Budget invests today for tomorrow
Council has released its draft budget for 2013-14. The proposed $104 million budget outlines Council’s plans to deliver services, programs and infrastructure that will make Bayside a better place to live. Submissions can be made before 5pm on 6 June. Read more
Planning to make Bayside a better place
Council has released its draft Council Plan 2013-17. The plan sets out its vision for Bayside for the next four years. The draft Council Plan 2013-2017 draws on the community’s aspirations for Bayside as documented in the Bayside 2020 Community Plan. Read more
Ministerial Approval of Amendment C90 Part 1 - The Black Rock Neighbourhood Activity Centre Structre Plan
In 2011 Bayside City Council exhibited the Black Rock Neighbourhood Activity Centre Structure Plan. The plan was to be inserted into the Bayside Planning Scheme to manage expected urban growth in and around the Black Rock shopping centre. Following extensive community consultation, the scope of the structure plan was reduced with only part of structure plan continuing under Amendment C90 Part 1. On March 21, 2103, the Minister approved Amendment C90 Part 1. The main elements of the structure plan approved by the Minister; are:
• The west and south side of the Black Rock shopping centre is now zoned Business 1;
• The vet and Seven Eleven sites at 581-589 Balcombe Road next to Ebden Avenue are now zoned Mixed Use;
• Existing DDO1 height controls are retained;
• A new local policy has been included in the Municipal Strategic Statement which provides design principles to guide future development within the Black Rock shopping centre; and
• The existing laneway to the rear of shops located at no.s 1-35 Bluff Road, 4-18 Bluff Road and 592-606 Balcombe Road is to be wider via an easement;
- to facilitate loading bays to enable the delivery of goods;
- to make it easier to gain access and egress to the car parking from the laneway and maximise customer parking in front of the shops.
Temporary Closure of Transfer Station
The Bayside Waste and Recycling Station on Talinga Road Cheltenham will be temporarily closed for building repairs from 9 - 19 April. Alternative tipping is available during this period at Clayton Landfill, Ryans Road, Clayton.
The worldwide phenomenon that was started in Australia and embraced by the world - is returning again at 8.30pm on 23 March 2013. Bayside City Council will be participating in this year's Earth Hour by turning off non-essential lights around the community. Keep an eye on your favourite Bayside landmark as it goes dark from 8:30 pm. This year Australians aren’t just switching off their lights for Earth Hour, they’re pledging to switch to renewable energy in their homes and businesses, in support of a sustainable future. The reason is simple - switching to clean energy is critical if we are to save the environment, along with our depleting natural resources. And with energy prices on the rise, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to renewable energy. Making the pledge to switch is easy – just go to http://www.earthhour.org.au/ and follow the links. All those who pledge go into the draw to win a free solar system valued at $7500. There are also solar prizes for those communities with the highest number of individual pledges – so spread the word! The message is clear – switch off for good this Earth Hour … and switch on to renewable energy! To find out more about Earth Hour, and to make your pledge to switch, go to http://www.earthhour.org.au/
Feasibility Study into education provision
The Feasibility Study is being undertaken by the Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD) and is exploring options for secondary education in the broader Sandringham area, including the option of a standalone Beaumaris Secondary College.
An important part of the Feasibility Study is a survey to gather the views and intentions of current and prospective parents, as well as students, staff and the broader community. We value your input and would appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Responses will be received until midnight Sunday 17 March 2013. The responses provided will be used in aggregate form only and you can be assured that any information provided will remain confidential.
Bayside Planning Scheme Amendment C87 - Expert Witness Report
The Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider submissions to Bayside Planning Scheme Amendment C87 - Brighton Town Hall Precinct directed that Council's expert witness report be made available for viewing prior to the Panel Hearing on Wednesday 20 March 2013. The report has been prepared by Built Heritage Pty Ltd. Questions relating to the Panel Hearing should be directed to the Urban Strategy Department on 9599 4444.
Invitation to lease council facilities in Black Rock and Brighton
Expressions of interests are being sought by the Bayside City Council to lease the former maternal and child health buildings located at 51 Bluff Road Black Rock and 2 Parliament Street Brighton. Both buildings have not been used as maternal and child health centres for a number of years and are largely in their original condition. Expressions of interest close 9am on 18 March 2013. All enquiries to Dean Marshall from Chisholm & Gamon, phone 0403 717 153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer by the Sea
The Department of Sustainability and Environment presents Victoria's annual celebration of the coast. Summer by the Sea hosts over 300 fun, free and family friendly events along our beautiful Victorian coastline including coastal walks, paddle boarding, treasure hunts and more. More>
Bayside City Council's immunisation service is holding a special four year old 'Storytime' session at the Beaumaris Community Centre on Tuesday the 5th of February from 4pm to 6pm.
Bring your four year old along to have their vaccinations at a friendly storytelling session and receive a free showbag. Bookings are essential. Please call 9599 4444
Bayside City Council has released the draft Bayside Integrated Transport Strategy for public comment up until the 8th of March 2013. We are holding information sessions in late February 2013 to enable you to find out more about the Strategy. More>
If your children are able to read independently and are 14 or under, join them up for the Summer Reading Club. This year's theme is Untangled Tales. Have them join in the fun this summer and be rewarded for reading.
Can't leave the house but would still like to use the library? We can deliver books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs to your home or aged care facility. For more information about the Home Library Service please contact the Community Librarian on 9591 5912.
Each year, the Library runs a summer reading program that celebrates Victoria as a centre for writing, books and readers. Focusing on books set in Victoria or by Victorian authors, the Summer Read invites you to enjoy a great read and share your favourites. There is also a range of fantastic prizes up for grabs. The Summer Read will run from the 2nd of January to the 3rd of March 2013. Look out for the Summer Read books and special events at public libraries across the state.
Storytimes at the library are taking a short break and will return on Friday the 1 February.
The 2013 Computer brochure for semester one is now available. The February courses include getting Started with your iPad, Getting Started with Microsoft 2007, a demonstration with our Genealogy Databases and the Library Edition of Ancestry. These courses a specifically designed to keep older adults up to date with new technologies. Benefits include small classes with a maximum of 8 participants and take home notes. Special discounts are available. For more information please call Sue Doherty on 9591 5907 or visit a Bayside Library to pick up a brochure.
