Newmarket trees FAQ & what you can do to #SaveRed
About 80 people attended the meeting this morning.
Here’s what I, Rose, said at the meeting this morning. Jennie from the Flemington Association and Felicity from the National Trust also spoke. The Mayor and ward councillors responded to questions.
We will meet again at 5pm today for an update and to hear whether we need to be vigilant tonight to #SaveRed.
There is a community meeting on site at 7am Friday morning, 24 Jan. All welcome.
At this time, unless convincing evidence is produced that the tree poses an immediate risk, we will be calling for a halt to any proposed works.
A 100-year-old River Red Gum at Newmarket Station, Flemington, is due to be cut down by the Department of Transport this Friday, ahead of the January 26 long weekend.
From the safety of Moonee Valley, most of us have watched the fires consuming Australian bushland, towns and wildlife with horror and a sense of helplessness.
This year on the MVBlog, I will be prioritising the documentation of the ways in which we are addressing climate change in Moonee Valley.
This post is a brief summary of where we are at currently.
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.