Brunswick Residents Newsletter, February 2020

Our February 2020 newsletter includes investigations into Dark Kitchens, safer walking, oversized buildings, and a host of community events. There’s even a joke or two. You can read it below (cut-and-pasted from our email), or see the nicely formatted version here.

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    Brunswick Residents Network News,

    February 2020

     

     

    Dark Kitchens of Brunswick

     

    The modern gig economy has flourished in the food delivery business, with an increasing number of people ordering food to eat at home (often delivered by underpaid workers on bikes and scooters with limited health and safety protection).

    Many existing restaurants have used delivery apps to boost their trade, but not all are happy. The ABC has reported that restaurants often get burned by online food delivery apps, with one consultant noting: “They all jumped on thinking it was a great new revenue stream but . . . didn’t consider the massive costs of bringing staff in, technology and the pure space to deal with all these extra orders . . . When the delivery does not arrive, is late, or mangles the food, it is the restaurant, not the app, which wears the damage to their reputations.”

    In response to the booming trade, delivery companies, major restaurant groups and new start-ups are now creating dark kitchens (also known as virtual kitchens, cloud kitchens, or ghost kitchens). These are kitchens which exist purely for food bought and delivered via delivery apps – they have no tables, chairs, or facilities for in-house dining and only meet their customers on-line.

    These kitchens are being built in capital cities by large corporations like Deliveroo and restaurant conglomerates like George Calombaris’ Made Establishment Group (in 2019, the Fair Work Ombudsman forced the celebrity chef’s hospitality empire to pay back $7.8 million in stolen wages and superannuation, after he admitted to underpaying more than 500 current and former employees).

    In Brunswick East, a dark kitchen has been established at 6-8 Pitt Street by the KitchaCo group (“The Kitchen Collective” https://www.kitchaco.com/ ), which also has another operation in Malua Street, Reservoir.

    The Pitt Street kitchen is immediately overlooked by apartment balconies and also backs onto a family home. The neighbours, in both house and apartments, were angered when Moreland City Council allowed KitchaCo to build and establish their business and commence operating, even though they did not have the requisite building and works permits required. On the empty block, the company established single storey structures (see picture above) to accommodate a kitchen, awning, drystore, freezer, coolroom, store, wash room and service area. The portable structures comprise either converted shipping containers or trailers with wheels, and have a combined floor area of 160m2.

    As the ABC reports: “Shipping containers house a freezer, dry store and office, with plywood walls and a roof encapsulating a kitchen that pumps out meals for 40 different brands: everything from kebabs and burgers to bubble tea and toasted sandwiches.”

    Moreland Council also tried to allow them to operate and establish by applying under VicSmart, until neighbouring residents highlighted they were ineligible under VicSmart (the State Government’s fast tracking application process).

    After council approved the permit application for the Pitt Street kitchen, residents objected at VCAT, seeking a decision on whether the buildings and works permits should be granted.

    KitchaCo’s submission was that Council had classified the kitchen as a take away food premises, which does not require a use permit. Residents argued that categorisation of the use as a “take away food premises” is incorrect, and the use is more like an industry (commercial kitchen), conducting a wholesale as opposed to retail operation. They were concerned the use generates offsite amenity impacts in the form of noise, cooking smells, the on and off sounds of refrigeration fans and pumps, late night music from the cooks and regular traffic movements as supplies are delivered and couriers pick up deliveries.

    Pitt Street has been categorised as ‘Transition Residential’ and under Amendment C164 to the Moreland Planning Scheme, Moreland Council has submitted to State Planning Minister Dick Wynne Minister that the zoning be changed from Industrial 3 to MUZ (which is a residential zoning).

    VCAT’s ruling in January granted the permit to KitchaCo over resident concerns. The ruling, which deems dark kitchens as ‘takeaway’ operations, could have far reaching impacts to residential streets across Melbourne – the Pitt Street dark kitchen run by KitchaCo will operate 17 different businesses from this one site. Similar projects could now be established in other residential streets.

    Residents have told BRN they were angered by Council’s attitude in this very confusing and complex matter. They felt that Council staff tried to dismiss concerns over the use of the facility before the company had even commenced building, by saying they had determined the use and residents had no right to voice concerns regarding use – only in relation to buildings and works.

