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Covid-19

King of Clippers: finding the positives in a hairy situation

This Moonee Valley barber is seeing first hand what happens when we embrace the 'love your local' lifestyle.

Musical Interludes: Why dancing to an empty room is good for business

When attendance rates started dropping in February, this Moonee Valley business owner realised something had to change.

#RallyMooneeValley – Nerida Fearnley-Gill, Moonee Valley City Council Customer Service Administration Officer

For Nerida Fearnley-Gill the biggest impact of the pandemic is going from a busy open-plan office to working from home alone.

Less traffic isn’t a licence to speed

It’s great to see so many Moonee Valley residents stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. What isn’t so good is a spike in speeding drivers on our now quiet roads.
MICA paramedic

On the front line: Essendon MICA Flight Paramedic Ray Cornelius

This Air Ambulance paramedic knows a thing or two about saving lives. He’s got a simple message on how we can all be lifesavers.

Community rallies around Little Sister during the pandemic

The owners of the Keilor East cafe have vowed to put up a fight to keep the business going.
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On the front line: Moonee Valley Environmental Health Officer Joanne Higgins

The ‘Healthies’ are some of the most important Council workers you’ve probably never heard of.

Keeping home safe

COVID-19 presents a supercharged setting for family violence, with stress high due to uncertainty around health, employment, housing and maintaining social supports.

Helping heroes with hospitality

A Niddrie resident is spearheading a campaign to deliver meals to hospital workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus.

Seven of the best local parks to explore during your COVID-19 exercise outings

Our parks staff are hard at work keeping our green spaces beautiful to help #rallymooneevalley. Why not take the chance to explore some of our City's unique parks and reserves while exercising?

Don’t dump: help keep Moonee Valley clean during COVID-19

We're ramping up patrols of parks and reserves after a spike in reports of dumped rubbish across our City.

Lots of monkey business on this ‘bear hunt’

Have you spotted 'Monkey' making mischief in Strathmore?
Police

On the front line: Moonee Ponds Acting Sergeant Jess Gaylard

Policing is a dangerous job at the best of times, and crime doesn’t stop because of a pandemic - our local officers now have to contend with the extra pressure of COVID-19.

How to volunteer during the coronavirus crisis

The best way to help is to register your details with Emergency Volunteering.

The local cafes helping you buy a coffee for our emergency workers

For some small change you can help brighten a stranger's day.

Making isolation easier, one cuppa at a time

Whether you feel like a game of bingo, a round of trivia, or just a chat, our phone clubs are here for you.

A time to focus on the good #rallymooneevalley

We want to hear about, and share all the good things happening as Moonee Valley rallies in the face of COVID-19.

The doors may be closed, but our libraries are still operating

Our dedicated staff are working behind the scenes to keep providing some library services.

Helping our older residents during the COVID-19 outbreak

We know older adults are at the highest risk when it comes to COVID-19. That's why we're proactively supporting our older and more vulnerable residents.

Local News

Putting the ‘creek’ back into Moonee Ponds Creek – funding to restore part of Moonee Ponds Creek back to its natural state

We're excited to support a funding announcement of $5 million from the State Government to help transform a section of the creek

King of Clippers: finding the positives in a hairy situation

This Moonee Valley barber is seeing first hand what happens when we embrace the 'love your local' lifestyle.

A plan for play at AJ Davis Reserve

A space for children to swing, slide, climb and explore has been planned for AJ Davis Reserve in Airport West.

Musical Interludes: Why dancing to an empty room is good for business

When attendance rates started dropping in February, this Moonee Valley business owner realised something had to change.

The community’s living room: A home away from home

When we asked what you wanted in a new Hub for Flemington, overwhelmingly you asked for a place where you felt a true sense of belonging – somewhere you could relax, work quietly, learn, meet old friends and make new ones.

Meet the Architect designing our new community hub

Meet Catherine Ramsay, the architect designing our new community hub. Get to know Catherine, her work experience and what excites her most about this project.

Flemington is getting a new park

The former workshop at the corner of Mount Alexander Road and Wellington Street will be transformed into a Pocket Park

Weekend works at Newmarket Station

Metro has advised Council and the community it will be undertaking necessary tree pruning works around Newmarket Station this coming weekend.

A vision to take MPAC to 2040

Easy to move around, a resilient environment, full of life, and protected heritage character – this is our vision for the Moonee Ponds Activity Centre.

How Moonee Valley is recognising Reconciliation Week 2020

Incinerator Galley marks National Reconciliation Week
View of houses in Robb Street

Protecting our heritage

Heritage places are part of the rich tapestry of who we are as a community and help to connect us to our past. It’s why we want to give some of our most precious buildings and precincts an extra layer of protection.

#RallyMooneeValley – Nerida Fearnley-Gill, Moonee Valley City Council Customer Service Administration Officer

For Nerida Fearnley-Gill the biggest impact of the pandemic is going from a busy open-plan office to working from home alone.

Less traffic isn’t a licence to speed

It’s great to see so many Moonee Valley residents stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. What isn’t so good is a spike in speeding drivers on our now quiet roads.

Treat yo mama with our 2020 Mother’s Day guide

For most of us, Mother's Day is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn't mean you still can't treat that special person in your life.
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Statement from Mayor, Cr Samantha Byrne – CEO position

Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Lancaster, has advised Council he will not seek a renewal of his contract for a further term as CEO at Moonee Valley City Council.

Commemorating ANZAC Day 2020

This ANZAC Day we gathered together in spirit and showed our respects in different ways
MICA paramedic

On the front line: Essendon MICA Flight Paramedic Ray Cornelius

This Air Ambulance paramedic knows a thing or two about saving lives. He’s got a simple message on how we can all be lifesavers.

Community rallies around Little Sister during the pandemic

The owners of the Keilor East cafe have vowed to put up a fight to keep the business going.
JH

On the front line: Moonee Valley Environmental Health Officer Joanne Higgins

The ‘Healthies’ are some of the most important Council workers you’ve probably never heard of.

An art exhibition you don’t have to leave the house for

Just because we can’t stand in front of artwork, doesn’t mean we should miss the chance to experience it.

Thieves steal commemorative plaques from Avenue of Honour

Callous thieves have stolen 11 plaques commemorating WW1 warships from The Boulevard in Aberfeldie.

Update: Newmarket Station works

An update on the works being carried out on the retaining wall at Newmarket Station in the vicinity of the 100-year old river red gum tree.

Helping heroes with hospitality

A Niddrie resident is spearheading a campaign to deliver meals to hospital workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus.

Seven of the best local parks to explore during your COVID-19 exercise outings

Our parks staff are hard at work keeping our green spaces beautiful to help #rallymooneevalley. Why not take the chance to explore some of our City's unique parks and reserves while exercising?

Don’t dump: help keep Moonee Valley clean during COVID-19

We're ramping up patrols of parks and reserves after a spike in reports of dumped rubbish across our City.

Lots of monkey business on this ‘bear hunt’

Have you spotted 'Monkey' making mischief in Strathmore?
Police

On the front line: Moonee Ponds Acting Sergeant Jess Gaylard

Policing is a dangerous job at the best of times, and crime doesn’t stop because of a pandemic - our local officers now have to contend with the extra pressure of COVID-19.

Easter in isolation – your guide to a successful long weekend at home

With everyone across Australia being encouraged to stay home, we still think there are ways to enjoy Easter.

How to volunteer during the coronavirus crisis

The best way to help is to register your details with Emergency Volunteering.

The show must go on!

A month-long virtual film and podcast festival will showcase the creativity and skills of some of Moonee Valley’s budding creators and entertainers.

The local cafes helping you buy a coffee for our emergency workers

For some small change you can help brighten a stranger's day.

Libraries go online!

Toddler Time, Baby Rhyme Time, The Continuing Story & Pre-school Storytime all go online!

Want to Takeover the media?

This could be your first step. Entries are now open for the first-ever Takeover Melbourne!

What’s going on at Mt Alexander Road?

We want to clear up a few things about the future of the Mt. Alexander Retirement Lodge site.

Moving forward on Flemington Community Hub

The Flemington Community Hub is one step closer to reality after Council last night unanimously resolved to build it on council-owned land.

Fourth bin? What’s that all about?

If you’ve flicked on the news or scrolled through social media over the past couple of days, you might have seen that we’re getting new purple-lid bins. What's that all about?
Twilight Market 2020

Celebrate cultural diversity at twilight market

Join us for our second annual Twilight Market in Flemington as part of Cultural Diversity Week.

Job initiative wins award

A Council program that has helped more than a hundred Flemington Housing Estate residents secure paid work has won a prestigious award.

Keeping you connected

You may have heard some chatter in the community about the phone towers at Walter Street Reserve in Ascot Vale. Well, here’s the latest. Walter Street Reserve is currently home to two telecommunication towers which support mobile phone providers Vodaphone, Telstra and Optus. Some of our community have been rallying for these towers to be…
Newmarket skyline

Update on our fight to save heritage-listed tree

Moonee Valley City Council and Metro Trains are continuing to work together to try to find a way forward in relation to the trees at the Newmarket Railway Station.

