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St Kilda cares

Council has a $160M scheme for St Kilda Marina

Three independent Liberals join race for Council
Click and collect is back @ Library
Entries open @ Linden Postcard Show 20/21
We’re rubbish at recycling, sad but true
More live music @ Memo online
Hundreds of local business are still open

Mandatory fashion statement
DIY mask instructions from DHHS
GDay wearing a mask from Space2b

Click and collect is back @ Library
From Monday 20 July, Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Search and reserve items online from home and collect them once available from four library locations, including St Kilda.
More info
Libraries remain closed until further notice.

Takeaway direct – the fairest way to care @ support local traders
Click here for a list of traders open for takeaway 
Supercharge your support by ordering takeaway direct for pick up or delivery.

Breakfast with Simon Goodrich @ JewMu (Zoom)
Wednesday 29 July, 8 am – 9 am
‘Breakfast’ with CEO Jessica Bram and moderator Dashiel Lawrence introducing guest speaker Simon Goodrich, Portable Co-Founder and Managing Director and International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Australian Ambassador. He’ll discuss how to approach culture, innovation and mental health as we work from home – and return to the office.
$15 Member / $18 Non-Member

The Badloves single launch @ Memo Live Stream
Monday 3 August, 7 pm
Frontman Michael Spiby is keeping The Badloves legacy alive. $15

Ron Peno & The Superstitions @ Memo live stream
Sunday 9 August, 7.30 pm
Great performer, great band, quality presentation by Renegade Films – $12 bargain

Dance it Out @ Rawcus
A series of free dance sessions online with Rawcus. Across August you can hop on zoom and boogie with others. You don’t need to be a performer or dancer to enjoy this offering. It will be inclusive, celebratory and fun.
Email Rawcus Public Program Producer Harriet Devlin-Dunbar to register your interest 
These dance sessions will be Auslan Interpreted.

Entries open @ Linden Postcard Show 20/21
Entries close 25 August.
OMG Its time to get your entries ready for the most democratic art show in town.
Like everything else, COVID has changed the rules:
> All artworks must be posted to the gallery instead of delivering them in person.
> Artists can only enter a maximum of three artworks, not four
> Entries will be capped at 1000 artworks – it is best to get in early to secure your place.
Please be sure to read the full terms and conditions of entry before submitting your artwork. 
More info

Trash talk @ Council
Recycling audit finds many of us are rubbish at recycling
The latest Council audit of home recycling bins has found that up to 25% of the contents doesn’t belong in yellow bins. Contamination can result in the contents going to landfill instead of recycling – double yikes.
The most common recycling NO NOs are food or garden waste, Styrofoam, e-waste and the dreaded plastic bags (often used to carry the recycling to the bin).
Yellow bins are ONLY for empty plastic containers and bottles (numbered 1 to 5), glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminium cans, plus paper and cardboard.
More info

Twenty years of friendship @ Timor-Leste
Friends of Suai/Covalima book launch
Check out the video record of the launch of a 20-year commemorative booklet celebrating the friendship between communities in Port Phillip, Australia and Covalima district, Timor-Leste.
It runs for 39 minutes so you might want to grab a cuppa and settle in!

New 35 year lease? @ St Kilda Marina
Public feedback open until 15 August
Online public Q&A
Thursday 30 July, 7 pm Register 
Built on reclaimed land in the 1960’s. the first 50 year lease on the St Kilda Marina expired last year. After an extended, delayed and ‘challenging’ process, the Council has selected a preferred leaseholder and plan for the area.
As with all these things, it is hard for the public to follow – in part because we aren’t privy to the alternative proposals, but also because it has been a relatively low-profile process.
A decision on a site of this importance certainly deserves some scrutiny – which we will provide in coming weeks.
Here are some fast facts
# It’s a big area with prime bay frontage
The marina includes a range of wet and dry berths, recreation activities including Sky Dive Melbourne and hospitality venues including Riva St Kilda, The Great Provider and Rollo’s Kiosk. Also a service station and extensive car parking.
# It’s crown land, managed by Council ….
But the final say is with the State Government
# It’s been unloved, ugly and at times notorious
It looks like it was built in the 60’s because it was. It’s got a factory/junk yard rather than foreshore look. The carpark is notorious for drug deals, hook-ups, burnouts and all matter of nefarious doings.
# It’s good on paper but …..
There’s an understandable romance about foreshore in St Kilda.
But the reality can harsh.
Cooler months are hard for foreshore businesses.
And let’s be honest, it can be windy and exposed.
# The community reference group was “challenging”
Presumably challenging was a euphemism for bitter division and acrimony – we’d love to know more.
# It’s a big deal
In the order of $160 million over 35 years.
This document by Council gives a good overview
The bureaucratic story is here
If you were on the 23 person community reference group and have an opinion you’d like aired – let TWiSK know in confidence.

‘Independent’ trio to stand @ Council elections
TWiSK can confirm that three members of the Liberal Party will be standing as independents in the Council elections.
Current councillor Andrew Bond emailed TWiSK with the following carefully worded information:
There are three Independent candidates running for election. Marcus Pearl in Gateway Ward, Jo McDonald in Canal Ward and Andrew Bond in Lake Ward.
“All three – although members of the Liberal Party – will be running as independents, and if successful will bring to Council the commercial acumen required to navigate Council through the current financial crisis but with a unique, strong, and determined focus on local issues that is missing in many of the current Councillors.
Who is candidate Jo McDonald?
(Pictured at the right above) 
Jo has lived in St Kilda for about two decades.
Professionally, she is a full-time management consultant, working long term contract roles.
Jo loves to walk Dusty, her labradoodle named after the singer (not the footballer), in Alma Park.
She’s also got a couple of cats at home (and a husband).
And yes, a member of the Liberal Party but standing as an independent.
Let TWiSK know if you are going to stand

Progressive Port Phillip responds to Transparency Test
Thanks for a prompt response.
Read it here
The PPP hub in Acland Street (pictured) is closed under COVID restrictions.
Link to TWiSK election fact file

Previous TWiSK editions during COVID
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Monday 6 July – Sunday 12 July
Monday 29 June – Sunday 5 July
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