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


June/July update

We are lucky to have a vast array of native and exotic trees that line our streets and fill our parks. These trees are not only beautiful to look at, but also provide food and shelter for local wildlife. Unfortunately our street trees have recently been targeted by vandals. If you see a tree that looks like it’s been damaged, please call Council on 9243 8888 to report it, and our Parks and Gardens team will check the tree.

Hard waste collections take place from June to September. Please only place items out when it is your collection week, and ensure you check what can and can't be collected.

Council is going to be undertaking a significant amount of work in the coming financial year designed to strengthen our planning controls. To keep up to date with what's happening in planning in Moonee Valley, visit to subscribe to our Strategic Planning Newsletter.

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: Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:28 AM