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...

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...

Hey Labor – Think Outside The Square

Thursday 21 Dec Yesterday, without warning or a skerrick of public consultation, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism John Eren announced that the Yarra Building in Federation Square will be demolished to make way for an Apple megastore. The backlash from...

Gardiner Reserve expansion gets the green light

Dec 8, 2017 This week, Council approved an almost-3,000m2 expansion of Gardiner Reserve, North Melbourne. This was a key Greens election promise in 2016 РThe Greens election campaign was launched in Gardiner Reserve Рand there will be shovels in the...

Queen Victoria Market renewal update

Thursday, 31 August 2017 Cr Leppert writes — This has been a big week in the life of Melbourne’s treasured Queen Victoria Market. Today, the Planning Minister gazetted new planning controls for the market and precinct. These controls include mandatory...