Just a very brief report on tonight’s council meeting. Full details in the days ahead. However, tonight’s events distinguished themselves by disclosing to a good sized gallery how governance and unity do not exist in Glen Eira. The animosity in chamber was palpable.

The lowlights –

  • insult after insult hurled across the chamber between various councillors – Lobo, Magee, Lipshutz, Hyams the main culprits
  • open government again the loser to the gang of six (Magee an enthusiastic joiner)
  • inconsistency in argument on vivid display once more
  • public questions basically fobbed off with non answers

On planning applications the results were –

  • 9 storey for Centre Road – unanimous refusal
  • Bent Street – permit (Lobo voting against)
  • Centre Road 5 storey and 63 units – permit
  • Murrumbeena 4 double storeys – permit
  • Nicholson Street Bentleigh – permit

Watch this space for our reports on what happened!