monash bulletin www.monash.vic.gov.au Monash Bulletin | 7 April 2009 CLAYTON CENTRE TAKES THE CAKE The award winning Clayton Community Centre in Cooke Street. F estivities for the Clayton Community Centre’s first birthday celebration are kicking off today with birthday cake, storytelling and giveaways! Monash Mayor, Paul Klisaris will be cutting the cake at the official birthday party at the award- winning Centre, which opened to the public on 7 April 2008. Cr Klisaris said that the Centre is a great example of what can be achieved through the co-operation of the different levels of government. “The breadth of services under one roof is certainly innovative. Soon after the opening, Monash Youth and Family Services (MYFS) Clayton team has Prime Minister Rudd said that Australia needed to look toward made over 2,000 contacts with local young people through providing similar community hubs offering multiple services,” street-based and school-based Outreach Programs. said Cr Klisaris. There are 95 families with children attending the Preschool At $24.2 million, the Clayton Community Centre is Monash and four preschool groups for 3 and 4 year olds at Clayton Council’s biggest ever capital project and Victoria’s largest Community Centre. community facility. Last November, the Centre was the recipient of the Australian The Clayton Community Centre houses the Clayton Public Library, Institute of Landscape Architects (Victoria) Design Award. Clayton Aquatics & Health Club, a theatrette, pre-school, occasional The first birthday celebrations will include storytelling and care, youth and family services, maternal and child care services, activities for children from 10.30am and treats and balloons for café, Clayton and Clarinda Arts, meeting rooms and MonashLink children attending the Clayton Aquatic Centre with a special community health and advisory services. appearance by Minky the whale. “All of the programs and services that the Centre provides have For further information, visit www.monash.vic.gov.au/recreation/ been embraced by the community and demand continues to fitness.htm |m| grow. We really have a lot to celebrate,” said Cr Klisaris. Since moving into the new Centre, the Clayton Library has seen a 34% increase in visits, a 135% increase in memberships and a 77% increase in attendance at their programmed activities. The Clayton Aquatics and Health Club has had a huge response from the community with over 950 memberships signing up in the past 12 months. There have been over 43,000 casual swims over the year and more than 2000 people are registered for Learn to Swim programs at the club. OAKLEIGH REC CENTRE SCORES $200K GOAL M onash Mayor Paul Klisaris and Federal Member for Chisholm, Anna Burke got together to score some goals following the announcement of $200,000 in Federal Government funding to assist in the upgrade of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre. Located beside the $9.21 million redevelopment of the Oakleigh Aquatic Centre in Park Road, the Oakleigh Recreation Centre is currently undergoing rectification following damage by storms in December 2007. The additional funding will provide for works on the outdoor surrounds, water conservation initiatives, upgraded parking, landscaping and more accessible walking paths. |m| Mayor Paul Klisaris and MP Anna Burke score points for an upgrade of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre. Council Decisions at its 31 March meeting COUNCIL DECISIONS COMMUNITY SERVICES Oakleigh on the grounds that the proposal as Acting Chief Executive Officer in the does not support state and local policies, absence of the Chief Executive Officer on » Council endorsed the Municipal Early will adversely affect the significance of the annual leave. Years Plan 2009 - 2012 heritage place and will have an adverse » Council requested that the Victorian impact on the visual amenity of the area. COMMITTEE REPORTS Commission for Gambling Regulation » Council noted the Town Planning Schedules. » Council adopted the Audit Committee’s (VCGR) adjourn hearings regarding » Council noted the report and the ongoing recommendation to appoint Mr Mark the ALH/Taverner Hotel Group Pty Ltd relationships that have arisen from the Hamill as an independent member of the application to vary their electronic gaming Technology Capabilities Alignment Project. Audit Committee for a period of three machines from 59 to 80 at the Matthew years to March 2012. It set the level of Flinders Taverner, pending Council’s » Council accepted the tender of Fercon remuneration for independent members reassessment of the application. Pty Ltd to undertake the road and traffic of the Audit Committee, at $6,600 per signal works along Kingsway, Glen annum. INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES Waverley, between Coleman Parade and Railway Parade North, for the lump sum of » Council awarded a contract for the supply $674,199.02 (GST inclusive). Council