In partnership with Melbourne
Water, we are constructing a wetland
at the confluence of the Merri and
Edgars Creek. The wetlands will
provide a unique area for plants and
animals – some which are rare and
locally threatened – and treat and
improve stormwater before it enters
the Merri Creek, while providing a
natural parkland for our community.
We’ve increased community
safety through upgrades to our
pedestrian walkways and shopping
strips, with projects like the Dunnes
Lane and Gaffney–Cumberland
Street upgrades adding street
lighting, new trees, wider walkways,
and murals. We’ve also made it
safer for our community to get to
and from the Moreland Zebras home
ground, with the State Government
granting Moreland $192,000 to light
up De Chene Reserve.
Council continues to invest in
sustainable transport options.
We have continued to improve
safety along the Upfield path with
the lighting upgrade rollout as well
as path widening in peak areas.
We received VicTrack and Metro
approval for the next extension
of the Craigieburn Rail shared
path and partnered with PTV
to trial Bikes on Buses.
This Council has also
been focussed on creating
and maintaining open
spaces for our growing
community to enjoy
the great outdoors.
We proudly opened the newly
renovated Anne Sgro Children’s
Centre in late 2015. The significant
renovations included a new kinder
room for 28 children; refurbished
nursery rooms, toddler room,
kitchen, laundry and children’s
bathrooms; landscaped areas
and outdoor learning space,
shade sails, fences and footpaths.
Moreland is a great municipality that
thrives because of its diversity and
harmony. We continue to promote
and foster our multiculturalism
through festivals and celebrations.
As we face the future, we know
that there are challenges on the
horizon, however, I am confident
that the work of this Council will
help Moreland continue to grow
and thrive for decades to come.
Mayor Cr Samantha Ratnam