Mayoral Activities

The council’s website normally includes details of some of my activities, but due to the elections these details have been removed.   I thought I would publish them here on my website so that residents are aware of some of the meetings and events I’ve attended this year.




Mayoral activities

August 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations and individuals including:

  • Newport Senior Citizens Group
  • Altona Gate Shopping Centre Management
  • Brooklyn Resident Action Group
  • Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed
  • Noordenne Residents Group
  • Italian Social Club, Altona North
  • Zoe Belle Gender Centre
  • Delegation of traders from Hudsons Road, Spotswood
  • Joseph’s Corner
  • Individual residents on a range of issues such as upgrades to local reserves
  • Mayor of Cairns and visited Cairns Regional Council
  • Victoria Police, Youth Services and Hobsons Bay Blue Light Disco
  • Hobsons Bay Residents Association

The Mayor attended a number of events including:

  • Westbourne Grammar’s Annual Concert
  • Altona Historical Homestead open day
  • Powercor Buloke Business Excellence Awards Gala Presentation
  • GLBTIQ Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Mobile Customer Service Program, Pier Street Altona
  • Williamstown High School Centenary Theatre Fund
  • Dinner with the Altona Fishing and Angling Club
  • Launch of the “Say ‘No’ to Homophobia” campaign at Parliament House

The Mayor also:

  • Unveiled the new mosaic artwork at Somers Parade Kindergarten
  • Spoke at Hobsons Bay Youth Forum 2012
  • Held Environment Day as part of Mayoral Program

July 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations and individuals including:

  • Bendigo Bank
  • Altona City Theatre
  • Jill Hennessy MP
  • Seaholme Primary School
  • Youth Services regarding possible Blue Light Disco in Altona
  • Hobsons Bay Maltese Association
  • Spotswood Traders
  • Mancini Real Estate
  • Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed

The Mayor attended a number of events including:

  • Welcome Ceremony for 2012 Anjo Students at Bayside P-12
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development DVD Launch
  • Joseph’s Corner Thank You Luncheon
  • All Aboard Club’s 75th Celebration
  • Arabic Women’s Pre Ramadan Conference
  • Association of Bayside of Municipalities Annual Dinner
  • Customer Service Mobile Program in Williamstown
  • Complete Family Care Re-Opening
  • Youth Leadership Graduation Ceremony
  • Mobile Customer Service Program, Altona Gate
  • National Tree Day (Altona North and Altona Meadows)
  • Celebrations Altona

The Mayor also:

  • Spoke at NAIDOC Week Raising of the Flag Ceremony
  • Spoke at the Victorian Multi Cultural Conference
  • Spoke at the Anjo, Japan Student Welcome Reception
  • Spoke at the Laverton Time Capsule Event
  • Spoke at the Hobsons Bay Early Years Conference
  • Visited Yarrabah Council, Cairns
  • Chaired the Citizenship Ceremony

June 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations and individuals including:

  • Altona City Soccer Club
  • Williamstown Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Hobsons Bay Maltese Association
  • Supt Peter Bull from the North Western Metro Region
  • Men’s Shed
  • Youth Citizen of the Year

The Mayor attended a number of events including:

  • Men’s Shed Open Day
  • TS Voyager Annual Unit Assessment (Williamstown)
  • GLBTIQ Advisory Committee Meeting
  • ALGA Conference in Canberra
  • Crashendo group rehearsal at Laverton P-12 College
  • Hobsons Bay interagency networking meeting
  • Lions Club of Altona Changeover dinner

The Mayor also:

  • Spoke at the Brooklyn Federation Trail Celebration
  • Spoke at Refugee Week Celebrations
  • Spoke at the Crashendo Concert at Laverton P-12 College
  • Presented awards at the Hobsons Bay Meals on Wheels Celebration
  • Chaired Junior School Council
  • Visited Cooraminta Kindergarten, Laverton


May 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations and individuals including:

  • Newport Islamic Group
  • BRAG
  • Lois Joel Arts Centre
  • Point Cook Action Group
  • Maltese Bocci Club
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Williamstown Visitor Information Centre
  • South Kingsville Community Centre – Cooking with all Abilities
  • St Martin de Porres Primary School in Laverton

The Mayor attended a number of events including:

  • Parents of Children with a Disability
  • Maltese Association of Hobsons Bay Mother’s Day Lunch
  • Finnish Friendly Visiting Service 15 Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Tour of the Sea Shepherd in Williamstown
  • Mobile Customer Service Program in Spotswood
  • Official Opening of the Williamstown Cricket Ground
  • Yooralla UCAN Event as part of Governor General’s visit
  • BCRG Meeting
  • City of Brimbank’s IDAHO Flag Raising
  • Altona Loop Action Group Meeting
  • Street SmART Art Auction in Laverton

The Mayor also:

  • Spoke at the Pixel 8 Awards
  • Spoke at the Art in Public Places Wrap Up/Awards Night
  • Spoke at the Altona North Children’s Centre 20th Birthday Celebration
  • Spoke at the International Day Against Homophobia (City of Port Phillip)
  • Raised HBCC’s Rainbow Flag for IDAHO
  • Chaired Junior School Council
  • LGMA National Congress in Perth

April 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations and individuals including:

