City of Port Phillip

City of Port Phillip

The area now known as the City of Port Phillip is one of the oldest areas of European settlement in Melbourne, known and treasured by many for its urban village feel and artistic expression. It is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own character, defined by heritage buildings, strip shopping precincts and tree-lined streets and featuring some of Victoria's most celebrated and innovative cultural events, recreational facilities, restaurants and entertainment venues. The municipality, situated in the inner city of Melbourne, incorporates the suburbs of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park, Albert Park, St Kilda, Balaclava, Ripponlea, Elwood, Fisherman’s Bend and a small pocket of Windsor.

Port Phillip attracts more than 2.8 million visitors each year. The City is one of the most visited places in metropolitan Melbourne, second only to the CBD. The foreshore that stretches over 11 kilometres, and vast public open spaces, make the City highly desirable to residents and visitors.

The City of Port Phillip is committed to equitable, dignified access and inclusion to all of its services, programs, premises, employment and communication systems for all residents and visitors. The Access Plan developed in 2012 provides the framework for Council to address disability and other access issues across all areas of the organisation’s operations and to support it in meeting its requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

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