    Despite submissions for the company to address residents’ concerns over noise, garbage and amenity from the project, VCAT issued the permit with no conditions attached (not even for a noise impact assessment report). VCAT ruled however that the planning scheme includes “an obligation on the operator of a use to conduct that use in a manner that does not adversely affect the amenity of the neighbourhood . . . My findings should not be interpreted to mean that the amenity impacts associated with the use that are alleged by the applicants for review are not relevant considerations.”

    It seems that, having won at VCAT, KitchaCo has plans to open 10 more of these dark kitchens across Brunswick and Preston – so keep an eye out for proposals in your street!

     

     

     

     

    Shadows over Princes Park

     

    Back in June 2017, the Brunswick Residents Network newsletter reported on plans for a major apartment complex at 699 Park Street (just south of Brunswick Road on the border of Moreland and the City of Melbourne). The proposed construction of the major apartment complex bordering Princes Park caused immediate concern. Developer JWLand originally wanted a 13-level, 333 apartment, 6300-square metre development bound by Park Street, Sydney Road and Brunswick Road (including the site of the old Best Western Princes Park Motor Inn).

    Nearly three years on, the dispute between the developers, local residents and councils will go back to VCAT on 24 February, with the hearing expected to run for six days.

    Beyond the core issues of the height, bulk, traffic and sustainability of the project, there are a number of concerns raised by local groups such as the Protect Park Street Precinct Community Action Group

    Long-running dispute

    The developer JWLand is trying to use VCAT to override repeated rejections of the permit application by Moreland Council.

    There was already an 11-day VCAT hearing in February and March 2019, after the initial plans ran into opposition from Council and local residents. The outcome of this VCAT hearing was that the developer was given an opportunity to amend the plans and address community concerns over height regulations, over-shadowing of Princes Park and neighbouring properties, conservation of a heritage sub-station as well as meeting minimum standards for apartments.

    Mid-2019, the amended plans were presented to all parties by the developer. These revised plans again failed to persuade either residents or the Planning Meeting of Moreland Council, with Council planning officers recommending rejection. In response, the full Council unanimously rejected these revised plans.

    So now, it’s back to VCAT. The owner of a neighbouring property has since joined as a party to proceedings at VCAT on the basis of infringement of equitable development rights.

    Overshadowing the park

    One major concern is the proposed overshadowing of Princes Park, the most highly used park in the City of Melbourne – open space that has never been overshadowed in its 165-year history. Residents argue that “any development that casts a shadow over the Park, including the running track, diminishes its value to the community.” (The shadow is not included in this depiction of the latest plans.)

    The City of Melbourne last week approved an amendment (C278) to its Melbourne Planning Scheme and has reviewed of the Sunlight to Public Spaces Local Policy. The proposed changes include no further overshadowing of parks to be allowed. The Council will ask the Planning Minister to appoint a Panel to review their submission.

    (In case you are confused – three different municipalities are affected, as 699 Park Street is in Moreland, Princes Park just across the road is in the City of Melbourne, while Princes Hill is in Yarra.)

    Contamination during demolition

    During initial demolition works over summer 2017-18, residents were angered by a cloud of toxic dust and fumes which covered neighbouring properties. Residents experienced breathing difficulties, irritated eyes and other health problems.

    The EPA met with residents and Council officers to deal with the situation (the developer was invited to the meetings but declined to attend). The agreed action was that the EPA was to issue a Clean Up Notice and to list this site on the EPA Priority Sites Register of highly contaminated sites.

    Residents expected the full Environmental Audit report to be presented at the end of December 2019. However, the EPA has now told the resident action group that the deadline has been extended to 30 June 2021, because “the site has presented more challenges than initially expected for the consultant and the auditor, particularly in groundwater where a number of offsite contamination sources have been detected.”

    For further information about the Protect Park Street Precinct Community Action Group, you can go to their website at:  http://protectparkstprecinct.com.au/

     

     

     

     

    FEATURE ARTICLE

    These streets are made for walkin’

    We are all pedestrians (some walking more often or more freely than others). Walking has multiple benefits: more people on foot lowers infrastructure costs, improves health and reduces the number in cars, in turn reducing crashes, pollution and congestion. However, the road rules are not designed with this logic.