NOTICES OF MOTION and delivery of one truck mounted, rear also noted the additional expenditure for » Council established a Rating Strategy loading garbage compactor for the sum of lighting and service authority relocations, Steering Committee comprising of Crs $183,043.30 (inclusive of GST). street landscaping, design and supervision Lake, Dimopoulos and McGill, supported to the value of $313,280 (GST exclusive). by the CEO, Director Corporate Planning & CITY DEVELOPMENT Finance and Manager of Finance Services, » Council recommended that it make a CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORTS to co-ordinate the project for reviewing submission to the Department of Planning Council’s rating system. and Community Development that » Council agreed to appoint Marilyn Kearney, supports the New Residential Zones and Director, Corporate Planning & Finance expresses concern about the combination of the existing building height definition and the proposed height limitations. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL » Council adopted the ‘DRAFT Guide to Monash City Council will be holding its next meeting Student Accommodation in Monash, at the Clayton Community Centre, Theatrette, Cooke Street, March 2009’ for the purpose of completing on 21 April as part of the ‘Taking Council To The People’ a public consultation process and added initiative. The public is welcome to attend. additional consultative bodies including the Tenancy Union of Victoria and Student Council meetings are generally held every three weeks at the Housing Association of Victoria. Monash Civic Centre. » Council refused an application for a Council papers are available for inspection at Council’s five planning permit at 61 Westminster Street library branches and at www.monash.vic.gov.au/council/ meetings.htm Enquiries: 9518 3696. Highbury Road Blackburn Road Stephensons Road Huntingdale Road Warrigal Road 2 COUNCILLOR CONTACTS High Street Road 1 Waverley Road Springvale Road Lum Road Ferntree Gully Road Poath Road 3 4 Prin M Wellington Road ces on North Road Hig as hw h ay Fr ee wa Centre Road Police Rd y 1 Joy Banerji 1 Jieh-Yung Lo 1 Tom Morrissey 2 Geoff Lake 2 Greg Male PLEASE ADDRESS ALL Mount Waverley Ward Mount Waverley Ward Mount Waverley Ward Glen Waverley Ward Glen Waverley Ward CORRESPONDENCE TO Phone: 9808 5524 Mobile: 0402 848 651 Phone: 9888 8112 Phone: 9830 8866 Mobile: 0416 091 189 PO Box 1, Glen Waverley 3150 Fax: 9808 6824 jieh-yung.lo@monash. Mobile: 0412 238 976 Fax: 9830 8877 greg.male@monash. Councillors’ faxes Mobile: 0418 572 915 vic.gov.au tom.morrissey@monash. Mobile: 0411 645 281 vic.gov.au (unless otherwise stated): 9518 3444 joy.banerji@monash. vic.gov.au geoff.lake@monash. www.monash.vic.gov.au vic.gov.au vic.gov.au 3 Stephen Dimopoulos 3 Denise McGill OAM 3 Stefanie Perri 4 Charlotte Baines 4 Micaela Drieberg 4 Paul Klisaris Oakleigh Ward Oakleigh Ward Oakleigh Ward Mulgrave Ward Mulgrave Ward Mulgrave Ward Phone: 9579 3118 Phone: 9544 5558 Phone: 9543 8268 Phone: 9511 4062 Phone: 9568 5433 Phone: 9518 3509 Fax: 9579 1305 Fax: 9544 7019 Fax: 9543 8237 Fax: 9511 4062 Mobile: 0403 034 307 Fax: 9564 8499 stephen.dimopoulos@monash. Mobile: 0406 482 552 Mobile: 0421 038 768 Mobile: 0407 822 825 micaela.drieberg@monash. paul.klisaris@monash. vic.gov.au denise.mcgill@monash. stefanie.perri@monash. charlotte.baines@monash. vic.gov.au vic.gov.au vic.gov.au vic.gov.au vic.gov.au monash bulletin page 2 MONASH ANNOUNCES NEW MULTICULTURAL COMMITTEE F ifteen community members from over PLANNING FOR 10 different nationalities have been appointed to Monash’s new Multicultural BRANDON PARK Advisory Committee. The new committee was appointed on 12 March and consists of Frank Yaman, M onash City Council has prepared a Draft Structure Plan for the Brandon Park Major Activity Centre. The Aliki Kyrkou, Mohamed Mohideen, Linda Fiddes, Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos, Dr Chan Cheah, Peter Kalathas, Alexandra Plan considers the potential for future Pelevaniuc, Vittoria Grossi, Vijay Susarla, development of the various sites within Ary Lyimo, Claudia Boghdadi, Peter the Activity Centre, as well as potential Spyker, Ross Buscemi and Sue Herbst. changes in land use, building height Those community members will be limits and Planning Scheme zones. joined by Councillors Joy Banerji, Stephen The Draft Structure Plan is now on Dimopoulos, Jieh-Yung Lo, Denise exhibition for community consideration McGill, Charlotte Baines and Stefanie and comment. Perri to form the Monash Multicultural A copy of the Draft Plan is available for Advisory Committee. inspection at the Municipal Offices, Glen Council invited nominations from people Waverley Library, Wheelers Hill Library living or working in Monash who have an and online at www.monash.vic.gov.au understanding of the needs and issues Further information about the Brandon affecting communities from Culturally “The applicants appointed to