Thank you to everyone who provided feedback for this consultation. The consultation is closed and a report is currently being finalised.

The Flemington Chamber of Commerce, Niddrie Traders Association and Union Road Traders Association Special Rates and Charges schemes are due to conclude 30 June 2023. At its meeting held on 13 December 2022, Council decided to give public notice of its intention to declare a Special Rate and Charge Scheme renewal for the Flemington, Union Road and Niddrie business precincts.

The purpose of the Special Rate and Charge scheme is to fund promotional advertising, marketing, business development and other incidental expenses associated with the encouragement of commerce, retail and professional activity and employment in the business precincts.

Copies of the proposed declaration of the Special Rate and Charge and a detailed plan of the business precincts are available for inspection on our website at

Council is inviting the rateable properties within the boundaries to lodge submissions or objections.


Any person may make a written submission in relation the Scheme. Submissions must be lodged by 5pm on Friday 17 February 2023 and will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

A person making a submission is entitled to request in the submission that they wish to appear in-person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at a meeting to be heard in support of the submission. Submissions will be heard by a Committee of Council at a meeting to be held on a date and at a time and place to be determined by Council, but no sooner than 20 February 2023.

Any person making a written submission under section 223 of the Act is advised that details of submissions may be included within the official Council agendas and minutes which are public documents, and which are available on Council's website.

A submission must state support for or against a Special Rate and Charge and set out the reasons.


Any person who will be required to pay any of the Special Rate and Charge is entitled to exercise a right of objection under section 163B of the Act. An occupier of a property is entitled to exercise the right of objection if they submit documentary evidence with the objection which shows that it is a condition of the lease under which the person is an occupier and that the occupier is to pay the relevant Special Rate and Charge.

Objections must be made in writing, set out the grounds for objection in detail and be lodged with Council by 5pm on Friday 17 February 2023. The right of objection is in addition to the right to make a submission.

Have your say!

Complete a survey to provide your feedback by 5pm, Friday 17 February 2023 - SURVEY CLOSED

Phone: 03 9243 8888
Write to us: Helen Sui, Chief Executive Officer, Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, MOONEE PONDS VIC 3039