    In our ongoing quest to encourage car drivers to broaden their horizons, you might want to check out a number of valuable resources that put pedestrians at the centre of the picture:

    Make Walking Safer campaign

    After successful public meetings in 2019, Brunswick Residents Network and Walk On Moreland have been collaborating on a program to improve pedestrian safety and amenity in our neighbourhood.

    The next Working Group meeting of the ‘Make walking safer’ campaign will be at 6.30 pm this Tuesday 11 February. This is the second meeting for 2020 and further meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month. All welcome!

    WHAT: Make walking safer: Working Group meeting

    WHEN: Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 6.30 – 7.45

    WHERE: Brunswick Library, Dawson Street, Brunswick

    HOW: Tram (Sydney Rd) or bus (Dawson St) to Town Hall

    INFO: Inquiries to brunswickresidentsnetwork@gmail.com.

    State inquiry into Increasing Road Toll: BRN submission

    Victoria’s Legislative Council is holding an inquiry into the increasing road toll.

    Brunswick Residents Network made a submission noting that the increased deaths is among pedestrians and vulnerable road users, rather than car drivers and passengers; We noted that with higher population densities and increasing numbers of cars on the roads, our streets are becoming less safe and less liveable, and discussed how to reverse this trend and make streets safer. There is a very detailed submission on pedestrian safety from Walk on Moreland. Plus lots more. Worth having a look.

    Reducing speeds to 30kph in residential streets

    Research from around the world shows that 30kph is a safer speed for residential streets where there are pedestrians and cyclists. The chance of causing a fatal injury to a pedestrian in a crash at 30kph is half that at 40kph. Stopping distance is also significantly reduced for vehicles travelling between 40kph and 30kph, so more crashes can be avoided.

    After an evaluation of ‘Thanks for 30’, a 12-month trial in parts of Fitzroy and Collingwood, neighbouring Yarra Council voted in December to recommend that the 30km/h speed limit remains in the trial areas.

    By the end of the trial, residents’ support for the 30kph limit had increased, according to the evaluation. Similarly, levels of non-support had decreased. The independent evaluation also showed that speeding – and especially excessive speeding – reduced in the area during the trial period, which ran from October 2018 until October 2019. Yarra will now apply to the Department of Transport to make this speed limit permanent in the trial area.

    As Moreland Council moved to adopt the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS) last year, some councillors removed reference to the 30kph safety research, in an effort to block the roll out of safer speeds in residential streets. In a compromise, the final MITS now proposes there be two trials of 30kph speed limits (BRN welcomes your suggestions about where such trials could be held).

    Deputy PM supports slower speeds

    BRN doesn’t agree with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on climate change – hardly surprising, because we are well known for repeating “the ravings of some pure, enlightened and woke capital city greenies” (his words). But even a climate denier can sometimes recognise reality. Our beloved leader, having survived the recent challenge from Barnaby, supports lower speed limits in the inner city!

    Last month, as the Murdoch press tried to wedge McCormack for spouting “inner-city lunacy” on traffic management, the Deputy PM reaffirmed: “The Australian government supports lowered speed limits to reduce the risk of harm in areas where there are high volumes of pedestrians, cyclists and aged or frail people, such as around aged-care facilities and hospitals, along with schools and childcare centres.” He said evidence showed that the “risk is reduced in these areas with a lowered speed limit”.

    Give Way to Pedestrians

    Under Victorian law, when turning at any intersection (except a roundabout), you must give way to any pedestrians crossing the road you are entering (even without traffic lights and signs). At roundabouts, pedestrians must give way to vehicles.

    Change road rules: put walking first!

    David Levinson, Professor of Transport, University of Sydney discusses the common confusion over Australian right-of-way rules and argues “The road rules need to be amended to require drivers to give way to pedestrians at all intersections.” He notes that there is no statutory right of way for pedestrians, but only state-based road rules. Beyond this, “because of the legal principle of duty of care, drivers must still try to avoid colliding with pedestrians. They have a legal obligation to not be negligent. Thus, they must stop if they can for pedestrians who are already there, but not those on the side of the road wanting to cross.”

    Pedestrians vs bikes: urban myth?

    Many believe that conflict between pedestrians and cyclists may increase, given the growing uptake of these modes of transport, the continued densification of the inner city and the lack of cycling-specific infrastructure in many Australian cities. But recent research in Melbourne suggests that “over the past ten years there does not appear to have been a substantial increase in the number of pedestrian injuries resulting from collisions with cyclists. Furthermore, the prevalence of injuries was small, especially when compared to injuries sustained by pedestrians from collisions with motor vehicles.”