Teens book list
Is your teenage son or daughter looking for a book to read this summer? Each Bayside Library has Book Lists for Teens which suggest books on interest themes such as Action List for boys aged 11 and over, what to read after the Hunger Games or books about individuality. This year the book club of Sandringham Secondary College, Beaumaris Campus has prepared a special Summer read List for Teens. Ask for it at your library.
Bayside library now has eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be downloaded and read or listened to from your own device. All you need is your library card number and PIN to register. For more information visit our website or come in to the library to pick up a brochure.
Vacation Care is back again from the 7th of January to the 25th of January at Hampton Primary School and St Joseph’s Black Rock Primary School. Children can take part in excursions, clinics, and in-house experiences in safe and supportive community settings. Summer program bookings will open on the 4th of December. More>
Bayside Carols in the Park
Is the 11th of December in your Christmas diary? Bayside Carols in the Park will feature Melbourne’s number one male a cappella group, Suade and performers from ‘Annie the Musical’, supported by the Southern Area Concert Band and our combined Choir.
Weatherman and TV personality Mike Larkan will host the Carols with its fireworks spectacular and a visit from Santa. Pack a picnic and head to Dendy Park for a 7.30pm start. More>
Arts and culture
Throughout December, The Gallery @ Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre presents works by Brighton Secondary College VCE Arts and Technology students. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm and entry is free. More>
Over Christmas and New Year, Bayside’s libraries will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Hampton Library will close on Christmas Day and will reopen on Thursday the 3rd of January. We have a very festive line-up for the final story times of the year! Come along to one of our many story times at our libraries and see Santa or the Christmas Fairy! To find out when Santa will be visiting your library, please check the website More>
If your children are able to read independently and are fourteen or under join them up for the Summer Reading Club! This year’s theme is Untangled Tales. Have them join in the fun this summer and be rewarded for reading!
Library summer holiday program
The 2013 Summer Holiday Program at Bayside’s Libraries will be held from Monday the 14th of January to Friday the 25th of January. The program will be available on Monday the 10th of December and bookings will open online through Trybooking.com on the same day.
Home library service
Can’t leave the house but would still like to use the library? We can deliver books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs to your home or aged care facility. For more information about the Home Library Service please contact the Community Librarian on 9591 5912.
Beach dog restrictions
Summer foreshore dog restrictions came into effect on the 1st of November. Dog owners are advised to check the signs along the foreshore or visit http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/ for more information on foreshore restrictions.
Have you got a fire plan?
With Summer upon us, residents are reminded to ensure they have developed a fire plan. Council recommends that residents implement a regular maintenance program to ensure their property is maintained to reduce the risk of injury and damage to property by fire.
Smoking on patrolled beaches
From 1 December 2012, smoking is banned at all of Victoria’s patrolled beaches in the area between the red-and-yellow lifesaving flags and within a 50 metre radius of the red and yellow flags. This includes the six patrolled beaches in Bayside - Beaumaris, Brighton, Half Moon Bay, Hampton, Sandringham and Black Rock. Under the Victorian Tobacco Act 1987 smoking is now unlawful within the designated areas and could result in being issued with an infringement penalty of up to $141.
Tree Controls in Bayside
Bayside is well known for its leafy character and beautiful trees that are highly valued by the community. Council has undertaken a review of its tree controls to ensure they are best serving the needs of Bayside. Council is now seeking community comment on this review. Relevant information is now available on Council’s website at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Comments will be received until Friday the 1st of March 2013.
Welcome to Bayside City Council. Our hard waste collection service will cease taking bookings from Tuesday 18 December 2012 until Monday 7 January 2013. Please call prior to the 18th to take full advantage of your two annual hard waste booking collections.
Garbage, recycling and green waste collections will continue uninterrupted throughout the holiday season, including Christmas Day.
Bayside is currently experiencing large swarms of Soldier Beetles. The swarms usually occur on days of high temperature after there has been rainfall. The Beetles have a flattened body with a yellow-orange band behind the head. They are harmless to humans and are more of an annoyance. Council will not be taking any measures to control this natural phenomenon. More
Bayside Bike Riding Survey
Council has teamed up with Bicycle Network Victoria to conduct a BikeScope survey that will support the provision of innovative sustainable transport infrastructure and increased sustainable transport usage within Bayside.
The survey will identify the needs of both residents and riders in relation to the bicycle network as well as well as assist in identifying measures that need to be addressed to facilitate an increase in cycling participation within Bayside.
Depending on how often you ride, you will either be taken to the regular riders or non-regular riders section of the survey. In view of this, even those people who do not ride a bike are encouraged to complete the survey.
The survey is open until Monday 3 December 2012 and can be completed online
Bayside Pet Expo
Gather up your family and friends - especially your four-legged friends - and come along to Bayside's 2012 Pet Expo to be held on Sunday 4th of November between 10am and 2pm at the Royal Avenue Park in Royal Avenue, Sandringham.
This year's Expo will be bigger and better than ever and promises to be a fun and friendly community event. There will be a wide range of activities to celebrate the significant role pets play in the lives of children and their families, while at the same time promoting responsible pet ownership. There will be over 40 pet related exhibitors, giveaways, dog obedience demonstrations. Entertainment for all ages, food stall, pony rides, face painting, a jumping castle. Pet micro-chipping for $25 per animal and free animal tag engraving will also be available.
Exhibitors will include pet food suppliers, boarding and pet rescue organisations, dog training experts, local vet representatives and pet photographic and portrait studios.
Sunday 4 November in the Royal Ave Park at 10am.
Throughout November, The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents Dances with wools and Brighton Secondary VCE Arts & Technology 2012. The Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm and entry is free.
Four Colours: Indigo
Presented by the Melbourne Composers League, Four Colours:Indigo presents world class musicians performing traditional and new Australian and Japanese music for piano,cello and violin in the final Resonance concert for 2012. Four Colours: Indigo will be performed at 8pm on Saturday 24th of November at Trinity Uniting Church. Please contact Bayside City Council for details on 9599 4444.
Ratepayers who have elected to pay their rates by instalment are reminded that the 2nd instalment is due by Friday 30th of November. Please call Revenue Services on 95994444 if you have not received your 2nd Instalment notice by the 12th of November as you may not have paid your 1st instalment. .
