Statement on SKM re-opening timetable by Port Phillip Council Mayor Dick Gross

Port Phillip Council regrets it must continue temporarily diverting recyclables to landfill. While we had been advised SKM would be ready to re-accept recyclables collected from Port Phillip from tomorrow (20 February),  it became apparent today that this no longer the case. We share the disappointment...

Rainbow flag flies in Pride March curtain raiser

(From left) Port Phillip Council CEO Peter Smith, Mayor Dick Gross, Crs Ogy Simic and Tim Baxter, Midsumma CEO Karen Bryant and Cr David Brand at the flag raising
The Rainbow Flag is flying at the St Kilda Town Hall ahead of Sunday’s (3 February) Midsumma Pride March. Starting earlier at 11am this year, this is the first time thousands of marchers will pass Council’s rainbow road as they make their way down Fitzroy...

SPARC Theatre production a Greek Odyssey

Stezzo and George, members of SPARC Theatre. Photo by Nicolette Forte and graphic design by Lou Endicott.
Far from a Greek tragedy, SPARC Theatre’s latest production is a lively reimagining of an ancient comedy interspersed with reflections of what it’s like living in supported modern day accommodation as a member of the Greek community. A third of SPARC’s diverse company identify as...

Torch exhibition shines a light on Indigenous incarceration

Journey of the Kookaburra (Sam, Kurnai Wirangu Kokatha)
The Torch exhibition showcasing art by current or former Indigenous offenders is shining brighter than ever on its milestone 10th anniversary. More than 200 artworks will be showcased at the free Confined 10 exhibition at The Carlisle Street Art Space, St Kilda Town Hall, from...

Port Phillip Council renews pill testing push

The City of Port Phillip has renewed its call for the Victorian Government to allow it to become home to the State’s first pill testing trial. “Almost two years ago, our Council passed a resolution calling on the Government to immediately legislate to make a...

Port Phillip Council readies for Australia Day

Port Phillip Council is planning for a safe and enjoyable Australia Day weekend for the thousands of residents and visitors who flock to the City’s scenic parks and beaches this time of year. Mayor Dick Gross said Port Phillip’s foreshore was a great free and...

Port Phillip Council statement on St Kilda rallies

Dick Gross
CoPP Mayor, Dick Gross released this statement today - I want to make clear that St Kilda is – and will remain - a beacon of inclusion, tolerance and diversity. Our Council will always call out racism and intolerance as abhorrent and unacceptable in a City...

Port Phillip Council calls on revellers to play their part

Port Phillip Council is urging revellers to ‘play your part’ over the busy Christmas and New Year period when thousands of people flock to the City’s scenic parks and beaches. Mayor Dick Gross said Council’s litter-pickers have been observing less rubbish, including glass, across the...

Port Phillip Council funds ‘Art and Soul’ contributors

Six outstanding arts organisations have been awarded Port Phillip Council grants to support their considerable cultural contributions to the City. The successful Cultural Development Fund applicants are: • Rawcus Theatre Company Inc – an award-winning ensemble of artists with and without disability • The Torch – creative...

St Kilda foreshore alcohol ban starts tomorrow

Port Phillip Council is reminding visitors and residents that a 24-hour alcohol ban starts tomorrow on the St Kilda foreshore and nearby parks and reserves. Mayor Dick Gross today urged everyone enjoying the St Kilda foreshore, the most visited beach in Victoria, to obey the...