Antonella Celi Blog

How to Save Money at the Tip Gate

Posted by antonellaceli on October 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM


Sort out your rubbish and SAVE money at the tip!


By sorting out your recyclable products and placing them separately on top of your trailer BEFORE you arrive at the tip gate you will save money on the trailer load. Many recyclable items are accepted for FREE like:

  • White goods (not fridges);
  • Aluminium;
  • Glass bottles and jars;
  • Newspaper and cardboard; Car oil (domestic quantities);
  • Car batteries & paint (domestic quantities);
  • Computer equipment including monitors and televisions;
  • household Recyclables;
  • E-Waste;
  • Steel Goods;
  • Hot water services
  • Bike.


Residents are charged by the amount of material taken to the tip, so by putting the recyclables that are accepted FREE on top of the trailer the staff can then work out the amount of FREE recyclables you have and then charge you for the rest of the hard waste rubbish only. This will help you save money. If you don't sort your recyclables out before you get to the tip gate then you will be charged for the whole trailer load at the gate or you are given the opportunity to sort it out yourself at the tip gate so you can save money

Interim Green Wedge Management Plan

Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The interim Green Wedge Mangement Plan is a planning and policy document. The document is an invaluable tool that can be used by communuty as a guide to what can be done or not done in the Green Wedge on the Mornington Peninsula. This document especially helps inform landowners, developers, food growers, farmers, tourism operators what is possible or specific constraints that may apply to any plans they may be considering for their land located in the Green Wedge. "Guarding our Green Wedge and enforcing planning controls to avoid inappropriate land use"

Changes to Open Air Burning for land under 1500sq metres

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"


Ban on "as of right" open air burning for properties less than 1500sqm will now come into effect for the residents of the Mornington Peninsula. Promoting community safety, health & Wellbeing initiatives.

Recycling on the Mornington Peninsula. Doing the right thing?

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 10:40 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"

Want to know more about Recycling on the Mornington Peninsula?

By partnering up with initiatives offered by PlanetArk, the residents of the Mornington Peninsula now have more options to dispose of their waste recyclables. If you want to know more about what to do with your plastic bottles and containers and other waste recyclables on the Mornington Peninsula Click on the link below for information about regular fortnightly Kerbside Collections and local tip drop off points. An initiative by PlanetArk.. Find out more by visiting PlanetArk's website and discover more great ideas to Reuse and Recycle...


The Tootgarook Wetlands

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"

Recommendations put forward by Cr Celi about raising awareness of the Tootgarook Wetlands on behalf of the Community was a significant achievement for the Truemans Ward Councillor and was supported by fellow Councillors. Working together with interest groups such as private landholders, SPIFFA, Friends of Chinamans Creek, Friends of Tootgarook Wetlands a complete S.W.O.T analysis was requested to be done by Shire Officers. A Community Information Gathering session was held seeking contribution from the local and wider community.

As a result of the Information Session, a Discussion Paper was presented to Council and recommendations to set up a Local Area Catchment Reference Group and to send correspondence to Federal Ministers seeking a RAMSAR site listing for the Tootgarook Wetlands area were passed by Council.

Details of the recommendations passed by Council are as follows:

With unamimous support from fellow Councillors and community interest groups the following Council Decision was carried at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27th August, 2012. A significant decision for the Tootgarook/Rosebud West community that works towards increased protection of the wetlands the flora and fauna found in this area of environmental significance.


Moved: Cr. Celi

Seconded: Cr. Pittock

1. That the report titled ‘Tootgarook Wetlands Discussion Paper’ is received and noted by Council.

2. That Council invites the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Department of Planning and Community Development, Department of Primary Industry, Environment Protection Authority, Melbourne Water, Southern Rural ater, South East Water and VicRoads to a joint working party tasked with the preparation of a Strategy for the Tootgarook Wetlands. The purpose of the Strategy is to develop a comprehensive plan and actions which will ensure the vitality and sustainability of the wetlands is rotected from inappropriate development and use.

3.That a Local Catchment Reference group for the Tootgarook Wetlands be established by way of Expression of Interest that invites statutory and local community representatives and the Western Port Biosphere Foundation to apply to contribute further input towards the TootgarookWetlands Strategy.

Part B

The Council sends a letter to The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities seeking his consideration and assessment for the nomination of the Tootgarook Wetlands, as detailed in this discussion paper, for a Ramsar listing in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

Part C

The Council sends a letter to The Hon. Bob Carr, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, seeking his ssistance to correspond with the countries we are known to have Migratory bird agreements with to raise awareness of the Migratory bird species known to migrate to the Tootgarook Wetlands. Species under the relevant agreements known to frequents the Tootgarook Wetlands are:

1. Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) under the China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (CAMBA), and Japan-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (JAMBA);

2. Sharp Tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminate) under the CAMBA, JAMBA, Republic of Korea-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (ROKAMBA) and Bonn Convention;

3. Latham’s Snipe (Gailinago hardwickil) under the CAMBA, JAMBA, ROKAMBA and Bonn Convention;

4. White-throated Needletail (Hirundapas caudacutus) under the CAMBA, JAMBA and ROKAMBA;

5. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) under the CAMBA, and Bonn Convention;

6. Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) under the CAMBA, JAMBA, ROKAMBA and Bonn Convention;

7. Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) under the CAMBA, JAMBRA, ROKAMBA AND Bonn Convention; and

8. Cattle Egret (Ardea ibis) under the CAMBA, and JAMBA.

Part D

The Council sends a letter to the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species, United Nations Environment Program/Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) Secretariat, United National Premises in Germany introducing the Tootgarook Wetlands to them and asking that they note the Migratory Bird species known to migrate to the

Tootgarook Wetlands as per the listing in Part C.

Part E

That Council seeks support from the Western Port Biosphere Foundation for the creation of the Ramsar area to be included as a new core area in the submission to UNESCO for the Stage 2 expansion of the Western Port Biosphere.


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Written & Authorised by Antonella Celi 7 Jennings Court Rosebud West 3940