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.
On Friday night, in pouring rain, several hundred people gathered at Royal Park for a vigil for a young woman who had been horrifically bashed to death a week earlier. The woman, Courtney Herron, had been reportedly homeless in the weeks before her death. A combination of awful social and personal circumstances, including insecure housing,…
Moonee Valley Council today announced a promise from Bill Shorten that an elected federal Labor government will invest $2m for the community hub in Flemington.
A Moonee Valley Councillor has claimed he was gifted tickets to the 2018 Manikato Stakes at the Moonee Valley Racecourse worth $498 – two dollars lower than the gift disclosure threshold.
Debney’s Park has an extensive and unusual history: tannery, tip, river bank, open space.
In the last decade, it has seen further reductions and improvements – and now it faces an uncertain future.
This timeline tracks these recent events in the life of Flemington’s largest and most important park.
Moonee Valley Council has published various population projections for Flemington to justify its funding pitch for a $40m community hub at Debney’s Park.
Not all of the figures appear to be reasonable projections or statements based on the evidence available.
Is Moonee Valley Council under some pressure from State Government to deliver community facilities for the 1300 new residents expected to move in once the Flemington housing estate is redeveloped?