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Councillor Antonella Celi 

Seawinds Ward - Mornington Peninsula Shire

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No to increase in vacant land differential rate to 140% - Cr Celi - Amendment Debate -

Posted by antonellaceli on June 25, 2021 at 1:45 AM

Cr Antonella Celi moved an amendment to

refuse the increase to 140% on Vacant Land Differential Rate and keep it at 120%

and refer additional projects to budget mid-year review.



Moved: Cr Celi

Seconded: Cr Mar


1. Th...

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Safer Streets and new roundabout for Dromana

Posted by antonellaceli on June 23, 2021 at 2:05 AM

Safer streets for Dromana & new Roundabout at

Ligar Street/Codrington Street.

In the Safer Residential Areas community consultation (2018) 77 per cent of all respondents felt vehicles travelled too fast through Dromana’s residential streets and around the town.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is addressing...

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New courts for netball enthusiasts in Dromana

Posted by antonellaceli on June 22, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Very pleased to announce the opening of the new netballs courts at Marna Reserve, home of the Dromana Netball Club and Dromana Football & Netball Club.

Mornington Peninsula Shire funded the $530,000 for the new netball courts in Council’s 2020–21 Budget as part of the Sports Capacity Plan.

Congratulations to the Dromana Netball Club Dromana Football & Netball Club Dromana Tigers leadership team, members and supporters who kept up their advocacy over the many...

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June 2021 - News from Your Shire Edition Out Now

Posted by antonellaceli on June 21, 2021 at 9:40 PM

June 2021 - News from Your Shire Edition Out Now

Read the latest issue and previous issues at this link:

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Perspective on "Natural Gas Ban" on Mornington Peninsula

Posted by antonellaceli on June 16, 2021 at 9:50 AM

In response to Cr Steve Holland - Mornington Peninsula Shire “Natural Gas Ban” post - a simple context and perspective needs to be given https/

�Does Local Government have the legislative powers to ban private use of gas or gas appliances outright ? ❌NO

�Can Local Government influence Local, State Planning Schemes and Policies about Environmental Sustainable Design, gas and gas appliances i...

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Rosebud Plaza Planning Application P21/0264

Posted by antonellaceli on May 4, 2021 at 11:05 PM

A planning application has been received by the Shire for 37 McCombe Street, Rosebud -  Rosebud Plaza site. for:


  • building works, 
  • sale of liquor, 
  • vegetation removal and 
  • alteration of access to a road zone Project Cost: $9.346M


What is it all about?

Rosebud Plaza Management has made an application to demolish the building where Woolworths currentl...

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Congratulations Leisel Male for Queen's Guide Award

Posted by antonellaceli on April 26, 2021 at 9:40 AM

Cr Antonella Celi Delegate Report - Council Meeting - 20 April, 2021

Congratulations Leisel Male – Queen’s Guide Award

On Saturday,  17th April Cr Debra Mar and I were invited to attend a special ceremony at Rosebud Girl Guides where Liesel Male – an inspiring local young woman achieved and was awarded her Queen’s Girl Gu...

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Thank you to Sikh Volunteers Australia

Posted by antonellaceli on April 26, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Cr Antonella Celi Delegate Report - Council Meeting - 20 April, 2021

Thank you to Sikh Volunteers Australia

On the 10th April I had the pleasure to attend the Sikh Volunteers Australia (SVA) thanksgiving function and receive a Gratitude Award on behalf of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The event was a welcoming multicultura...

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Shire Family Day Care Service Transition - Cr Celi's view

Posted by antonellaceli on April 16, 2021 at 3:45 AM

The Mornington Peninsula Shire decided to transition out of providing Family Day Care services on the Mornington Peninsula.  A service that is very much needed for families and children.  

The report came to a Council Meeting on 23rd March, ,2021 as a confidential item so therefore I am not permitted to disclose any details of the report.

But what I will say is that I did not vote to support this decision because I believed;

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Foreshore Camping Renewal & Improvement Works

Posted by antonellaceli on April 16, 2021 at 2:45 AM

Foreshore camping on the Mornington Peninsula and in particular in Rosebud and McCrae, is an iconic destination for campers every Summer to enjoy our beautiful coastline and seaside holidays.

For many years the Shire has enjoyed a good relationship with campers who have provided invaluable feedback on how we need to improve the foreshore camping experience and contributed to the advocacy for much needed capital work improvements across the sites.   

The table below highl...

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