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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Council News

COVID-19: Brimbank’s bushfire moment, says Mayor

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou, has reiterated Council’s calls for all residents to follow the advice of health authorities, during cthe COVID-19 crisis. Cr Papafotiou called for the establishment of a rapid response team and joint Government and Council taskforce to respond to the growing health, safety, wellbeing and economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic.

BANYULE: Council withdraws from Link lawsuit

The remaining Council that took the State Government to the Supreme Council over North East Link has withdrawn from the Judicial Review. Banyule Council announced on Thursday (July 30) that it was following the lead of Bo-roondara, Whitehorse and Manningham Councils, and had taken the latest legal advice. “We are convinced that pursuing a legal

MURRINDINDI: 5-2 vote allows Tanglewood Festival

Murrindindi Shire Council last week voted 5-2 to allow a permit for the Tanglewood Festival to be held annually at a Thornton property for each of the next five years. Voting for the proposal were: Crs Leigh Dunscombe, Sandice McAulay, Margaret Rae, Jackie Ashe and Rebecca Bowles. Against were: Crs Charlie Bisset and Eric Lording.

BANYULE: Diversity statement underway

Banyule City Councillors are due to consider a diversity policy when they meet for their monthly meeting on Monday night (July 27). It iss being suggested that a Diversity Statement be adopted:“Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from different cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, ages, sexualities, genders andidentities. Council is committed to inclusion,

NORTH-EAST LINK: Councils halt litigation, issue statement

Whitehorse City Council and the City of Boroondara have withdrawn from litigation with the Victorian Government over the North East Link process. Whitehorse Council today issued a statement: “The councils commenced legal action because of the concerns about the lawfulness of the process of approval used by the government for the reference design. “As a

W’HORSE, B’DARA: Councils pull out of NE Link legal action

Whitehorse and Boroondara Councils have withdrawn from Supreme Court action against the State Government over the North-East Link. This follows Manningham Council’s lead earlier this month. Banyule Council remains as the only remaining litigant in the case. More details to come.

MONASH: ‘Stop pokies harm’, Premier told

Monash Council has written to Premier Dan Andrews to request that the State Government follows the advice of public health experts by ensuring that pokies machines are only reopened in a manner that addresses the harm that it causes. The Council has noted the work of the Alliance for Gambling Reform in preparing for a

HUME: Dallas decision queried

Hume Council is writing to Matt Comyn, Chief Executive Office of the Commonwealth Bank Australia, requesting a meeting between relevant bank staff, Hume Mayor, Meadow Valley Councillors, local business owners, and local community members to discuss the Bank’s decision to temporarily close its Dallas branch. Cr Joseph Haweil, having declared an indirect conflict of interest

YARRA RANGES: 30 years of Lillydale Lake

It was once a “wasteland” area and over 30 years has become one of the most popular parks in Melbourne’s east. Lillydale Lake was a combined project between the Shire of Lillydale and Melbourne Water to stop the township of Lilydale flooding and provide community members with quality open space. Walling Ward Councillor Len Cox

MURRINDINDI: Thornton locals warn Councillors

Thornton locals have a large list of objections to the Tanglewood Festival being allowed at the 969 Goulburn Valley Hwy property. Their list of objections includes: • Insufficient information in regards to compliance with noise controls• The proposal will overload local telephone and internet accessibility• The proposal will result in unreasonable noise and disturbance of

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