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Community Challenge

There are many community members asking how they can help our community, whilst in isolation. Well here is something you can do. We are putting forward a community challenge, for you to come up with ideas and solutions to help our community through this COVID-19 crisis.

Open For Business Directory

Help to support our traders during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that they can continue to survive during these unprecedented times. We have compiled a list of businesses still open within not only the Love My Place precincts but across the whole of the City of Port Phillip.

They’ve adapted their service offerings so that they can continue to provide you with their goods and services in line the Victorian Government COVID-19 Stage Three requirements. This includes online orders, delivery services and retail pop-ups.

COVID-19 - Council Updates

Since entering these uncharted waters, the health of our community, visitors and staff has been the City of Port Phillip’s greatest concern.

Council activated its Municipal Emergency Management Influenza Sub-Plan on 2 March, adapting this to cover COVID-19. This sub-plan clearly identifies Council’s role in responding to a pandemic which is to support the State Government’s DHHS Department as the lead response agency.

We have cancelled or postponed all large-scale gatherings planned for March/April and we will continue to work with Federal and Victorian Government guidelines about public safety and make all decisions based on a duty of care.

For continual updated information on changes to Council services, the current situation and where to access up to date information, what is Council doing and up to date advice of what Council services are affected, please go to our website: Access to City of Port Phillip Website

Businesses across the state can now access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15. In addition to calling the Business Victoria hotline, business operators can also find information at

South Melbourne Place Plan

It reflects the discussions, ideas and aspirations of the South Melbourne community and has been prepared in discussion with members of our community who have a deep understanding of this place.

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