September 27, 2022: 52 minute meeting including draft changes to local laws sent out to public consultation, advocacy for State Government to better maintain arterial roads, a revised Freedom of the City policy and a unanimously supported Stephen Mayne motion on pokies operators bidding for the Leisure Services contract. See minutes.
August 23, 2022: 58 minute covering $44m capital works spend, establishment of new Recreation and Sport Advisory Committee, 12 key state election asks, the winding up of the MRA and two motions for the upcoming MAV state council dealt with in urgent business covering Parks Victoria maintenance and the operating hours of libraries and pokies venues. Everything unanimous with Cr Diamante an apology. See minutes.
July 26, 2022: 1 hour and 32 minute meeting with longest debate on the 20 year Liveable City Strategy, which was passed 8-1 with 4 amendments. A proposed 4 week deferral to explore further amendments was defeated 5-4. Other items included strong endorsement of the Hansen Partnership redevelopment plan for the State Government's Doncaster Park & Ride site, endorsement of the Integrated Water Management plan and the final approval for removal of site flooding overlays on the cluster of properties around Hillcrest Grove. A motion on property valuation disclosure was also unanimously supported. See minutes.
June 28, 2022: marathon 3 hour and 20 minute meeting with longest debates being two budget amendments related to climate change and sporting facility funding.The extra 400k in climate spending was defeated 5-4 and the extra 750k in lighting and netting investment at sports ovals was supported 5-4, with deputy mayor Diamente being the swing vote. There was also a unanimously supported grants amendment giving $20,000 to Vantage Point, which led to a supplementary motion from Cr Gough calling for a review of our grants policies. There were multiple public questions on Macedon Square and a motion on Heide and the Yarra Valley Country Club which was supported 5-2. The Leisure Services officer recommendation was also amended on the floor. See minutes.
May 24, 2022: 2 hour meeting featuring cat confinement debate in Domestic Animals Management Plan, restoration of some lost funding to Neighborhood Houses, Anderson Park masterplan, more advisory committee appointments and the draft 20222-23 budget and 10 year financial plan. See minutes.
April 26, 2022: 84 minute public meeting followed by a confidential item on property matters. Public debate covered flood mapping, climate action plan, FOGO waste management plan, Federal election advocacy plan and plenty more, with all items unanimously supported. See minutes.
March 22, 2022: 80 minute meeting. Melbourne Water flood mapping petition, committee terms and appointments, capital works update, risk register and footpaths. An amendment to the committees motion called for a report on the establishment of a sport and recreation advisory committee at the May council meeting, which ended up coming to the July meeting. The major debate was over a proposed budget capital works budget amendment increasing sports netting funding by $500,000 which was defeated 5-4, with Crs Gough, Diamante, Chen, Conlon and Mayor Kleinert voting against. See minutes.
February 22, 2022: a 1 hour and 37 minute meeting. Chapel Hill height increase on Doncaster Hill, the Pines, 15 Glendale Ave permit granted, Suburban Rail Loop submission, first quarterly report with developer contributions and Cr Mayne's motion to restore funding to Community Houses, which was amended and then unanimously supported, leading to a subsequent officer report. See minutes.
December 14, 2021: a 55 minute meeting. Brian Cork petition and questions, tree valuation policy, CEO KPIs and waste contract extension. See minutes.
November 23, 2021: a 75 minute meeting with 10 items of business and a 634 page agenda. Templestowe Hotel planning permit, draft Anderson Park masterplan, Arundel Rd closure, library and council annual reports. See minutes.
November 4, 2021: a 41 minute annual meeting of council when Cr Michelle Kleinert elected mayor and Cr Deirdre Diamante elected deputy mayor. See minutes.
October 26, 2021: an 83 minute meeting on zoom. Health and Wellbeing strategy, first draft of ambitious climate targets, reworked governance rules, flags policy, more COVID relief, CEO pay in confidential and Stephen Mayne motion on timing of committee appointments to decouple them from the annual mayoral election and give the new mayor time to oversee the review process. See minutes.
September 14, 2021: 7 minute zoom meeting approving the 2020-21 financial statements and taking submissions on Arundel Rd closure. See minutes.
August 24, 2021: 90 minute meeting. Procurement policy, Thompsons Rd child care/apartments development, excellent bulk retirement of policies, approval 10 year financial plan, 4 year council plan and updated governance rules. see minutes.
July 27, 2021: 58 minute zoom meeting including community partnerships, draft health and wellbeing strategy and a Cr Mayne motion calling for more disclosure in the quarterly financial reports. See minutes.
June 29, 2021: 128 minute physical meeting including the 2022-23 budget, 10 year year financial plan, 4 year council plan, draft Yarra strategic plan, final Ruffey Lake Park masterplan, 2021-22 grant outcomes and new Tree Amenity policy.
May 25, 2021: 98 minute in person meeting. Final Tullamore apartment complex approval, Yarra Strategic Plan, draft 2021-22 budget and first voted to permanently close Arundel Rd West in Park Orchards, an issue which would return in two subsequent meetings. See minutes.
April 20, 2021: 90 minute in person meeting. Helen Jurcevic community bus questions, formal acceptance of community panel recommendations complete with panelist speeches, amendment to 3 motions for upcoming MAV State Council. See minutes.
March 23, 2021: 2hr 40 minute in person meeting with first public gallery in 12 months. 5 separate petitions on Finns Reserve, seating, the Jackson Court pop-up park, Hilltop Crescent flooding overlsays, Macedon Square and Aquarena. Also dealt with Cr pay rise issue and council's opposition to rezone of Yarra Valley Country Club. Longest debate was 40 minutes on Community Housing funding, which was only narrowly extended for 6 months in line with the officer recommendation after a 5-4 vote. See minutes.
February 23, 2021: 80 minute in person meeting with no gallery. Ruffey St petition, public toilet plan, more COVID financial relief, waste contract, excellent Darebin power purchase deal and mid year capital works report showing $14m of $47m spent in first 6 months. See minutes.
January 28, 2021: 1 hr 47 minute in person meeting with no gallery. Urgent motion on CBA branch closure at Macedon Square, motion kicking off governance rules review, Cr Lightbody motion on Midsumma march, Cr pay report and question calling for Yarra Valley Country Club report to come to the March council meeting. See minutes.
December 15, 2020: a 72 minute meeting. Library annual report, Templestowe RSL acquisition disclosed with pokies ban noted, Macedon Square upgrade deferred, sports allocations and infrastructure policy, Cr pay and September quarter report See minutes.
November 24, 2020: a 52 minute meeting. Macedon petition, 2 planning applications (Clay Drive and Doncaster Rd) and committee appointments. See minutes.
November 10, 2020: swearing in of councillors, election of Andrew Conlon as mayor. Acceptance speeches. Lasted 94 minutes.
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