The Victorian Ombudsman has released its review of the Transparency of Local Government Decision making. This coincides with MCC’s Special Council Meeting into the city’s Councillor Code of Conduct, December 2016. Will CoM evaluate and advise MCC as to best practice following the Ombudsman’s recommendations? What of excessive and inappropriate use of “confidential” agenda items, unrecorded and un-minuted councillor-only meetings, …
Meet the Candidates Forum – MON October 3rd 7.30pm
City of Melbourne: Council Election 2016 Candidates Forum, Carlton Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St., Carlton Monday 3 October, 7.30pm Dear CRA Members and Friends, A gentle reminder of the Meet the Candidates Forum (details attached). Please plan to attend this important community event and bring your family and friends. The Forum will be a unique opportunity to hear …
Queen Victoria Market redevelopment
Although CoRBA has not taken a collective viewpoint on the re-development of QVM , some precinct partners have made submissions. CoRBA is pleased to disseminate information and promote public discussion on this very important project investment by MCC Meeting Thursday 11 August 2016 6.30pm at Drill Hall, 26 Therry St, Melbourne
MCC Elections – are you enrolled to vote?
Are you new to the City of Melbourne, have turned 18, or have not thought of enrolling in the past, then it’s time to think about enrolling! It is important to actually be able to vote when the ballot papers arrive. http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-council/governance-transparency/elections/Pages/elections.aspx
“Last Kilometre Freight Plan” is now adopted Council policy June 2016
The Last Kilometre Freight Plan identifies actions to ensure last kilometre freight is considered as our city grows and changes. The plan focusses on the central city as the closer we are the central city, the busier the streets are and the harder it gets to deliver freight. More information about the goals of this project are located on the …
Andrews Govt. Directions Paper for a new Local Govt. Act
CoRBA thinks this is an extremely disappointing response of the Andrews’ Government to the problems in the City of Melbourne. We urge precincts to keep writing to the Premier and Minister for Local Govt. Use your social media contacts!
Serviced Apartments in Docklands
Issues with short stay apartments in Docklands precinct reviewed. DCA President Roger Gardner was selected on the panel to represent views of residents against the practice, along with an officer of Council who are quoted as also being against. Other panel members include two industry representatives in favour, plus representatives of Tourism Victoria, the strata managers association and a strata …
BEHAVIOUR OF COUNCILLORS
Viewed rather sadly by us that FMC meetings have descended to this and a councillor has to publicly defend her integrity.
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING – Project Delivery Fails to Meet Community Expectations
In 2012 Museum Victoria (MV) received a Federal Government grant of $20 million to be used for the Royal Exhibition Building’s Protection & Promotion (P&P) project, made possible by the local community’s lobbying Federal Member Adam Bandt. The “Roam the Dome”project involved reinstating the derelict Dome structure for visitors to re-experience history, and importantly, to recognise the building’s place in …
Review of Proposed Local Govt. (Electoral) Regulations 2016
The North and West Melbourne Association’s submission regarading local government electoral regulations, May 2016.
Submission on the Local Govt Act review
A submission by the Melbourne South Yarra Residents’ Group on the Local Govt. Act Review. The MSYRG believes that there is an urgent need to implement changes to the Act before the next municipal elections
2016 City of Melbourne Council Elections – jostling already? “Limit the term of office of the Lord Mayor” says CoRBA
CoRBA’s position as stated in its submission to the Local Government Act review 2015, page 14 is: “CoRBA recommends that a person should be restricted to not more than two consecutive terms as Lord Mayor. This is to curb the potential for a monopoly on the office, whereby a person effectively becomes ‘Lord Mayor for Life’. Our proposal refers to …
How the MCC Lord Mayor uses the Council supplied Credit Card
Article published by The Sunday Herald Sun about Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s $28k expenditure on council credit card attached. February 27, 2016 10:00pm Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun