The first is the relationship between political party membership and local government, generally and, more specifically here in Monash. The political activity of many of our Councillors during State and Federal elections is public and adds weight to the view that local government is a training ground for would be politicians.
Is this an issue? Did you know Local Government Councillors were members of political parties when you voted for them? Has your Ward been been left short due to your representative’s political interests? Do career aspirants put the local people’s interests first?
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In 2013 the Council sold the land in Mulgrave that Mulgrave Gardens stands on. This was done without consideration of alternatives such as leasing the land to the new owners. The community protested against the sale of public land but the Council went ahead.
In this week’s Waverley Leader we learn the Council is planning to sell more land – this time in Oakleigh. The plan is to sell to a developer to build a seven storey building.
Feedback must be to Council by Friday.
What do you think? Are the community of Oakleigh happy with the plans? Is it necessary to sell more public land?