Councillor Nicole Marshall
Ward: Myrnong (representing Ascot Vale, Flemington, Travancore, most of Moonee Ponds and part of Essendon)
Portfolios: Strategic Planning, Environment
Phone: 0408 141 471
I’m pleased my notice of motion to review kindergarten registration and programming and
develop a waiting list was recently carried. Families face difficult challenges in balancing
childcare, kindergarten, work and other obligations. I believe families should be well informed
about availability, eligibility criteria and waiting lists at their preferred location so they can make
the best decisions for their child and family.
I’ll be pushing for Council’s work to preserve our heritage properties to be completed as soon as
possible, especially properties in and around activity centres. Our next heritage study focuses on
high and medium priority studies identified in our 2014 Heritage Gap Study including residential
buildings and precincts from the Interwar period and the Edinburgh Street Precinct in Flemington.
Council will continue to work with the State Government on the Flemington Public Housing
Estate renewal. In addition to the housing itself, important issues to discuss include where
Flemington Community Centre should be located, where open spaces should sit and what other
facilities should be on the estate. Please get involved at mvcc.vic.gov.au/flemestate
About Cr Marshall
Tell us about yourself
I'm a lawyer who lives with my husband and five young children in Ascot Vale.
I'm involved in a range of community organisations and, like many other parents, spend most of my weekends ferrying children around to activities!
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, trivia nights and watching stand up comedy. I also love spending time with family and friends.
What five words best describe you?
What do you hope to achieve in your term as Councillor?
At the end of my term, I hope to have been part of a council that made sensible decisions reflecting both the short and long term needs of the people of Moonee Valley. This is particularly so in relation to developments and issues arising out of developments such as parking, traffic management and protection of residential amenity. I also hope this council does all it can to protect and preserve our heritage, waterways and neighbourhood character.
I also hope that we will have improved the way Council engages with the community. It's important that community concerns and wishes are heard and understood by Council so that our decisions are fully informed and in the best interests of the community as a whole.
What do you think are Moonee Valley’s greatest strengths?
Moonee Valley is filled with beauty, opportunity and diversity.
Walk around Moonee Valley and you’ll see great parks, stunning period homes, bluestone laneways and the mighty Maribyrnong. We have wonderful shopping strips, each with their own character and feel. All around, we are surrounded by reminders of our heritage and history.
Most of all, we have a real sense of community and pride in where we live. You walk down the street and know your neighbours. Moonee Valley people look after each other and value what makes our community special. We also understand that it is worth fighting to preserve those things that make Moonee Valley so unique.