We had a fantastic turn-out on Saturday morning when residents, Councillors and Council officers walked throughout various parts of the proposed Ivanhoe activity centre. Throughout the walk we had in the vicinity 150 residents join at different stages which was great given the short notice. A big thank you to Cr Jenny Mulholland, Cr Craig Langdon, Cr Tom Melican, Simon McMillan (Banyule's CEO) and Vincent Ryan (Banyule's Manager of Economic and Strategic Development) for spending their Saturday morning with residents. Also, to Mayor Peter McKenna who sent his apologies as he is currently on leave. Residents appreciated the time to talk with Councillors and were reassured at Jenny and Simon's words that the timeframe to get to the next draft structure plan will not be rushed and that residents will be engaged throughout the process. Simon also committed to having independently facilitated resident meetings discussing the plan.
Some dates for this week:
Monday Night (12 September) - Council Meeting. 7.30pm at Council Chambers, 275 Upper Heildelberg Rd
The fortnightly Council meeting is on Monday night. There is still many issues from the draft Structure Plan requiring clarification If you have any questions for Council note there is an Open Forum which precedes the formal part of the Meeting. Councillors welcome questions and comments from the public gallery . The public forum may be extended to 8.00pm if required. The Councillors and staff will provide an answer on the spot, or if this is not possible, a written response will follow in the mail.
Thursday Night (15 September) Residents Working Groups Meeting, 7.30pm start, Ivanhoe Bowling Club (cnr Young & John St)
We now need your help to actively participate in a variety of working groups over the coming days and months. We are holding a meeting this Thursday to form these resident working groups. Please attend if you wish to be actively involved in Save Ivanhoe.
The list below is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of groups where you may wish to participate:
2. Planning Issues
3. Banyule History & Hertitage
4. Traffic management, Services
5. Local zone working groups