Moreland Council 2020 election – candidate forums and climate info

July 26, 2020 at 1:37 am Leave a comment

Moreland Council election

Moreland Council, along with many other municipal and shire councils in Victoria, will go to the polls on 24 October 2020. Nominations close at 12 noon, 32 days before the election day. (See Knowyour Council guide to Elections)
Enrolment closes at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020. You can check your enrolment at the Victorian Electoral Commission and update details.

Postal voting starts 6 October, 2020. The election will be by postal ballot. Please use the hastag #MorelandVotes on election social media.

Climate Action Moreland will be surveying candidates, asking them to sign a climate emergency declaration, which is in keeping with the existing declaration by Council in 2018. Hopefully forums for candidates will be run for each of the three Council Wards.

Responses will be published on posts for each ward that will contain the list of candidates, party affiliation or alignment (if any), public contact information (website, facebook, twitter if available), and their answers. We may also add extra information or links to 3rd party websites where we think it empowers voters on making an informed decision at the ballot box.

We will be asking all candidates to endorse a climate emergency declaration and send us a photo of their endorsement, in keeping with the current Moreland Council declaration of a climate emergency.

In the current term of Moreland Council the following major climate policy areas were addressed (It doesn’t mean there isn’t more work to do):

  • Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy adopted
  • Zero Carbon Moreland first 5 year action plan 2020-2025
  • 2040 Zero net Community Emissions target
  • Zero waste to landfill by 2030 target
  • Urban Forest Strategy adopted
  • Moreland Nature Plan
  • Cooling the Upfield Corridor Strategic plan adopted
  • High Speed rail advocacy
  • Opposition to Adani mine, amending sustainability filter for Procurement policy on businesses involved with coal
  • Fast-track Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure as part of Covid19 transport response

Moreland Council wards

We need councillors who will continue with the City of Moreland’s strong leadership role on both reducing emissions and community adaptation to the climate changes already happening.

Candidate Forums

South Ward

Brunswick Residents Network (BRN) are organising an online candidates Forum to meet candidates for South Ward and ask them questions.

North East Ward

Neighbors United for Climate Action (NUCA) are organising an online candidates Forum to meet candidates for north-east Ward and ask them questions.

North West Ward

Climate Action Moreland are organising an online candidates Forum to meet candidates for north-west Ward and ask them questions.

Other Information

Other progressive groups such as Moreland Bicycle User Group, may also do surveys or hold forums and we will undertake to link to this information.

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