More planning applications to be determined in public

27 March 2014 Council last night agreed to a Greens proposal to increase the number of planning applications automatically referred to the Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee. The change to the ‘Delegation Policy for Planning Applications’ moved by...

Taking the lead on better bike infrastructure

21 March 2014 Accidents involving cyclists are once again at the top of the Melbourne news. Tuesday’s well publicised dooring accident on Collins Street has unleashed another predictable round of cars vs bikes commentary in the media, culminating in┬áthe...

Council embarks on new community engagement programs

9 March 2014 Two major policies taken by the Greens to the last Council election and included by our Greens Councillors in the 2013-14 Annual Plan and Budget have come to implementation, with Council agreeing to two new major community engagement programs. The first...

Tunnerwinnerwait and Maulboyheenner commemoration a step closer

31 December 2013 With the end of the year comes a two month break in Council meetings, with Council having concluded its formal business for 2013 at its final meeting on 17 December. In the mix of a large agenda (which considered the St Petersburg Sister City...

A new park for Kensington?

8 December 2013 A new park for Kensington is one step closer, with Council agreeing to a series of Greens motions to make the securing of new public open space in the area a priority. For many months, Melbourne City Council has been exploring opportunities for new...