Saturday Seminar – Fishermans Bend in a post COVID world

Tutor/Facilitator Janet Bolitho

Date: on/from Sat 15 Aug 2020 to Sat 15 Aug 2020
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:45

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Fishermans Bend in a Post COVID World

Will the assumptions of the Fishermans Bend Framework adopted in late 2018 hold in a post-Covid world?

 Twice the size of the Melbourne CBD
 Eventual home to 80,000 people
 Providing 80,000 jobs

What are the opportunities and challenges presented by Fishermans Bend?


Janet Bolitho, Member of the Fishermans Bend Development Board

Janet Bolitho is deeply engaged with the changing places of the lower Yarra: the Port, Port Melbourne, Fishermans Bend and Docklands. Always exploring – by bike, on foot and in the archives – she delves into the history, present and future these places. She shares her observations on her website Port Places. She also leads walking explorations, on the ground and virtually, in Port places.

Currently a member of the Fishermans Bend Development Board, she is a former councillor and mayor of the City of Port Phillip. She is on the Boards of Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery & Landcare and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association.

Bernadene Voss, Mayor, City of Port Phillip

Cr Bernadene Voss is in her fourth term as Mayor, having served on Council since 2012. A resident of Port Melbourne for almost 20 years, Bernadene is the founder and former executive director of a successful Loyalty Marketing and IT Company. She serves on the board of the Bubup Womindjeka Family & Children’s Centre and is a member of the Fishermans Bend Mayors Forum.

Bernadene is committed to advocating for the local community and working towards better infrastructure, community networks, and improving services. Her government interests include education, health, sport, and local history. Bernadene is passionate about ensuring that Fishermans Bend is sustainable, well-planned, and best placed for residents to thrive in the inner urban environment

David Weston AM, Fishermans Bend Business Forum

David Weston has been active in highlighting the issues impacting on the business community for the past 35 years. He was the inaugural Executive Director of the Tasmanian Convention and Visitors Bureau in the early 1980s and on his move to Melbourne was active in the Melbourne City Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Council of Australia and on the State Council of VECCI.  His experience covers employment in both the private sector and in government agencies including Parks Victoria and William Angliss Institute of TAFE where he was CEO.  He has volunteered in a number of community organisation and has worked with recently arrived migrants in establishing social enterprises.   In 2017 he was instrumental in establishing a group to represent the voice of business in the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area. He has been a resident of the City of Port Phillip since moving to Melbourne in 1986.

Facilitator: Max Nankervis, town planner and academic

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This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.

As there are limited numbers, please book in below.

This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.

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To watch the seminar, return here anytime after 2:00pm on Saturday the 15th of August. You will be able to join the webinar from 2:20pm for a prompt 2:30pm start.

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