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?
I’ll be turning up tonight to ask a couple of questions about the Debney’s Park and Flemington HUB consultation. I understand quite a few other people have questions for Council tonight. The agenda items are listed below. I’ll be there to ‘blog’ how it all goes.
The Flemington Association, several residents from Norwood and Lewis Streets, and Moonee Valley Council, spent three days at VCAT this week arguing this proposal wouldn’t make a positive contribution to the streetscape. We may lose.
The highlights from this meeting include:
– MV Council agreeing (4/3) to the federal government’s stipulation that a Citizenship Ceremony be held on 26 January as an Australia Day event. Several councillors criticised the officer’s report for not providing details about this requirement;
– a 30 minute debate on an urgent motion to ensure MVCC’s International Women’s Day events have women speakers (6/1); and
– the seemingly common-place governance debates.
Australia is likely to go to the polls in a few months. Will Moonee Valley host Australia’s next Prime Minister, Bill Shorten? Just what will it take for the ALP to win the next federal election?
Tonight’s Council meeting agenda is brief – only six items and two confidential items.