Howzat: Summer of Divercity

Catch a double dose of Women’s Big Bash cricket at the newly refurbished Junction Oval on the weekend of 1 and 2 December – it’s gold coin entry – howzat!

Stay up-to-date with the beach litter and drinking rules to keep you and yours safe over the busy summer months. While you’re at it, put the Pride March (Sunday 3 February) and St Kilda Festival (Sunday 10 February) in your diary – and join in the celebrations.

Are you thinking about doing some volunteering in the New Year? Council has a new volunteer’s portal with loads of ways to get involved. To get you started, we’ve listed some interesting volunteer ideas in a variety of fields.

Read young people’s ideas about creating health minds – there’s a lot of wisdom on display.

Events, progress in parks, recycling tips and more,  all in the summer edition of Divercity.

Feel the creative pulse

Creatures from Port are taking over the world. Yes it’s true, ginormous realistic animatronics created by a Port Melbourne enterprise are being used all around the world.

It’s just one example of the creative local stories in the latest Divercity magazine.

You’ll also see the dynamic crew from The Arcade, a South Melbourne hub for dozens of people developing interactive and online games. It’s an amazing place with local expertise, ideas and creativity reaching out to a global audience.

You’ll also meet musicians Ruby and Joyce who enjoy the creative scene and make music in totally different circles. We also see the artists in residence at Gasworks as they prepare for their annual exhibition.

And to keep it colourful, we also feature Tracey and Sharifeh who are making fashion work in so many ways at space2b in Chapel Street.

Plus plenty of local events and a few local characters from our many neighbourhoods, including Balaclava, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda Road, St Kilda, Elwood and Ripponlea.

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Summer for everyone

People with disabilities can now use beach wheelchairs to enjoy a dip in the bay at Port Melbourne and St Kilda beaches thanks to council and the local lifesaving volunteers. A new monthly Repair Café promises to bring new life to domestic appliances, furniture, toys and clothes. The people behind oBikes have signed a deal to make them work better.

All this and dozens of local events in the December – February Divercity.

Divercity covers topics of interest to residents of Balaclava, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda Road, St Kilda, Elwood and Ripponlea.

Great education destinations

Edunity’s Education Destination service is taking a break. But our tour partners are still delivering great walking tours of Melbourne’s CBD.


For architecture and sustainable design, contact Melbourne ArchiTOURS. Esther Sugihto and her crew will work out a plan for your school group. Email [email protected]

For history, heritage or settlement, contact Melbourne Walks. Meyer Eidelson has a great range of tours available for schools. Email [email protected]

Springtime for the Palais and Port Phillip

The saving of a much-loved entertainment venue headlines the October/November edition of Divercity.

This edition has a jam-packed program of local events, from the Port Phillip Seniors Festival to the Discover Sailing Day on Albert Park Lake.

Learn how you can also contribute to an inner Melbourne small-scale makers map, and share your favourite Port Phillip parks on Council’s social media.

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There’s a lot cooking in the latest Divercity

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Read about the Restaurant Revolution happening at the St Kilda Triangle, the Mayor cooking up a storm at Sacred Heart and the upcoming Market Week at South Melbourne Market.

Meet Nancy the lollipop lady, Kenny and Terry the pastry chefs and the crew from the Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre. There’s also dozens of local activities, ranging from local Open Melbourne destinations to craft options at the Market.

Don’t forget the exclusive sneak peek at the new Lemnos legacy statue arriving in August.

Divercity is distributed to every house in St Kilda, East St Kilda, Ripponlea, St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park and Port Melbourne.

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Divercity May June coming soon


Watch out for the May – June edition of Divercity, coming soon to all Port Phillip mailboxes. Learn how to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’, meet The Furies, celebrate with a local centenarian, and read about Yalukit Willam: The River People of Port Phillip – a history of Port Phillip’s first peoples.

You’ll also find lots of things to eat, see and do in Balaclava, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, St Kilda, South Melbourne, Elwood and St Kilda Road; including a Pulitzer Prize winning play, some home front history, delicious dining for a good cause and activities for crafty kids.

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Divercity May June content call

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Spread the word

Divercity magazine goes to 60,000 households in Port Phillip. It’s full of things to do and people to meet in Port Phillip.

The May June edition comes out on 4 May. Please let us know about any Council or community events in May and June before the deadline 20 March.

We are also looking for interesting items on the Green three Rs: reducing, recycling and reusing.

General suggestion form
Event suggestion form

Got any questions: call Greg Day 8330 1931

Look out for new-look Divercity


Divercity March April 2015

The March – April edition of the redesigned Divercity will be arriving in Port Phillip mailboxes soon. Look out for St Kilda’s newest theatre, the return of the South Melbourne Market Mussel Festival and a facelift for Fitzroy Street.
As always, you’ll also find heaps of things to see and do in St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, South Melbourne, Elwood and St Kilda Road; including school holiday fun, living art, First World War centenary events and an enchanted wonderland made out of rubbish.

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Warm welcome for cruise ship passengers

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Divercity profiles the new scheme to welcome cruise ship passengers to Port Melbourne. With over 70 ships due in this season, the volunteer welcomers will be on hand to direct the visitors to more of the local sights.

Also in Divercity is a guide to many summer activities and events in the ‘hood over the holidays. Discover lots of things to do and see in Port Phillip, including St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, South Melbourne, Elwood and St Kilda Road.

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