Eliminating the deficit

The council budget for 2022/2023 was adopted last week, with the officer report stating that council is facing a loss in excess of $50 million from COVID: The Municipal Monitor’s …

Asset Plan 2022-2032

Item 8.3 on the agenda for the council meeting on 23rd June 2022 is consideration of the Asset Plan 2022-2032 and the associated Asset Management Policy 2022. The officer report …

Safe and successful places

Swinburne University of Technology and iMove have published a report Exploring balance between movement and place in designing safe and successful places: Recommendations included separated bike lanes located adjacent to …

Strong Towns Strategic Plan

The non-profit organisation Strong Towns (based in the USA) has updated their strategic plan, offering good advice for local government in Australia: Their strategic plan describes their principles, including financial …

M9

The ‘M9’ are a group of Melbourne inner city councils: M9 objectives are to: M9 have identified six strategic priorities, including active transport: Priorities for active transport include funding and …

Parking maximums in West Melbourne

Amendment c385melb has been gazetted by the state government Planning Minister, eliminating parking minimums and imposing parking maximums: Our view Streets Alive Yarra supports the amendment. We’d like to see …

Off-street parking fees in Yarra

The price for off-street parking in Yarra varies by location, up to an average of $4,600 per year in Fitzroy. Pricing was determined by averaging the prices obtained from surveys …

Auckland’s parking subsidy

Auckland Council has estimated that they subsidise on-street parking by NZ$1 billion per year: The value was announced in the council meeting on 31st March 2022, listen between 18:00 and …

Democracy Agenda – publish reports

The Australia Institute has published a democracy agenda for the 47th Parliament: Including a recommendation that reports from consultants be published: This mirrors the proposal made by Streets Alive Yarra …