Portarlington Community Association
The Portarlington Community Association (PCA) is a group of community members that advocates and champions local issues on behalf of the residents of Portarlington. We work together to provide a forum for local residents to share concerns, interests and visions for our town. When necessary the PCA represents the community in discussions with all levels of government and community.
We encourage, foster and sometimes coordinate community activities to achieve our goals. We are a not for profit association supported by member fees and co-ordinated by a volunteer committee elected each year. We welcome new ideas and invite you to join us.
Meetings: Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic all meetings are cancelled until further notice
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
To be held on Wednesday, October 14, 7.00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode details are on the email sent to members on 30 September 2020. A reminder email will be sent to all members prior to the AGM.
NEWS – – – – UPDATES
CoGG Elections: The Combined Bellarine Community Associations have organised two “Meet The Candidates” forums for the Bellarine candidates. The forums will be via Zoom Webinar on Monday, 5th October and Wednesday, 8th October. For further detail about the process and to access the Zoom link, refer to the Members Update attached to the email sent to all members on 30th September 2020. Follow this link to see the Webinar that was held on 5th October: https://youtu.be/8q__
Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Process: The disruptions of Covid-19 have had an impact here, too.
The office of the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne MP, has indicated that:
- he wants to enable proper community consultation on the Statement of Planning Policy
- he has gained Governor-In-Council approval to extend the timeframe of the Bellarine and Surf Coast declaration for another 12 months
- the draft SPPs are in the final stages of preparation
- consultation will likely start in the last week of October, and run into 2021
Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan: During May and June, there was an opportunity to have a say on the development of the reserve – the summary of that engagement can be seen here; The next stage is to develop a draft plan, to be released for public discussion in early 2021.