Yarra City Council Meeting 22nd November 2016

The community is invited to the next Yarra City Council meeting to be held at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond, on Tuesday 22 November at 7pm.

The Agenda includes:

Item 11.9

DELWP Development Plan Application
No. DP1500043  Walmer Street/Bridge Design–Late Report (made available Monday 21st November pm).
You can read the full report/s (attachments 11.9 through to 11.9.4) here:
If you can attend, please do. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet our new Councillors, and to continue to make it clear that the community is fed up with Yarra being made a dumping ground for inappropriate developments.  A large section of our iconic river corridor has already been destroyed. Let’s stand up for what is left, and for the future of the Yarra River, our iconic linear park.
You can also view the Inner Melbourne Action Plan 2016-2026 (attachment 11.4.1) http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/your-council/meetings/2016-council-meetings/22-11-2016-attachmentsfor-meeting/
Let’s hope that those in charge of planning for the future are going to offer us something better than the inferior, developer and profit driven planning we’ve been offered in the past.

Town Hall Meeting 17th November

According to the Minister’s office, Yarra Council Officers have already sent their preferred option of the two options for “Walmer Plaza”provided by the developer.  As the public meeting voted unanimously that neither option was acceptable, and the elected Council has not voted on the matter, this seems premature.
We have a new Council, and a new Mayor. (http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Your-Council/Councillors/ ) It seems that it might be time for our newly elected Council to take a broom to the planning department, and to shine a light on any practices and allegiances that do not favour best practice and accountability to the community.

Please attend the Town Hall Meeting (see below) on 17th November, and the Council Meeting on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 at 7pm in the Richmond Town Hall.november-2016_town-hall-meeting