Ratepayers not paying by instalments are reminded that the due date for lump sum payment of rates is the 15th of February 2013.
Homework Help runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Beaumaris Library. Bring your children in after school and they will discover how to find the information they are looking for to answer those tricky homework questions.
Are you interested in increasing your computer skills and learning something new? Have a look at what's on offer for the month of November at Brighton Library. The Library is equipped with a computer training room and trained staff to help you develop your skills. Classes for November include learning how to upload and edit your digital photos and a demonstration of how to search for your ancestors and solve the mysteries of your family tree.
If you are homebound or know or care for someone who is and are interested in receiving books, magazines and DVD's from the library without leaving your home, Bayside Home Library Service can help you. For more information about the Home Library Service please contact the Community Librarian on 9591 5912 or collect a Home Library Services brochure from any library branch.
Come and meet fellow book lovers and have a cup of tea on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Beaumaris Library from 2pm and the 2nd Thursday of every month at Sandringham Library from 10am for Book Chat. Reserved books
Check out the library's most reserved titles for the month and see the new books that have been added to the collection by visiting our library section and selecting the Recommended Books icon at the bottom of the page.
Throughout October, The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents two exciting new exhibitions, Dances with wools and In Landscape : drought, fire & flood by John Bursill. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday , 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Entry to the Gallery is free.
Are you interested in working outdoors, giving something back to the community while earning an attractive hourly rate of pay?
We are currently looking for school crossing supervisors for term 4 of 2012 and to continue through 2013. For further information please contact Council's the Amenity Protection Department.
Brighton Library will host its own Antiques Roadshow on Sunday 21st October from 2pm to 4pm. Join Lester DeVere, an antiques expert, for an informative and entertaining session and bring along one small antique or collectable for discussion. This event is free but booking is essential. Visit www.trybooking.com/33343 to book.
Melbourne Cup Day
All libraries will be closed on Tuesday 6th November for Melbourne Cup Day. Libraries will reopen on Wednesday 7th of November.
Halloween between the books
Saturday 27th of October Beaumaris Library will present, Halloween Between the Books in the Library! open for teenagers between 10 years and 18 years to enjoy a jam packed night of entertainment including a talk by award winning John Marsden,, a silent disco, Manga cartoon workshops and games. Prizes will go to those in the best Halloween costume. Bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com/32840
Homework Help runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Beaumaris Library. Bring your children to the library after school and learn how to find the information to answer those tricky homework questions.
Are you interested in increasing your computer skills and learning something new? Have a look at what's on offer for the month of October at the Brighton Library. The Library is equipped with a computer training room and trained staff to help you develop your skills.
Search for your Brighton ancestors at Brighton Library on Friday 2nd of November. Brighton Historical Society, in partnership with Bayside Library Service will hold a session for people who are interested in Brighton history or have a family connection with Brighton. Come along and explore the resources available from Brighton Historical Society and Bayside Library service. Booking is essential so please book at www.trybooking.com/33785
An evening with Clare Bowditch
Bayside City Council invites you to an evening with acclaimed singer/songwriter and actor, Clare Bowditch. Clare will discuss her musical career and her move in to acting with the role of "Rosanna" in Offspring.
An evening with Clare Bowditch will be held on Wednesday the 14th of November at The International of Brighton, 81 Bay St Brighton. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start.
Bookings details can be found online at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/artistseries or for more information please call 95994370.
Seniors Festival 2012
The 2012 Seniors Festival will run from Monday the 8th of October to Friday 19th October. There are a variety of events, in Bayside. The Health Ageing Expo is a popular event every year and will be held on Wednesday 10th of October from 11 am until 2pm. to assist with catering please book your place by calling 9599 4411.
Funding sought to upgrade sportsground lighting
Council has applied for state government funding to upgrade sportsground lighting at two local reserves. Audits at the Beaumaris Reserve and Cheltenham Recreation Reserve identified existing lighting infrastructure at both sportsgrounds is inadequate. If the funding application is successful, existing poles and fittings will be replaced with Australian Standard sportsground lighting. The lighting upgrades will increase sporting participation.
Black Rock playground upgrade
New playground equipment and improved landscaping will be installed at popular Black Rock Foreshore Playground. The works, valued at $336,778, will improve the play experience for children and parents. The contract has been awarded to experienced playground construction company Red Centre Nominees after an open tender process.
$700,000 redevelopment of Beaumaris Reserve oval
Works are about to start on a $700,000 redevelopment of the Beaumaris Reserve oval. The works include improving the turf cover and shape of the oval, providing a better playing surface for the sportsground that will benefit sporting clubs and general users of the reserve. Irrigation and drainage systems will also be upgraded and ageing infrastructure such as the cricket nets replaced. Council awarded the contract to experienced sporting field construction company Hendriksen who has completed oval reconstruction works for Bayside City Council at Banksia, Boss James, Sillitoe and Peterson reserves.
New Street Gates
Council has welcomed the state government’s decision to reopen the New Street rail crossing, which will be upgraded with automatic boom gates. The re-opening of the crossing will restore access between New Street and Beach Road. The traditional hand-operated gates that remain at the crossing will be removed to improve public safety. Initial discussions indicate that the gates will be displayed within the site to retain their heritage significance. The decision to reopen the crossing is in line with Council’s request and adheres to its obligation under the Road Management Act 2004 to provide a safe and trafficable local road network. The crossing was closed in 2007 after a train collided with the hand-operated gates.
Childcare decision deferred
Consideration of the proposed lease of Council’s Sandringham and Hampton child care centres to Bambini Juniors Pty Ltd was deferred last night to allow time to obtain further advice on some issues raised in correspondence received yesterday.
A petition was also tabled at last night’s meeting to terminate the current tender process on the assertion that the proposed lease does not meet the objectives of Council’s leasing policy.
Council is confident that the leasing policy does not preclude the terms on which the tender was conducted.
The petition will be considered along with the proposed lease at a special meeting of council at 6:30pm next Tuesday 18 September at the Council Chambers.
Bayside City Council’s immunisation service is holding a special 4 year old ‘Storytime’ session at the Brighton Court House on Thursday the fourth of October from 9.30am to 11.30am. Bring your four year old child along to receive their vaccinations at a friendly storytelling session and receive a free show bag.