    Pedestrian vs footpaths!

    Lots of people fall over while they’re walking – it’s a major source of injury, especially for the elderly. But police statistics don’t show the true picture of the number of pedestrian injuries. A Melbourne study shows that over a five year period, only 85 fall-related incidents were reported in the police crash-based data. However pedestrian falls while walking in the road environment accounted for an average of 1680 hospital admissions and 3545 emergency department presentations each year.

    What causes these falls – how many could be prevented by better footpaths? Can Moreland Council better enforce the obligation for developers to rebuild safe footpaths after construction or putting in gas and water lines? And how much, therefore, are TAC and VicRoads “crash-stats” under-estimating serious pedestrian injuries on our roads? Does hospital data show a similar gap between police and hospital statistics?

    Ideas for action on walking

    For more information, data and research on pedestrian safety, here are four resource centres you might tap

    Walk on Moreland 

    Walk on Moreland is a recently-revived community initiative to raise awareness on the benefits of walking and the hazards to pedestrians in our municipality

    Streets Alive Yarra

    Streets Alive Yarra is a resident and ratepayer action group from the neighbouring municipality of Yarra, with a vision for “more trees, wider footpaths and vibrant businesses in thriving neighbourhoods.” Their website is a wonderful resource, produced by Jeremy Lawrence – pages and pages of data, links, streets designs and ideas that benefit road users of all shapes and sizes.

    Victoria Walks

    Victoria Walks website hosts research, articles and submissions on walking in Melbourne, with lots of ideas about 20 minute neighbourhoods and promoting healthy active transport.

    WalkSydney

    Yes, we know it’s outside of Brunswick, but walking is the ultimate in trans-boundary activity, and Sydney-siders have some good ideas (even if their CBD has no neat blocks). This WalkSydney website has lots of articles, submissions and useful material to contemplate. And maybe they can sort out Sydney Road!

     

     

     

     

    Clear-felling in Coburg

    Victorian Government ignores community & council, razes Gandolfo Gardens

    In a stupid act of vandalism, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) – backed by the ALP state government – has chopped down historic trees near Moreland Station, as they prepare for construction of four new crossings on the Upfield rail line. Nearby residents are devastated at the destruction of their historic local park.

    Despite a major grassroots campaign by the Upfield Corridor Coalition (UCC) and local residents, LXRP contractors John Holland and Active Tree Services moved in to Gandolfo Gardens at 5am on 5 February, backed by a dozen members of the Victoria Police. A community picket during January delayed the fencing of the park to keep out residents, but the State Government is refusing to address local concerns about the way LXRP is going about its business.

    On 6 February, Moreland City Council again urged the Victorian State Government to halt the destruction and removal of trees at Gandolfo Gardens, stating: “Council supports the removal of level crossings but is disappointed that the government has repeatedly ignored requests from Council and the community to find alternative solutions that would save the trees.”

    Council had engaged an independent engineering consultancy to provide advice on alternative construction options that could allow the retention of more trees. However the State Government has refused to relocate Moreland Station south to avoid destroying 113 mature trees that are much valued by locals. As the UCC explains: “Trees that provide habitat. Trees that provide shade and cool the local area through evapotranspiration, that provide relief to people on those extreme heat days. Trees that soak up torrential rain that help to prevent flash flooding.”

    Another major impact of the LXRP works will be the lengthy closure of sections of the Upfield shared path, a major north-south bike and walking route. A major section of the path, from O’Hea Street, Coburg to Albion Street, Brunswick has been closed from now until mid-2021.

    Marked detours have been announced east and west of the existing path. The LXRP, without consulting locals, proposed 18-month-long diversion routes that were substantially longer, more hilly, increase risk of collisions and accidents between cyclists and vehicles at numerous intersections, and force cyclists to cross roads without traffic lights and to ride on footpaths. (The eastern route was via Barrow Street, 750 metres from the Upfield Path). In response to community and cycling groups’ concerns, we hear that a revised route closer to the railway line, including Loch and Station Streets is now being proposed, but there is no mention of this on the LXRP website.  Pedestrian routes are not mentioned.

