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Southbank Residents Group

11 Feb 2016

The festive season is now behind us and 2016 is well and truly underway. The committee has hit the ground running and is already gearing up for their second meeting of the year.

We currently have the largest number of committee volunteers we’ve had at Southbank Residents Association for some time and we’ve got several exciting projects planned, so continue to watch this space as the year unfolds.

As we look ahead, we’re also hoping the planning minister will be kinder to us this year.

But the minister’s office aside, council is scheduled to start on the City Rd upgrade and the Southbank Boulevard open space project – two very exciting projects for Southbank.

We’ve started off the year by compiling a submission on a discussion paper released by Consumer Affairs Victoria on owners’ corporation managers and the Owners’ Corporation Act.

This a great opportunity to have a say on these matters, and our Southbank Owners Corporation Network (SOCN) has already begun grappling with this paper and discussing it in detail.

The second part of the paper regarding the Act is due to be released shortly, and SOCN will be meeting again later this month to discuss the content. If you would like to contribute to this discussion please feel free to make contact. All input is welcome.

Of course February in Southbank means Chinese New Year celebrations, and in years gone by, this has always been one of the standout cultural events held on the promenade.

For those residents who don’t often venture down to the river side of Southbank, this is the perfect time to do so with much to see and do.

With the beginning of a new year, I’d like to remind our readers that without your membership and support, we don’t have a voice.

If you aren’t a member and would like to support us please visit our website or Facebook page and find the links there to our sign-up page. The more people we represent, the greater our influence.

In closing, I’m confident 2016 is going to be a great year for Southbank Residents Association and I hope the same for everyone who lives and works in this beautiful suburb of ours.

Tony Penna

President

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