A new Moonee Valley Planning Scheme has been the subject of a two-day Planning Panels hearing.
Key issues raised included the work still outstanding on the 13 neighbourhood plans, and the absence of clear guidance on housing growth and related zoning while this work remains incomplete.
Tonight’s Blog begins with data on rate revenue per ward obtained through Council’s very efficient FOI service.
The Victorian State Government has announced proposed changes to the Local Government Act that will significantly alter Moonee Valley’s ward structure and allow petitions for an inquiry to remove councillors.
Something that has really struck me this week is how hopeless we seem to be at coping with differences of opinion – myself included.
So I had a small idea, that may not work, but that’s ok. It’s just an idea.
Tonight’s blog of the Council meeting is going to be a little different. It has to be, because the meeting was astonishing – in a bad way.
I don’t even know how to describe what I saw.
So, I am going to transcribe sections of the meeting verbatim – and try to minimise my editorial descriptions. I will let it speak for itself.
What can Moonee Valley afford?
The data on the Know Your Council shows non-recurrent government grants to MVCC have dwindled since 2009 and that the capital works program to 2022 will alter Council’s financial situation quite considerably.
The decision at Council last week to reduce money specifically allocated in the long term budget for the Flemington Community Hub has caused quite a stir – and lots of confusion.
In fact, there is still $40m+ in the budget for the hub and park – the same as there was last year.
This post sets out some of the facts as we know – and some of the remaining mysteries.