Young people stepping up to Clean Up!

Young Moonee Valley residents are hitting the streets to help tackle the climate emergency.

Council ramps up fight to save Newmarket tree

Council has written to Metro today requesting no removal work is done on the heritage-listed river red gum at Newmarket Station until all issues have been resolved. Metro last week agreed to cease work until tomorrow (Friday, 14 February 2020). Guaranteeing the tree’s survival on a week by week basis has caused some concern among…

Afton Street pedestrian bridge closure

We're temporarily closing the Afton Street Pedestrian Bridge for works.

Metro to work with us to retain heritage tree

Yesterday we met with Metro about the future of the more than 100-year-old River Red Gum at Newmarket Station. Metro has committed to working with us on a solution to retaining the heritage-listed River Red Gum. “We are very pleased that Metro is taking our concerns seriously and consideration is being given to protecting and…

Thinking of running for Council?

We're holding candidate information sessions ahead of the October elections.

Path closed while repairs made to defective drain

Work is underway to fix the hole that emerged in heavy rain

Help our community help fire victims

There's plenty of ways Moonee Valley residents can help those in need.

Driver mentor program gets green light

You can help some of our newest residents get their licence.

Mayor sells The Big Issue

It was role reversal at Puckle Street today

Creating a fairer Moonee Valley

Have your say to help make Moonee Valley a healthier, safer and more welcoming place.

Changing the world one bread tag at a time

Find out how your old bread tags can be turned into wheelchairs

What the new airport runway means for Moonee Valley

One of our major concerns is the lack of public transport to accommodate the growth.

Local jobs for local people

More than 100 jobs have been found for some of our most disadvantaged residents.

Helping youth to thrive

Mental health is one of the biggest concerns facing our young people.

Flemington Library reopening

There's good news for those with overdue fines!

Housing estate up for discussion with DHHS

In an aim to gain State support for the Flemington Housing Estate Precinct, we’re considering working with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to jointly plan the future of the precinct. We are committed to protecting and improving Debneys Park and ensuring no net loss of open space in the precinct, developing a…

Ascot Vale Leisure Centre revamped

After months of tireless work by our staff and construction crews the changerooms at Ascot Vale Leisure Centre opened earlier this month weeks ahead of schedule. This comes after a burst sewer pipe put the leisure centre out of action for a couple of weeks back in March and forced the closure of the changerooms.…

Walk to School. Are you up for the challenge?

Throughout October, roads throughout the area will come alive with thousands of local students taking up the Walk to School Challenge. VicHealth’s Walk to School Month encourages children to walk, ride or scoot to and from school during October and reap the benefits of healthy habits. The Walk to School Month is an essential part…

Hard waste collection open for business

Did you know that unwanted hard rubbish can now be collected through a new at-call hard waste collection service? Our new at-call hard waste collection service is now open for bookings for services starting Tuesday, 1 October. That’s right. This free serve will offer residents far greater flexibility to have your unwanted hard rubbish picked…

Recycling resumes in Moonee Valley

Recycling is back to normal today following the reopening of SKM’s Laverton North plant after a two month closure. We’ve entered into an interim agreement with SKM receivers KordaMentha until 31 October 2019, with the hopes a new buyer will be found before then. This means all of our yellow bin kerbside collections will now…

Snake and swooping season has arrived

Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore your neighbourhood! We’ve put together some helpful tips to make sure you keep safe when sharing the outdoors with our protected wildlife. During spring many native birds, including magpies, have chicks and become protective of their nests. How to avoid being swooped:…

Sports & Health

Ascot Vale kids walk to success

A whopping 95 per cent of students walked to school!

Family

A plan for play at AJ Davis Reserve

A space for children to swing, slide, climb and explore has been planned for AJ Davis Reserve in Airport West.

Treat yo mama with our 2020 Mother’s Day guide

For most of us, Mother's Day is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn't mean you still can't treat that special person in your life.

Environment

Putting the ‘creek’ back into Moonee Ponds Creek – funding to restore part of Moonee Ponds Creek back to its natural state

We're excited to support a funding announcement of $5 million from the State Government to help transform a section of the creek

Flemington is getting a new park

The former workshop at the corner of Mount Alexander Road and Wellington Street will be transformed into a Pocket Park

Tree planting blitz begins

More than 2000 trees will be planted in Moonee Valley over the cooler months to help keep our city green, healthy and beautiful.