I will protect Maroondahs leafy green suburbs by advocating for sensible town planning, so we do not have inappropriate structures within our community. Vote 1 Les Willmott OAM. They face an uncertain future, as evidenced by the horrendous bushfires over summer. Where do you find your information on Climate Change?From various sources, like the Climate Council of Australia, Climate Action Network Australia, and Environment Victoria. $16.5m Maroondah Nets, $4.5m HE Parker Pavilion including female friendly facilities. Ballot packs have been posted, you simply need to vote numbering each box, and posting back. As a member of the Eastern Transport Coalition, I would nominate public transport connectivity and serviceability, which includes improvements to service routes, timetabling, disability access, commuter parking, and passenger safety. Our elderly have been treated as disposable lately. The Act disqualifies individuals subject to certain sexual offence legal orders from standing for election or holding office in local authorities. New ward boundaries for the eight councils are informed by modelling by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). I am offering myself to be your Councillor for the Barngeong Ward. BH: (03) 9724 9113AH: (03) 9724 9113Mob: 0492 847 409neil.rose4Tarralla@yahoo.com, Note: there were a set of questions sent to all Wicklow candidates from Ruskin Park Residents Action Group. Please vote 1 Christy Youssef so I can address all issues for the needs of all community. January 16, 2024. At the close of nominations for this election, the number of candidates was equal to the number of vacancies. 20972, Pavilion redevelopment - contract no. Then I would like to see more open forums where people can provide input on detailed issues not just answer vague high-level questions. Question 6. where does our green waste & recycling really end up? What environmental issues in Maroondah do you regard as needing strong action now?Climate change, replacement of canopy cover being lost to development but also due to die-back, replacement of loss of shrubs and understorey vegetation due to development, water saving initiatives on public land and incentives for new developments to implement more water sensitive urban design principals. Mob: 0419 513 email@example.com://www.facebook.com/councillor.nora.lamont. I would be humbled to be your local representative, and I give you my assurance that I will listen to you, and I will act in the best interests of our community. Maroondah is also represented on the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, which provides regular reports to Council. A new ward; we need new energy, new ideas and a new level of commitment, care and compassion for our community and environment. beside the land swap there is another $23m in this years budget for what? (2) Increase grant opportunities and bring together environmental leaders to support accelerator programs where community members can get involved to come up with solutions that are sustainable for the environment, What environmental issues in Maroondah do you regard as needing strong action now? While The Council of Capital City of Lord Mayors, major Global corporations and community groups have now signed on to the Climate Emergency pledge, a lot of work needs to be done at a local council level on the protection of our environment. Encourage and support resident groups to achieve landscape outcomes that fulfill neighbourhood objectives.e. What will you do as a Councillor to address these issues?1.Rate increases kept to a minimum.2.Loss of canopy trees and our green environment and Heritage buildings because of inappropriate development.3.Selling of council owned assets and public open space because of councils increasing high debt. Its heartening to see how our community has banded together to support one another this year. There are too many developments occurring that clear the block, wiping outeverything that existed before. I initiated the 9-instalment option for the paying of rates and I will continue to ensure that with the current Covid-19 issues, residents are given every assistance for the paying of rates, without financial penalty. Ive got the skills, passion and work ethic to be your representative for Yarrunga Ward. Council needs to provide our local community and sporting clubs with the tools and assistance to not only survive during covid but to also prosper moving forward. I am well versed in the operation of council and have studied and attended many training sessions and council meetings in preparation for the position of councillor. Many residents in the Ruskin Park Neighbourhood believe the current rate and nature of residential development in this area, has been detrimental to the character of the neighbourhood in respect to the canopy and the objectives of the SLO4 overlay. As councillor and representative of the Tarralla Ward, I will strive to make sure each and every member of our community is awarded the same opportunity. 20929, Dandenong Creek Trail renewal works - contract no. I kindly ask for your vote. 21001, Receipt and sort recyclables - contract no. How do you believe these zones are working in Maroondah? Maroondah City Council consists of 9 councillors elected by the Maroondah community every 4 years. Authorisation: W. Gately, AM, Electoral Commissioner, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. My family and I love walking around the golf course, unfortunately, I have heard that the council is looking to change the courses from 18-hole to a 9-hole course. Protecting and enhancing the green spaces that we all enjoy is important for our wellbeing, as is providing the many services that enrich our community, from the elderly, working families, and the vulnerable. Question 8. First elected to Local Government in 2016. It seems that all you see are more vacant shopfronts and gutted buildings. Our sport and recreation facilities are world-class, but we need a councilled campaign to actively engage our community and get kids, in particular, active again once government restrictions are eased.Please contact me on 0407504188 if you would like to chat about issues that concern you. I am not a member of any political party. This candidate has partially pledged to supporting the priorities of LGBTIQA+ people. This quote best sums up my values: How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Please vote 1 for Todd Greaney. What most innovative action would you like the council to make in response to local environmental issues?A comprehensive risk assessment of the potential impacts on the Maroondah councils operations, environment, community and economy arising from impending further changes to the climate, enabling council to identify and prioritise, find practical solutions and act upon it. We have updated Part 1 of our guidance for Candidates and Agents to reflect this. In addition to what we are already doingId love for our whole municipality to become a carbon sink and be emissions negative play our role in draw-down, FOGO and extensive food-waste reduction education campaigns, be able to fine developers a very substantial amount of money for illegal removal of trees, complete