    Once the project is complete, once again as a result of community pressure, it will include separated paths for cyclists and pedestrians between Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick. There will also be a new cycling repair station and several drinking fountains along the path, in addition to extra bike parking at Coburg and Moreland stations.

     

     

     

     

    Council stuff

     

    Councillor training for 2020 election candidates

    It’s local government election year, with voting for seats on Moreland City Council in October. The ALP, Greens and independents are squaring up already for the local government elections. The Victorian Parliament has been considering changing the law for electing councillors (see our previous newsletters), these discussions are still ongoing and the old law, which we think is better, will apply in 2020. There are three South Ward councillors (and four in each of the two Northern wards), so you may be interested in throwing your hat in the ring.

    For budding councillors, you can learn about local government and campaigning at a workshop on 4 March, organised by the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) and Moreland Council.

    Over three hours, the workshop involves two modules, covering the Basics of Local Government and the basics of Election Candidacy. It will include “relevant, accessible and comprehensive training on the business of local government and the journey from community member to candidate and (potentially) councillor. You will get a comprehensive overview of the business of local government, the roles of councils, councillors and the electoral system.”

    WHAT: Local Government 2020 Election Candidate Information and Training Session

    WHEN: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    WHERE: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056

    REGISTER: Through Eventbrite

    Talk to your councillor

    Two of Moreland Council’s South Ward Councillors, Mark Riley and Jess Dorney (both members of the Victorian Greens) will be holding a community drop-in meeting next Thursday 13 February.

    If you can’t get to the Temple Park Senior Citizens Centre between 6pm and 7.30pm next Thursday, you can contact Councillor Riley on 0499 807 044 (email crriley@moreland.org.au) and Councillor Dorney on 0419 560 055 (crdorney@moreland.org.au)

    For your info, the third South Ward Councillor is current Mayor of Moreland Lambros Tapinos, who is a member of the ALP (crtapinos@moreland.org.au).

    WHAT: Councillor Mark Riley’s and Councillor Jess Dorney’s South Ward meeting.

    WHEN: Thursday 13th February – 6.00pm to 7.30pm

    WHERE: Temple Park Senior Citizens Centre 24 Gray Street, Brunswick.

    HOW (PT): Walk from Jewell Station, or try your luck with Brunswick Road or Glenlyon Road buses

     

     

     

     

    Protecting our green spaces

    A message from your neighbourhood street trees….

    We know we said this last time, but just reminding you, it’s summer time, and Council does not have the capacity to sufficiently water newly planted street trees. You can raise this issue at Council election time, and in the meantime, how about chucking a bucket of water on the new tree in front of your property, especially where we have a few hot dry days in a row.

     

     

     

     

    Culture Corner

    Beethoven turns 250

    What’s Beethoven’s favourite fruit?  Ba  na-na-na!

    This joke has been around for 250 years – ever since Ludvig Van B was born (and works best if you say it out loud). But the annual Brunswick Beethoven Festival is no joke.

    Now in its 14th year under the musical directorship of Sergio de Pieri, the festival features internationally recognised artists performing the finest classical chamber music: Beethoven – of course – but also Bach, Mozart, Handel, Paganini, Brahms, Saint-Saens, and more.

    You can enjoy the Invictus String Quartet, Plexus, Seraphim Trio, Firebird Trio and individual performers too numerous to count! Come and celebrate the 250th year of the birth of the genius.

    DATES: 4–10 February and 17–22 February 2020

    VENUES: Brunswick Uniting Church (212 Sydney Road), Tempo Rubato (34 Breese Street) and Christ Church Brunswick (8 Glenlyon Road)

    PROGRAM: https://www.facebook.com/brunswickbeethovenfestival/

    Brunswick Music Festival and Street Party

    It’s that time of year again! The annual Brunswick Music Festival kicks off on Sunday 1 March with the Sydney Road Street Party, with activities across six official street stages and five local venues.

    There’s music, stalls, a new food truck park featuring Triple R DJs, the Blak Dot artist market at 33 Saxon Street, a plant sale at Brunswick Mechanics Institute and more. The Sydney Road Street Party runs from 12 – 6pm: check the program of activities

    The Brunswick Music Festival runs from 9 – 22 March, and the full program is now online, detailing performances from Australia and round the world:

    Further info from Moreland City Council Arts and Culture Unit, Phone: 9240 1111, Email: festivals@moreland.vic.gov.au

    Passata (or salsa) 

    For the non-Italians who live in Brunswick, you can learn the basic skills of making the tomato sauce that is at the heart of much Italian cooking. In a community workshop on Thursday 13 February, you can learn how to prepare, squish and cook tomatoes as well as how to safely bottle and pasteurise the sauce. Registration essential. Just in time for Tomato Time!

