Election results for Moreland Council 2020 and candidate priorities 2021-24

October 30, 2020 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

The election results for City of Moreland Council have been announced. Some old Councillors re-elected, some new Councillors.

The new Council will be made up of: 4 Greens, 3 Labor, 4 Independents. Five of the eleven Councillors are women maintaining a good gender split. But the results in North West Ward have been brought into doubt due to what appears to be intentional postal vote tampering. (See news reports at The ABC and The Age). The VEC announced on Nov 3 referral of the matter to Victoria Police and the Local Government Inspectorate, and the results to be referred to VCAT to determine further action.

With visits to our website starting to rise in mid September, October provided our highest site visits on record since our website was established in 2009, and nearly double the number of visits compared to the 2016 Council election campaign. Moreland residents were eager to find out where candidates stood on climate and sustainability, especially during this time when we are all under stress due to the pandemic.

Confirmed results from the VEC for Moreland Council:

NE Ward: Annalivia Carli Hannan (Labor), Adam Pulford (Greens) , Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team) , Helen Pavlidis (IND)

NW Ward: Oscar Yildiz (IND), Helen Davidson (IND), Angelica Panopoulos (Greens), Milad El-Halabi (Labor)
Note: Due to the Mail Vote fraud investigation pending by Victoria Police and Local Government Directorate, the VEC has said the results will be taken to VCAT to resolve.

South Ward: Mark Riley (Greens), Lambros Tapinos (Labor) and James Conlan (Greens)

Councillor Top Priorities for next Council Term 2021-2024

We asked candidates what their top 4 priorities would be in the 2021-2024 Council term in our climate survey:

Annalivia Carli Hannan (Labor) North East Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Mutton Reserve redevelopment that includes a food hub and neighbourhood co-operative
Priority 2 Redevelopment of Central Coburg with new employment opportunities and affordable housing
Priority 3 Continue to upgrade community infrastructure, including kindergarten and childcare
Priority 4 Upgrade pools, gyms, sporting facilities to cater to the increased demand for children and women’s sport

Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team) North East Ward::
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Rapid phase-out of fossil fuel (gas) for heating Moreland’s pools
Priority 2 Implementing the new clause in Moreland’s procurement policy: Excluding from future contracts, tenders or business dealings from any companies involved in developing new coal mines.”
Priority 3 Increased council advocacy for improvements in public transport, particularly duplicating the Upfield Line
Priority 4 Increasing tree canopy in Moreland.

Adam Pulford (Greens) North East Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Act on the climate emergency, including by supporting transition to renewable energy in and for Moreland, including community-owned renewables
Priority 2 Create local jobs and support Moreland households, businesses and community groups throughout and beyond COVID-19
Priority 3 Utilise post-COVID economic recovery opportunities to accelerate the roll out of active transport infrastructure, new parks and open spaces, and community programs and services in Moreland
Priority 4 Strongly advocate for more and better public transport to serve Moreland’s growing population

Helen Pavlidis (IND) North East Ward: Did not respond to the candidate climate survey

Mark Riley (Greens) South Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Speedier transition to renewables for households and businesses.
Priority 2 More resources and support for the community, business and residents to address the climate emergency.
Priority 3 Zero waste target is seriously advanced, given the goal is 100% zero waste by 2030.
Priority 4 Zero and low emissions transport is tackled well, given Council has few levers in this space.

Lambros Tapinos (Labor) South Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Covid Economic Recovery
Priority 2 Essential Community Services and Facilities, including building the Saxon Street Arts Hub
Priority 3 Carbon reductions and invest in renewables
Priority 4 Better planning outcomes, better environment sustainability design for apartments.

James Conlan (Greens) South Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Act on climate emergency by supporting community-controlled, renewable energy projects and energy efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses, especially vulnerable people
Priority 2 Creating safe, quiet streets and encouraging mode shift to sustainable transport by building more bike and pedestrian paths and slowing traffic.
Priority 3 Fighting inappropriate development by supporting communities through the planning process and advocating for strengthened planning laws that put people before profits
Priority 4 Greening and re-wilding our city with tree planting along nature corridors and streets, plus supporting community gardens and public plantings

Oscar Yildiz (IND) North West Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Supporting The Community to Recover From Covid
Priority 2 Connecting with Residents
Priority 3 Being a forward thinking progressive city
Priority 4 Being a responsibe Council

Angelica Panopoulos (Greens) North West Ward:
What are your top four priorities for the Council Plan to be formulated for 2021-2025.
Priority 1 Renew our local shopping strips
Priority 2 Increase the community’s ability to enjoy their local area through traffic calming and visibility measures
Priority 3 Support the community, businesses and residents to properly address the climate emergency
Priority 4 Lead a ‘green investment’ recovery effort in the wake of Covid-19

Cr Helen Davidson (IND – North West Ward): did not repond to our candidate climate survey.

Milad El-Halabi (Labor – North West Ward): did not repond to our candidate climate survey.

Background:
See our 2020 climate survey of candidate responses and forums:
North East Ward
North West Ward
South Ward

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