONS ….

to the winning bidder for my 2000 Sydney Olympic Uniform but more importantly for contributing to the Rory Wilson Fundraising event.

As I stated in the video clip, the uniform is priceless to me and to be able to donate something of great personal value for this event is what is most important to me.

The uniform has no faults, has not been worn outside of the Olympic Games back in 2000, and was the uniform that all Australian athletes, who medalled and had the honour of standing on the medal dais, wore at those Olympics.

Again, my sincere congratulations and gratitude for enabling me to be part of this very special experience.

Cheers,     Lee Troop

The uniform was purchased at the Fundraising Dinner Auction, but the new owner has generously  re-donated the uniform back to the Rory Wilson fund who are auctioning it again on ebay and Gumtree here:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LEE-TROOPS-2000-OLYMPIC-UNIFORM-IN-PRISTINE-CONDITION-/281496949093?pt=AU_HistoricalMemorabilia&hash=item418a869165

 http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/drysdale/other-sports-fitness/lee-troop-s-2000-sydney-olympic-podium-uniform/1062048522

2014 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

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The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will be back better than ever in 2014.

 

Held on Geelong’s iconic waterfront precinct on 28th-30th November, this jam-packed motoring festival is an event not to be missed!

 http://www.geelongrevival.com.au/

The event stands for all things vintage, with this year’s event celebrating Australian industry and manufacturing- from the largest companies, down to the backyard builders.

Get revved up for the historical quarter-mile sprints, as over 300 classic and exotic cars and motorcycles speed down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle. The Geelong Waterfront will be scattered with over 500 quirky, valuable and fascinating vehicles, and is guaranteed to please anyone with an appreciation for unique vehicles.

2014 Bellarine 2050 Our Place Our Future Your support

 

BELLARINE 2050, OUR PLACE,
OUR FUTURE FORUM 4 2014

A group of people interested in the future of The Bellarine
is looking for passionate leaders to get involved with
determining
 how it will look, feel and function by 2050.

Forum 4 / Aim and Outcomes
Creation of an integrated development and
investment strategy for The Bellarine to be used
by Victorian Government, G21 and COGG for future
planning and investment programs in conjuction
with the Committee for Bellarine.

REBECCA LAUNER – March 27 2014   

Member Jessica Chapman said Bellarine2050, which
is a subsection of the Committee for Bellarine but run
by a group of students, was looking for people who
were passionate about The Bellarine and interested in
influencing its development.
“We are particularly looking at young people, as they are
responsible for the future of our region,” Ms Chapman
said.

“If you are a local secondary school or university student,
a local professional/entrepreneur, a farmer, an artist or a
designer, we want you to join us.
“We are particularly looking for leaders who want to head
this project, to lead other passionate people and to consult
with council, consultants and others to achieve this vision.”

Ms Chapman said the group aimed to hold yearly forums
for people to think about the region and produce ideas
and plans for its improvement.
“We will collaborate with government, consultants and
investors to analyse the feasibility of these ideas and to
plan their realisation.”

 She said work with collaborating partners was also under way to provide the foundations of the project – such as urban planning analysis and case studies, research on population statistics and analysis of new farming technologies.

Ms Chapman said the Bellarine2050 group would meet on a monthly basis, and would run activities on some weekends to engage the public and promote awareness.“If you are unable to commit to monthly meetings, but are still interested, the yearly forums that we will hold will be opportunities for you to outline your view of the Bellarine in the future.”

 

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Historic day for cycling in our Region

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After more than two years we have finally been successful in getting our Principal Bicycle Network (PBN) up in both the City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire.

Bike Safe has been actively working with local cyclists, VicRoads and Councils in developing a Principal Bicycle Network (PBN). This plan prioritises key roads and paths across the region for upgrading, modification or building connections. At least 30% of the works can be implemented within existing budgets and infrastructure upgrade plans.

The PBN provides a priority framework for establishing safe, connected cycling routes to and from community hubs. Hubs include the CBD, towns, train stations, schools, tertiary campuses, shopping centres, and recreation centres. It also incorporates commuter and popular leisure cycling routes as well.

Within the PBN there are less roads than in previous strategies, sort of do less but do it better. It also aims to guide engineers and planners to make strategic connections, fix poor design outcomes, and prioritise cycling maintenance. The PBN has also identified strategic Next Generation sealed, separated cycleways leading into the CBD and connecting surrounding suburbs.

Although desirable, not all roads can have bike lanes or shoulders, in which case consideration will be given to speed limit reductions, cycle friendly intersections, traffic calming and signage. Priority for new off-road paths will  be given to those which provide the most direct routes.  If you want more details and maps, here is the link >PBN

FOOTNOTE: Pictured above is CoGG Deputy Mayor Cr Bruce Harwood and Bike Safe President Barton van Laar. Bike Safe also wishes to thank Cr Andy Richards and Cr Eddy Kontelj (and all the Councillors at CoGG and Surf Coast) for their ongoing enthusiastic support.  Bike Safe has funded all strategic and mapping work to date. Now the real work by VicRoads, CoGG and Surf Coast begins, fingers crossed!

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With the support of local managers VicRoads is right now reviewing planned existing works, to see which roads, which intersections can be improved over the next two years. We will keep you updated!

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Well done Borough of Queenscliffe!

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Lots of new bike racks in Point Lonsdale welcome bikes and guess what, locals ride to the shops. Build it and they will come!

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The economic benefits of cycling

Cycling is a viable transport alternative that has significant economic benefits. As an example, the economy benefits by more than $21 every time a person cycles 20 minutes to work and back, according to previous Federal Government reports. The economic benefits of riding and walking to work include better health, less congestion, reduced infrastructure costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, better air quality, noise reduction and savings in parking costs.

Three and a half million people—nearly one in six Australians—ride a bicycle at least once a week, and more than 8 million Australians ride at least once a year. Riding a bike delivers economic benefits of around $1.43 per kilometre.

Cycling is low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Regular cycling has many physical and mental health benefits. It is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

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Some welcome sweeping…

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GRUBB RD, OCEAN GROVE – VicRoads

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ABERY RD, NORTH SHORE- VicRoads

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Some welcome fixes…

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SWANSTON ST/KILGOUR ST, GEELONG – COGG

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BARWON RIVER PATH, SOUTH GEELONG – COGG

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BELLARINE HWY, NEWCOMB – VicRoads This took two goes but now no longer dips below the surface of the bike lane. Parking is still a problem.

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PIGDONS RD, WAURN PONDS – COGG Cyclists were actually tracking along the white line and falling into the carriageway. CoGFG did a quick fix after we reported and came up with modifications. The white line was previously 3-4mm above the road surface trapping water.

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Bike Safe Macedon great initiative

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The Face of Cycling in the Macedon Ranges…
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Legend calls for bike safety

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The man known as the voice of cycling, Phil Liggett, was in Portarlington recently for the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. He joins Bike Safe in promoting cycling safety.

“We all live on the same planet. We all want to get from point A to point B safely. A simple mistake or lack of concentration by a cyclist or a motorist can result in the loss of a life. I think it is terrific is that organisations, such as Bike Safe, bring these matters to the fore, with road users and infrastructure planners. All of us, including Governments and Councils need to listen and respond positively. The results are very worthwhile.”  READ MORE >

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Our Facebook page – read it first here

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This post received over 10,500 page views and made the Addy! When stuff happens, we will post it on our Facebook page, here >

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Finally The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier