Apologies for not being able to ‘blog’ this week’s Council meeting. A few issues arose from the meeting that are worth covering in a slightly different way. I’ve already written about the Notice of Motion seeking a policy for dealing with complaints about the CEO, and my uncertainty about how this proposal integrated with state-wide…
Tensions continue to be high at Moonee Valley Council with a councillor appearing to leave last night’s meeting hastily and posting an angry comment on Facebook after the meeting criticising four other councillors.
A few things have happened this week regarding the Flemington Community Hub.
There was a Flemington Neighbourhood Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday. On Thursday, a meeting was held by young community members.
Ward tensions are ongoing. The Council meetings seem to be going well until the tail-end where tensions seem to run high. Last night’s meeting was no exception.
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.