Portarlington’s Parks Hall Management Handover

Lease negotiations between the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) and Bellarine Bayside have now been completed.

January 14, 2019 saw the management of the Parks Hall complex in Portarlington change from Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management to CoGG.

Indented Head Community Hall … looking good!

The renovation and rejuvenation works on this grand, old hall have been completed bang on schedule! The much-loved and much-utilised local asset is looking all the better for the removal of its asbestos and injection of modern materials, new roof and a  few layers of fresh paint to enhance its functionality and character.

Take The Lead

The northern Bellarine dog walking regulations have been adopted by the City of Greater Geelong. The team at Bellarine Bayside have recently completed installing signage along our foreshore and we appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

Indented Head Community Hall Roof Replacement Works

Project Summary:

The roof of the iconic Indented Head Community Hall was replaced in November / December 2018 after our member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, supported by Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management, successfully sought funding via a State government grant to fund the project. 

The roof had served its purpose well since the building was constructed in the 1950s but has reached the end of its life and required replacement.

Bayside Alive! Community Day a success

We had a blast yesterday at the Bayside Alive! Community Planting day. 

Bayside Alive! is an environmental education and engagement program focussing on our natural and ‘alive’ coastline. 

The aim of the program is for Bellarine Bayside to provide fun and informative activities and opportunities for the community. 

Convenor Mr Steve Boothroyd Retires

Mr Steve Boothroyd, who has fulfilled the role of convenor of the Friends of Pt Richards Group for the last 20 years, has recently resigned from his role.

The Friends of Pt Richards Flora & Fauna Reserve help protect and restore the biodiversity of this 62 ha reserve.

2019 National Celtic Festival

Bellarine Bayside is once again extremely pleased to be a Principal Community Partner of National Celtic Music Festival. This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June. 

Bellarine Sunset Run

The fourth annual Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run has been and gone! It all happened on the Northern Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonards. This trail showcases our very own northern Bellarine foreshore with its spectacular views of Melbourne’s skyline and the You Yangs in the distance.

Meet the new Committee at our Annual Community Meeting

Each year Bellarine Bayside presents information on the past financial year at the Annual Community Meeting. With the introduction of a new Committee in September this was delayed and will now be held on Thursday 30 November 2017.

Community Waterwatch Day

On Sunday 24 September 2017 Bellarine Bayside hosted a Community Waterwatch Day at Indented Head in partnership with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.

The day focused on water quality in drains that flow in to Port Phillip Bay and despite the cold and windy morning about a dozen community members attended to learn more about water quality testing and soon-to-commence environmental enhancement project at the Indented Head saltmarsh.