5 Reasons to Vote Greens this election

Saturday, 8 October 2016 All ballot papers have now been sent to voters from the Victorian Electoral Commission, and voters have until 6pm 21 October to have their ballot papers returned. The election campaign is in full flight, and candidates’ competing visions...

Our vision for Queen Victoria Market

Monday, 3 October 2016 The Queen Victoria Market renewal is a large and complicated project that the current Council has been grappling with; it will be front and centre of the new Council’s work as well, and is playing a large part in the election campaign. The...

Standing By Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner

12 September 2016 The first public marker in an Australian Capital City recognising the frontier wars was formally opened in Melbourne yesterday. 174 years after the hanging of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, the first men hanged by the Government in Melbourne,...

Flemington Rd lemon scented gums’ last stand?

17 April 2016 On Thursday 7 April, with four days’ notice, residents on Flemington Rd received a letter from the CityLink Tulla Widening project, saying that five lemon scented gums, including the 94-year-old National Trust listed beauty at the Flemington Road /...

Untangling the residential zones mess

23 March 2016 Greens on Council have moved to untangle the residential zones mess in the City of Melbourne. The brazen politicisation of the process for applying residential zones in the City of Melbourne by the former Planning Minister Matthew Guy has left the City...

Greens Policies in action: 2015-16 Council Plan and Budget

22 May 2015 The City of Melbourne draft Annual Plan and Budget for 2015-16 has been released for public consultation. There are some great outcomes in the draft Annual Plan and Budget which, like the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Annual Plans and Budgets, implement Greens City...

Palace Theatre heritage trashed

10pm, 20 November 2014 From Cr Rohan Leppert: As I write this, City of Melbourne officers are seeking emergency heritage protection for the interiors of the Palace Theatre. This follows today’s deplorable act by the new owner of the theatre to demolish its...

Labor abandons community planning

7 September 2014 A very disappointing Council meeting on Tuesday saw Council – with surprising support from Labor – make two planning decisions which directly contradicted the North Melbourne and Southbank structure plans. Both structure plans were the...

East West Link planning reaches new levels of secrecy

30 August 2014 A report by City of Melbourne officers to Council this coming Tuesday, called for as a result of a successful Greens motion in July this year, confirms that the East West Link planning process has reached new levels of secrecy. The Council requested in...

Council demands East West Link be put to an election

8 July 2014 Council last night agreed to a Greens motion moved by Cr Rohan Leppert insisting that the sham East West Link project be put to an election, and that no contracts be signed before then. In a tight 6 to 5 vote (Greens Crs Leppert and Oke, ALP Crs Foster and...