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Neighbourhood Empowerment

10 months ago

Neighbourhood empowerment is…

About giving the community opportunities, or power, to have a say about making your neighbourhood better.  Empowering community can create better opportunities for citizens to:

  • Be involved in Council decisions
  • Provide comment and feedback about services
  • Initiate community led projects
  • Easily contact us about things that matter.  

Council has a role in providing opportunities for community to get involved.

  1. How can Council better connect with you?
  2. How can Council work with community to improve our neighbourhoods?
  3. Tell us some examples of some great community projects in your neighbourhood?
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  • VP 9 months ago
    Hi there, I have just purchased a property with my husband in East Keilor. I am surprised by the lack of quality trees. Trees add value to the neighbourhood, but it seems any investment in this part of Moonee Valley has been grossly neglected over the years. It is time to review what plants/trees are planted, review where they can are best positioned and clean up RoseHill Park. When comparing this suburb with similar demographic locations in the East, our treescape is shameful. Is it that we are on the edge of MV council and don’t matter as much as the inner, tree lined neighbourhoods? A discussion needs to be had
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    • DS 9 months ago
      I am so glad that you posted this. This has been a sore point for me for the last 20 years. We moved to Avondale Heights in 2000 and can't help but feel frustrated that the outer MV suburbs look neglected. I've spoken to my neighbours and friends nearby and we all agree that a better planting program would make out suburb look beautiful. Why can't we have what the other suburbs have? It wouldn't be hard to lift the appearance of the suburb with better tree choices that actually look green rather than grey. Why can't Council make our suburbs look beautiful. We are so tired of the neglect that we are considering moving. That's a big decision after almost 20 years. A discussion definitely needs to be had.
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  • David Harper 10 months ago
    I would like Council to declare "heritage emergency" by fast tracking all current heritage studies and proceed forthwith with all "future studies" that have been recommended by previous heritage advisers . The City of Moonee Valley has some of the most beautiful, aesthetic architecture in Victoria and immediate action needs to taken in order to preserve it.
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  • Tim 10 months ago
    Hi everyone,
    I think it is time that Keilor Rd gets fixed. Sitting in traffic is not how I like to live. Enormous footpaths being removed to widen the street and speed traffic flow is a necessity, especially with all the high rise buildings and increase in vehicles. Bike Lanes can be added and 45° parking on one side only should be considered to increase parking space. The intersection at Hoffmans road should also have hook turns. There are better ways to keep traffic moving but nothing gets done.
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  • Harry Dobson 10 months ago
    It would be good to nominate / develop gathering places at each of the 13 Neighbourhoods. Each of these designated central places could in the long term have a Council Community Strengthening Officer to provide information, facilitate neighbourhood events, meetings, etc.
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  • SJH 10 months ago
    My whole family have benefited from the "Let's make a park" on the corner of Woodlands St/North Avenue. The book bunker and the space is great.
    It would be wonderful to see more community gardens pop up in the neighbourhood.
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  • MK 10 months ago
    What about some simple seats half way up some of our steep streets eg Ardmillan,Park,Holmes .Would encourage walking for those who need a half way stop and a place for casual community encounters .Should encourage simple neighbourhood gatherings at some of the little Parks like Derby or Argyle or Clarinda. Set up simple FB like pages for streets to encourage neighbours to keep in touch .Encourage simple events like the Kensington garden festival when people put up the story of their garden and you can walk around and look over the fence at their plantings
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  • Charan 10 months ago
    Moonee Valley is seeing a massive number of apartment-dwellers becoming residents. Installation of electric vehicle fast chargers would not only serve the mentioned population but also the many residents who don't have driveways. This would encourage more residents to buy electric vehicles and improve air quality on the area. Both Moreland Council and Hobsons Bay City Coucil have both set up fast chargers for public use. In fact, Moreland Council has already set up 10 publicly accessible charging stations for electric vehicles.
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  • Sharnie 10 months ago
    Our nature strips are a wasted opportunity to add aesthetic colour and contrast, help bring back native bees and insects, and reduce lawn maintenance... let us look at places on nature strips where we can plant some native flowering groundcovers in combination with, or instead of boring water hungry grass.
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  • apj101 10 months ago
    Would love to see more cycling infrastructure to get bikes off the roads and make it safer to commute in and out of the city. This is needed more so now that the Craigieburn line is the most over crowded. Suggestion would be to run parallel, but not on, major roads AND crossing the Maribyrnong River.
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  • Jess S 10 months ago
    It would be great if there was an extension of the Strathmore community mural to reduce graffiti and save money on graffiti removal every year. Adding a rubbish bin at the park opposite Strathmore Station and the Woodlands Corner Café would also reduce rubbish. More bins along the Moonee Ponds Creek trail could also reduce rubbish. Strathmore also needs to add an extra school bus in the mornings due to a large amount of students filling up buses on the 512 to allow others to take the bus in the mornings. Strathmore Station needs more bins to reduce rubbish too. A safer crossing is needed at the bottom of woodlands street in Strathmore for students to cross and more street lights would be good on Pascoe Vale road towards Pascoe Vale South for greater safety at night
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  • Scott 10 months ago
    It would be good for more engagement between council and residents around local issues. For example, there has been continued discussion over an extended period about the redevelopment of the Buckley Park precinct but as yet, no indication of any redevelopment occurring.
    It would also be good for the council to be investing in and advocating for greater transport options. Cycling continues to grow year on year and it would be great to see more investment in cycling infrastructure. It's also great to see MVCC involved in advocacy for rail infrastructure with the Airport Rail Link and associated train station in Airport West.
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  • Concerned local 10 months ago
    Hi. I'd really like to hear more about what the council is doing to get the State Government to remove the level crossings at Puckle St/Holms Road and Park St. In 2023 the Metro Tunnel will mean 27% more trains on the Craigieburn line, and that will mean the boom gates will be down almost constantly. Coupled with all the additional cars from people in the high rise apartments, plus pedestrian congestion, that entire area will need a major overhaul. Aside from the station needing to be underground there will also need to be an underground pedestrian crossing under Margaret St. Progress towards this, and in particular what the State Government is doing to facilitate it, should be something that comes out in every one of your news letters. Please keep us updated with your correspondence and progress with them.
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