Acting on climate change in Moonee Valley

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.

Various issues at Moonee Valley

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…

Flemington Hub community meetings

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.

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.

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.

New homes needed

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,…

Fact-checking figures in Flemington

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.