  • Altona Hockey Club
  • Mobil CEO
  • Toyota CEO
  • Evolve re: Port Phillip Woollen Mills
  • Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
  • Inside Edge regarding Altona Facilities Feasibility
  • Otway Partners regarding Precinct 15
  • Jill Hennessy, MLA for Altona
  • Members of the Hobsons Bay Community Fund
  • Residents to discuss 99 Queen Street

The Mayor also attended a number of events including:

  • Mobile Customer Service Program – Aviation Road, Laverton
  • Altona Lions Market
  • Hobsons Bay Community Fund Meeting
  • Fell Reserve Consultation meeting
  • Meeting regarding Spotswood Pub
  • Official Re-Opening of The Rex Theatre, Charlton
  • Woods Street Art Space
  • Community Grants Committee meeting
  • MAV Councillor Development Weekend

The Mayor also:

  • Presented and spoke at the Hobsons Bay Young Citizen of the Year Awards
  • Participated in the Rainbow Family Forum Session (Joy FM radio)
  • Participated in the ‘Meet Your GLBTIQ Neighbours’ session in Wyndham
  • Visited Altona Meadows Primary School
  • Visited the Williamstown Cricket Ground and Williamstown Library
  • Visited the Williamstown Senior Citizens Club
  • Judged Art in Public Places
  • Joy FM Radio Spot

March 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations including:

  • Hobsons Bay Libraries;
  • Ron Walker (Evolve) re: Port Phillip Woollen Mills;
  • Friends of Williamstown & Newport Libraries Summer Writing Awards Night;
  • Signcraft CEO;
  • The Project (Ch 10);
  • Burbank Homes CEO;
  • Newport Traders Association;
  • Hobsons Bay Community Bank Defibrillator for Life Project Launch;
  • Hobsons Bay Maltese Association;
  • Sisters of Saint Joseph;
  • Buloke Shire Visit;
  • Andrew Elsbury;
  • Hobsons Bay Altona Garden Club;
  • Newport Mosque with Victoria Police;
  • Mayor of Wyndham, Cr Kim McAliney;
  • Westgate Entertainment Centre;
  • Australian Paralympics Olympic Committee Member; and
  • Joy FM Radio Interview.

The Mayor also attended a number of events including:

  • Relay for Life in Altona;
  • Australian Coastal Councils Conference (Hobart);
  • Men’s Shed Meeting;
  • Disability Committee Forum as part of Mayoral Program;
  • Western Suburbs Disability Advisory Forum;
  • Official opening of Seabrook Community Centre & Kindergarten;
  • Francis Sullivan Kindergarten Fundraising Event;
  • Williamstown Rotary Club Meeting;
  • VECCI’s Business Leaders information session;
  • Japanese Consulate General’s memorial ceremony for the anniversary of Japanese Earthquake victims;
  • Altona Beach Festival; and
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival Opening Night.

The Mayor also:

  • Chaired Junior School Council;
  • Inspected the Williamstown Town Hall works;
  • Presented Food Safety Awards;
  • Launched Art in Public Places;
  • Judged the Mayor’s Choice Award (part of Altona Beach Festival) at Louis Joel Arts Centre; and
  • Media Launch at Logan’s Reserve for WiFi as part of Mayoral Program.

February 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations in February 2012, including:

  • Lead West;
  • Mancini Real Estate;
  • Qenos;
  • Moonee Valley Traffic School;
  • Migrant Resource Centre;
  • Compustore;
  • “Every Australian Counts”;
  • Evolve;
  • Able Engineering;
  • Arabic Women’s Group;
  • Scienceworks;
  • Salvation Army;
  • Altona Little Athletics;
  • SKM Recycling;
  • PAZ Group;
  • St John’s Ambulance;
  • Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy MP; and
  • BAE Systems.

The Mayor also attended a number of events in February 2012, including:

  • Go West event “Another Walk on the Wes Side”;
  • GLOBE 20th Anniversary Dinner;
  • Pride March;
  • Visit of various community programs such as the emergency relief and food security project at St Stephens, Williamstown;
  • Commemorative Service in honour of the Darwin Bombing Victims;
  • Altona Cricket Club’s 50th Anniversary Dinner;
  • Launch of the National Year of Reading;
  • Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week event by the Lions Club of Altona and the Police Community Consultative Committee;
  • Official reopening of the Williamstown Uniting Church; and
  • Lions Club of Altona 1000th Meeting.

January 2012

The Mayor met with various organisations including:

  • Wyndham City Council Mayor;
  • Disability Advisory Committee;
  • Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and the manager of Arts, Events and Tourism;
  • Residents from the Noordenne Estate, Seaholme and representatives from the Altona City Soccer Club;
  • Save Williamstown Group and senior Planning Department personnel; and
  • Herald Sun.

The Mayor also attended a number of events including:

  • Movies by the Bay;
  • Dog’s Breakfast;
  • Summer Sounds concert;
  • Mobile Customer Service Program;
  • Australia Day Breakfast and Citizenship Ceremony;
  • Australia Day celebration;

Go West events:

  • Spoil Yourself Wellbeing Workshop;
  • Lesbian Crime and Romance;
  • Sailing Day;
  • Croquet;
  • Stories from the city, stories from the sea;

Midsumma events:

  • Life Stories: Memoir, Autobiography and Other Unreliable Truths; and
  • Art and Stories exhibition.