the Park Draft Structure Plan, can be obtained and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. Multicultural Advisory Committee have a from Council’s Strategic Planning section Monash Mayor Paul Klisaris said he wide range of experiences, backgrounds, by visiting the Municipal Offices or by was impressed by the high calibre of skills and educational qualifications. calling 9518 3620. the applicants and the quality of their They bring a balance of age, gender, All comments and submissions about the applications. ethnicity and geographic region to the Draft Structure Plan must be in writing “The diversity of the membership of the Committee that will enable it to play an and sent to Council no later than Friday committee is a true reflection of the integral role in strengthening Council’s 24 April 2009. |m| Monash multicultural community,” said approach to cultural diversity.” |m| Cr Klisaris. ‘WHO’S IN CHARGE?’ PROGRAM RUNNING IN CLAYTON D oes your child hurt, intimidate or abuse you? Do you feel you are losing control? Want to better handle conflict? to help parents develop individual strategies for managing their child’s behaviour,” said Mr Gosling. Monash Youth and Family Services (MYFS) The program will also provide parents will be running the ‘Who’s In Charge?’ and carers with a supportive environment program for parents and carers of young to share experiences and ideas with those people who are out of control, violent or who are going through the same situation defiant. The program will run on Thursday that they are. mornings for 8 weeks, from 9.30am to The program is open to any parents or carers 12 noon starting from 7 May. with school-aged children aged 8 to 18 years Lucas Gosling, Coordinator of Monash of age who live in the City of Monash. The Youth & Family Services, said the program will be run from the MYFS office at program will assist parents who live with the Clayton Community Centre (corner of challenging young people to feel more in Cooke St & Centre Rd, Clayton). control of their family, and less stressed There is no cost for attending the group, about their situation at home. however bookings are essential as spaces Comments/submissions should be sent to:- “The program will help to achieve this by are limited. If you wish to book a place Brandon Park Structure Plan reducing the guilt and shame that most in the program or you require additional C/o Strategic Planning , City of Monash, parents feel when dealing with their information contact Libby Roden on PO Box 1, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150. children, explore ways of increasing 9518 3900. |m| safety and well-being, and offer ideas monash bulletin page 3 EVENTS CALENDAR APRIL IMMUNISATION SESSIONS WHAT’S ON AT THE MONASH GALLERY OF ART For enquires prior to sessions please ring JULIE SHIELS: SLEEPER 9518 3539 or contact your local Maternal Held until 10 May & Child Health Nurse. Sleeper is the culmination of a four- Ashwood Hall year project in which Julie Shiels 21A Electra Ave takes discarded mattresses found on 14 April, 1.30pm - 2.30pm the streets of Melbourne and uses Monash Seminar & Training Centre them as source material for her art. (Oakleigh) The mattresses are used in a range 1A Atherton Rd of ways, one of which is fashioning 18 April, 10.00am -11.30am pyjamas from the upholstery. 24 April, 10.30am -11.30am ZOOMING IN: ARTIST’S TALK Julie Shiels Untitled 2007/09 (from the series Sleeping Brandon Park Community Centre with knives 2007/09) ink jet print Julie will talk about her ideas of 645 Ferntree Gully Rd abandonment and redemption and 15 April, 11.00am - 12noon the processes that she has used to develop her latest exhibition: Sleeper. Mulgrave Community Centre Held 3pm, Friday, 17 April, at the MGA. Cost is free. Bookings essential. 355 Wellington Rd 17 April, 10.30am -11.30am SCHOOL HOLIDAY ART CLUB - AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP Children will explore different types of drums Glen Waverley Community Centre and the sounds they make by using different 700 Waverley Rd parts of their hands as well as developing 27 April, 6.00pm - 7.30pm fundamental skills of rhythm. Book your Waverley Baptist Church (Wheelers Hill) child in for a fun filled drumming workshop Cnr Lum & Waverley Rds, and build their self-confidence, musical and 28 April, 10.30am -11.30am listening skills. Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds, held from 3pm – 4pm, Thursday, 16 April at the MGA. Cost is $15 general BABY BOOMER SURVEY ONLINE admission, or $10 Children of Friends of MGA. Bookings essential. The Monash Gallery of Art is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill. Phone 9562 1569. www.mga.org.au WHAT’S ON AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN Be wowed by magician, ventriloquist and puppeteer, Bob E Dazzler; learn how to make origami, funky masks and fine- feathered friends, join us for story time and rhymes, plus more. Activities cater for babies, toddlers and primary aged children. Please note some activities require bookings. To view session times and locations download the program from www.monlib.vic.gov.au or pick up a copy from your local library. LIBRARY CLOSURE OVER APRIL Monash Council have engaged KPMG Monash Library branches will be closed over Good Friday, 10 April, Easter Saturday, to assist with undertaking a landmark 11 April, Easter Monday, 13 April and Anzac Day, Saturday, 25 April. research study on the Baby Boomer generation. As part of the study, a community survey has been developed ANZACS AND THE HISTORY with the aim of gaining a wide-reaching OF THE SHRINE response from residents of the City of Bill Cherry from the Shrine Monash, with respect to their views on of Remembrance’s Outreach retirement and their expectations as to Program will talk about the the facilities and services that the Council Anzacs and the history of the should provide to local residents. Shrine. Council is inviting residents to complete Held at Oakleigh Library, the questionnaire online at www.monash. 2pm on Wednesday, 22 April. vic.gov.au/feedback/babyboomers.htm This is a free presentation, or contact Sally Mikkelsen on 9288 6034 however bookings are or by email Smikkelsen1@kpmg.com.au essential. Phone 9563 4138. to obtain a questionnaire. monash bulletin page 4 COUNCIL INVESTS $3 MILLION IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE T o help promote a sustainable future for the Monash community, Council last year invested more than $3 million in environmentally friendly products such as recycled paper and garbage bins. Monash City Council has been a member of the ECO-Buy program since 2001. The ECO-Buy Annual Report released last month shows that in the last financial year, Monash invested a total of $3,270,479 on environmentally preferable products, which is more than $1 million above the average of other Joe Lunardello, Monash Recycling and Disposal Manager, celebrates the Melbourne metropolitan councils. contribution his beautiful and sustainable garden makes to the planet. Manager of Recycling and Disposal, Joe Lunardello said that MONASH TARGETS 155 green purchasing is just one of the tangible ways that Monash Council reduces its environmental impact. “Council actively supports sustainable practices within Monash. As a member of the ECO-Buy program, Cities for Climate Protection and our World Environment Day Awards, we encourage community members to also employ energy M onash Council is encouraging all Monash residents to get behind the State Government’s ‘Target 155’ program to cut water use to less than 155 litres per person per day. reducing and efficient practices in their everyday lives,” said Melbourne’s water storages dropped by almost 56 billion litres Mr Lunardello. over summer after one of the driest ever starts to the year for our Council is now calling for entries from schools, individuals and catchments and we’re entering Autumn at the lowest levels since businesses for its annual World Environment Day Awards. the Thomson Dam was built in 1984, with storage levels at only Categories include: Community, Sustainable Business, Greenest 30.9 per cent. Household and Sustainable Renovation/New Building. The first step in achieving Target 155 is working out how much There is also a School Poster Competition, where primary water you are currently using, which you can calculate simply by students are asked to design posters for the theme ‘Your Planet looking at the latest bill from your water retailer. Each retailer Needs You – Unite for Climate Change’. Student work will be includes your average daily household use on the bill. Just displayed at The Glen Shopping Centre after the awards night. divide this figure by the number of people in your household to get the average water use per person per day. “Many organisations and households in our area are making remarkable changes towards saving energy, water, decreasing Here are easy ways you can achieve your 155 target: waste and contributing to increased biodiversity. We would like » Cut your shower time to 4 minutes to encourage and acknowledge members of our community » If you are buying a new toilet, washing machine or who are leading the way in living more sustainably,” said dishwasher buy one with a high water savings rating Mr Lunardello. » Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth or shaving The Awards are sponsored by Monash Council, VISY, Fasham, » Keep bathwater to a minimum and divert to the CETEC, Fonterra, Maroondah Credit Union and the Monash garden if possible Journal. Entries close on Friday, 24 April. » Don’t wash your dishes under running water Entry forms are available by calling 9518 3597 or visit www.monash.vic.gov.au/environment/awards.htm |m| MONASH SWITCHES OFF WITH LESS A FL Premiership player, Hawthorn defender Rick Ladson and Mayor Paul Rick said he uses energy- saving light globes, water efficient