News

The latest on Council's news and activities in your community.

2018

A fast track to success for Entrepreneurs (Media release), 15 October 2018

Entrepreneurs will soon be able to fast track their ideas to success thanks to Converger, a dedicated startup program in the north.

Award win for sustainability (Media release), 12 October 2018

Moreland City Council, along with 13 other leading organisations, has come away with the Government Award last night at this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards.

Upfield Shared Path improvements and detour, 10 October 2018

Council is widening the Upfield Shared Path and installing new lighting between Phoenix Street and Albert Street from 10 October to 2 November 2018. During this time a detour will be in place.

Walking the Walk (Media release), 14 September 2018

Moreland City Council has once again joined with VicHealth for Walk to School month – a fun and creative way to teach kids the benefits of active travel.

A space for dogs to run free (Media release), 14 September 2018

There’s a new hang out for dogs in Brunswick following the opening of Moreland’s first enclosed dog park at Gilpin Park.

Social Cohesion for the win (Media release), 13 September 2018

Moreland City Council came away a winner at last night’s Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence, which honours individuals and organisations that foster cross-cultural understanding, support migrants and refugees, and celebrate and promote diverse cultures.

Nicholson Street Tram Stops (Media release), 11 September 2018

At its August meeting, Moreland City Council resolved to ask Public Transport Victoria to review its design of the proposed super stops at the end of the 96 tram line on Nicholson Street in East Brunswick.

Moreland, a big fan of renewable energy (Media release), 31 August 2018

Construction has begun on the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project’s Crowlands Wind Farm.

Award to recognise Moreland’s great women (media release, 31 August 2018

Construction has begun on the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project’s Crowlands Wind Farm.

Council phone system is currently not working, 29 August 2018

Moreland City Council's phone system is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve the issue and apologise for the inconvenience.

Moreland ‘all aboard’ with State Government’s historic rail project (Media release), 28 August 2018

Moreland’s Mayor Cr John Kavanagh says the State Government’s announcement today of a $50 billion underground suburban rail loop – linking every major rail line in Melbourne and the new airport rail – will be a game changer for the municipality and Melbourne more broadly.

Boost for community arts (Media release), 27 August 2018

Seven projects have shared $50,000 as part of Council’s new Arts Activation Grants.

Thank you to our quiet achievers (Media release), 27 August 2018

Communities work best when people act for the benefit of others, as well as themselves, both voluntarily and professionally.

Council secures land for community (Media release), 23 August 2018

Moreland City Council has announced that it will purchase a substantial parcel of land along the Merri Creek in Fawkner, securing the open space for Moreland’s growing community.

Your rates at work (Media release), 17 August 2018

A wide range of projects and initiatives will be funded in the coming year in Moreland.

Notice of Special Council Meeting, 13 August 2018

A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 and will be held at 5.45 pm on Monday 13 August 2018.

Give Glenroy a Go (Media release), 01 August 2018

The people of Glenroy, in Melbourne’s north, have taken their bid for a community hub to State Parliament.

Notice of Special Council Meeting, 30 July 2018

A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 and will be held at 6 pm on Monday 6 August 2018.

Mayors unite for gambling reform (Media release), 23 July 2018

Moreland City Council Mayor, Cr John Kavanagh, is leading a group of metropolitan mayors as they unite in their push for meaningful gambling reform.

Red Cross CEO to present 22nd Maurice Blackburn Oration (Media release), 23 July 2018

Moreland City Council is proud to announce the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Red Cross, Judy Slatyer, will present this year’s Maurice Blackburn Oration.

Space Animation Project (Media release), 16 July 2018

Thanks to a project called ‘Space Animation’, windows of empty shows are now home to some gorgeous illustrations by local artist, Sam Marshall.

Level crossing removal (Media release), 16 July 2018

The State Government held two community information sessions last week to outline the options for level crossing removal on Moreland Road in Brunswick and Bell Street in Coburg.

Moreland Zero Carbon Grants (Media release), 16 July 2018

To enable and support community action MEFL is launching a pilot program of Moreland Zero Carbon grants.

Word Play at the library (Media release), 16 July 2018

The Word Play program encourages migrant families with young children to learn English together through play.

Plans to re-invigorate Moonee Ponds Creek (Media release), 09 July 2018

Two of Melbourne’s biggest councils are working to further transform the Moonee Ponds Creek into a beautiful waterway and they want your input.

Council helps students prepare for VCE (Media release), 09 July 2018

Yas was able to get some extra help from Oxygen Moreland Youth Services. He participated in some VCE master classes provided by Oxygen, which is run by the Moreland City Council.

Littlest citizens take up residency in Coburg (Media release), 28 June 2018

Significant investment is being made across Moreland to improve community sports facilities and to encourage more women and girls to get active.

Women and girls kicking goals (Media release), 28 June 2018

Significant investment is being made across Moreland to improve community sports facilities and to encourage more women and girls to get active.

Pooling our resources for an active Moreland (Media release), 22 June 2018

Earlier this month, your Councillors adopted Moreland’s first Aquatic and Leisure Strategy.

Community behind call for new library (Media release), 21 June 2018

More than 1000 people have joined Moreland City Council in calling on the State Government to ‘Give Glenroy a Go’ and fund the Wheatsheaf Community Hub.

Condolences and sincere sympathy to all who knew Eurydice Dixon (Media release), 15 June 2018

The death of Eurydice Dixon – and the death of so many women as a result of completely unacceptable male violence – is a tragedy that should not be occurring in our communities.

