When Councils misbehave

There’s no Moonee Valley Council meeting tonight (the next meeting is on 12 September). So, instead, some thoughts on Council conduct – from me (why not!). Last week, the Central Goldfields Shire was sacked by the State Government. Councillors elected just last October have been dismissed until fresh elections in 2020. This dismissal followed a…

Council Meeting Tuesday 22 August

‘The blog’ will be slightly late to the MVCC meeting tonight at 6:30pm, but will catch up via the audio recordings. The Council will consider the submission to the Flemington Housing redevelopment – as well some planning and organisational matters. Sorry – I couldn’t get here until 6:45 and by that time the meeting had…

Tuesday 15 August

Today I attended the Directions Hearing for the Flemington housing estate redevelopment, along with DHHS, MVCC, DELWP, residents from the estate, the Flemington Association and the VPTA. The hearings will go for seven days from 11 Sept through until 21 Sept. Planning Panels received 193 submissions. The Standing Committee must consider all relevant submissions before…

Council Meeting 8 August

Can you see anything wrong with this picture? It’s either a slalom course, or it’s missing the 0.5m clearance for the humble cyclist trying to get home to Flemington Hill from Debneys Park. Sometimes it’s the small things…. Tonight there is a meeting at MVCC to consider Kindergartens in Moonee Ponds, lane closures, and live…

VCAT

Last Tuesday I didn’t manage a Blog post. I was just too exhausted. I had been at VCAT for two days trying to help residents oppose a plan for a 4 storey building at 177A Mt Alexander Rd. It was gruelling. VCAT is a strange place to resolve planning matters. Although I am not sure…