The contact for media enquiries is Council's Senior Media and Communications Advisor on 0407 556 101.
Hoops to help the homeless, 16 August 2019
It started as a small idea with Council gardener and basketball fanatic Chris Worner looking for a way to help rough sleepers in Moreland; that idea has morphed into an event that has attracted the attention of Olympian Michele Timms, NBA superstar Andrew Bogut and media personality Peter Hitchener.
Notice of Special Council Meeting - Thursday 22 August 2019, 15 August 2019
A Special Council meeting has been called at 6.00 pm on Thursday 22 August 2019 Coburg for the purpose of considering Council’s Submission to Heritage Victoria in relation to the Level Crossing Removal Project application for the Demolition of Munro Street Signal Box.
Parties involved in an eight-storey apartment building development in Pentridge have been fined a total of $36,000 for a breach of a Council planning permit by commencing the development without the required Environmental Audit related to contaminated land.
More women and girls playing sport in Moreland (media release), 05 August 2019
Moreland City Council has shared its 10-year journey to creating inclusive sporting clubs at the Creating Change Through Policy forum at Brunswick Town Hall on 31 July.
Council to fight on as more than $63 million is gambled away in Moreland (Media Release), 01 August 2019
Moreland City Council will continue to tackle problem gambling head on as the latest figures show an astounding $174,247 has been lost on pokies per day in the City of Moreland over the past financial year.
Cars and trees don’t have much in common, but in Moreland on Schools Tree Day, both are working towards saving our environment.
Local Moreland groups receive boost through Council’s Community Grants Program (Media Release), 24 July 2019
Moreland Council has committed more than $380,000 to local not-for-profit organisations through the Community Grants Program to increase access and participation opportunities for Moreland residents.
Fawkner Leisure Centre is back open for business after undergoing a $1 million upgrade.
More residents in Brunswick will live within walking distance to a park in the future with Moreland City Council announcing the purchase of two more properties where new open space will be created for the community.
Special Council Meeting in relation to a recent Waste Services review (media statement), 11 July 2019
At its meeting held on 10 July 2019, Council considered a report in relation to a recent Waste Services review.
A Special Council Meeting for Planning and Related Matters has been called and will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10 July 2019.
New Council welcomes State Government confirmation of Glenroy Road level crossing removal (media release), 03 July 2019
Moreland City Council welcomes the announcement from the State Government confirming the removal of the level crossing at Glenroy Road, Glenroy.
Moreland Council budget balances core services and investment in city's future (media release), 01 July 2019
Moreland City Council will invest $29.5 million in infrastructure across 2019-20 to maintain and improve the amenity of the city, while maintaining a focus on core services for the Moreland community.
Greening Brunswick's Albert Street for a lively and livable neighbourhood (media release), 01 July 2019
Bunswick’s Albert Street is set to bloom bright thanks to a community planting session with local groups and businesses, aiming to green the streetscape and build a better neighbourhood.
Council's Online Services site will be closed during this time while we perform maintenance.
Moreland City Council is excited to play host to two hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next two months as Council continues to develop and deliver innovative environmental initiatives that help lead the way for the local government sector in Victoria and Australia.
Moreland Council is offering support to Moreland artists and art organisations of all backgrounds and abilities through the 2019 Arts Activation Grants.
No consultation on Coburg and Moreland station designs leaves Council disappointed (media release), 12 June 2019
Moreland City Council is extremely disappointed by the State Government’s lack of consultation with the community and Council on the design of the new Moreland and Coburg stations.
Moreland City Council joined local traders and residents today at Bonwick Street in Fawkner to celebrate the official beginning of exciting upgrades to the popular shopping strip.
After four and a half years as Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo has resigned after being appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, Service Delivery at Melbourne Water.
Moreland City Council is putting the call out to the local community to help celebrate those who have enriched our community and inspired their peers through outstanding service and commitment over the past 12 months.
Moreland Council calls for public transport investment, not East-West Link (media release), 24 May 2019
Moreland City Council has called on the Morrison Federal Government to divert the $4 billion earmarked for East West Link to much needed investment in public transport infrastructure across Melbourne.
