New MVCC Planning Scheme Hearing

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.

Council meeting 25 June

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 Council afford?

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.

What’s the deal in Flemington?

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.