At its 22 November 2016 meeting, Council unanimously supported a series of motions to address the challenges brought by rapid and large scale development in the City, including strongly advocating to the state government on behalf of the Yarra community.
Richmond’s Victoria Street will be the focus of an in-depth community discussion. Yarra City Council will work with local residents, traders and other key stakeholders on creating a shared vision for the popular shopping and dining precinct.
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.