    (Query for our Italian native-speaker readers: didn’t this used to be called salsa, as per all the signs saying “pomidori per salsa? Where did this passata word come from?)

    WHAT: Learn how to make tomato sauce!

    WHEN: Thursday 13 February 2020, 7.45 pm

    WHERE: Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Road (enter via Dawson Street), Brunswick

    REGISTER: Moreland City Libraries, Phone: 9389 8600 or email: readmore@moreland.vic.gov.au

    Greeks burn meat to support firies!  πυροσβέστης μπάρμπεκιου

    Members of Brunswick’s Greek community are organising a fundraising BBQ for the Country Fire Authority on Sunday 16 February, from 11am – open to all!

    You can show your support for the firies at the Pallaconian Bushfire Appeal BBQ, held at the Pallaconian Brotherhood community hall, 253 Albert Street, Brunswick (a block east of Sydney Road). This is a non-profit event, and all proceeds will be donated to the CFA Public Fund to help “volunteer leadership and development training”.

    WHAT: Pallaconian Club firies’ fundraising BBQ

    WHEN: Sunday 16 February 2020, 11am- 4.30pm

    WHERE: Pallaconian Brotherhood, 253 Albert St, Brunswick

    INFO: Miltiadis Paikopoulos, Mobile: 0449563135

    Classes and events at Brunswick Neighborhood House

    Everything from walking groups to calligraphy! Get the brochure to see the latest classes.

    Counihan Gallery in Brunswick expands in 2020

    Counihan Gallery In Brunswick has just re-opened in a new expanded gallery space with street access and extended open hours for visitors. The new gallery space will be used for special curated projects and for exhibiting work from Moreland Council’s extensive Moreland Art Collection.

    The Counihan opened in 1999 and celebrated its 20th year of operation last year. The gallery focuses on free contemporary exhibitions which highlight innovation in the visual arts, and showcase a diversity of social, political and cultural themes.

    The new gallery was launched on Saturday 8 February and artist floor talks will be held on Saturday 15 February from 2pm to 3:30pm.

     

     

     

     

    Email us!

    Please note our (new-ish) email address:  brunswickresidentsnetwork@gmail.com. And write to tell us what you think of the newsletter. We love feedback. 

    If you are able to offer some time to volunteer to help organise our campaigns, and support our work, please get in contact. Our work includes organising meetings, leafleting and letter boxing, graphic design and publicity, and research; on planning, greening Brunswick and traffic management.

    [Wondering why this email comes to you from nfip@optusnet.com.au? Our Mailchimp email service doesn’t like a gmail sender’s address, so we use a member’s address. Add this address your contacts so our emails don’t get filed as spam, but don’t write to it)

     

     

     

     

    Moreland Council stuff

    Just after our last newsletter was sent out, long-term local South Ward councillor Lambros Tapinos was voted in as Mayor, with Cr Oscar Yildiz as Deputy Mayor. Belated congratulations to Mayor Tapinos!

    All Council meetings – held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month –  are normally held at: Council Chamber, Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street*, Coburg. 2020 dates are:

    • Wednesday 12 February 2020
    • Wednesday 11 March 2020
    • Wednesday 8 April 2020
    • Wednesday 13 May 2020
    • Wednesday 10 June 2020
    • Wednesday 8 July 2020
    • Wednesday 12 August 2020
    • Wednesday 9 September 2020
    • Wednesday 14 October 2020

    Meeting details are posted at the Council website.

    Council meetings can be watched online, either live, or later – you can find details here along with the agenda for the next Council meeting when it’s posted on the Friday before the monthly meeting.

     

     

     

     

    Contacts for our local councillors

    Lambros Tapinos (Mayor)

    Mobile: 0433 419 075

    Email: ltapinos@moreland.org.au

    Jess Dorney

    Mobile: 0419 560 055

    Email: jdorney@moreland.org.au

    Mark Riley

    Mobile: 0499 807044

    Email: mriley@moreland.org.au

     

     

     

     

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