Moreland supports push for more public housing (Media release), 25 May 2018

Moreland’s Mayor and Councillors, along with colleagues from other municipalities and members of the Victorian Parliament stood together with public housing residents on Friday to support Greens leader in the Victorian Parliament – and former Moreland Mayor – Samantha Ratnam’s bid to stop the sell-off of public housing land.

No change to our valued libraries (Media release), 22 May 2018

Reports in yesterday’s media that municipal library collections will be subject to a ‘political correctness filter’ will not be happening in Moreland.

New Apple IOS photo format, 17 May 2018

In its recent software update, Apple has introduced a new photo format called HEIC.

Pick My Project community grants (Media release), 30 April 2018

The State Government has announced the launch of a $30 million community grants program where community members can submit their ideas for local community projects.

Supreme Court rules in favour of Moreland City Council’s bid to protect those most vulnerable (Media release), 04 April 2018

Moreland City Council’s fight to protect Moreland’s most vulnerable citizens had a win last week when the Supreme Court ruled that VCAT had made an error in law in approving 10 additional gaming machines at a Moreland venue.

Ground broken for an Australian-first (Media release), 27 March 2018

Moreland City Council joined its partners in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project on Friday to celebrate the official start of construction on a new 80 MW wind farm in Crowlands, near Ararat, to be run by Pacific Hydro.

Special Council meeting on 28 February 2018 (Media release), 15 February 2018

A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) and will be held at 6.15 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Cancelled: Special Council meeting on 27 February 2018 (Media release), 15 February 2018

A Special Council meeting, scheduled for 5.30 pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018, has been cancelled, following an extension to the timelines relating to 1-33 Outlook Drive, Glenroy.

2017

Council acts to protect residents in Brunswick apartment building with dangerous cladding (Media release), 08 December 2017

This afternoon Moreland’s Building Surveyor gave an order for safety works to be done at an apartment block at 601 Sydney Road Brunswick, to reduce fire risks from dangerous building cladding. The Building consists of 105 apartments or retail tenancies.

Oak Park redevelopment updates (Media release), 04 December 2017

The latest news from the Oak Park redevelopment project

Raising the West Papuan Morning Star flag (Media release), 04 December 2017

Council raised the West Papuan Morning Star flag on Friday, paying tribute to the West Papuan people, for their long commitment to freedom and their right to build a safe, free and independent West Papua.

Marching as one to end violence against women (Media release), 24 November 2017

A large marched in Coburg this morning to mark White Ribbon Day, pledging to bring an end to violence against women.

Australian first: Melbourne powers ahead with wind farm (Media release), 23 November 2017

Moreland and other iconic organisations join together to support the development of a wind farm that will be built near Ararat in regional Victoria.

Christmas comes early in Moreland (Media release), 22 November 2017

Christmas will kick off early this year in Moreland when the annual Carols by the Lake comes to Coburg Lake Reserve on Saturday 9 December.

Dumpers to face big fines in Council blitz on illegally dumped rubbish (Media release), 14 November 2017

Moreland City Council has had enough of rubbish in its streets and is calling on residents to report anyone they see dumping rubbish so Council can take action.

Community win for Merlynston Hall (Media release), 14 November 2017

An excited crowd gathered in the welcome shade of the leafy trees surrounding Merlynston Progress Hall today to mark a very special moment in the hall's long history.

Moreland summer about to shine (Media release), 13 November 2017

With summer just around the corner Morelanders are beginning to head to their local pool to stay active, cool and happy.

More art in unexpected places (Media release), 06 November 2017

Art has begun to pop up in unexpected places as part of MoreArt – Moreland’s annual public art show.

Moreland's new Mayor: Cr John Kavanagh (Media release), 30 October 2017

Moreland Councillors came together tonight to select Councillor John Kavanagh as Mayor and Cr Natalie Abboud as Deputy Mayor for 2017-18.

Memorial garden offers peaceful environment for community reflection (Media release), 30 October 2017

A new memorial garden for victims of violence within Moreland has been built in Coburg North’s Brosnan Park.

Moreland wins Premier’s Sustainability Award – Government Category (Media release), 27 October 2017

Council has won the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Award (Government Category) for the Moreland Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan at a ceremony held last night (26 October).

Brunswick's smartest streetscape (Media release), 23 October 2017

With summer just around the corner, commuters will now be able to enjoy a shadier and safer street, with key works on Dawson Street now complete.

Walk this way (Media release), 13 October 2017

Moreland City Council has once again joined VicHealth for Walk to School month – a fun and creative way to teach kids the benefits of active travel.

Councillor Samantha Ratnam to take up a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council (Media statement), 11 October 2017

Deputy Mayor, Cr Samantha Ratnam has resigned from Moreland Council effective from the 12 October 2017.

Status update on recommendations following the quality review of Council’s Aged Care after hours service changes (Media release), 10 October 2017

Extract of Executive Summary from Confidential Council Report, October 2016

Moreland Award winners shine (Media release), 04 October 2017

With daylight savings already brightening things up, Moreland City Council proudly recognised the glowing talents and achievements of its citizens at a special ceremony last night at the Coburg Town Hall.

2016

Head of Moreland's 'best kept secret' (Media release), 25 October 2016

Jackie Hill has been volunteering her time and energy to bettering the lives of her fellow Morelanders for more than 25 years.