the Tarralla Creek re-naturalisation project and expand this to our other urban waterways. My best wishes to you in this COVID-19 environment. I will advocate for more local, state and federal government funding to support youth focused counselling and welfare programs, family support programs and initiatives, and resilience and mindfulness programs for those who need it. Dear Resident, As you cast your vote, I am your most experienced candidate, experience counts, OAM (Order of Australia Medal), Justice of the Peace, Paul Harris fellow. Thank you to all those whove painted rainbows, created Spoonville characters and put teddy bears in the windows of your home. Advocating to State Government to ensure their planning laws dont ruin our amenity. Maroondah City Council election results 2020. I am a former geography teacher so I am very aware of where I and how I should be educating myself on this critical issue. I will keep empowering locals by listening and encouraging participation in planning, project and policy community consultations. I am retired so I can freely put my time into the responsibilities of being a Councillor. 20967, Design and construct multi-deck carpark - EOI - contract no. Registrations now open! Council adopts Maroondah Housing Strategy: 2022 Refresh Council endorses the Melbourne East Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy Local events See all events 14 Feb In/Visible: Persephone Thacker 14 Feb OMISSION: Ciaran Frame and Amber Cronin 24 Feb LGBTI+ Peer Social Support Group (aged 50+) Their responses are beginning to come in and we're publishing them on our website. Maroondah is a truly wonderful place to live. Endorsed by the Ratepayers Maroondah Group. Better protections for canopy trees and open space in private spaces?e. Hi Tarralla Ward residents: My Name is Jay Bhat, and I am running to be your local council representative for the city of Maroondah. I play vets football for North Ringwood FC; Coached junior football for 9 years; Member of Aquanation and MVC; and sponsor numerous local sporting clubs and charities. What would you like to do regarding better community consultation from the council?I would like to investigate new ways of engaging the community such that it is easier and more transparent to access council, see how council members voted, and put views forward to council. I have a lifetime of local knowledge to draw upon, having attended primary and secondary schools locally and been a volunteer in many community organisations, including as President of South Croydon Football Club. Myself, partner and our 5 kids are blessed to call Maroondah home. This election was uncontested and the following candidate(s) are declared elected unopposed. No more $20m spent on new council offices, + another $23m in this years budget to fit out ($43m to date) the biggest single budget item, no more regional facilities that are available in every other council, no more money wasting, its not an endless resource. What environmental issues in Maroondah do you regard as needing strong action now?We need to make where possible a transition to viable renewable energy sources. How do you think the outcomes can be improved within your capacity as a Councillor?a. I would like to see more established and ongoing community forums, and advisory groups of representatives, like Transition Towns Maroondah, and other local environmental and conservation, and historical groups. Why or why not?I would need more information from council as to where it currently sits. We need to start putting back into our own community. 20889, Notice of Intention to Sell Land - The Age - 22 May 2018, Notice of Tender - Tree Data Capture Services - Contract No. I will continue to be a voice for lower rates, because I know how tough things are for families right now. October 24, 2023 - November 30, 2023 (27 day post-election) 11. I live in Croydon North. Protecting our leafy green environment and stopping inappropriate development. Manager at Early Childhood Centre. 20943, Sports lighting upgrade - contract no. Over the years, I have been involved in our community both as a volunteer and in my years as a local secondary Maths teacher. I believe The people of Maroondah genuinely care for each other. Enlighten set to delight viewers in Ringwood Town Square, Notice of Intention to Sell Land - The Age & Maroondah Leader - 6 February 2018, Notice of Intention to Sell Land - The Age - 9 February 2018, Security & CCTV Services - Contract No. I have volunteered for local organisations associated with the council , participated in fundraising activities for the RMH, Movember, Cancer Council Victoria, Eastern Health and RSPCA. I am proud of serving my community to make our wonderful city even better, always with your needs at the front of my mind.Please vote 1 Kylie Spears, M:firstname.lastname@example.org://www.facebook.com/crkyliespears. As a small business owner, I understand the significant impact Covid has had on local businesses. Last election councillors promised to save the former South Croydon school site for public open space, yet four years on we still have no answer whether the site will be saved for open space or sold to a developer to turn into a large housing estate. At the moment only 8.9% of the budget is spent on community, this needs to double or even triple over the next few years. Thank you to all the local community groups and volunteers supporting those residents in need, providing essential services and care, you are the backbone of our community. Required fields are marked *. Introduce a new notification system to alert neighbours when a permit is being applied for to remove a canopy tree.f. Im a family man, with family values and former Police Sergeant having been stationed locally, before establishing my consultancy and training business. I will keep advocating for upgrades to intersections such as Yarra Rd & Maroondah Highway and for public transport improvements (especially buses). Make a summary of each return available on Council's website until the entitlement date for the next general election in 2024. We have to ensure that no one is excluded from the discussion due to ability, language, access to technology or care/ work commitments. With a background of 15+ years working in Logistics and Client (End to End) Service industries, I want to invest my time into matters that affect us all living here, and reinvent how a small town relationship can be if you only need to deal with the one person. The City of Maroondah should aim to become carbon neutral as soon as possible. Encourage and support resident groups to achieve landscape outcomes that fulfill neighbourhood objectives.e. The results of that sees the soon to be constructed multi-deck commuter car park at Croydon Station, the redevelopment of Dorset Road between Maroondah Highway & Hull Road and a significant number of sporting & community facility upgrades. As yet this candidate has not responded to the Transition Towns Maroondah Questionnaire. As the former MP for Deakin from 2007-2013 I worked closely with Maroondah to fund Community projects like Aquanation, the Soccer and Boxing pavilion at Jubilee park and the AG Lavis Baseball pavilion in Heathmont.