Resource Topic: Local Government

eNews: Craig Reucassel at Boroondara Candidates Forum, Fight for our Forests and more

13/09/2020

This is something completely different! We meet together at 7.30pm to hear from Craig Reucassel (Fight for Planet A and War on Waste), and then we will direct our attendees to separate Zoom meetings that are arranged by Ward. Links and details for the separate Ward meetings will be provided to you on the night. Our next meeting is […]

City of Boroondara proposed budget 2020-2021

17/07/2020

Letter to Cr Cynthia Watson Mayor of the City of Boroondara on 17th July 2020. Lighter Footprints welcomes the opportunity to comment on the City of Boroondara’s Proposed Budget for 2020-2021. While these consultations are a requirement under the legislation, we ask that the Council move beyond mere compliance to put in place a consultative […]

Local Government Electoral Systems.

17/07/2020

We wish to express our concern over provisions in the Local Government Act 2020 relating to electoral systems in local government. This new legislation gives the Local Government Minister significantly expanded powers to alter the existing arrangements and to replace multi-member representation with single ward systems. We see this as a backward step that will […]

Victorian Local Government Bill 2019

3/07/2019

An opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Local Government Bill 2019 that the Victorian Government is planning to table in Parliament in the near future. This bill is the successor of the Local Government Bill 2018 which lapsed following the recent Victorian State elections.

City of Boroondara Proposed Budget 2019-20

1/05/2019

Lighter Footprints welcomes the opportunity to comment on the City of Boroondara’s Proposed Budget for 2019-20 which gives insights into the priorities and operations of our Council. We see the invitation as a significant contribution to democracy in local government.

City of Boroondara Proposed Budget 2018-19

3/05/2018

Lighter Footprints welcomes the opportunity to comment on the City of Boroondara’s draft revised Council Plan for 2017-21 and proposed Budget for 2018-19. These two documents together with other strategic, planning and action documents give important insights into the priorities and operations of our Council. We see the invitation for the community to have their […]

City of Boroondara Tree Protection Local Law Review

1/03/2018

An opportunity to contribute to the 12-month review of the Tree Protection Local Law which has been in place since 26 November 2016, replacing an earlier Local Law that commenced in 2006. This review derives from a resolution taken by the Council when the local law was approved in 2016.