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.

Council Meeting 26 March

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.

What will VCAT do to Racecourse Rd?

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.

Council Meeting 26 February

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.