Moreland Council has approved a planning permit that will see a new public art mural painted on a privately-owned heritage silo in Brunswick.
New look Active Moreland website (media release), 09 May 2019
Getting fit and active in Moreland now a whole lot easier thanks to the recently refreshed Active Moreland website.
Council welcomes State Government announcement confirming additional level crossing removals, 07 May 2019
Moreland City Council welcomes the announcement from the State Government confirming the removal of two additional level crossings on the Upfield line at Munro Street and Reynard Street, Coburg, in addition to the already-announced Moreland Road, Brunswick and Bell Street, Coburg sites.
Council is currently constructing a number of traffic calming works along O’Hea Street, from Pascoe Vale to Coburg.
A 100-square-metre artwork has graced a prominent wall in Sydney Road, Brunswick this week, the faces of one hundred local residents telling a story of resilience, persistence, unity and hope.
Moreland City Council has outlined its proposed budget for the 2019-20 financial year and will now welcome submissions from the Moreland community during the 28-day public consultation period.
Last week Moreland Council joined a number of other councils when Councillors endorsed the Plastic Wise Policy, a policy that moves towards eliminating the use of single-use plastic within Council’s own operations as well as at Council run events.
Food no longer going to waste with Council’s Food and Garden Organics Collection Service (Media release), 11 April 2019
As of 1 July 2019, Council is expanding its kerbside collection services to households by offering fortnightly food and garden organics collection.
Social word student and climate activity, Shannon Loughnane is taking an 'extrememly long walk' from his home in Melbourne's north to Parliament House in Canberra to protest decades-long inaction on climate change.
Celebrating women in art (Media release), 25 March 2019
The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick is celebrating women with 2 new exhibitions.
For the first time, Moreland City Council has purchased property and land that will be transformed into two new parks.
On Monday 18 March Channel 9's A Current Affair aired a story focusing on an apartment complex within the Moreland municipality.
Tragedy in Christchurch, 15 March 2019
Moreland is shocked and deeply saddened by today’s tragedy in Christchurch.
Council continues journey towards protecting important heritage sites (media release), 14 March 2019
Council was pleased to take the next steps towards protecting heritage sites across Moreland, after endorsing the next phase of Amendment C174: Heritage Gap Study implementation at tonight’s Council Meeting (Wednesday 13 March 2019).
Moreland commits to gender equality (media release), 14 March 2019
Moreland City Council to be inclusive, culturally safe and culturally respectful for all gender and cultural identities after adopting the Moreland Gender Equality Commitment.
Beautiful Gowanbrae here to stay, says Mayor (media release), 12 March 2019
On behalf of Moreland City Council, Mayor Natalie Abboud has sent a strong signal to the state and federal governments that Council is committed to the people of Gowanbrae and intends to keep the suburb.
Dive, sprint, cycle and bowl yourself into a week of more than 40 free activities across Moreland as part of Active Week.
Moreland not impacted by recent closures at SKM facilities, 27 February 2019
Council is pleased to let our residents know that Moreland is not impacted by the recent closures at SKM recycling facilities.
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick is turning 20 years old (media release), 21 February 2019
Counihan Gallery has been open for 20 years, and we're celebrating with 2 fantastic local studio exhibitions.
New guide shows how to grow a community garden (media release), 21 February 2019
Green thumbs and would-be gardeners now have a handy guide to help them establish community gardens in Moreland.
Tram service changes along Holmes and Nicholson Streets, 13 February 2019
Tram renewal works will be taking place along Holmes and Nicholson Streets in Brunswick, beginning in February.
A creative approach to tackling climate change, 11 February 2019
A film about a trip on a cruise ship gone wrong is an unusual way to examine the topic of climate emergency.
Your chance to balance the budget (media release), 30 January 2019
If you had $148 million to run our city what would you spend it on? Council's new budget simulator puts you in the hot seat to allocate the 2019-2020 budget however you choose.
Are you planning on heading to Victoria’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, Midsumma Carnival on Sunday 20 January? Why not swing past the Moreland City Council and say hello to our friendly staff.