Booking essential. Please call 9599 4755.
Bayside City Council holds Parent Education Sessions on a monthly basis for parents and carers of children from birth to ten years of age. Nationally renowned Educational Consultant, Kathy Walker will hold a session on ‘ Raising Girls’ at St. Martin’s Uniting Church, on the corner of Dalgetty Road and Gibbs Street, Beaumaris, on Wednesday the nineteenth of September 2012.
Bookings are open and the cost is $6.50 per session.
Are you looking for activities to entertain your children these school holidays? The Spring Holiday Program will run from Monday the twenty fourth of September to Friday the seventh of October. Pick up a brochure at your library or download a copy from the website. Bookings open on Monday the third of September. Remember to book quickly as events fill up fast! On Sunday the twenty third of September, Beaumaris Library will host its first Health and Wellbeing expo. Come along and experience different methods to increase your health and wellbeing, including demonstrations in yoga and tai chi. Bookings can be made at the Beaumaris Library or by calling 9589 8444.
On Monday the first of October, all Bayside Libraries will be closed for maintenance. Libraries will open again on Tuesday the second of October at 10am
Are you interested in increasing your computer skills and learning something new? Have a look at what’s on offer for the month of
October at the Brighton Library. Brighton Library is equipped with a training room and trained staff to help you develop your skills. Coming up we have a course on Getting Started with Windows XP and the Internet, a demonstration of how to solve the mysteries of your family tree, a course on how to sell on eBay and much more. For more information ask to for a brochure at your local library.
Animal Registrations for 2012/2013 were due on the tenth of April. Council Animal Management officers are now visiting homes across Bayside checking for unregistered animals. If you have not renewed or registered your dog or cat now is the time. Fines of up to $282 may be issued for failing to register your pet.
Bayside Vacation Care is back again in September 2012. Our two programs are operating out of Hampton Primary School and St Joseph’s Black Rock. Programs will run from the twenty fourth of September to the fifth of October. The Bayside Vacation Care program provides a variety of excursions, clinics, and in-house experiences in safe and supportive community settings. The Spring program bookings will open on the fifth of September. For further information please contact Children’s Services on 9599 4733.
Ratepayers are reminded that to be eligible to pay your rates by quarterly instalments; the first instalment must be paid by the thirtieth of September 2012. Ratepayers who have made a valid payment by this date will receive reminder notices for each instalment at least 14 days before the due date for payment. First instalment payments received after this date will be treated as part payments with the balance due in full by the fifteenth of February 2013.
Throughout September, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre presents Midwinter Masters: Artist and Mentor and In Landscape: Drought, Fire and Flood by John Bursill. Open Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm and entry is free.
Bayside Business Network
The Bayside Business Network is delighted to have Mrs. Amanda Elliot present at the next Women’s Luncheon to be held at the Sandringham Yacht Club, on Tuesday the sixteenth of October. In her presentation – The Magic of the Melbourne Cup – Mrs. Elliot will share her insights, stories and perspectives. For more details ask to speak with Deanna Herbison.
We’ve changed the way we issue beach parking permits. Permits issued last year are valid for another 2 years, until 31 October 2014. If you’re a new to Bayside and haven’t received your beach parking permits in the mail please contact Customer Service on 9599 4444.
Throughout August, The Gallery@Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents Midwinter Masters: Artist and Mentor and Two Seas by Ann Howie and Judi Singleton. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free.
Battle of the bands
On Friday 24th of August the final of the Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands will be held at the Brighton Town Hall from 6.30pm to 11pm. The six finalists will compete, with special guest headliners, ‘Red Ink’. For information and discount passes contact Youth Services on 9599 4622.
In September Bayside City Council will host the first ever Bayside Future Gen Conference. This conference for young people aged 15 to 25 years old will feature inspiring workshops and presentations by some of Australia’s foremost young leaders. For more information visit the Bayside City Council website or contact Youth Services on 9599 4622.
Bayside City Council holds Education Sessions on a monthly basis for parents and carers of children from birth to ten years. Nationally renowned Educational Consultant, Kathy Walker and local primary schools will hold a session on “Choosing a school/transition to school’ at Brighton Town Hall, Brighton on Wednesday 22nd August 2012. For booking details please go to the Bayside City Council website - http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/ Bookings are essential.
Check out the library’s most reserved titles for the month and see the new books that have been added to the collection by visiting www.bayside.vic.gov.au/library and selecting the Recommended Books icon at the bottom of the page.
Bayside Library Service achieved their goal of sharing 10,000 stories with the community by the first of July. Please continue your support as we aim for our new goal of 20,000 stories shared in 2012 by bringing your children to our regular storytimes. The 2012 National Year of Reading campaign is hoping to turn Australia in to a nation of readers; supporting the idea of a reading culture in every home.
Can’t leave the house but would still like to use the library? We can deliver books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs to your home or aged care facility. For information about Councils Home Library Service please contact the Community Librarian on 9591 5912.
Council website offline for system upgrade
Council's IT team are installing new server hardware this weekend which means our website will be unavailable from 6pm Friday 6 July to 5pm Sunday 8 July 2012. Phone payments will be not be affected by the outage.
Parent Education Sessions
Bayside City Council holds Parent Education Sessions on a monthly basis for parents and carers of children from birth to ten years. Nationally renowned educational consultant, Kathy Walker will hold a session on “Playing with your child in an over stimulating world” at All Souls Anglican Church Sandringham, on Tuesday 31 July. Bookings will open on 2 July. Session cost is $6.50
Bayside City Council Youth Services are again holding the Push Start Battle of the Bands. Heat one is on Friday 27 July at the Beaumaris Community Centre,from 6.30pm to 11pm.This event is smoke, drug and alcohol free and fully supervised.For more information and discount passes please contact Youth Services on 9599 4622 or go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/youth
We are improving Bayside’s transport and we want you to provide feedback on our ‘transport discussion paper’. This is your opportunity to get involved and help shape Bayside’s transport future. Visit our Transport Strategy websitewww.bayside.vic.gov.au/transportstrategyfor more information. Alternatively, speak to a member of Bayside City Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy Project Team.
