Council wins planning award for MV2040

Monday, 19 November 2018

Moonee Valley City Council has taken out the Victorian Planning Institute of Australia's Award for ‘Best Planning Idea – Large Project’ for its long-term strategy MV2040.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said Council was thrilled at winning the award for MV2040, which revolutionises planning and transforms how we support the community.

“MV2040 was designed to take a 20-minute neighbourhood approach to planning by identifying local priorities in order to build community connections and improve social and health outcomes and we are incredibly proud of the strategy,” Cr Sharpe said.

“In winning the award we were commended for our innovative and collaborative approach to planning and congratulated for recognising that Council has a pivotal role in ensuring neighbourhood planning becomes the norm.”

The judges praised the 20-year strategy for Moonee Valley for exemplifying originality by implementing Plan Melbourne’s 20-minute neighbourhoods principle at a municipal level.

Future Communities portfolio holder Cr Rebecca Gauci Maurici said the award recognised the tireless work by Council to improve liveability for Moonee Valley residents.

“MV2040 identifies the unique characteristics and priorities of each neighbourhood, which was achieved through extensive engagement that was tailored for each community,” Cr Gauci Maurici said.

“As the judges said, it’s “bold but achievable”.”

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Last updated: Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:13 AM