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Social Connections


Social Connections in Port


Inclusive & Connected Neighbourhoods


We aim to support people to strengthen their community connections by: 

  • Making it easier to take part in activities that link them to others in their neighbourhood
  • Ensuring community spaces are friendly, welcoming and accessible to all
  • Making it easier for people to create positive change in their community
  • Ensuring the diverse and changing community is celebrated and valued

In 2016-2017 will we work on new, and continue with, the following projects:

  • PORTogether: continue to collect, tell and share stories and photographs of where people connect to each other and places to in Port Melbourne (see more below)
  • Waterfront Welcomers: The third year of the Waterfront Welcomers project is about to start and we are again looking for volunteers. For more information on the project, what the role is and training provided, take a look here: Waterfront welcomers
  • Garden City Activation: working with Council and local residents to gain a better understanding of Garden City residents, and how they would like to connect with each other in their local neighbourhoods
  • Port Melbourne Social Club: support local residents to independently organise low-cost, accessible and inclusive social outings including coffee catch-ups and Saturday evening dinners. The next social club meeting will be in July 2016. Use the contact details below to register your interest.
  • LeaderSHIP: This program of training supports the SHIP committee members and other interested members of the community in developing the skills and knowledge which will enable SHIP initiatives to be carried forward into the future.

Short Film Making Course






SHIP, Port Phillip Community Group and City of Port Phillip are proud to present a short film making course.

Participants, working in a team, will learn how to make a film, by working to a brief (the story outline). All films will be used by SHIP to promote our work.

When: Fridays for 11 weeks (begins 10th February 2017 and runs until 21st April 2017)

Where: Port Melbourne Trugo Club

Time: 10:30am – 1pm

Cost: Free

Facilitator: David Nicholas

For more information and to book your place contact Sally Rossiter on 9525 1300 or email ship@ischs.org.au

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Creatures of the Bay

plastic litter photoThis project brings together residents, local schools and young people, community groups and organisations to take action to reduce the impact of plastic litter on the local bay environment and wildlife in Port Melbourne through the creation of public art sculptures  made from plastic  litter, awareness raising, and community education.



A project group coordinates the activities of the project:

  • Inner South Community Health
  • Beach Patrol 3207,
  • Port Phillip EcoCentre
  • Albert Park College
  • Port Melbourne Primary School
  • Port Melbourne Icebergs.

The project is managed by ISCH and jointly funded  by the Port Phillip Community Strengthening Grant Program and ISCH.


Little Free Library

vansLFL1There are now two little free libraries in Port Melbourne! One in the George Walker Garden on the corner of Crockford Street and Raglan Street Port Melbourne and one at 8 Rosny Street Port Melbourne – please visit the libraries, bring a book to swap and let us know what you think! dmccaffrey@ischs.org.au




To be involved in strengthening social connections in Port Melbourne, contact the SHIP Team on 9525 1300 or by email at ship@ischs.org.au

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