Your Local Labor Candidate for Gateway Ward
Caring for our Community
Welcome to my website! I’ve been living and working in the City of Port Phillip for more than 30 years and after retiring as
principal of Port Melbourne Primary School earlier this year I now want increase our community's influence on council decision-making.
I will be a strong voice for the issues that matter, such as a COVID-19 Recovery plan that supports local families and businesses.
I have always been a voice for high quality, accessible and affordable locally run council services like our early education centres and libraries.
We can’t afford any more mistakes at Fishermans Bend! I have a track record for fighting for proper community infrastructure including new schools, hospitals and community services to ensure our community isn’t left behind.
I want to tackle the parking crisis in our community and rejuvenate Station Pier and Bay St.
As a father, principal and local community member involved in a range of sporting clubs and education centres I have a track record of:
Working with government and stakeholders to develop local schools and childcare centres.
Liaising with council, government and our community to re-develop the JL Murphy Reserve.
Decades of experience advocating for publicly run services, including local kindergartens, sporting clubs and community events
Council needs to engage with our community in planning for the Fishermans Bend precinct. It must fight for environmentally sustainable housing, and easy access to public transport, healthcare and education, WITHOUT impacting negatively on other local residents.
What I'm Fighting for
About Gateway Ward
The Gateway Ward boundary encompasses
Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, some of Southbank and St Kilda Road residents.
You can check your enrolment here:
Peter will listen to all Gateway Ward residents, and will work with Council to support specific initiatives such as:
Ensuring that new developments in the Montague precinct don't impact negatively on existing residents.
Revitalising the Station Pier and Bay St precincts.
Ensuring that new developments in the Wirraway precinct don't impact negatively on existing residents.
Southbank and St Kilda Rd
Improving social cohesion across the precinct, with initiatives such as a pedestrian/bike bridge across Queens Rd to Albert Park
Ensuring that the South Melbourne Market isn't privatised.
Liaising with all levels of government to improve the quality of life for residents of public and community housing.
Get in touch
I want to hear from you! Please get in touch if you have any ideas, concerns or local issues you want to chat about.
Mobile: 0460 969 769
Facebook: Peter Martin for Gateway - City of Port Phillip
This election will be close and I need your support. We are running a people powered campaign making phone calls to thousands of voters each week - can I count on your support?
This campaign is running on small donations from everyday locals. Every small donation helps.
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I respectfully acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. I pay respect to their Elders, both past and present and emerging, and acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.