Year in pictures

We opened the Glenroy Community Hub, a one-stop shop for residents to have access to Council and community-based services in our north.
We opened up streets outside school gates for short periods during drop-off and pick-up times, to encourage families to walk, ride, scoot and play on the way to and from school, without car traffic. Our aim was to create safe and healthy streets for families to arrive safely and sustainably.
Coburg Courtyard was a temporary 500m2 pop-up park installed next to Schoolhouse Studios and the Coburg train station. This space included a playful ground mural, planter boxes and temporary seating. Coburg Courtyard aimed to link the new Coburg station to the shops, provide some colour and plants to the stark car park and encourage increased trade at shops.
The Imagine Moreland community engagement program saw a panel of more than 40 local residents write the Moreland Community Vision over 3 full days of deliberation. This is an outstanding achievement and reflects the strong relationship and trust that has been built with our community over past months.
We opened our first exercise park for seniors, featuring workout stations designed to strengthen the fitness and balance of older people. The park is adjacent to the Coburg Senior Citizen’s Centre in Coburg and includes exercise equipment that allows older residents to work up a sweat doing gentle exercises like push-ups, core strength workouts and walking the balance beam.
We worked with hospitality businesses to enable safe and accessible outdoor dining during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Love Moreland, Dine Local program included installation of 4 new parklets, parklet and furniture maintenance and $3000 grants for businesses to install long-term parklets.
We created a new wetland at Gavin Park in Pascoe Vale. The wetland will remove pollutants from stormwater runoff and improve water quality in the Moonee Ponds Creek. It will also provide a beautiful space, strengthen the habitat corridor of the Westbreen Creek and provide a place for environmental education for local schools.
Getting our community vaccinated was a huge effort on all levels of government. Working with various health providers, we led the set-up of various vaccination clinics across our municipality, especially in areas that needed it most. We provided free venues and community incentives to help more people get vaccinated.
The Glenroy Hub Children’s Centre is a new early childhood education and long day care service located at the Glenroy Community Hub. It provides creative learning progams and integrated kindergarten for children aged from 0 to 6 years.
We supported our businesses to operate in outdoor settings in a COVID-safe way. The Love Outdoors project saw many outdoor activations some to life on our streets, from artist markets to parklets, to graffiti removal and murals. This was thanks to the State Government-led $40 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund.
We celebrated the opening of the Moonee Ponds Creek Bridge. This bridge connects communities in Essendon and Brunswick West along the Moonee Ponds Creek. This project transformed unused space into a safe and accessible place for recreation, nature play, reflection, improved neighbourhood connectivity and connection to nature.
We endorsed a final concept plan for the redevelopment of 33 Saxon Street in Brunswick. This hub will create approximately 3500sq m of floorspace for artists, community members and creative industries and will celebrate our diversity, creativity and distinct culture.

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