showerheads, takes Klisaris saw the low-energy shorter showers and uses light at Waverley Park Stadium mulch in the garden. on the eve of Earth Hour. “It’s easy to do your bit to They took the opportunity to help save our resources.” remind residents to sign up for The LESS program can free energy-saving light globes save individual Monash under the LESS (Low Energy householders up to $100 per Supplies and Services) program, year for 15 years, the average life which provides the globes to of the energy saving bulbs. Monash residents installed at no cost. Residents can sign up to have LESS visit their home by “I’m happy to help by reminding calling 9935 5214 or email Monash residents that they can email@example.com |m| combat climate change and save money by signing up with Hawthorn Hawks defender Rick Ladson and Mayor Paul Klisaris LESS,” said Rick. celebrate a bright idea - a free energy saving light globe scheme. monash bulletin page 5 WHEELERS HILL TEENAGER WINS YOUTH WEEK PHOTO AWARD “My intention was to show my ideal » Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully body image, which is not dependent Rd, Wheelers Hill, from 1 April - 3 May on physical appearance or unrealistic images and digitally-altered models. I » Clayton Community Centre, Cooke Street, believe that positive body image is being Clayton, from 3 April – 30 April comfortable with oneself, in conjunction Other National Youth Week 2009 with living free of society’s superficial activities in Monash included ‘Youth On pressures,” said Christina. Show’ theatre performance and ‘Theatre Above: Christina Maniatakis’ winning image Emily Nitsikas was awarded second prize Sports’, the premiere of a short film W for her untitled photograph representing called ‘The Family’ and the annual Glen heelers Hill teenager Christina Waverley Youth Music and Skate Festival Maniatakis was chosen as the winner the fact boys, not only girls, feel the pressure to look a certain way. Stephanie Dickson at Central Reserve. |m| of Natural Confidence, A Positive Body Image Digital Photography Competition was third place winner for her entry ‘Look and Exhibition at the launch of National Deeper’ and the Young People’s Choice Youth Week 2009. Award went to Melanie Desa for ‘Just the Bethany Fisher way I am.’ Entries by Bridgette Stewart, Christina was selected as first prize Christopher Robinson and Rachel Brian winner for her entry ‘I’m more than were Highly Commended. paper.’ The entry portrays a girl lying on various newspapers and magazines, All of the short listed entries will be on metaphorically representing her genuine display at the following locations: superiority and substance compared to » Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Rd, Glen the media that she is photographed on. Waverley, from 1 April - 17 April YOUNG STARS SHINE AT MULGRAVE FUN DAY S ixteen year-old singing sensation Bethany Fisher is set to bring her fresh, fun and funky show to the Mulgrave “A few weeks ago I performed at the Oakleigh Festival and it was awesome. Hopefully there will be another great crowd Family Fun Day on Saturday, 18 April. at Mulgrave who are in the mood for a bit The Wheelers Hill resident and Caulfield of fun and dancing,” said Bethany. Grammar student said that performing at Joining Bethany will be 12 year-old Gang’, who will be bringing their own Monash’s festivals this year has been a great prodigy Julian Steel, a multi-talented blend of homegrown songs to entertain opportunity for her to showcase her talent drummer, guitarist and keyboardist who children of all ages. and contribute to the community spirit. was recently accepted into the Victorian There will be free workshops, activities College of the Arts. and performances by the Snake Handler “I love music, juggling, riding my unicycle, Reptile Show with Charlie the Crocodile. playing with my firestick, guitar, drums, The Mulgrave Family Fun Day will be piano/keyboard, all music and I love held at Wellington Reserve, Mackie Rd, festivals,” said Julian who cites the Red Mulgrave on Saturday, 18 April from Hot Chilli Peppers, Bob Marley, Arctic 11am to 3pm. Monkeys and his whole family among For further information, visit his many influences. www.monash.vic.gov.au/macd |m| The festival will also include ‘Have2Dance’, Julian Steel a local dance group and the ‘Flower Pot Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, 3150 Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday Oakleigh Service Centre, Atherton Road, Oakleigh, 3166 Hours: 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday KRD 3/2009 MN 436 - 7 Apr Telephone 03 9518 3555 Facsimile 03 9518 3444 www.monash.vic.gov.au firstname.lastname@example.org TTY (Hearing impaired) 03 9518 3655 Monash Bulletin is a tri-weekly published by Monash City Council. This edition was printed in an environmentally conscious manner on Maxi Satin featuring the highest environmental credentials including EMAS registration.