Bayside City Council’s immunisation service is holding a special 4 year old ‘Storytime’ session at the Highett Children’s Centre on Thursday 26 July from 4pm to 6pm. Bring your child along to receive their vaccinations at a storytelling session and receive a free showbag.Bookings are essential, please call 9599 4755.
Throughout July and August, The Gallery@Bayside Arts & cultural Centre presents‘It landed in Brighton:Modernism and the municipal offices’ and Midwinter Masters: Artist & Mentor.The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.Entry is free.
The Bayside Film Festival is back featuring a program of exciting new films from around the world for your enjoyment.The Festival features short films, feature films, documentaries and dramas so we have something for everyone.
Join us at The Palace Cinema Brighton from 25 to 28 July for the Bayside Film Festival and visit www.bayside.vic.gov.au/filmfestivalfor more information.
Do you lack confidence when using computers?We have short computer courses that are specifically designed to keep older adults up to date with new technologies.Benefits include small class sizes and take home notes.For more information please call Sue Doherty on 95915907 or visit a Bayside library to pick up a brochure for Term 3 and 4.
Come and meet fellow book lovers and have a cup of tea on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Beaumaris Library from 2pm and on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Sandringham Library from 10am.
Can’t leave the house but would still like to use the library?We can deliver books, audio books,magazines, DVDs and CDs to your home or aged care facility.For further information about the Home Library Service please contact the Community Librarian on 9591 5912.
Support our aim to share 10,000 children’s stories by the end of December by bringing your children to our regular storytimes.The 2012 National Year of Reading campaign is hoping to turn Australia in to a nation of readers; supporting the idea of a reading culture in every home.
The Bayside Literary Festival runs until Sunday 15 July.The theme this year is“The Art of Words”.A full program of literary adventures is available at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literary festival and at all library branches.
We are now taking online entries for the Bayside Writing Competition,which closes at 4pm on Tuesday 31 July.There is $3000 worth of great prizes.For more details go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/writingcompetition
Parent Education Sessions
Bayside City Council holds Parent Education sessions monthly for parents/carers of children from birth to ten years. Our next session will be 20 June 2012 with Kathy Walker, on 'Fathering boys as opposed to fathering girls', which will be held at St Leonard's Uniting Church in Brighton. Bookings are now open at a cost of $6.50 per session.
Bayside University of the Third Age (U3A) - Calling for Committee Members
The University of the Third Age (U3A) aims to encourage older people to freely share their interests, knowledge and skills. In Victoria, there are currently 99 groups with more than 28,000 members.
Embodying the principles of life-long education and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, U3As offer free or low cost courses delivered in sociable and relaxed settings. Those who teach and those who learn are all U3A members. No education qualifications are required to join U3A courses and there are no exams or awards. In 2008, Bayside City Council developed the Ageing Well in Bayside: An Age Friendly Strategy and identified active community participation and lifelong learning to maintain health and wellbeing as key objectives.
Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members to form the Bayside U3A Committee of Management. Council will support the establishment of the Bayside U3A by:
- facilitating initial meetings
- assisting with administrative requirements
- assisting with applications for U3A establishment grants
- assisting in identifying an administrative base
For further enquiries, please contact Council's Community Development Officer – Healthy Ageing on 9599 4373. Expressions of Interest closed Friday 6 July 2012.
Aged Services – Home safety Sessions
Council’s Aged and Disability Service is supporting the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to provide older adults with home safety information sessions. The aim is to improve community knowledge about home fire safety prevention, preparedness and response in case of fire and actions that will reduce the risk. There are 5 sessions organised including 2 Greek speaking sessions and one each, Italian, Russian and English speaking sessions. Interpreters will be available
If you are interested in attending one of these sessions please contact Council’s Community Development Officer on 9599-4373
Throughout June and July the Gallery@Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents exhibitions titled “ It landed in Brighton: Modernism and the Municipal Offices “ and “Midwinter Masters: Artist and mentor”. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free. Visit Council’s website for further information.
Bayside Literary Festival
This year the Bayside Literary Festival theme “The Art of Words” was chosen as words create a world of infinite possibilities. The Art of Words commences on Thursday the 21st of June and runs until Sunday the 15th of July. Book your tickets via the Bayside Literary Festival website, www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literaryfestival
Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday by attending “Playing Miss Havisham”. This one woman play is showing on Friday the 8th of June at 7pm at the Beaumaris Small Hall, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris. Tickets are $10 per person and can be booked online at www.trybooking.com/22474 or at any library branch.
We are now taking entries for the Bayside Writing Competition, which closes at 4pm, Tuesday the 31st of July. There is $3000 worth of great prizes to be won. For more details go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/writingcompetition
Bring your primary school aged children to the Junior Area of the Beaumaris Library on any school night between 4pm to 5pm for help in finding information to complete homework with a friendly Librarian.
If you like the “First Tuesday Book Club” on the ABC, come to a Book Chat at a Bayside library. Everyone is welcome and no bookings are required; just turn up to Beaumaris Library on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 3pm or Sandringham Library on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am.
Travel light on your next overseas holiday. Download an eBook on the country you are travelling to, its lightweight, portable and invaluable. Find them on the library catalogue.
Find out what computer short courses are running at Brighton Library in June by calling Sue Doherty on 95915907
Help us reach 10,000 stories; we are currently already halfway there! Bring your children to our regular storytimes, to read with them in any library branch and post a token in to the boxes provided to help us reach our goal of sharing 10,000 stories by the end of December in celebration of the National Year of Reading.
Winter school holiday program
Council’s winter school holiday program runs from Monday 2nd of July to Friday 13th of July. Let Council help to keep your children busy and entertained. Bookings open Tuesday the 12th of June.
Please note that all Bayside libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 11th June and re-open on Tuesday 12th of June. However the after hours chutes at all libraries will be open.
Independent Living Units – Beaumaris and Sandringham
Council is inviting tenders for the Management and Provision of Independent Living Accommodation through Leasing or Ownership of Council's Independent Living Units at Sandringham and Beaumaris, by Community Housing Associations or Equivalent Not for Profit Organisations only. All interested parties are encouraged to download the tender documentation at https://www.tenderlink.com/bayside/ Interested parties please note: When registering to download documents you are not required to enter an ABN. This field in the registration form is optional.
