Melbourne election boundaries

Local Government Democracy Reform

A gerrymander in the CoM delivers businesses two votes while residents have one. CoRBA has waged a decade long struggle to address this injustice. In 2014, the Baillieu/Napthine Government finally undertook a review of electoral processes for local government elections- including the CoM.  This was a major and momentous victory for CoRBA. This document, the Georgiou Review, recommended many necessary …

Melbourne municipality

Municipal Strategic Statement

The Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) has been of ongoing concern. Residential zoning, 25,000s.m cut off point for ministerial referral, high VCAT fees, number of high towers and overshadowing. Population densification without regard to infrastructure is a continuing concern. Of particular concern, which links planning, good governance with electoral reform is the fact that a planning application may see several councillors …

Melbourne vote

CoRBA leads the charge to restore Democracy in the City of Melbourne

The Coalition of Residents & Business Associations (CoRBA-Melbourne) brings together Resident and Business associations across the City of Melbourne. We call on the Premier, John Brumby, and Local Member Bronwyn Pike and the Melbourne City Council to restore DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE to the City. We believe that a full review of council elections is appropriate and justified in view …