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New Sustainable Building Design planning controls

Cr Leppert writes – A huge moment for Melbourne: Council’s SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN planning scheme amendment is now on exhibition! Council sought approval from the Minister to exhibit this amendment in September 2020, and at last, in March 2023, we have that approval. While the State continues with its ESD Roadmap to eventually embed new […]

A tale of two cities

Cr Leppert writes –   Council endorsed a draft Annual Plan and Budget for 2022-23 on Tuesday night, and it is now out for public consultation. Minutes before we started debating the budget, news broke of a female cyclist having been hit by a truck on King Street in the city. She died at the […]

Macaulay Structure Plan adopted

Last night, the Future Melbourne Committee of Melbourne City Council adopted the final Macaulay Structure Plan. Ten years after the Arden Macaulay Structure Plan was adopted, ushering in one of the most contested and frustrating planning scheme amendment processes in the City of Melbourne’s history, the refreshed Macaulay Structure Plan gives Council and the community […]