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Animal Management

Council has drafted a new Domestic Animal Management Plan that focuses on education and awareness raising for pet owners, pet registration, keeping dogs under control in shared public spaces, micro chipping, de-sexing, and encouraging people to pick up after their dogs. The draft plan has been developed in consultation with the community and has now been released for further community consultation. Please visit: www.haveyoursayatportphillip by 12 July to tell us what you think of the draft.

Launch of the Reconciliation Action Plan

Council launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the St Kilda Town Hall on 25 June. It is Council’s central policy document for working with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and includes actions to achieve reconciliation across a range of departments.

Montague plans out for comment

Plans for Montague – Melbourne’s newest inner city suburb, are out for public comment.
Freestyle Fever 8 Break-dancing Comp

 Sunday 8 July, St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, 12.30pm-5pm

Young dancers from across the City are invited to take part in the annual Freestyle Fever Break-dancing comp at the St Kilda Town Hall on Sunday 8 July. The competition is opens to under 18s who want to jump in and display their skills, attitude, energy and vibe through the break-dance / hip hop / improvisational genre.

For registration or more information contact: neda@nedjelly.com or call City of Port Phillip Youth Services on 9209 6167.

No more pokies near social housing

Gaming machines will be discouraged within 500m walking distance from social housing or welfare services, following a Planning Scheme Amendment adopted by Port Phillip Council. Currently there is no policy in the Planning Scheme regarding the proximity of gaming to public housing.

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