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...

Homes For Everyone

Young people, families and essential workers are being priced out of the central city. Our homelessness and housing affordability crisis is out of control. Council’s own data show that in 2019, there were 1,725 people experiencing homelessness, a shortfall of 5,500...

Parks for Everyone

The Greens have launched Parks For Everyone, a policy initiative to focus the construction of new parks in the areas of the City of Melbourne in the greatest need. And we’ve done it with a front page splash in the Southbank News: our flagship project proposes a...

A Good Night’s Sleep For Everyone

The Greens have released their “A Good Night’s Sleep For Everyone” policy initiative, in advance of the 2020 Melbourne City Council elections. The policy initiative has been reported in the CBD News on 23 September, in an article introducing our Lord...

Climate, coronavirus and congestion: a transport revolution

Transport planners have been warning Government for decades. In a very fast growing metropolis we need to facilitate major shifts away from private vehicles to public transport and active transport modes, or suffer the alternative: intolerable congestion, pollution,...