Want to get involved in the 2019 Glenroy Festival? (media release), 15 January 2019
Council is currently looking for community groups, stallholders, performers, musicians and bands to feature as part of this year’s Glenroy Festival to be held on Sunday 28 April at Bridget Shortell Reserve, Glenroy.
New year, new home – RSPCA offer no fee on cat adoptions until the end of January (media release), 14 January 2019
Thinking of expanding the fur family in 2019? The RSPCA are scrapping the adoption fee on cats and kittens until January 31 2019.
Ever considered yourself the scientific type? Do you have concerns for extreme heat felt in urban areas?
Get your skates on... community grants opening soon (media release), 14 January 2019
Each year Moreland City Council offers financial support to community led initiatives and collaborative projects that demonstrates multiple benefits and focuses directly on the Moreland community.
Council is commited to gender equality (Media release), 17 December 2018
Moreland City Council is introducing a new Gender Equality Commitment and invites the community to have their say.
Mayor's Christmas message, 17 December 2018
Moreland City Council Mayor, Cr Natalie Abboud wishes all residents a happy and safe holiday.
Bonwick Street, Fawkner - streetscape improvements, 12 December 2018
Moreland City Council - as part of its Shopping Strip Renewal Program - is going to be making some streetscape improvements to the Bonwick Street Shopping Strip.
Are you smarter than a librarian? (Media release), 12 December 2018
If you love all things trivia then this Thursday, as part of the Glenroy Library After Dark program visitors can put their mins to the test and see if they can outsmart the librarian.
Have your say on Amendment C174 - Heritage Overlay (media release), 30 November 2018
Heritage Places enrich communities and provide a connection to the past. Moreland City Council has a responsibility to identify and protect heritage places for the benefit of current and future generations by including them in the Moreland Planning Scheme with a heritage overlay.
Carols by the Lake - This Saturday (Media release), 30 November 2018
Christmas is fast approaching and Moreland City Council is once again presenting its magical Carols by the Lake, at Coburg Lake Reserve on Saturday 8 December.
More support for more start-ups (Media release), 01 November 2018
New enterprises rejoice – Moreland City Council and the Brunswick Business Incubator are coming together to deliver more opportunities for more start-ups, following the signing of a 12-month Memorandum of Understanding this week.
Moreland welcomes State Government announcement of more level crossing removals (Media release), 23 October 2018
Moreland City Council has welcomed Premier Daniel Andrew’s announcement on the weekend of two additional level crossing removals on the Upfield line at Munro Street and Reynard Street, in addition to the already-announced Moreland Road and Bell Street, should Labor win the upcoming state election.
Council phone system upgrade, 23 October 2018
Council's phone system is being upgraded from 5 pm on Friday 26 October 2018.
Notice of Special Council meeting, 22 October 2018
A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 and will be held at 5.30 pm on Thursday 25 October 2018.
A fast track to success for Entrepreneurs (Media release), 15 October 2018
Entrepreneurs will soon be able to fast track their ideas to success thanks to Converger, a dedicated startup program in the north.
Award win for sustainability (Media release), 12 October 2018
Moreland City Council, along with 13 other leading organisations, has come away with the Government Award last night at this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards.
Upfield Shared Path improvements and detour, 10 October 2018
Council is widening the Upfield Shared Path and installing new lighting between Phoenix Street and Albert Street from 10 October to 2 November 2018. During this time a detour will be in place.
Walking the Walk (Media release), 14 September 2018
Moreland City Council has once again joined with VicHealth for Walk to School month – a fun and creative way to teach kids the benefits of active travel.
A space for dogs to run free (Media release), 14 September 2018
There’s a new hang out for dogs in Brunswick following the opening of Moreland’s first enclosed dog park at Gilpin Park.
Social Cohesion for the win (Media release), 13 September 2018
Moreland City Council came away a winner at last night’s Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence, which honours individuals and organisations that foster cross-cultural understanding, support migrants and refugees, and celebrate and promote diverse cultures.
