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Councillor Antonella Celi 

Seawinds Ward - Mornington Peninsula Shire

My Blog

My Blog

ALGA Case for Change: Constitutional Recognition for Local Government

Posted by antonellaceli on November 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

"Why local government needs to be recognised in the Australian Constitution" the ALGA Case for Change.. The campaign is well underway with the establishment of the Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the possibility of establishing ...a referendum for the National Constitutional Recognition for Local Government. The direct funding of Local Government by the Federal government will provide more options for revenue raising for Local Government .. this is a good thing because it would all...

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Tootgarook Wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula

Posted by antonellaceli on November 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

On 12th September, 2012 the Mornington Peninsula Shire sent a letter to the Mr Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communitities seeking assistance for the nomination of a RAMSAR listing for the Tootgar...ook Wetlands as per Council reslution on items relating to the Tootgarook Wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula. A response is yet to be received. In the meantime the Mornington Peninsula Shire is proceeding to talk to local & state stakeholders a...

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Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Policy

Posted by antonellaceli on October 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Have your Say: Waste Policy Review:

The Draft Victorian Waste & Resource Recovery Policy has been released. The public is invited to make submissions until 5pm, Friday 23 November 2012.


Fix the Potholes & Improve Road Conditions

Posted by antonellaceli on October 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM

FIX THE POTHOLES and improve road conditions: Many residents of the Mornington Peninsula have expressed their concerns about the conditions of our roads and in particular the pot holes. Our road system is partly owned by Shire and then the majority of the network is owned by VicRoads (State government). The Shire is aware of these issues and has scheduled works for repairs as soon as the weather is more appropriate to fix the potholes i.e. the hot ...

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Council Achievements for Cr Celi

Posted by antonellaceli on October 13, 2012 at 9:15 AM

The Rosebud Activity Centre Structure & Urban Design Plan

Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Great news! The Rosebud Activity Centre Structure Plan and Rosebud Activity Centre Urban Design Framework have now been approved. These now form policy documents that will be used to inform the future planning scheme amendment for the Rosebud Activity Centre and frame future precinct plans. Another step forward towards bringing life back to run down Rosebud and making it a vibrant town that the community will be proud to be a part of. "Creating livable townships that encourage social, rec...

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Advocacy at Federal Parliament Canberra

Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Representing the community on issues that matter most to them at Federal Parliamanet and advocating to Parliamentarians on their behalf. Travelling up to Canberra for the National General Assembly of Local Government provided for opportunity to meet with Federal Parliamentarians.

Cr Celi was able to advocate to Parliamentarians on issues that included:

  1. Better access to public transport for the Mornington Peninsula
  2. Better access to education and employment opportunity ...
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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.

Reduced Waste Tipping Fees at the Gate by $3

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"

The community has lobbied Council for a long while to do something about managing the cost of waste tipping fees at the gate, in particular for hard waste. A petition of over 1700 signatures was tabled at Council for action.

Cr Celi advocated on behalf of the community to Councillors and Shire Officers to review the costing of the Waste Management Fees and come up with a solution to reward the community for their grea...

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Who has received ward discretionary funding?

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

"Caring for Our Community"

Over the last two years community groups in the Truemans Ward have caught Cr Antonella Celi's attention as needing just a bit of extra assistance. The following amounts have been allocated to the following community groups who have pro-actively sought to raise funds so they could continue to provide invaluable services and programs to our community.

■Fight4Life Youth Club tailors diversional fitness programs for disadva...

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