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					Pelican Post 10th November 2009 Calendar Friday, 20th November 10.30am to 11.30am Auslan Story Time Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre Central Square Shopping Centre Off Merton Street Enquiries: 9932 4170 Saturday, 21st November 10.00am to 4.00pm Hobsons Bay Eco Expo Logan Reserve Pier Street Altona Enquiries: 0432 327 128 Sunday, 29th November 10.00am to 3.00pm Biographical Writing Workshop Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre Central Square Shopping Centre Off Merton Street Bookings: 9932 3020 Upcoming Council Meetings Tuesday, 17th November Tuesday, 1st December Friday, 4th December (Statutory Meeting – Election of Mayor) Tuesday, 15th December Unless otherwise noted, Ordinary Council Meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month in the Council Chamber, 115 Civic Parade, Altona, commencing at 7.00pm. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend. Report Hoon Behaviour 1800 333 000 (Crimestoppers) The Council encourages residents to report incidents involving hoon drivers and trail bikes by calling Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. Contact Us Hobsons Bay City Council 115 Civic Parade, Altona PO Box 21, Altona 3018 Telephone (03) 9932 1000 Facsimile (03) 9932 1039 TTY (03) 9398 8504 Email Website

Authorised by Bill Jaboor Chief Executive Officer Food is Fine for Libraries Library customers with overdue book fines will be able to pay in food instead of cash as part of the libraries’ ‘Food for Fines’ campaign, running from Monday, 16th November to Monday, 14th December. The food collected will be donated to local emergency relief agencies, which will package the food into hampers and donate the hampers to families in need. One item will pay up to $10 in overdue charges, with no limit on how much customers can donate to pay fines. Donated food must be non-perishable in tins or packages, with all packaging in tact and an expiry date of 2010 or later. Staple foods such as tinned meat, tinned fruit and vegetables or Christmas themed items such as Christmas puddings or shortbread will be most useful. Residents without fines are also welcome to contribute to the food collection. Charges for printing, copying, lost and damaged items can only be paid with cash or by EFTPOS as normal. For more information, call the libraries on 9932 1330. Williamstown Tennis Pavilion Ready to Receive First Serve The Bayside Williamstown Tennis Pavilion at Bayside College was officially opened on Friday, 30th October. The pavilion is a result of a partnership between the Council, Bayside College and Victoria University (VU). The project provided training opportunities for up to 60 VU carpentry apprentices and pre-apprentices, and also showed the older school students what was involved to undertake a trade. The multi-use pavilion features a pro shop, kitchen, male and female amenities, large meeting rooms and store rooms. It also includes environmentally sustainable elements such as a 15,000 litre underground water tank, extensive verandahs made with environmentally friendly materials, to minimise heat absorption into the pavilion and to maximise shade for patrons, and climate control measures. The pavilion was constructed to transform the eight courts at Bayside College Williamstown into a community sporting venue, and will be open to the public outside of school hours and on weekends. Key Council Decisions At the Ordinary Meeting of the Council on Wednesday, 4th November, the following key decisions were made:  Designate an area where restricted beach activities can be conducted at Altona beach

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Adopt the revised design and call for tenders for the construction of the Williamstown Library Adopt the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy Reintroduce a Council operated building approvals and inspection service for a period of 12 months Approve the rescheduled construction timeframes of the Range Children's Centre extension and refer funds to the 2010/2011 budget.

For more information, call the Council on 9932 1000. It’s Food Safety Week! This week is Food Safety Week, and a great time to remind residents about the Council’s Food Safety Awards. Every year, food businesses in Hobsons Bay who consistently meet National Food Safety Standards and achieve excellent results in their annual inspections are recommended for the Food Safety Awards. Winners receive a certificate to display in their shop windows. Earlier this year, the Anchorage Restaurant in Williamstown was chosen as the Face of Food Safety for 2009 due to its outstanding performance throughout last year. Throughout the year, ‘In The Running’ awards have been granted to businesses who are contenders for this year’s awards. A list of these businesses can be found on Council’s website at Food Safety Award winners will be announced in February 2010. For more information about food safety, including great fact sheets and tips, visit the Food Safety Information Council’s website at Conservation Activity On Sunday, 15th November, the Friends of Altona Coastal Park will be watering and undertaking general maintenance from 9.30am to 11.30am. Meet in Racecourse Road, Seaholme (Melway reference: 55 C8). For more information, telephone the Council’s Park Ranger on 9932 1000. Free Parenting Information Session Hobsons Bay Youth Services is hosting a parenting information session on 'Critical Transition Periods within Young People's Lives' on Wednesday, 18th November, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, at Bayside Secondary College Altona North Campus, 1 McArthurs Road, Altona North. This session aims to assist parents, guardians and workers to understand the critical transition periods within young peoples’ lives and provide strategies in which parents, guardians and workers can manage these critical transition periods. For more information or to book your place, call Hobsons Bay Youth Services on 9932 3000.

Nominations now closing for Sport and Recreation Awards The Council is calling for final nominations for the new Sports and Recreation Awards. The awards are split into two categories: the Recognition of Services award, which recognises contributions by longstanding sports and recreation club volunteers; and the Good Access award, which recognises organisations that provide good access enabling everyone to use their facilities and participate in activities. • Recognition of Services Awards Nominees must have volunteered at a sports or recreation club for 10 years or more, and made a significant contribution to the club. Nominees could have participated as a player, coach, referee, or in an administrative and organisational role. The person must be a volunteer and receive no payment for their role. • Good Access Awards The Good Access Awards are open to sport and recreation organisations that provide good access. Good access ensures that people who have a disability, parents with prams, people with injuries and residents using walking frames have safe and easy access to buildings. Good access can incorporate friendly and helpful service which may help to compensate for less than ideal physical access. The Good Access Awards are open to business and community sport and recreation organisations. Nomination forms are available from the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre or online at Nominations close on Friday, 13th November. For more information, call Jacquie Phiddian or Lesley Orrell on 9932 1000. Stop Violence Against Women Event Hobsons Bay’s Youth Voice Committee is hosting an arts event for young people titled ‘The Venus Room’ to raise awareness about violence against women. The Venus Room will feature music, visual art, dance and performances by young women. The Venus Room is aligned with the global ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign where thousands of people and organisations around the world take a stand against violence against women; and White Ribbon Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Stylists from the Whitehouse Institute will create New York Glam themed décor and a pamper area which includes facials, makeovers and temporary tattoos. The Venus Room is being held on Friday, 27th November from 7.00pm to 11.00pm, at The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport. Entry is by gold coin donation.

The Venus Room is proudly partnered by Isis Primary Care, Amnesty International, The White Ribbon Foundation, and Corporate Vision Australia. For more information contact Lynne Donnelly at Hobsons Bay Youth Services on 9932 3000 or visit Become a Friend of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens The Friends of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Inc. is now up and running, and is looking for members to join the group. If you’re interested in the conservation, development and wellbeing of the gardens, why not consider joining the group to advocate for the sustainability and long term development of the gardens? For more information or to join the friends group, email