Flemington Chamber of Commerce

President: Jayson Watts
Nelson Alexander

Centre Manager: Anna Henderson
Telephone: 0401 042 194
Email: anna@x2marketing.com.au

Moonee Ponds Chamber of Commerce

President: Jason Farrugia
Telstra Store Moonee Ponds

Centre Manager: Anna Henderson
Telephone: 0401 042 194
Email: anna@x2marketing.com.au

Niddrie Traders Association

President: Arthur Vlahogianis
c/o Blackgrape Accounting
1st floor, 374 Keilor Road, Niddrie 3042

Centre Manager: Silvana Troiani
Telephone: 0417 313 423
Email: info@niddrieshopping.com.au

Essendon North Village Traders Association

President: Tony Kyriakidis
2/1072 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon North 3040
Telephone: 0418 600 420  
Email: tony@kingofclippers.com.au

Union Road Traders Association

President: Kylie Watt
1/208 Union Road, Ascot Vale

Centre Manager: Judy Newton
Telephone: 9370 8847
Email: unionroadtraders@gmail.com

Special rates and charges

There are four business areas in Moonee Valley that collect a special rate and charge. Union Road, Niddrie, Moonee Ponds and Flemington. All the funds collected from the Special Rates and Charges are provided to the relevant trader associations are used for marketing, business development, and the associated encouragement of commercial activity for the Business Precincts. 

We consider that the Special Rates and Charges for these important Business Precincts will provide an added benefit to all properties and businesses within the boundary of the rates.

Moonee Ponds Activity Centre Special Rate and Charge Renewal

The current special rate and charge for the Moonee Ponds Activity Centre is due to conclude on 30 June 2019. We are in the process of renewing the special rate and charge and would like to hear from business and property owners, so an informed decision on whether or not to continue it can be made.

Here are some quick facts about the Moonee Ponds special rate and charge:

  • We collect the special rate and charge, providing 100 per cent of funds to the Moonee Ponds Rate Levy Association
  • The proposed rate will raise $1.05M over the five years of the scheme
  • The rate will be a combination of 20 per cent ‘special charge’ and 80 per cent ‘special rate’
  • Endorsements or objections must be lodged with Council prior to 5pm on Friday, 22 March, 2019
  • Council will make the decision to declare the special rate and charge at its meeting on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

For more information Contact Council’s Economic Development unit on 9243 8866 or business@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Fact sheet

Ordinary Meeting of Council - Agenda - 11 December 2018 item 10.8

Ordinary meeting minutes – 11 December 2018

Proposed declaration, appendix 1 and appendix 2


Declaration of Trader Special Rate Programs

At our Ordinary Meeting held on 27 February 2018, we resolved to declare a Special Rate and Charge, in accordance with section 163(1) of the Local Government Act 1989, for the Niddrie, Flemington and Union Road Business Precincts. The Special Rates and Charges will commence on 1 July 2018 and end on 30 June 2023.

Below are the declarations for each business precinct:

Flemington Business Precinct: Special Rate Declaration (pdf, 880KB)

Niddrie Business Precinct: Special Rate Declaration (pdf, 1MB)

Union Road Business Precinct: Special Rate Declaration (pdf, 1MB)

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:44 AM