2020 BRN submission on Governance and Transparency
Moreland Council is (in July 2020) reviewing its governance, transparency and procedures, as required under new Victorian laws for local government.
- Read the Brunswick Residents Network Submission on Transparency and Governance
Got new trees in your street? Copy the image below to share on social media, or download the tree-watering flyer as a PDF for printing. Thanks to North Coburg friends for modifying and sharing their art-work!
Community Submission on Moreland Level Crossing Removals, June 2019
This submission – Moreland Level Crossings Removal Community Action Group – Vision for the Upfield Corridor – is a detailed presentation of community views on how the level crossing removals should be managed and implemented. This includes accessibility to stations, footpath and cycle path upgrades, open space and heritage considerations.
Moreland at War:
Local resident and well-known historian Professor Stuart McIntyre AO gave this presentation on “Moreland at War: a community divided” at Brunswick Library on 23 April 2015.
Submission for the preservation of Pentridge:
Professor Michael Hamel-Green’s Submission to Heritage Victoria, arguing against the approval of a proposed 19-storey building which would destroy and overshadow historic buildings.
Just received our Rates Notice. Low and behold, it’s gone up some $400. Council offers no addition services, the streets are filthy, there is over development everywhere with hundreds more dwelling which should reduce rates. Wtf?! I don’t mind the rate rise or even the apartments if I can get clean streets and improved parks and infrastructure but that doesn’t seem to be happening. These Councillors need to be shown the door in November!
Thanks for the group, really appreciated. We are already watering some new trees in our street and trying to get other local residents involved. One comment on the flyer: I believe the 10-25 degree reduction is the ground temperature under the shade of the tree. It is not air temperature. I’ve had a few comments like “How can planting street trees reduce the temperature outside when it is 45 to 20?”. And they are right. It won’t reduce outdoor temperatures on a 45 degree day to 20 or even 35. I’m worried that the message of the flyer will get lost in statistics that don’t really make sense to people. And the case for trees is so strong even without this. Planting trees around an older energy inefficient house will reduce inside temperatures by up to 10 degrees once the trees mature but there are lots of other ways to tackle this like insulation, light colours, blinds on windows etc.. So, I think the flyer would be improved by taking this reference out.
Thanks Tony, good point, we will ask our Coburg friend who did it, to re-do it
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