Yarra City Council Mayor, Cr Roberto Colanzi today applauded the State Government’s announcement that $11 million will be invested in the creation of a visionary contemporary arts precinct in Collingwood.
Yarra Councillors have called for a report from Council officers outlining a process to engage with the local community on strategies for improving public safety and amenity in the Victoria Street precinct, including minimising harm to people affected by alcohol and illicit drug use.
Yarra Council has resolved ‘in principle’ to invite the Minister for Planning to be the Responsible Authority for the Smith Street, Fitzroy North, former gasworks site, which has been earmarked for major redevelopment of state significance by the State Government’s Urban Renewal Authority, Places Victoria.
Yarra Council last night unanimously endorsed a request from the State Government’s property development agency Places Victoria to commence community engagement and master planning as part of investigations for the potential redevelopment of the 3.9 hectare former Gas and Fuel site at 433 Smith Street, North Fitzroy.
Yarra Council has commenced the process to trial a 30km/h zone in local streets in Fitzroy in 2017/18, as part of a suite of innovative and responsible traffic treatments to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
Yarra Mayor Cr Roberto Colanzi will seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Roads to discuss how the State Government and VicRoads plan to alleviate the impacts of the Chandler Highway expansion on local residents.
All Yarra Libraries branches will be closed for the Easter public holidays and weekend from Friday 19 April - Monday 22 April inclusive. All branches will also be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday 25 April.