Ratepayers who have elected to pay their rates by instalments are reminded the fourth and final instalment is due by Thursday 31 May 2012. Please call Revenue Services if you have not received your 4th instalment notice by Friday 11 May 2012.
Are you between 10 and 25years of age and passionate about youth issues? Are you keen to learn new skills and develop initiatives for young people in Bayside? If so, then come and join the monthly Bayside Youth Ambassadors committee. Please contact Elisabeth in Youth Services for more information
Kindergarten Central Enrolment
Applications to attend three and four year old kindergarten in 2013 open from the 1st of May until 30th of June 2012. Registration form are available from Council offices,Bayside's website, Maternal and Child Health Centres and Bayside libraries.
For all Kindergarten enrolment enquiries, please contact Bayside City Council's Children's Services on 9599 4733.
Built Environment Awards
Bayside Council is conducting the 7th Annual Bayside Built Environment Awards show casing and encouraging excellence in building design. To nominate an outstanding building within Bayside we encourage you to visit our website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/BEA to access eligibility criteria and submit your nomination by 2 July 2012
Council has launched Bayside Our City's Future: Phase 2 from 1st of May 2012 and is seeking your views on the draft Bayside Housing Strategy and draft Bayside Open Space Strategy: Suburb Analysis and Action Plan.
For more details and to find out how to get involved go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/shapebayside.
Bayside City council will be running the sustainable homes program in May at the Brighton Library. Workshops start on May 4th from 1pm to 3pm. Learn how to save on your electricity bills, find out about minimising your waste and explore alternative energy sources for your home.
Showing in the ARTrium exhibition space is "Ancient Aspects of Port Phillip Bay and Nearby" by artist Moira Playne. This exhibition of paintings is pictorial essay inspired by Port Phillip Bay and runs until 4th of June. The ARTrium is located in the foyer of the corporate centre, 76 Royal Avenue.
Throughout May, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre presents "Insight: The Hermannsburg Potters Collection of the Moreton Bay Region" and "Home Front: Bayside in World War 2." Open Wednesday to -Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free.
Bring your friends and family along for a fun night of laughs at the Beaumaris Library Trivia Night on Tuesday the 22nd of May. From 8pm to 10pm you can guess trivia on fiction and film, novels, nostalgia, music, mayhem and much more. The cost is a $2 donation at the door and booking is essential at www.trybooking.com/21726
This year's Bayside Writing Competition opens on Monday 21s of May and closes at 4pm on Tuesday 31st of July. It's an opportunity to have fun with words and explore your creative talent. There are great prizes including money, books and book vouchers with special prizes for Bayside residents. Start composing your story or poem now. To find out about the student and open age categories or to enter go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/writingcompetition
The 2012 Bayside Literary Festival opens on Thursday the 21st of June and runs until Sunday the 15th of July. This year's theme is "The Art of Words" . A full program of literary adventures will be available on the website at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literaryfestival and at all library branches from mid May.
The Bayside Literary Festival relies on the generous support of the Bayside community and residents to help make it a fun, interesting and memorable experience for all and is now seeking volunteers to help deliver the 2012 Festival from 21st of June to 15th of July. To request more information or to register your interest in volunteering please go to "Contact Us" on the Bayside Literary Festival Page on the Bayside City Council website. www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literaryfestival.
Bring your primary school aged children to the Junior Area of the Beaumaris Library on any school night between 4pm and 5pm so they can receive help with finding information for their homework.
If you like the "First Tuesday Book Club" on the ABC,come to a Book chat and enjoy light refreshments with fellow book lovers. Everyone is welcome, no bookings required. Beaumaris Library's book chat is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm. Sandringham Library's book chat is on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am.
You can learn a new language by logging in to Mango's online language lessons for beginners at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/library_research_ tools. Mango's online language lessons is just one in Bayside Library's fantastic selection of online resources which can be accessed from home via the library website at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/library
Book into one of our computer courses for beginners running in May at Brighton library. choose from iTunes and iPods, downloading e-audiobooks from the library, Windows XP and the Internet, Also available Microsoft Powerpoint 2007,Genealogy databases, Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Publisher 2007 . Costs vary between courses, special discounts are available and some prerequisites apply. for bookings, dates and brochures or more information call Sue Doherty on 95911 5907.
Parks Victoria Easter Discovery Walks and Activities - Port Phillip
All activities are free. Check out the Easter Discovery Walks and Activities brochure (PDF, 345KB) to find out what acitivities are on and when. For more information phone Parks Victoria on 13 1963. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parent Education Sessions
Bayside City Council holds Parent Education sessions monthly for parents/carers of children from birth to ten years. Our next session will be 24th of April 2012 with Kathy Walker, on 'School Readiness', which will be held at St Martin's Uniting Church in Beaumaris. Bookings are now open at a cost of $6.50 per session.
Have you renewed your animal registration yet? All animal registrations must be renewed by the 10th of April each year. Renewal forms were mailed out by Council last month, so if you didn’t receive your renewal or if you have any queries regarding your animal registration, please contact Council on 9599 4444.
Dogs on beaches
Restrictions relating to dogs on beaches changed to winter conditions on the 1st of April. Dog owners should check the signage in the area or visit Council’s website for more information.
Library Trivia Night
Bring your friends and family along for a night of fun and laughs to the Beaumaris Library Trivia Night on Tuesday the 22nd of May. From 8pm to 10pm you can enjoy fun trivia on fiction and film, novels and nostalgia, music and mayhem and much more. The cost is a $2.00 donation at the door but booking is essential at www.trybooking.com/21726
Bayside Writing Competition
This year, the Bayside Writing Competition opens on Monday the 21st of May and closes at 4pm on Tuesday the 31st of July. It’s an opportunity to have fun with words and explore your creative talent. Prizes will include money, books and book vouchers with special prizes for Bayside residents. Start composing your story or poem now. For entry forms, terms and conditions go to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/writingcompetition
Bayside Literary Festival
Save space in your calendar for this year’s Bayside Literary Festival which will commence on Thursday the 21st of June and run until Sunday the 15th of July. The theme this year is “The Art of Words”. A full program of literary adventures will be available on the website and at all library branches from mid May.
