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Introducing HOMES MELBOURNE… and celebrating the implementation of our Melbourne City Greens “Homes For Everyone” policy launched in October 2020! In the lead up to the 2020 Council elections, the Greens pledged the creation of a Melbourne Housing Office, to: 1. Manage affordable housing and cash-equivalent contributions from development. 2. Select affordable housing providers for […]

Council buys land in Kensington for new park

At last! After eight years of speculation and difficulty, Council has made good on its 2013 pledge – established by a Greens motion – to purchase the first available land in Macaulay suitable to be converted to a public park. The Age covered the Council’s policy position back in 2013: Council has now purchased 70-90 […]

State Government quietly grants itself new planning powers

A rather big change to planning controls across Victoria dropped on Thursday. Cr Rohan Leppert writes: The Minister for Planning has amended the Victoria Planning Provisions to create new permit exemptions for any State Government led or funded (or part funded) project, or project carried out on Crown land. If the Minister declares a project […]