Special Meeting of the Port Phillip City Council


14 May 2024







Minutes - Special Meeting of the Port Phillip City Council - 14 May 2024



MINUTES OF THE Special Meeting of the Port Phillip City Council HELD 14 May 2024 IN St Kilda Town Hall AND VIRTUAL VIA TEAMS



The meeting opened at 6:30pm.




Cr Cunsolo (Chairperson), Cr Baxter (online), Cr Bond (online), Cr Clark, Cr Crawford, Cr Martin, Cr Nyaguy, Cr Pearl, Cr Sirakoff.


Chris Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Brian Tee, General Manager City Growth and Development, Tarnya McKenzie, Interim General Manager Community Wellbeing and Inclusion, Lachlan Johnson, General Manager, Operations and Infrastructure, Claire Stevens, General Manager Organisational Capability and Experience, Peter Liu, Chief Financial Officer, Xavier Smerdon, Head of Governance, Emily Williams, Council Business Advisor.



The City of Port Phillip respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.


1.      Apologies




3.      well governed PORT PHILLIP

3.1     Council Plan and Budget (Year 4) Interim engagement Report: Hearing of Community Feedback


3.1     Council Plan and Budget (Year 4) Interim engagement Report: Hearing of Community Feedback

The following speakers made a verbal submission in relation to this item:

·     Sanja Blackburn

·     Dale O’Neill

·     Carol-Ann Allen

·     April Seymore

·     Linh Tran

·     Jan Cossar

·     James Seow

·     Hilary Bush

·     Graeme Halperin

·     Jillian Redner

·     Tamara Jungwirth

·     Veena Mishra

·     Helen Halliday

·     Justin Halliday

·     Kathryn Bowen

·     Mick Meehan

·     Rhonda Small

·     John Spierings

·     Jack Halliday

·     William McBride



1.1     To receive and hear community feedback on the Draft Council Plan and Budget (Year 4).

1.2     To inform Councillors of the feedback received to date (up to and including 9th May) on the Council Plan and Budget (Year 4), as context for the Hearing of Feedback from community members.

The following question was taken on notice in relation to this item:

Councillor Crawford: Following on from Jillian Redner’s submission regarding the proposed increase in rates for vacant shops. Under our policy for vacant or inactivated land, for landlords who can show they are genuinely trying to get tenants, is consideration able to be given? 

Peter Liu, Chief Financial Officer took the question on notice.

MOVED Crs Martin/Cunsolo

That Council:

3.1     Thanks the Community who have provided their feedback at the 14 May 2024 Special Meeting of Council as part of the draft 2024/25 Council Plan & Budget.

3.2     Notes the Interim Engagement Summary Report as included in attachment 1.

A vote was taken and the MOTION was CARRIED unanimously.


As there was no further business the meeting closed at 8.00pm.


Confirmed:                  15 May 2024


Chairperson    ________________________________________