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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Local Council News

BAYSIDE: $5m for Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve

Bayside Council can accelerate the transformation of a former golf course into a biodiversity rich nature reserve with expansive wetlands, thanks to funding announced by the Australian Government. The Australian Government will contribute $ 5million to the Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve project in addition to a previous $1 million grant. The Australian Government funding complements

CARDINIA: Applications open for Inclusion C’tee

Applications to join Cardinia Shire Council’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee are now open. “Local people with a lived experience of disability or as a carer/support person of a person with a disability as well as representatives of community groups and disability organisations are encouraged to apply to join Cardinia Shire Council’s Access and Inclusion

MANNINGHAM: Deviation for Reynolds Rd

Manningham Council is considering proposal to realign the title boundary on Reynolds Rd, between Springvale d and Mullum Mullum Creek, Donvale> At the latest Council meeting, Councillors proposed to change the location of the road reserve to correct the anomaly and realign the title boundaries to its correct alignment. “We are doing this ahead of

GREATER DANDENONG: Council view on Police probe

Greater Dandenong City Council says it welcomes the conclusion of the Victoria Police investigation into the iCook matter. Police do not recommend any charges. According to Greater Dandenong City Council CEO John Bennie, “there has been no cover-up, no false information, no misleading documentation. “We provided Victoria Police with all the requested information, including photographs,

MONASH: 1400 young people consulted

Monash Youth Services, in conjunction with the Monash Youth Ambassadors, has released a report from an extensive survey of almost 1400 local young people conducted last year. The survey consulted 1394 people aged 10-25 in the City of Monash, over a six-week period in May and June last year. It explored their interests and the

MARIBYRNONG: Councils look to change culture

The State Government is inviting community members to have their say on the Local Government Culture Project Discussion Paper. The Local Government Culture Project was commissioned by the State Government earlier this year, and the paper will guide discussions about practical methods to improve culture at Victorian councils. Three main themes have been identified for

MELBOURNE: Support for rough sleepers

The City of Melbourne’s Make Room project is now more than halfway to its funding goal, thanks to a $1.75 million philanthropic grant from The Ian Potter Foundation. The Council has now secured $11.75 million for the $20 million project, following other funding commitments from the Victorian Government and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The Make

MORELAND: Council buys creekside property

Moreland Council has confirmed that it has purchased a property bordering Moonee Ponds Creek in John St, Oak Park. “The property title extends close to the creek, including parts of the informal walking trail and native vegetation which will now be protected as public land.,” said a Council statement. “This will be great news to

MORELAND: Apology for rubbish bin delays

Moreland Council’s contractors are experiencing staff shortages as a result of COVID-19. Scheduling adjustments have been made for this coming week: Residents will receive a text message the day before the job is scheduled,. “Please allow 1-2 business days for delays once the job is scheduled,” said a Council media statement. “Size changes and new

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