Sue Bolton is seeking re-election to Moreland Council NE Ward in the October 2016 election. Click here for examples of what Sue has achieved since 2012.
Community need not developer greed.
- Mandatory limits on building heights
- Return residents’ right to object to building heights
- Protect Pentridge heritage and stop high-rise towers on the Pentridge site
- More open and green space
- Allocate budget funds for disability access improvements
- Provide facilities to assist homeless people
Improved amenity for residents.
- More public toilets at Coburg shops and in parks
- Improved and safer cycling paths. Extend Upfield bike path north of Fawkner cemetery; Improve east-west cycling links
- Increase youth facilities in the north
- Support residents’ campaigns for traffic calming and safer streets for pedestrians
Make Moreland a leader in environmental sustainability.
- Join communities rapidly moving to zero local emissions
- Improve community resilience to water shortages by improving water use efficiency and capturing stormwater
- Protect vulnerable residents from heat waves through supporting building insulation programs and urban cooling with vegetation and street tree canopies
- Provide monitoring services and heat relief centres for vulnerable residents during heatwaves
A campaigning council.
- Campaign for improvements to public transport: more Upfield trains; more trams; extend bus services and increase operating hours, esp. Newlands and Fawkner buses
- Campaign for more public housing to improve housing affordability
- Stand up for refugees, and against racism and Islamophobia
For a democratic council.
- Monthly residents meetings to raise issues
- No confidential council briefings – council must be open and accountable
- Referendums on any issue if 10% of Moreland residents request
Council that helps with cost of living pressures.
- No rise in rates or fees for basic council services above inflation
- Campaign for state and federal government to stop cost-shifting and fully fund community services provided by local government based on community need
- End privatisation and outsourcing; bring council services such as rubbish collection back into council hands
See also Sue’s initial leaflet A progressive voice on council distributed in early 2016. Here is the platform on which Sue stood in the October 2012 elections, which saw her first elected to council: Imagine a council that fights for you
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