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Overdevelopment in Altona North

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Local News |

Overdevelopment in Altona North

At the council meeting on 14 February 2017 I voted against the significant overdevelopment of the former Dons site on Blackshaws Road, Altona North.  It is a large parcel of land, but 3000 dwellings consisting of multi-storey buildings as high as 6 storeys in an area with very little connectivity to public transport means its impact will be enormous on the local area, particularly on our traffic.  As a representative of the local community on the council, I could not in good faith support this development under these conditions. There will...

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How To Vote for TONY BRIFFA

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Local News |

How To Vote for TONY BRIFFA

          How to vote for Tony Briffa

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Election Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Local News |

Election Newsletter

My latest...

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Tony’s Election Policies

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Local News |

Tony’s Election Policies

Tony’s Election Policies My policies are well known by people who have followed my work during my years on the council, and some are now articulated on the following page: http://briffa.org/policies  The list of policies is by no means exhaustive, but gives an idea of who I am and what I stand for. With the late Dick Murdoch at the naming of a reserve in his honour. Tony in the Council Chamber before a council meeting A sign at the council welcoming over 100 local students to my environmental education activities as part of my...

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Making Council Accessible

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Local News |

Making Council Accessible

As a Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor, my main focus was to give the community a voice and to provide leadership to the council and community.  I often spoke about integrity, values, openness and transparency, but rather than just speak about them, I made sure I walked the walk. As a Councillor it is important that all my actions and decisions are open and transparent.  I am pleased to have therefore introduced the following policies to the Hobsons Bay City Council: (a) Council meetings are recorded and podcast on the council website...

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Working Hard for our Community

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Local News |

Working Hard for our Community

As a Councillor I was very active in the local community to ensure I was able to represent and advocate for the community as well-informed as possible.  The following is a list of some of my activities in a 11 month period on council (not including Council meetings, briefings, meetings with Council’s CEO and Directors, etc): Newport Senior Citizens Group; Altona Gate Shopping Centre Management; Brooklyn Resident Action Group; Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed; Noordenne Residents Group; Italian Social Club, Altona North; Delegation of traders...

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Candidate Announcement!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Local News |

Candidate Announcement!

I am pleased to announce I will be standing in the upcoming Hobsons Bay City Council elections! I have a great record in achieving a lot of positive changes for our local community and, after having a break to settle into married life and re-establish my career in aviation, I am ready to return to the council to continue to be a strong voice for local residents, community groups and businesses. I welcome contact from local constituents and look forward to your support. If you would like to help my campaign by distributing brochures etc, please...

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Resignation Announcement

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Local News |

Resignation Announcement

Resignation Announcement (14 February 2014) Later today I will be submitting my resignation from the Hobsons Bay City Council effective as of the date my replacement is declared. It has been a tremendous honour serving the community I love as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor, and I am extremely grateful to the community for the huge support I have enjoyed over the years.  To be re-elected as an independent councillor with such an overwhelming vote in 2012 after my term as Mayor was very humbling.  I have always focused on being a community...

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Council run childcare in Hobsons Bay (12 February 2014)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Local News |

Council run childcare in Hobsons Bay (12 February 2014)

Last November the council made an unfortunate decision while I was overseas.  It decided in a meeting closed to the public and without any community consultation to outsource the management of the two council-run childcare centres in Hobsons Bay (Altona Meadows and Altona North).  Council management also failed to consult with staff.  Incredibly, this motion was supported by all councillors present. I have opposed this decision and the process from the outset and am very pleased I successfully moved a resolution in the council last night to...

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Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Local News |

Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer!

Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer! Melbourne’s west is the place to be this summer, so no matter where you live be sure to come and enjoy the events the local councils are supporting! Movies by the Bay – Altona and Williamstown (every Friday in January 2014) Free Dog’s Breakfast (Saturday 4 January 2014) Wildlife Display (13 – 17 January 2014) Midsumma comes to Melbourne’s West – Go West!  (12 January 12 to 2 February 2014) Australia Day in Altona (Sunday 26 January 2014) Summer...

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