Save Glen Eira was launched at the Gathering held at Caulfield Park Pavilion on 29th July, 2019.
We thank the many residents, from across the municipality, who attended for making the Gathering a success. Your support and participation was much appreciated.
Save Glen Eira’s bringing together various residents groups to present a collective view and voice to Council and State Government clearly resonated. Gathering feedback was extremely positive, with many residents commenting that SGE had provided a good base from which to build a municipal-wide community action focused Glen Eira’s planning issues and planning crisis.
Resident Speakers .
Proper Town Planning
Communication and Consultation
East Village, Bentleigh East
Q&A – THE WAY FORWARD
A summary of the short and longer proposals proposed by attendees.
SHORT TERM (2019)
- Planning meeting à Budget
- Fundraising campaign
- Letterbox drop re: issues & posters available
- Posters (spread ‘brand’)
- Document our issues and claims/demands)
- Media (through our contacts)
- Council-wide petition to Mayor and Minister
- Rally to Council chambers
- Hire “team” eg. Lobbyists
LONGER TERM (2020+)
- Identify potential candidates for 2020 election (preferably in 2019)
- Build alliance of candidates with core set of principles and goals (2019-early 2020)
- Help candidates build their profile
- Meet with resident groups in other key municipalities
- Melbourne-wide petition (online to Legislative Council) à target 250k+?
- Rally to Parliament with other groups (on a sitting day? To present petition?)
Save Glen Eira is to review and provide a progress report at our next Gathering. As requested by attendees, this gathering should be held within the next month or so.
Once again, our thanks to the attendees for their support and participation.
You can find us on facebook (Save Glen Eira) or email us if you wish additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org).