Literary Festival Volunteers
The Bayside Literary Festival is seeking volunteers to help deliver the 2012 Festival, held from the 21st of June to the 15th of July. The Festival relies on the generous support of the Bayside community and residents to help make it a fun, interesting and memorable experience for all. To request more information and to register interest in volunteering please go to “contact us” on the Bayside Literary Festival page on the Council’s website.
Year of Reading
During this year’s National Year of Reading, Bayside libraries are encouraging you to come and discover or re-discover the joy of reading. The 2012 National Year of Reading campaign is hoping to turn Australia in to a nation of readers; supporting the idea of a reading culture in every home.
Support our aim to share 10,000 children’s stories by the end of December by bringing your children to our regular storytimes.
Until the end of April, Beaumaris Library will be trialling a program to help primary students find information for their homework. Simply drop in to the Junior Area of the Beaumaris Library on any school night from 4pm to 5pm.
Bayside City Council is developing a libraries and culture strategy and a discussion paper will be available at the end of April. We invite you to have your say about the future of these important services and make your views known. You'll find the discussion paper on council's website or at the top of the Bayside library catalogue page.
Garage Sale Trail
Australia’s largest and most successful real world community-based marketplace is back on Saturday the 5th of May. This year, Bayside City Council is supporting and encouraging residents to get involved in the Garage Sale. You will be able to search for a bargain, connect with neighbours, make pocket money and just generally have a little fun! To put your sale on the trail or see what’s on offer go to http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/
Registrations are open from Tuesday the 13th of May.
Bayside City Council’s immunisation service is holding a special 4 year old Storytime session at the Brighton Court House on Tuesday the 10th of April from 9.30 am to 11.30am. Bring your child along, from three and a half years of age, to receive their vaccinations at a friendly storytelling session and receive a free show bag. Bookings essential please call 9599 4755.
National Youth Week
Celebrate National Youth Week at Elsternwick Skate Park on Saturday the 21st of April from 12pm to 4pm. Come along to compete in the skate and scooter competition or simply to enjoy a free BBQ, music and giveaways. Competitors need to register with Youth Services – ask to be transferred at the end of your call or register on-line on Council’s website.
Bayside City Council Family Services team will run the first Family and Children's Services Network meeting on Tuesday the 1st of May from 12pm until 1.30pm. This meeting is for professionals across the health, care and education system working with children birth to ten years and their families. For further details please contact Family Services on 9599 4744.
Early years educators
Bayside City Council provides for Early Years Educators across the sector a professional development session each school term facilitated by Kathy Walker, Educational Consultant. The next Symposium is Thursday the 10th of May at the Corporate Centre commencing 6pm. For further details please contact Family Services on 9599 4744.
Bayside Kindergarten Central Enrolment 2012
Applications to attend three and four year old kindergarten in 2013 are required to be submitted from the 1st of May to the 30th of June 2012. Registration forms are available from the Council offices, Bayside’s website, Maternal and Child Health Centres and Libraries. For all Kindergarten enrolment enquiries, please contact Bayside City Council’s Children’s Services on 9599 4733.
At 8:30pm Saturday 31 March 2012, hundreds of millions of people in more than 130 countries across every continent will unite in a single moment of celebration and contemplation of the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour – Earth Hour. By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event they will be acknowledging their commitment to a personal action that benefits the planet in the year ahead. Bayside Council care very much about the future of our planet and are planning to participate in Earth Hour by switching off the lights at our corporate centre; the town hall and council chambers; and select monuments along the Bay, in a display of support for meaningful action on climate change. We invite you to join us in this great initiative. Find out more on the Earth Hour website
Parent Education Sessions
Bayside City Council holds Parent Education sessions monthly for parents/carers of children from birth to ten years. Our next session will be 21st of March 2012 with Jo Lange, on 'Behaviour Management', which will be held at St Leonard's Uniting Church in Brighton. Bookings are now open at a cost of $6.50 per session.
Early Years Conference
Bayside City Council along with four neighbouring councils ,will run an Early Years Conference for professionals working with children 0-8 years and their families. The Conference will be held on the 23rd and 24th March 2012 at St Kilda Town Hall. Topics such as leadership, relationships with children and families, change management and indigenous programs will be explored. For further details contact Family Services on 9599 4755.
Bayside Vacation Care is back in April 2012. Our two programs, operating out of the Hampton Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary School in Black Rock will run concurrently from April 2nd until April13th
Please note the program does operate during the Easter public holidays. Visit our vacation care page for further information.
Open days Kindergartens
The 2012 open days for Kindergartens within the Bayside area will be held on Saturday, 21st and Sunday 22nd of April 2012. Further details are available on the City of Bayside website or alternatively by contacting 9599 4405.
Bayside Film Festival
Jump Cut is the Bayside Film Festival's competition for young filmmakers and entries are now open.
Young people aged 10 - 26 years can submit short films in any genre for selection into the Bayside Film Festival on the 25th to 28th July 2012 at the Palace Cinema Brighton Bay. Entries close April 30th.
For more information visit www.bayside.vic.gov.au/jumpcut
All Bayside libraries will be closed on Monday the 5th of March for maintenance and Monday the 12th of March for Labour Day. The after-hours library chutes will be open.
National Year of Reading
There is plenty of reading fun and variety being offered during the 2012 National Year of Reading at Bayside Libraries. Come in and discover or re-discover the joy of reading.
Support our aim to share 10,000 children’s stories by the end of December by bringing your children to our regular storytimes. The 2012 National Year of Reading campaign is hoping to turn Australia in to a nation of readers, encouraging the idea of a reading culture in every home.
Become a tech savvy senior and book in to one of our popular computer courses. These courses are specifically designed to keep older adults up to date with new technologies. Benefits include small classes with a maximum of 8 participants, plus take home notes. Courses run until June 2012. Special discounts are available. For more information call Sue Doherty on 9591 5907 or visit a Bayside library to pick up a brochure.
Bayside writing competition
This year the Bayside Writing Competition opens on Monday 21st of May and closes at 4pm on Tuesday 31st July. Entry forms and term and conditions do to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/writingcompetition
Keep space in your calendar for this year’s Literary Festival which will commence in mid June. A full program of literary adventures will be available from all library branches and the website in May at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literaryfestival
All libraries will be closed from Friday 6th April to Monday 9th April for Easter. We will re-open on Tuesday 10th April.
