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,...

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...

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...