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12 September 2006 - Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Draft Tennis, Lawn Bowls and Croquet Strategy for review
Council is preparing a Strategy to guide the future provision of and support for tennis, lawn bowls and croquet in Bayside.  A discussion paper has been prepared recommending future directions for these sports in Bayside. If you would like to comment on the draft, please view a copy of the discussion paper via Council's website, or in person at a library branch or Council's Corporate Centre. All comments must be in writing and are to be received by Wednesday 27 October 2006 for consideration.
For more information, please contact Council officer Naomi Paton on 9599 4367 or via email at tennisbowlscroquet@bayside.vic.gov.au

Draft Economic Development strategy for review
Bayside City Council has developed a strategy for growing and managing business and commerce in our city from 2006 to 2011, and would like your feedback.  The draft strategy is available for viewing in person at Council’s Corporate Centre in Sandringham as well as the four library branches and here.
If you would like to submit a comment for consideration, please write to Council, or email rwolff@bayside.vic.gov.au before Friday 22 September 2006.

ARTrium 2007 – Calling all artists
Bayside City Council is seeking applications from local artists and cultural groups for the 2007 ARTrium Exhibition Program.
ARTrium, located in the busy foyer of Council’s Corporate Centre at Sandringham, provides a low cost, accessible exhibition space for emerging local artists to mount a professional exhibition. It is also designed to showcase Bayside Council’s cultural and art collections, and make them accessible to the public.  For further information about ARTrium and it’s application process call Tina Boukis on 9599 4337 for an application package.
Applications close on Friday 13 October.

Spring Openings at Bay Road Heathland Sanctuary
Between 20 August and 22 October 2006 the Bay Road Heathland Sanctuary will be open every Thursday between 7.30am and 2.30pm, as well as Sundays between 2pm and 4pm for guided tours.
For more information, contact Jo Hurse at CityWide Park Care on 9583 6700.

Activities for older adults
Council is planning some exciting, good-value local activities and events for Seniors in late October and early December. Stay tuned to our website and this paper for details in the coming weeks!

Graffiti strategy
In response to the increasing occurrence of graffiti in Bayside, Council has developed a Graffiti Prevention Strategy. The Strategy was recommended for adoption at Council's General Committee Meeting on 22 August 2006 and endorsed by Council at its meeting on Tuesday, 29 August. The Strategy will deal with long-term management of graffiti and to learn more, click here.

Bayside plans for business
An addition to the Bayside Planning Scheme, Amendment C39, which aims to maintain and enhance Bayside’s industrial area as the municipality’s business employment region, has been approved by the Minister for Planning and is now effective. The amendment affects Bayside’s Sandringham and Cheltenham industrial area around Bay, Reserve, Jack and Park Roads and represents a significant step forward for business investment and employment in Bayside.
The Business 3 Zone will support existing businesses, provide growth opportunities for other businesses in Bayside and attract new businesses compatible with Bayside’s business and employment characteristics as well as enhancing the appearance and presentation of the area. Council also provided support for the redevelopment of this area through the Draft Economic Development Strategy and the Digital Building Technology Access Guidelines, which provides for IT building standards to the same level as commercial buildings in the Docklands.
If you have any questions about Amendment C39, please contact the Economic Development Department on 9599 4444 or view the Amendment online by clicking here.

Open garden day – Sunday 15 October
Bayside City Council, through the Be a Bayside Water Saver Program, is again sponsoring the Family Life Open Garden Day to help raise money for this community support group.  Seven local residents are opening their gardens very different gardens on Sunday 15 October from 11am until 5pm.  Garden lovers can start their tour at any garden and entry is $20 per person, $15 concession and children welcome at no charge. Waterwise gardening advice on indigenous plants and mulching displays is available all day at one of the gardens.  For more information, contact Council’s Environmental Planning Officer on 9599 4444.




 
 
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