Support for trees

Dear Councillors, City of Yarra, I refer to a petition tabled at the council meeting on 16th May 2023, objecting to council’s decision to plant trees in the road reserve …

Melbourne’s new Parking Plan

The City of Melbourne has adopted a draft Parking and Kerbside Management Plan, which is now out for community consultation: Most importantly, the draft recognises that on-street parking is subsidised: …

Darebin’s new Parking Permit Policy

Tonight, the City of Darebin will consider an updated Parking Permit Policy to go out to community consultation. Notably, the policy includes a new ‘User Pays’ Permit, which isn’t subsidised: …

Open letter – difficult choices

The following was emailed to all councillors on 15th March 2023. It’s now published as a open letter. Dear Councillors, I refer to a recent post from Councillor Landes, noting …

Help build 1 million homes

Dear M9 Mayors and CEOs, The federal government has asked the states and territories to overhaul their planning and zoning regulations to help build 1 million homes across the country: …

Publish the Workforce Plan

The Local Government Act requires each council to develop a Workforce Plan, as part of an Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework: What is a Workforce Plan? Workforce Planning is ‘the …

Transparency and governance

Transparency is a core part of good governance. We offer the following feedback on several items on the agenda for the council meeting scheduled for Tuesday 14th February 2023, which …

Mobility and Access Zones

We all want to be able to move around, and get to where we need to go. Unfortunately, our streets create a barrier for many people, because they are really …

Feedback on draft Cremorne UDF

We support the vision, objectives and most actions of the draft Cremorne Urban Design Framework. Unfortunately, the content of Theme 3 ‘connected and accessible Cremorne’ doesn’t adequately deliver against the …