Introducing HOMES MELBOURNE

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...

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...

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)...

An update on Park Hotel refugee detention and protests

We welcome the release last week of 46 refugees into our community from arbitrary detention, most recently held in The Park Hotel in Carlton. We are concerned by reports that they have been issued Bridging Visas, which are temporary, with conditions with the potential...

Thank you Melbourne

This week, the City of Melbourne election results were declared. We congratulate Lord Mayor-elect Sally Capp and Deputy Lord Mayor-elect Nicholas Reece, and Councillors Kevin Louey, Jason Chang, Davydd Griffiths, Roshena Campbell, Philip Le Liu, Jamal Hakim and...

A campaign for a better future

As the 2020 Melbourne City Council election draws to a close, we reflect on an incredibly policy rich campaign. We are proud to have led the debate on housing affordability, public open space, equitable rates and active transport. And that’s just the start. In...