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Council gets serious on cyclist and pedestrian safety

Melbourne City Council this week has committed unprecedented expenditure on safe cycling infrastructure and footpath widening and improvements, in its strongest ever intervention in favour of transport modal shift.        On Tuesday, Council unanimously agreed to Greens Cr Rohan Leppert’s proposal to build fully physically separated bicycle lanes the length of Exhibition Street. […]

It’s the most secretive time of the year

Tuesday 18 December Cr Rohan Leppert writes — This Thursday marks a year to the day since the Victorian Labor Government revealed it had changed the planning rules without any public consultation to facilitate the demolition of the Yarra Building at Federation Square, and replace it with a massive “Apple Global Flagship Store”. The public […]

Breaking the Vic Market deadlock

24 April 2018 The Age today has reported on Greens Lord Mayor candidate Rohan Leppert’s plans to protect the gritty, lively nature of the Queen Victoria Market and to change how the market is run.   Cr Leppert’s plan for the Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal in 2018 Develop a Civic and Cultural Charter for […]