What consideration is given to positioning gambling venues within our municipal district and do we have a long term strategy as the ideal placement of poker machines within alternative entertainment options? How is it also matched to population density within our municipality? I might also add that Greater Dandenong is known as one of the municipalities with a large gambling span compared to family income.
This year, the Springvale Snow Fest took place on July 20th from midday to 7pm. Residents enjoyed the fun and excitement of life in the Snowy Mountains, when the annual Snow Fest hit town.
In the first Springvale Snow Fest in 2013, more than 10,000 people flocked to the event, which transforms Buckingham and Balmoral Avenues into a winter wonderland. In 2014, we doubled this attendance to 20,000.
A group of disabled residents is living at AUDA House in Springvale. They are concerned about increased risk with traffic on Springvale Road, combined with the need for them to cross Springvale road at the corner of Athol Road & Springvale Road in order to obtain medical care. This intersection is near to a school and shopping centre, so the traffic flow is quite dense and fast-moving.
Council is upgrading the popular Burden Park adventure playground. The playground is well used by local families, and a great deal of thought and planning has been put into designing a new child-safe playground that our children will engage with even more.
"Residents have been asking me for more choice with their rubbish bins rather than one-size-fits-all," Cr Sean O'Reilly said. "Each household has its own particular need. We will now give each household a choice to best suit their needs. Also, the colour of the bins will now conform to the Victorian standard."