Why are parts of Moonee Valley in lockdown?
In January, MTM relied on reports to argue Red was a safety risk. We now have those reports. What did they actually say?
Alison Dean has written about the role of trees in climate change. She writes that we need MVCC’s plans for an increased tree canopy to be transparent so we know how it’s going to work.
It was a frosty morning – the coldest for many months. Tonight’s council meeting will be brief, and probably less chilly.
Eighty public housing apartments and 40 trees are facing imminent demolition in Dunlop Avenue, Ascot Vale, according to a notice sent to residents this week.
Apologies for not covering the entirety Council’s meeting this week. Instead, I’m focusing on three issues that have emerged: lighting in East Keilor, the Green Action Plan and 177A Mt Road.
At their last meeting, Moonee Valley City Council agreed to accept $165,000 worth of traffic rectification from the state government’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), provided missing traffic data is also received, despite estimating $965,000 worth of works are needed.
Traders in Pin Oak Crescent, already struggling under COVID-19 restrictions, will be further impacted by four months of streetscape works due to begin 1 June.
A long meeting by Zoom for MVCC. Notably, the motion re Neighbourhood Plans was lost,. The application for St Columba’s was passed on the casting vote of the Mayor.
Moonee Valley councillors have expressed concern about cuts to library services in a budget constrained by COVID-19 and the rate capping imposed by the state government.
Moonee Valley Council will consider the 2020/21 draft budget tonight. The report notes that MVCC faces a “deteriorating financial sustainability position in the longer term”.