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YARRA Ranges councillors are to lobby state and federal governments to restore an occasional childcare program they say is important for the mental health of parents.
"Improving public transport and educational opportunities has been one of my priorities as a Councillor." says Stephen Hart.
Yarra Council is on the look-out for unsafe, illegal rooming houses operating above shops, after another property in Victoria Street had to be evacuated earlier this month.
Council’s Municipal Building Surveyor inspected the second-floor property on Thursday 8 September, and ordered that its 12 occupants be evacuated within 24 hours.
Mayor Cr Alison Clarke said the building did not have a sprinkler system, a smoke detection system, emergency lighting or satisfactory exit signs and its stairs led to a dead-locked gate.
Work is underway to build a new maternal and child health facility at the redeveloped North Richmond Community Health Centre, as the completion of the first stage of the redevelopment was celebrated over the weekend.
Yarra Mayor Alison Clarke joined Minister for Health David Davis at the opening of the first stage of the $24 million redevelopment on Saturday (17 September).
THE fate of the Boer War Memorial remains uncertain, with Whitehorse Council set to vote again on its final resting place.
For the first time in six years, a rescission order will be tabled by Cr Helen Harris at the council meeting next Monday to have last month’s decision overturned.
LOCAL government should be allowed to set building height limits, a Greens party submission on the state government's planning law review has stated.
MOTORISTS could be slowed to 40km/h as a Darebin Council bid to slash road deaths ramps up.
The council will investigate a pilot project to slow more streets to 40km/h, having asked council officers to create a priority list of roads.
Should speed limits drop to 40km/h? In which roads?
Cr Trent McCarthy said slowing traffic would protect vulnerable pedestrians, including elderly citizens and children.
The council’s Eco-City chair Cathy Oke said she hoped all other council events would soon follow suit.
“For any event where we have hundreds of volunteers, like Moomba or Melbourne Music, it makes sense to give them all an aluminium bottle and refill stations,” Cr Oke said.
New figures showing ambulances are attending more than 250 heroin overdoses in Yarra each year support the need for a trial supervised injecting facility, Yarra Mayor Alison Clarke said.
Ambulances attended 253 heroin overdoses in Yarra in 2009/2010 and 269 in 2008/2009, according to a State Government-funded report by Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and Ambulance Victoria.
Council objects to second proposal for classroom building at the Abbotsford Convent site
Yarra Council will advise Heritage Victoria that it does not support the construction of a new classroom building at the heritage-listed Abbotsford Convent site.