Antonella Celi Blog

Donate Now to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

Posted by antonellaceli on January 20, 2013 at 7:40 PM

The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund is currently seeking cash donations from business and community members to provide for the needs of those impacted by fires.


Donations can be made in the following three ways:

In person at any National Australia Bank in Gippsland

By post C/- PO Box 508, Traralgon,3844

Online via the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund Website

Follow this link for more information and to donate:

Pet Ownership

Posted by antonellaceli on November 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

For your dogs sake! Dog owners need to be aware of their responsibilities when owning a dog and keeping them safe such as keeping their dog on a lead when in public places outside their property. The Shire has enforced a municipality-wide Order that means all dogs are to be on a lead when in public places or penalties will apply, except if they are being exercised in one of the designated Leash-Free areas. ..There have been tragic stories where dogs have had to be put down because they have created damage and death to other dogs, adults and children, something that could have been avoided if owners took more care of their pet's safety.

For more information about pet ownership, registration and rights and responsibilities click on this link:

Best Bites Program launched at Rosebud Plaza

Posted by antonellaceli on November 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Congratulations to the local businesses at the Rosebud Plaza (McCombe Street) for receiving their Certificate and Accreditation into the Mornington Peninsula Shire "Best Bites" program. Your certificates can now be displayed proudly at your shop front and your customers will know that you are interested in providing them with optimal service in safe and best practice methods in the areas of:

1. Nutrition & Healthy Eating

2. Waste & Recycling

3. Energy & Water Efficiency

4. Tobacco & Alcohol Compliance

5. Access for All.

The Best Bites program was developed by a steering committee of food businesses, consumers and trader groups and included representatives from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Westernport Biosphere Reserve, Peninsula Health, SE Water, Heart Foundation, mp Gourmet and Responsible Alcohol Victoria.

Have your local business assessed by a "Best Bites Supervisor" and receive a Certificate and accreditation stickers for display at your business premises. Contact or call 1300 850 600 for a Best Bites program pack with interactive CD ROM...

Your customers will thank you for it!



Big Back Yard Project Somerville Secondary School

Posted by antonellaceli on November 13, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Launch of the Big Back Yard Mural Art project created by students at Somerville Secondary College. A CTC initiative funded by a grant from the Department of Justice for graffiti diversion programs. The project drew together many members from the community to assist with the project including VCAL and mainstream students, the Shire, local police, local artist, school staff and the Hastings-Tyabb Men's Shed.. A great accomplishment by everyone involved empowering our local young people to become involved.

Dog Walking Review Parks Victoria

Posted by antonellaceli on October 25, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Parks Victoria has released a discussion paper to review dog walking issues that have arisen in the National Parks on the Mornington Peninsula. Dogs that are "off leash" are creating a nuisance and disturbing, harrassing and attacking fauna and wildlife found in our National Parks, especially the protected hooded plover bird species. You can have your say in this review by filling in a feedback form found at this link.

The Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord

Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The official launch of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord was held at Rye RSL. Congratulations go to all the local entertainment venue business operators, Rosebud police and all stakeholders involved in forming The Accord. This is a significant achievement for the Southern Peninsula and a team effort of time and commitment.The Committee of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord achieved so much in a relatively short period of time and I would like to thank all stakeholders involved for their contribution. It definitely shows how much each and every person involved cares about the public health & safety of their local community, their patrons, their business and for the entertainment venue industry on the Mornington Peninsula. I have always been impressed with the robust discussions and the solution-oriented atmosphere around the meeting table and I am confident it will continue well into the future.

If any entertainment venues on the Southern Peninsula want to become a part of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord message me and I will provide you with the contact details.


What is a Liquor Accord?


The Liquor Accord is an initiative of the State government through the Department of Justice - Office of Liquor, Gambling and Racing to assist local communities who volunteer to form their own Accords. The aim of the establishment of a local Liquor Accord is to create a responsible, safe and successful entertainment industry for licenses premises. The Liquor Accord develops local straegies to meet the following objectives:

  1. Minimise anti-social behaviour - destruction of property, violence - caused by the over-consumption of liquor.
  2. Create effective transport strategies to help patrons commute to and away from venues
  3. Develop a communication network amongst venue licensees to provide assistance with unruly patrons and to provide warnings to other venues that may potentially attract troublesome patrons who move from one premises to the next.

Some desired outcomes of the Liquor Accord are:

  1. reducing of anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises
  2. increasing staff awareness of responsible service of alcohol principles
  3. improving licensees, managers and staff knowledge of legislative obligations
  4. enhancing community cooperation and understanding of the various roles and resources of government agencies
  5. reducing road trauma directly related to alcohol abuse
  6. enhancing community engagement in various controls and strategies that affect their community
  7. improving local amenity.

For more information

Remembrance Day 11 November 2011

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM

"Caring for Our Community"

The Remembrance Day Ceremony holds a special place in my heart. Every year that I attend a Remembrance Service my appreciation and respect is renewed and deepened towards those who so unselfishly served to preserve and protect the sovereignty of our nation. Those fallen who have gone before our generation served to the highest degree to ensure that future generations could flourish under a banner of peace, freedom and progression. Lest we Forget.


National Police Remembrance Day

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

"Caring for Our Community"

In Remembrance of those who have served their community to the highest degree by protecting and enforcing safety, law and order in our society.

As a Cr it is such an Honour to stand face to face alongside members of our local police force during the annual Remembrance service held at the RSL on 28th September, 2012. Such a brave vocation to fulfill in their duty for communuty safety, law and order. In memory of those local members who passed away over this last year doing their duty.