Have your say

Throughout the year, we ask the community to provide their ideas, input and feedback in a number of ways to ensure Council decision-making is informed and takes into consideration the views of our community.

Check back to this page regularly for updates on opportunities for you to have your say on issues affecting your local area.   

Current opportunities

The following table provides a summary of current opportunities. Click on the project title to find more information.

Project Key dates Relating suburbs


In early 2018, Council will decide if we will register as an NDIS provider or not.

Feedback from the community will help us make this decision and plan for how we can continue to support people with disability and their families in the future.

Call 9243 1647 for more information.

Feedback: 17 November - 15 December Moonee Valley wide

What will Moonee Valley look like in 2040?

The MV2040 Visioning Paper has been prepared to inspire and stimulate conversation about the type of city and neighbourhoods we want to live in. Community feedback on this paper will inform the Draft MV2040 Strategy - the long-term plan for improving the health and liveability of our city over the next two decades.

Feedback: 6 October - 22 December 2017

Symposium: 22 October 2017

Moonee Valley wide

Ideas for Bradshaw Street Reserve and Montgomery Park

We are developing a master plans for Bradshaw Street Reserve and Montgomery Park in Essendon. The master plans will guide the design, development and management of these parks over the next 15 years. We are keen for local residents and stakeholders to have their say on the plans and will be holding a community ideas sessions at both parks.

Feedback: closes 15 December 2017 Essendon

Airport West Structure Plan - Directions and Preferred Options Report

The Airport West Structure Plan is our long-term strategic document for managing growth and change in the Airport West Activity Centre. Review and consider the key directions and preferred options for the future of Airport West, and contribute your views indicating whether you support these initiatives.

Feedback: closes 18 December 2017

Drop-in sessions:

  • 28 November, 5pm-7pm
  • 9 December, 10.30am-12.30pm
Airport West


Recent opportunities

The following table provides a summary of recent opportunities which have now closed. Click on the project title to find more information.

Project  Key dates  Relating suburbs 

Have your say on the future of waste in Moonee Valley

We are seeking your ideas to avoid waste and improve reuse and recycling. The survey will only take ten minutes and provide us with valuable information to update the Waste and Resource Recovery Plan.

Complete survey for your chance to win $100 worth of prizes to help you avoid waste.

Feedback: 5 - 29 October 2017 Moonee Valley wide

Footpath trading survey

We are asking local traders, shoppers and residents about your experience of footpath trading in Moonee Valley. It takes just two minutes to answer a few quick questions!

Your views will assist us to ensure our popular shopping strips remain vibrant and meet the needs of our local businesses and the whole community.

Feedback: 16-28 August 2017 Moonee Valley wide

Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 

We are working on a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the next four years.

Moonee Valley residents are adoring pet owners who take their ownership obligations seriously. Guided by this plan, we will continue to support these residents by maintaining fair requirements regarding responsible pet ownership as well as educating the community on animal safety.

Our objective is to ensure our city is a safe and enjoyable place for these animals to live and play, maintaining Moonee Valley’s pet friendly reputation.

Feedback: 10 - 28 July 2017 Moonee Valley wide
Draft park master plans

Following consultation late last year, we have developed draft master plans for five parks across Moonee Valley: AJ Davis Reserve in Airport West, Buckley Park in Essendon, Clifton Park in Aberfeldie, Overland Reserve in Keilor East, and Woodlands Park and Salmon Reserve in Essendon.

We’re holding information sessions at these parks during June in order to gather information from nearby residents and park users.

Information sessions: throughout June

Feedback due: 23 June 2017

  • Airport West
  • Essendon
  • Aberfeldie
  • Keilor East

Portfolio Advisory Committees

Are you passionate about your local community? Be part of shaping Moonee Valley’s future by being a representative on one of our Portfolio Advisory Committees. These committees will support strategy and policy development and will provide an opportunity for community input into Council decision making

Expressions of interest: 10 April - 12 May 2017 Moonee Valley wide

2017/18 Proposed Annual Budget

This proposed budget takes into account the funding of over 200 services to the local community as well as building and upgrading millions of dollars’ worth of capital works including managing our ageing assets.

Feedback: 15 April - 14 May 2017 Moonee Valley wide

Draft Council Plan 2017-21

The draft plan describes how we will work over the next four years to achieve the community’s vision for Moonee Valley: A city of clean, green and beautiful, vibrant, diverse and sustainable communities that people experience as friendly and safe to live in.

Feedback: 15 April - 14 May 2017 Moonee Valley wide

Community satisfaction survey

The Community Satisfaction Survey is commissioned by the State Government and was conducted over the phone with 400 residents in February and March 2017.

The survey focused on the areas of overall performance, customer service, community consultation, advocacy and overall Council direction, as well as individual service areas.

The results highlight our community’s concerns regarding planning and development related issues. Take a look at the results (pdf, 2MB)

We would like to thank the residents who took part in the survey for their insights and feedback.

Survey privacy

We abide by a number of research specific privacy and ethical considerations when conducting research with the community. Find out more about our survey research.

More information

For more information on any of the listed consultations, call us on 9243 8888 or email council@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:44 AM