An abbreviated version of last night’s Council meeting.
Moonee Valley Council has published various population projections for Flemington to justify its funding pitch for a $40m community hub at Debney’s Park.
Not all of the figures appear to be reasonable projections or statements based on the evidence available.
Is Moonee Valley Council under some pressure from State Government to deliver community facilities for the 1300 new residents expected to move in once the Flemington housing estate is redeveloped?
It’s a common experience: being asked for feedback on Council proposals, providing considered opinions, and then feeling as though you just haven’t been heard.
Flemington residents are currently being asked to provide feedback on concept designs for a $40 million Community Hub on Debney’s Park.
To date, our feedback seems to have fallen on deaf ears, particularly with respect to the location of the community hub.
I’ll be turning up tonight to ask a couple of questions about the Debney’s Park and Flemington HUB consultation. I understand quite a few other people have questions for Council tonight. The agenda items are listed below. I’ll be there to ‘blog’ how it all goes.
Moonee Valley Councillors will vote next Tuesday on whether to release three, currently confidential, design options for a $40m Community Hub at Debney’s Park for a six week community consultation period.
The Flemington Association, several residents from Norwood and Lewis Streets, and Moonee Valley Council, spent three days at VCAT this week arguing this proposal wouldn’t make a positive contribution to the streetscape. We may lose.
The highlights from this meeting include:
– MV Council agreeing (4/3) to the federal government’s stipulation that a Citizenship Ceremony be held on 26 January as an Australia Day event. Several councillors criticised the officer’s report for not providing details about this requirement;
– a 30 minute debate on an urgent motion to ensure MVCC’s International Women’s Day events have women speakers (6/1); and
– the seemingly common-place governance debates.