unChain Inc is an incorporated body of people who live or work in Port Phillip.
We were originally brought together (under the former unChain St Kilda banner) by our concerns about the then proposed overdevelopment of the St Kilda Triangle site — but as it became clear that poor governance was the underlying factor creating many issues of concern among the citizens of Port Phillip, we started to focus our efforts on across the board democratic process to achieve better community leadership in the municipality. The 2008 Port Phillip elections resulted in two unChain candidates being elected.
unChain believes that community issues shouldn't be fought on party political lines - we think the best councillors come from hard-working and involved members of the local community, rather than political party careerists. Amongst the ranks of our wider membership, we have current and former members of all political parties.
We value your feedback - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also email candidates via the email addresses on their individual pages.
Melbourne Metro Strategy
The Victorian government is preparing a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy to deal with Melbourne's expected growth to 6.4 million people by 2050. Download the final unChain submission.
unChain 2012 Council candidates
Albert Park ward - Catherine Sharples
(covers Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda West)
Carlisle ward - Vanessa Huxley (elected)
(covers East St Kilda, Balaclava, Ripponlea)
Catani ward - Serge Thomann (re-elected)
(covers central St Kilda)
Emerald Hill ward - Richard Roberts
(covers South Melbourne)
Junction ward - Mary Galic
(covers St Kilda Rd and part of Windsor & East St Kilda)
Point Ormond ward - Jane Touzeau (re-elected)
Sandridge ward - Peter De Groot
(covers Port Melbourne, Beacon Cove, Garden City, Fisherman's Bend)