Transport Action Plan

The council meeting on Tuesday 12th March will consider several items related to building a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city. Let’s have a look. Item 7.2 Transport Action Plan …

Yarra plans parking reform

Documents published for the City of Yarra council meeting on the 12th September 2023 offer insight as to why Yarra is planning to deliver reforms to on-street parking. Draft Transport …

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 …

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 β€˜the …

Priorities for the 2023-24 Federal Budget

On 5 December 2022 the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services called for submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for the 2023‑24 Budget. Streets Alive Yarra has …

Priority for Budget 2023/24

The City of Yarra is asking residents and ratepayers to suggest what the priority should be for the Budget 2023/24, at Your Say Yarra. Budget importance Although the City of …

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 …

Gear Change one year on

The UK Department for Transport have released a report describing the progress they’ve made since they issued the “Gear Change” policy one year ago. Strong support from the Prime Minister …