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

Email: nmarshall@mvcc.vic.gov.au

August/September update

In June Council resolved to support the State Government's pilot project to review the planning controls for Moonee Ponds Activity Centre. There is a lot of work to be done in the next 12 months but this project presents an enormous opportunity to strengthen controls around how the centre grows and functions.

Council is working on the Heritage Study 2017, which follows on from the 2014 Heritage Gap Study. This stage two study involves detailed assessment of identified places to determine if they warrant heritage protection. I’m pleased our Council has fast tracked this work to protect unique heritage properties in the face of development pressure.

I recently raised a Notice of Motion asking for a report identifying and planning for the Moonee Ponds community's future infrastructure needs in light of the expected population increase. We want to be able to tell you what the plan is for this changing suburb, particularly when and how we’ll be able to address your concerns regarding growth and its impact on liveability and quality of life. I will keep you updated on this project.

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?

  1. Hardworking
  2. Honest
  3. Responsive
  4. Considerate
  5. Community-minded

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.

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:55 AM