Nicholson Street Tram Stops (Media release), 11 September 2018
At its August meeting, Moreland City Council resolved to ask Public Transport Victoria to review its design of the proposed super stops at the end of the 96 tram line on Nicholson Street in East Brunswick.
Moreland, a big fan of renewable energy (Media release), 31 August 2018
Construction has begun on the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project’s Crowlands Wind Farm.
Award to recognise Moreland’s great women (media release, 31 August 2018
Construction has begun on the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project’s Crowlands Wind Farm.
Moreland’s Mayor Cr John Kavanagh says the State Government’s announcement today of a $50 billion underground suburban rail loop – linking every major rail line in Melbourne and the new airport rail – will be a game changer for the municipality and Melbourne more broadly.
Boost for community arts (Media release), 27 August 2018
Seven projects have shared $50,000 as part of Council’s new Arts Activation Grants.
Thank you to our quiet achievers (Media release), 27 August 2018
Communities work best when people act for the benefit of others, as well as themselves, both voluntarily and professionally.
Council secures land for community (Media release), 23 August 2018
Moreland City Council has announced that it will purchase a substantial parcel of land along the Merri Creek in Fawkner, securing the open space for Moreland’s growing community.
Your rates at work (Media release), 17 August 2018
A wide range of projects and initiatives will be funded in the coming year in Moreland.
Notice of Special Council meeting, 13 August 2018
A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 and will be held at 5.45 pm on Monday 13 August 2018.
Notice of Special Council Meeting, 30 July 2018
A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 and will be held at 6 pm on Monday 6 August 2018.
Moreland City Council is proud to announce the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Red Cross, Judy Slatyer, will present this year’s Maurice Blackburn Oration.
Mayors unite for gambling reform (Media release), 23 July 2018
Moreland City Council Mayor, Cr John Kavanagh, is leading a group of metropolitan mayors as they unite in their push for meaningful gambling reform.
Level crossing removal (Media release), 16 July 2018
The State Government held two community information sessions last week to outline the options for level crossing removal on Moreland Road in Brunswick and Bell Street in Coburg.
Space Animation Project (Media release), 16 July 2018
Thanks to a project called ‘Space Animation’, windows of empty shows are now home to some gorgeous illustrations by local artist, Sam Marshall.
Moreland Zero Carbon Grants (Media release), 16 July 2018
To enable and support community action MEFL is launching a pilot program of Moreland Zero Carbon grants.
Word Play at the library (Media release), 16 July 2018
The Word Play program encourages migrant families with young children to learn English together through play.
Council helps students prepare for VCE (Media release), 09 July 2018
Yas was able to get some extra help from Oxygen Moreland Youth Services. He participated in some VCE master classes provided by Oxygen, which is run by the Moreland City Council.
Two of Melbourne’s biggest councils are working to further transform the Moonee Ponds Creek into a beautiful waterway and they want your input.
Significant investment is being made across Moreland to improve community sports facilities and to encourage more women and girls to get active.
Women and girls kicking goals (Media release), 28 June 2018
Significant investment is being made across Moreland to improve community sports facilities and to encourage more women and girls to get active.
Earlier this month, your Councillors adopted Moreland’s first Aquatic and Leisure Strategy.
The death of Eurydice Dixon – and the death of so many women as a result of completely unacceptable male violence – is a tragedy that should not be occurring in our communities.
Moreland’s Mayor and Councillors, along with colleagues from other municipalities and members of the Victorian Parliament stood together with public housing residents on Friday to support Greens leader in the Victorian Parliament – and former Moreland Mayor – Samantha Ratnam’s bid to stop the sell-off of public housing land.
No change to our valued libraries (Media release), 22 May 2018
Reports in yesterday’s media that municipal library collections will be subject to a ‘political correctness filter’ will not be happening in Moreland.
New Apple IOS photo format, 17 May 2018
In its recent software update, Apple has introduced a new photo format called HEIC.
Pick My Project community grants (Media release), 30 April 2018
The State Government has announced the launch of a $30 million community grants program where community members can submit their ideas for local community projects.
