Council Meeting 26 May

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.

Council settles for less at Buckley St

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.

Council Meeting 12 May

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.

MVCC Budget 2020/21

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”.

Learning during COVID-19

There are sure to be researchers quick off the mark investigating and documenting the international experiences of schooling during the phase of universal remote learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s much to learn about what’s worked, and what hasn’t, from all perspectives.