PETER MARTIN

Your Local Labor Candidate for Gateway Ward

Caring for our Community

ABOUT US

 

About Peter 

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

 

You can learn more a bit more about me here

 

FISHERMANS BEND

 

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 

A COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Council must support local businesses and families hit hard by the pandemic. This means fast-tracking shovel ready projects, to create jobs and improve our community.

Fishermans Bend

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.

TACKLING THE PARKING AND TRAFFIC CRISIS

Council needs to 

collaborate with families, businesses and government to make our streets safer.

PROPERLY FUNDED 

LOCAL COUNCIL SERVICES

Council needs to stand up for aged care, local libraries and other community services.

Station Pier and Bay St Precincts

Council has to work with the local community to transform Station Pier into a local hub which encapsulates our history, and attracts visitors from around the world, linking this hub to a rejuvenated
Bay St.


Housing

Council must  support new community housing projects and work to improve the lifestyle of residents in public housing

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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:

 https://maps.vec.vic.gov.au/

Peter will listen to all Gateway Ward residents, and will work with Council to support specific initiatives such as:

 

Montague

  • Ensuring that new developments in the Montague precinct don't impact negatively on existing residents.

 

Port Melbourne

  • 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

 

South Melbourne

  • 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.

Email: Peter.Martin@vic.alp.org.au

Mobile:  0460 969 769

Facebook: Peter Martin for Gateway - City of Port Phillip

Get involved!

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?

 

Donate

This campaign is running on small donations from everyday locals. Every small donation helps.

Please click here to donate or below if you would prefer paypal

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.

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