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...

Council comes to The Venny’s rescue

25 June 2014 Last night, Council unanimously supported bridging funding for The Venny. Council will immediately provide The Venny with $63,000, and invite The Venny to apply for further funding up to $63,000 later in the year as other funding opportunities become...

New Kensington Park wins Council approval

21 June 2014 The Council has endorsed a Greens proposal for a new park in Kensington at the Rankins Rd / Eastwood Street intersection, adding 850 square metres of green space for community use abutting Kensington station. The process began with a motion from Greens Cr...

Council condemns Melbourne Metro Rail route change

28 May 2014 Council last night unanimously supported Greens Councillor Cathy Oke’s motion to reaffirm the City’s “strong support for the Melbourne Metro Rail project as originally envisaged”. Councillors were scathing of the State...

Greens Policies in action: 2014-15 Council Plan and Budget

8 May 2014 The City of Melbourne draft Annual Plan and Budget for 2014-15 has just been released and Council is set tonight to exhibit it for public feedback prior to adoption of a final document at the end of June. There are some great outcomes in the Annual Plan and...

Council rips out residents’ planning rights

7 April 2014 Council took a huge step backwards last Tuesday, when it voted to remove from residents in parts of Carlton and North Melbourne their right to be notified of and have a say on new planning applications planned next to their properties.Planning Scheme...