An election promise to save Strathaird Reserve

Strathmore residents have been told today that close to $1.4m will be available for a pocket park in the Essendon electorate if Labor wins this month’s state election. “We’re getting a pocket park,” Labor candidate for Essendon, Danny Pearson, told a small group of residents gathered at Strathaird Reserve. Victorian Labor announced yesterday that, should…

Move ahead for the MV Depot and Transfer Station?

About thirty Council workers from Moonee Valley Depot attended the Statutory Council meeting on Tuesday. They knew they wouldn’t be able to speak or ask questions. They knew the meeting would be brief and wouldn’t even touch on their concerns, but they showed up in numbers to make a quiet statement. The message they wanted…

Cr Sharpe – Mayor 2019

The statutory meeting tonight has been attended by about 30 people in fluoro vests – from the depot and concerned about a proposal to move the depot out of the Valley. More about that later. All councillors are present for the vote for a new Mayor and Deputy. Just to put it out there, my…

47 Fisher Parade, Ascot Vale

Most items on last week’s Council agenda passed unanimously, and without controversy, but there was one issue that caused quite a stir. You may recall that on 18 September, an applicant for 47 Fisher Parade spoke at Council’s public forum about how Council was going to send him broke if he couldn’t build his dream home…