Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Previous achievements on Moonee Valley Council

From 2007-2010, I served as the Councillor for Flemington, Kensington (now City of Melbourne), Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds.

During this time, I advocated tirelessly for:

Action on climate change
  • funding for annual targets to lower Council's emissions
  • support for residents to install solar panels and water tanks
  • funding for bike paths to enable children and commuters to ride safely
Environmental protection
  • funding for parks and open space
  • strategies for healthy water ways 
  • sustainable water plans for open spaces and street trees

Community inclusion
  • publications in multiple languages for our large population without English as a first language
  • the inclusion of local artwork in street enhancement projects
  • a strategy for sporting facilities for netball
  • funding for childcare and support for kindergartens
  • support for aged, disability and diversity services
Planning
  • heritage protection for suburbs with significant neighbourhood character and inadequate protection
  • consultation with residents on issues affecting them
  • appropriate venue management to restore neighbourhood amenity in Moonee Ponds Mt Road precinct
I fought:
  • over-development at Lombards and 1 Ascot Vale Rd
  • against the destruction of parkland by the proposed East West Link
  • over-development of small blocks resulting in loss of amenity for neighbours
  • poor governance 
  • inequity in spending 
  • the sale of parkland.
In 2007, I was one of the only Councillors to vote against the sale of a portion of Debneys Park that eventually paved the way for the construction of the Lombards tower.

I value investment in environmental and community services that make our suburbs even more vibrant, healthy, inclusive and sustainable.








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