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Monday, July 4, 2022

Local Council News

PROBE: Mayor’s squabbles over trade marks

A Melbourne suburban Mayor, Cr Lina Messina, is embroiled in a squabble over the trade mark of ‘Feminae’. The trade mark and the business name of ‘Feminae’ is registered to the Darebin Mayor, Cr Messina at a Reservoir address. Adele Barbaro, as Trustee for the Barbaro IP Trust, on October 1 last year, lodged opposition

DAREBIN: Council Monitor chances increase after misconduct claims

Troubled Darebin Mayor Cr Lina Messina (pictured) is at the centre of further claims of misconduct and bullying, with Local Government Minister Shaun Leane taking action this month to probe the allegations. Mr Leane wrote to the Mayor and Darebin City CEO Sue Wilkinson on January 14, requesting a response to the serious allegations. Municipal

MANNINGHAM: Council services impacted

Manningham residents have been asked to prepare for temporary service interruptions. “We’re expecting staff shortages across our Customer Experience, Library, Children’s Services and Waste teams,” said a Council representative. “As a result of this and due to the nature of COVID-19 transmission, there may be periods where face-to-face services may be closed or cancelled at

PORT PHILLIP: Mourning ceremony on Jan. 26

The award-winning We-Akon Dilinja (mourning reflection) ceremony will again open Port Phillip’s official Australia Day events on Wednesday (Jan. 26). The dawn ceremony in St Kilda, presented by the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council is supported by Port Phillip Council and the National Australia Day Council. The culture and history of the traditional owners is

BRIMBANK: Albion street – comments invited

Brimbank City Council is encouraging members of the community to have their say on a draft plan to upgrade a section of Derrimut Street between Sydney and Adelaide streets in Albion. Community members can provide feedback on two proposed designs, and tell us which design they prefer to improve pedestrian and cycling safety in the

NILLUMBIK: Plenty Fire Station demolition

The site of the old Plenty Fire Station is set to be rehabilitated as public open space for the local community to enjoy. Nillumbik Shire Council will request the CFA to demolish the building and revegetate the land at 109-115 Yan Yean Rd once the Plenty Brigade compltes its move to their new fire station

WHITTLESEA: Upgrade at Mernda Adventure Park

Mernda Adventure Park, located on Mernda Village Drive, is being upgraded to include new equipment, shelters, picnic settings, a barbecue and a drinking fountain. Whittlesea Council will pay tribute to the park’s rich history by refurbishing some of the playground’s most popular equipment and restoring the park’s iconic horses. Mernda Adventure Park, including the car

MORNINGTON PENINSULA: Repairs at Crib Point Pool

Crib Point Pool is being repaired. It sprang a leak following damage caused by the earthquake in September 2021. The pool was closed, and work has been ongoing to find out the source and the extent of the leaks. “We’re pleased to announce, the damage is fixable, and work has already started to repair the

BAYSIDE: Hi-tech parking at Brighton

Bayside City Council is seeking comment from the public about technology it has introduced to make finding public parking easier around Church St in Brighton. Electronic parking signs and a mobile Ubi Park app were introduced in 2020 and the Council would love to hear thoughts on whether people use them and if they are

BANYULE: Works at Malahang Reserve

Malahang Reserve will be undergoing some improvements starting January 31. Banyule Council is making upgrades to the Youth Space, so the basketball court and a nearby shelter will be inaccessible. The nearest publicly accessible courts are located at Ford Park, Bellfield.

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