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Montague Community Alliance

08 Feb 2018

Talking about a NEW generation

I hope you have all had a restful and peaceful break and are looking forward to the adventures that 2018 will bring to all of us.

This year is a state election year, and before you all groan, it does provide us with a great opportunity to engage with our political representatives to ask them about their intentions and commitments to Montague.

To this end, the Montague Community Alliance with Southbank Local News is continuing our partnership to bring you three Montague Community Forums in 2018. The first will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm, at the Golden Fleece Hotel on Montague St.

More details will be provided in this paper and we hope to see you all there to ask the interesting and difficult questions we have come to expect of these dynamic forums.

Please come early as it is usually standing room only and if you haven’t experienced the hospitality of the Golden Fleece, you are in for a treat.

The amazing new South Melbourne Primary School is now open – the first vertical primary school in Victoria is up and running and I am sure it will have an energetic and dynamic effect on both Southbank and Montague for generations to come.

The builders have been working day and night to complete it and if you haven’t seen the great design – check it out!

We wish the principal Noel Creece, his team and all the new students success and we look forward to what the school will contribute to the existing community and to the future generations of young people, businesses and residents in Southbank and Montague.

The Gravity Building on the corner of Gladstone and Montague streets and Nightfall at 161-165 Gladstone St are now fully completed and our new neighbours have moved in.

Welcome to the neighbourhood folks. We look forward to your contribution to our dynamic and friendly precinct.

Please keep in touch through the email below, or our Facebook page @MontaguePrecinct.

In addition to our new neighbours, in 2017 many more businesses have moved into the Montague Precinct and the foot traffic along Gladstone, Boundary, Thistlethwaite and Buckhurst streets has increased significantly. These are exciting times, with many creative industries, counselling services, designers and architects moving to Montague.

It is interesting to note that most of the new businesses are fantastic neighbours, already caring about our unique and diverse community. However, we have some that don’t realise that there are in an area made up of both residents and businesses. Let’s hope we can all be great neighbours and community members and work together for liveability and amenity for all.

In 2018 we will be focusing on the heritage of Montague, particularly the bluestone heritage and the wonderful laneways.

If you would like to get involved with the Montague Community Alliance, we would be happy to meet you. We are a group of volunteers who live and work in Montague.

We believe that having an opportunity to be involved and influence the incredible growth of this great area, is worth the extra time it takes to volunteer and we would love to hear from you!

Trisha Avery - Convener

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