Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pink Ribbon Breakfast October 22nd

Book your tickets now for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast in support of the National Breastcancer Foundation at Flemington Racecourse on October 22nd. For tickets, contact Flemington Customer Service 1300 727 575 by Wednesday 14th October.

Celebrate Diwali at the Clocktower Centre

A visual spectacular of projected images, colour and designs will light up the Clocktower Centre from 12 to 17 October in celebration of Diwali.

Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the inspiration behind a large scale lighting project, created by The Gertrude Association and supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, which will illuminate the building during the five nights of Diwali.

The projection will be launched on Monday, 12 October and Moonee Valley City Council invites the community to attend its celebration of Diwali at the launch of the projection.

Diwali is widely celebrated across the world and observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists.
Spiritually, Diwali represents an awareness of the inner light and is often celebrated with fireworks, decorating the home with small clay pot lanterns, sweets, gifts and religious rituals such as the puja.

Projection launch: 7.30pm on Monday, 12 October 2009 Clocktower Centre

Projection dates: Every evening from Monday, 12 October to Saturday, 17 October 2009 (8pm to midnight).

Have Your Say- Draft Road Safety Plan (2009-2014)

How to have your say

The Draft Road Safety Plan is now available for public comment and will be on public exhibition until Friday, 2 October 2009.

We encourage you to have a look at the Draft Road Safety Plan and Summary Brochure and provide comments and feedback in the following ways:

• Complete feedback forms on line at Feedback forms will also be available at the Council Civic Centre at 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds and at all local libraries; or alternatively

• Make a written submission and send it to:
Moonee Valley City Council
Transport and Major Projects
PO Box 126
Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

For further information please contact, Lisa Bagnati on 9243 8888 or at

Have Your Say- Municipal Early Years Plan

Council is currently developing a Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP) to ensure local children’s services meet the changing needs of families today and in the future.

Council is asking for community input and feedback to help develop the plan.

How you can have your say:

• Fill in the online survey for parents, guardians and carers.

• Join a focus group or service provider forum.

• Attend a one-on-one interview in person or over the phone.

All those who submit a survey and provide their details will go into the draw to win a Specialised Children’s Book voucher valued at $100. For more information please contact Jennifer McCurry on 9243 8744 or email

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Learn about Ramadan and Eid Festival – Sun. 13th September 2pm

Join us at the Flemington Community Centre to cross some cultural bridges and hear from religious leaders about the meaning of Ramadan and the Eid Festival. All welcome.

Respond to the Vic Govt’s Green Paper on Climate Change
Have a read and make your views known. This is the Victorian Government’s response to the most pressing issue of our time. Is it adequate? Submissions close September 30th.


Would you like to see Flexicars at Newmarket and Moonee Ponds Train stations? Comment below or send me an email so that I can raise the issue at Council.

Parking in Mt Road Village

Although the report to Council recommended allowing non-permit parking until 111pm alongside commercial premises in residential streets, this was successfully amended to 9pm. 8pm would have been preferable, but the agreed time of 9pm will be trialled for 12 months – with increased enforcement, better signage to keep non-residential traffic out of side-streets after 9pm and applications to fund street treatments to restrict traffic flow. We all support responsible traders in the area, but night amenity for residents is a priority.

Environmental Forum at Moonee Valley – September 14th

Sustainable Housing – Green homes, green suburbs

Monday, 14 September 2009
7.30pm – 9pm
Council Chamber at Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

How can we create environmentally sustainable homes and suburbs?
Come along to discuss what sustainable development means for you and your local area.

Guest speakers include:

Ecologically sustainable design of cities: Dr Marcus Spiller, Director SGS Economics & Planning Pty Ltd Sustainable and accessible transport – Dr Janet Stanley, Monash University Green your home – Michael O'Connell, Alternative Technology Association

Free event • Refreshments provided • Giveaways

Flemington Hill residents Traffic Action Group

Weds 16th Sept. 7pm Flemington Library

All welcome.

Municipal Early Years Plan - consultation

Moonee Valley City Council is currently developing its Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP).

Council is undertaking research and will consult widely during September and October to develop the draft plan.

This consultation process will be launched on Thursday, 17 September with a community forum where families and service providers will be asked to provide their input, feedback and ideas about early years services in Moonee Valley.

At the forum, presenter and key note speaker Ms Sherryl Garbutt, Chair of the Victorian Children’s Council and former Victorian Minister for Children will bring an extensive knowledge of children’s issues and public policy making.

Community Forum
When: Thursday 17 September
Where: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Member’s Lounge (level 2)
Time: 7.15 arrival - for a 7.30pm start
RSVP: By 11 September to 9243 8888 for catering purposes

A light supper will also be provided.

Have Your Say- Draft Road Safety Plan (2009-2014)

Moonee Valley City Council has developed a new Draft Road Safety Plan (2009-2014), which will greatly enhance the safety of all road users within the municipality.

This is an important five-year plan for Moonee Valley. Through this new Draft Road Safety Plan, Council aims to bring together key players like Victoria Police, VicRoads, community groups and residents so that we can all work together to achieve increased levels of safety on not just roads, but on bike paths and footpaths.

Council has already undertaken many projects over the past eight years, and has seen fatal crashes reduce by 18 per cent from 1998 to 2007, however, more work still needs to be done.

Draft Road Safety Plan (pdf, 770kb)
Summary Brochure (pdf, 1.5MB)

How to have your say

The Draft Road Safety Plan is now available for public comment and will be on public exhibition until Friday, 2 October 2009. See