Newsflash Autumn 2016

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The CRA newsletter contains in depth news and information about the activities of the Carlton Residents Association.

Hard copies of the CRA Newsflash are available at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (KSLCC)

2016 Autumn

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Working groups

Planning

  • King & Godfree: a rooftop ‘live music’ venue?
    An innocuous-looking Planning Application posted on the windows of King & Godfree (cnr Lygon & Faraday Streets) in April, masked a major change in usage of the historic (1870) heritage-listed building.
    page 1

 Traffic, Transport & Parking

  • East West link update
    East West Link homes occupied
    page 2
  • Public transport funding
    Substantial State funding, largely for new rail projects over the next four years.
    page 2

Planning

  • Surge in commercial and residential construction
    More than 1420 serviced apartments or hotel rooms are under construction in inner Melbourne as our reputation as a tourism destination continues to grow. page 3
  • Worthless’ real estate sale
    House in Faraday Street saved at a mammoth six week long CRA battle at VCAT in 2003, now restored, sells for around $1.5
    page 3
  • Planning Applications
    page 4
  • Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee
    During the last week of April, the CRA presented a submission to this Committee.
    The CRA submission made extensive reference to the anomalies in these controls
    page 5

VCAT Fees Review

The concept of VCAT providing low cost dispute resolution has been largely lost over the past 20 years.
page 5

Associated Groups

Police Consultative Committee report
page 6

Topical IssuesCity of MelbourneCity Of Melbourne

City of Melbourne

  • Election funding
    The newly adopted guidelines encourage regular disclosure of donations of $500 and above, from April 2016 until after the election in October 2016. Donor information will be published on the Council website.
    page 6
  • Budget adopted
    Its Executive Summary noted: “Through this plan the Council will ensure Melbourne is a vibrant inclusive place, well positioned to meet the opportunities and challenges of a growing city for decades to come.
    page 6

Community News  

  • Walks in Carlton
    Take a self guided walk through the local community
    page 7
  • Fascinating night tours of the Melbourne General Cemetery
    For an interesting and educational experience, try the popular night tours of Melbourne General Cemetery.
    page 7
  • Carlton community history group
    Be part of researching our history
    page 7
  • Congratulations to Readings for winning the Bookstore of the Year award at the 2016 London Book Fair International Excellence Awards!
    page 7
  • Some Carlton history
    Carlton murder in dingy dark lane
    page 7
  • La Mama courtyard
    The newly refurbished forecourt, made possible by a generous donation from Jeanne Pratt AC and The Pratt Foundation, was launched on 22 March
    page 8

 

 

 

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