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Chamber Update - Dec 17/Jan 18

04 Dec 2017

The yachts are on their way!

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s toughest sailing event, where the elite of the sailing profession battle it out on the most treacherous oceans.

It is a nine-month marathon on the seas, passing through four oceans and five continents. It has now completed the second leg and has arrived into Cape Town. The third leg is the most exciting of all. Crews have a choice of taking a safe, slower route or venturing deep into the Southern Ocean and taking advantage of the roaring 40s.

They are heading to Docklands and are expected to arrive on December 27. You won’t miss them – 34m high masts moored at Victoria Harbour next to Cow up a Tree.

Chamber of Commerce AGM

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce held its AGM on November 16. A new executive committee was appointed and the following four members elected as title holders (Docklands business names in brackets):

  • Johanna Maxwell (Tours on Trike) remains as president;
  • Shane Wylie (OurPoeticPrince) was elected as the new vice-president;
  • Paul Keisler (O’Brien Group Arena) remains as secretary; and
  • Glenda Archibald (Archibald builders) was elected as the new treasurer.

Further to that, the executive committee for 2018 consists of Mo Hamdouna (MoWorks), Kerry York (NRY Plumbing), Justin Jones (Sebel Docklands), Glenn Donnelly (City Residential), Marlene Ebejer (Ebejer and Associates Lawyers) and Melisa Forester (Bendigo Bank).

Well done to the team at The District Docklands

We send a hearty congratulation for the launch of The District Docklands. We were there to witness all the happenings and one could really appreciate the buzz associated with all the changes.

The new stores look fantastic, with our president Johanna Maxwell officially opening the Miniso store. Docklands is certainly on an upward trajectory and this investment is only going to add to our precinct. Well done to the entire team at The District Docklands.

Put a stop to this madness!

By the time this newspaper goes to press we will have had our first community forum regarding the Fishermen’s Bend proposal that includes a rail bridge spanning Victoria Harbour.

That would mean that most commercial vessels could not enter our harbour, the tall ships would have to move, yachts such as the Volvo ocean racers could not enter and the mega vessels that moor here over summer would find another berth.

It’s hard to believe this proposal could even raise a second thought but it has and we need your help. Only the weight of public voices will stop this disaster coming to fruition. Send us an email to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and see where our campaign is up to and which meeting you can next voice your opinion at.

Lastly, just a wish for all to have a safe holiday season and a joyous Christmas from the team at the Docklands Chamber of Commerce.

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