Homework Help Program
From the beginning of March until the end of April, Beaumaris Library will be trialling a homework help program for primary students to learn how to find information. Simply drop into the Junior Area of the Beaumaris Library on any school night from 4 to 5pm.
Autumn Holiday Program
A great way to keep your children entertained during the school holidays is the Autumn school holiday program which runs from the 2nd to the 13th of April. The program will be available from all branches or the library website from Tuesday March 13th when bookings will commence. For more information contact Jenni Masters on 9591 5909.
Book Chat Beaumaris Library
There’s a NEW Book Chat at Beaumaris Library, held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm. Come along to chat about what you’re reading with others.
No bookings are required for this free event and everyone is welcome.
Council is reviewing Bayside’s transport system and is seeking your involvement to shape the vision for transport and provide feedback on suggested actions for improvement. Visit our Transport Strategy website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/transportstrategy for more information. Alternatively ask to speak to Bayside City Council's Integrated Transport Strategy Project Manager.
National Youth Week “Be Inspired” awards
As part of National Youth Week 2012, Bayside City Council’s Youth Services is hosting an awards and celebration evening for young people who are making a positive contribution to the Bayside community. We are calling for nominations for local young people aged 10 to 25 years who are inspiring others with their achievements and contributions.
Do you like working with young people?
Want to gain experience in Youth Work?
Bayside City Council’s Youth Services is conducting training in February 2012 for enthusiastic volunteers to support its programs.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Fran Power on 9599 4622.
Join a committee
Want to get involved in your local community, have your say, meet new friends, organise large events and have heaps of fun? Then join one of the following Youth Service committees.
- The Bayside Youth Ambassadors Committee
- The FReeZA Committee
- The National Youth Week Committee
- The Peterson Youth Centre Group
For more information contact Bayside Council Youth Services on 9599 4622
Swimming Pool Safety
If you own a pool or a spa, the current Building Regulations place responsibility on you to make sure that safety barriers are in place to restrict children from entering the pool area without adult supervision.
For further information regarding pool and spa safety barrier regulations or for a free barrier safety inspection, please contact Bayside City Council's Building Surveying Department on 9599 4336.
Become a Bayside Bat Detector
Bayside City Council together with the University of Melbourne and Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife is inviting you to conduct a night survey; searching for and trapping small insectivorous microbats. You will discover habitats, nesting locations and learn about the threats facing microbats.
If you are interested you should come to Cheltenham Park on Saturday the 18th February at 6pm or contact Barbara Jakob on 0408 032 963 for further information.
- Bayside Libraries are encouraging you to watch less TV and pick up some reading material to celebrate the 2012 National Year of Reading. This campaign is designed to support the benefits of reading and promote the idea of a reading culture in every home, community and school. Stay tuned for a year of exciting literacy and reading initiatives.
- Bayside LibrariesLocal Bayside author Alison Goodman will launch the 2012 National Year of Reading at the Brighton Library on Tuesday 14th of February from 2pm to 3pm.
- Alison will be talking about ‘love’ and the differences when writing about ‘love’ across different genres, for different audiences. This is a free event and bookings can be made www.trybooking.com/19655
- Regular children’s storytimes resume in February. Visit your local library for more information or to pick up a brochure. This year is the National Year of Reading and we will be aiming to share 10,000 stories together by the end of December.
Bayside Microchipping Day
The next Bayside Microchipping day is Saturday the 31st of March from 10am - 1pm at the Bayside Council Corporate Centre in Sandringham. The cost is $25 per microchip. Cats and dogs under 6 months of age will receive FREE registration for 12 months expiring on the 10th of April 2013, the State Levy Fee of $3.50 will still apply per dog and $2.00 per cat. Contact 9599 4626 for more information.
Drop In sessions
Bayside Maternal and Child Health is increasing the Drop In Session hours at Highett and Brighton Maternal and Child Health Centres by moving the session from the morning to the afternoon. Families can now access the service at Highett and Brighton without an appointment between 1.30 to 4.00 every Thursday afternoon.
Breastfeeding Support Service
An internationally qualified Lactation Consultant will provide breastfeeding support either by telephone, in the centre, or at home by appointment for all mums in the Maternal and Child Health Service. For more information contact Maternal & Child Health Administration on 9599 4755
Transition to Parenting (birth to 8 weeks)
Maternal and Child Health is offering 'Transitioning to Parenting' workshops - Becoming a parent is an enlightening and enjoyable experience but at times demanding and stressful. This workshop aims to enhance skills and knowledge that help make the transition to parenting even more enjoyable. Parents will have the opportunity to meet and share with other parents while gaining an understanding of infant cues. For more information contact Maternal & Child Health Administration on 9599 4755
Sleep and Settling Workshop (from 3 months)
Maternal and Child Health is offering 'Sleep and Settling' workshops - Families are all different. What is a problem for some people will not be a problem for others. Often, however, poor sleep patterns are established before parents realise what has happened. They then feel unsure how to alter them.
This workshop will provide information that will focus on understanding infant cues, settling, establishing routines and enhancing positive relationships. For more information contact Maternal & Child Health Administration on 9599 4755
Bayside Mother Baby Support Group
If you are a mum with a baby under 12 months old and are feeling overwhelmed, worried or just feel you need some extra support, this might be the group for you.
The group runs weekly for 8 weeks. For more information contact Maternal & Child Health Administration on 9599 4755
Parenting Toddlers Confidently
This is an educational session discussing toddler parenting, toddler development and behaviour management. Positive parenting principles are used to tackle normal behaviours such as tantrums, hurting others and wandering away. Strategies are discussed for practical issues such as eating, sleeping and toilet training.
Please arrange for your toddlers to be minded so that you are free to enjoy the sessions. For more information contact Maternal & Child Health Administration on 9599 4755
Council is currently developing a 10 year Recreation Strategy to better meet the recreation needs of Bayside residents. Council is keen to find out your ideas on how to better improve sport and recreation facilities and opportunities. Visit the Recreation Strategy section of the "Have Your Say" page on the Council website to find out how you can get involved. Or please join us on the Bayside City Council Recreation Strategy Facebook page.
Page last updated: 13 May 2013