Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

An election is upon us …
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Sell now or wait? COVID-19 – supply and demand imbalance
Read more >>

St Johns Southgate Image

St Johns Southgate

“You’re on mute!”
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

The future of apartment living - post COVID-19
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance Image

Montague Community Alliance

Voting creates your future …
Read more >>

Chinese

绿党承诺建高架公园
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel reaches halfway milestone
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Why it pays to be neighbourly in a strata building
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stays will endanger COVID recovery
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

A Green-minded Southbanker
Read more >>

Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
Read more >>

Housing Image

Housing

Housing vulnerable Australians means making tough choices
Read more >>

History Image

History

Dancing at the Troc!
Read more >>

Safety and Security

Bicycle security and safety
Read more >>

Southbank Sustainability Group Image

Southbank Sustainability Group

Something extra to be happy about
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Gaslighting in relationships
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Making residential living a council election priority
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Spoiling princess Chloe
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

What’s behind the lights?
Read more >>

Southbank Residents’ Association

05 Feb 2020

Welcome to 2020!

By Tony Penna - President

I hope our community was able to have a break with their families across the festive season, which sadly, wasn’t so pleasant for many in the bushfire affected areas of our country.

Let’s hope we have seen the worst of it despite our fire season not being over yet. My thoughts are with everyone in those communities.

I want to use this month’s column to promote our “Southbank Community Day”. As I mentioned in my last column, on Saturday, March 21 the Southbank Residents’ Association, with the support of the City of Melbourne, will be holding a community day at our new Boyd Park.

This has been a vision of mine for probably the last three or four years and I am delighted that finally our committee is able to act on this.

As I mentioned, we are holding this with the support of the City of Melbourne. In years gone by we have applied for a community grant from the City of Melbourne for financial support, but we had always been unsuccessful for various reasons. Finally, we were able to navigate the grants process and last year we were successful with being awarded a grant for this community day.

In essence, the plan was to bring together all aspects of our Southbank community. Our community is broad with a number of arts institutions, schools, government and businesses. There are also quite a few community groups which many didn’t even know existed.

With the recent redesign of the Boyd Park we thought it would also be a great opportunity for the Lord Mayor Sally Capp to use our community day as an opportunity to officially open the park. The Lord Mayor agreed and is delighted to attend.

The actual make-up of the day is still coming together. We are anticipating many of our community groups will be represented. There will be various presentations and entertainment throughout the day with a number of talks in Boyd’s Assembly Hall covering a variety of topics. There will be lots of fun for children and food for everyone.

The day will run from 10am to 4pm. I encourage everyone to visit at some time during the day to meet others from our community and learn about our community groups. If this day is truly a success then maybe it could be the first of an annual event. I will provide more detailed information in my March column.

Remember our organisation relies on membership. Would you like to join and support our group? •

More information: 

southbankresidents.org.au

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.