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Southbank Residents Group

16 Apr 2015

Well our Easter break seemed to have just come and gone in a blink - where did it go? I hope all our residents had a restful break.

I have confirmed a rumour from the horse’s mouth – Southbank is set to finally get its own police station. What tremendous news this is after all the lobbying by residents and council over the last many years.

I have been informed that it is going to be located on Moray St, just off City Rd. I think that is a great location with close access to Crown Casino and the “night dwellers” who hang around the area because of the McDonalds restaurant.

While a location has been found, it may not be operational until early 2016, but nevertheless welcome indeed.

April is going to be a big month with council as the draft budget for 2015/16 will be released. I will be watching that space closely and hoping that Southbank open space will see a mention and maybe even the start of the City Rd upgrade.

Watch this space and I will see what good news I can report next month.

Southbank Residents Group will be holding its inaugural Southbank Owners’ Corporation Network meeting for the chairs of our towers on May 4.

This initiative will be a great opportunity for all towers to get together and collaborate about issues that are affecting them and share ideas and solutions.

If you feel this would be a worthwhile group for your tower to be a part of then please contact your chairperson and ask them to contact me to find out what benefits this small but effective network can offer.

Finally, Anzac Day this year will be most poignant owing to the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.

Please make an effort to attend one of the many dawn services and embrace this day. I personally will be at Lone Pine, Gallipoli this year. As a returned serviceman, being at Gallipoli to remember our fallen past and recent, will not only be an honour but an absolute privilege.

On my return if you see me around the neighbourhood and would like to know more about my experience please don’t be shy with saying hello. It would be my pleasure.

Remember to like our Facebook page - SouthbankResidents and if you’re not a member please consider joining and show your support for the efforts of YOUR community lobbying group – southbankresidents.com.au

Tony Penna - President

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