Supreme Court rules in favour of Moreland City Council’s bid to protect those most vulnerable (Media release), 04 April 2018
Moreland City Council’s fight to protect Moreland’s most vulnerable citizens had a win last week when the Supreme Court ruled that VCAT had made an error in law in approving 10 additional gaming machines at a Moreland venue.
Ground broken for an Australian-first (Media release), 27 March 2018
Moreland City Council joined its partners in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project on Friday to celebrate the official start of construction on a new 80 MW wind farm in Crowlands, near Ararat, to be run by Pacific Hydro.
Special Council meeting on 28 February 2018 (Media release), 15 February 2018
A Special Council meeting has been called in accordance with section 84(2A) of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) and will be held at 6.15 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Cancelled: Special Council meeting on 27 February 2018 (Media release), 15 February 2018
A Special Council meeting, scheduled for 5.30 pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018, has been cancelled, following an extension to the timelines relating to 1-33 Outlook Drive, Glenroy.
Oak Park redevelopment updates (Media release), 04 December 2017
The latest news from the Oak Park redevelopment project
Raising the West Papuan Morning Star flag (Media release), 04 December 2017
Council raised the West Papuan Morning Star flag on Friday, paying tribute to the West Papuan people, for their long commitment to freedom and their right to build a safe, free and independent West Papua.
Marching as one to end violence against women (Media release), 24 November 2017
A large marched in Coburg this morning to mark White Ribbon Day, pledging to bring an end to violence against women.
Australian first: Melbourne powers ahead with wind farm (Media release), 23 November 2017
Moreland and other iconic organisations join together to support the development of a wind farm that will be built near Ararat in regional Victoria.
Christmas comes early in Moreland (Media release), 22 November 2017
Christmas will kick off early this year in Moreland when the annual Carols by the Lake comes to Coburg Lake Reserve on Saturday 9 December.
Dumpers to face big fines in Council blitz on illegally dumped rubbish (Media release), 14 November 2017
Moreland City Council has had enough of rubbish in its streets and is calling on residents to report anyone they see dumping rubbish so Council can take action.
Community win for Merlynston Hall (Media release), 14 November 2017
An excited crowd gathered in the welcome shade of the leafy trees surrounding Merlynston Progress Hall today to mark a very special moment in the hall's long history.
Moreland summer about to shine (Media release), 13 November 2017
With summer just around the corner Morelanders are beginning to head to their local pool to stay active, cool and happy.
More art in unexpected places (Media release), 06 November 2017
Art has begun to pop up in unexpected places as part of MoreArt – Moreland’s annual public art show.
Moreland's new Mayor: Cr John Kavanagh (Media release), 30 October 2017
Moreland Councillors came together tonight to select Councillor John Kavanagh as Mayor and Cr Natalie Abboud as Deputy Mayor for 2017-18.
Memorial garden offers peaceful environment for community reflection (Media release), 30 October 2017
A new memorial garden for victims of violence within Moreland has been built in Coburg North’s Brosnan Park.
Council has won the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Award (Government Category) for the Moreland Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan at a ceremony held last night (26 October).
Brunswick's smartest streetscape (Media release), 23 October 2017
With summer just around the corner, commuters will now be able to enjoy a shadier and safer street, with key works on Dawson Street now complete.
Walk this way (Media release), 13 October 2017
Moreland City Council has once again joined VicHealth for Walk to School month – a fun and creative way to teach kids the benefits of active travel.
Councillor Samantha Ratnam to take up a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council (Media statement), 11 October 2017
Deputy Mayor, Cr Samantha Ratnam has resigned from Moreland Council effective from the 12 October 2017.
Status update on recommendations following the quality review of Council’s Aged Care after hours service changes (Media release), 10 October 2017
Extract of Executive Summary from Confidential Council Report, October 2016
Moreland Award winners shine (Media release), 04 October 2017
With daylight savings already brightening things up, Moreland City Council proudly recognised the glowing talents and achievements of its citizens at a special ceremony last night at the Coburg Town Hall.
Head of Moreland's 'best kept secret' (Media release), 25 October 2016
Jackie Hill has been volunteering her time and energy to bettering the lives of her fellow Morelanders for more than 25 years.