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 …

Welcome new champion – Mei Yin

Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport, trees, and place making. One way that we do this is to have locals stand …

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 …

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 …