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Newsflash June 2018

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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)

2018 June

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CRA Forum

Meet the candidates for Lord Mayor
Fourteen candidates nominated for the role of Lord Mayor.
Eleven candidates were present at the Forum organised by CRA and hosted by CAN

Lord Mayor announced – Sally Capp
page 1

Working groups

Traffic, Transport, Parking and Noise Abatement

Update to the information in the March issue of Newsflash regarding rubbish collection
page 2


Planning Applications
page 3

Heritage National Trust Advocacy Toolkit
This is a free online resource created by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to support individuals and communities to advocate for the protection of places of cultural heritage significance.
page 4

Community News

Pick My Project.

Your community. Your decision.
Help build a stronger community
Pick My Project is a community grants initiative, with $30M available to fund local projects. Come up with an idea, vote for your favourites and make your community an even better place to live.
page 4

In case you missed it . . .

La Mama burns
In the early hours of Saturday 19 May, fire destroyed the La Mama building in Faraday Street.
page 4

Carlton Central Learning Project

Carlton primary school
A new central learning project for Carlton
page 5

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

The headquarters at 239 A’Beckett Street Melbourne are housed in the Australian Army Medical Corps Drill hall built between 1938 and 1939. Definitely worth a visit.
page 6

Topical issues

A message from Ellen Sandell:

Government Must Fix Dangerous and Dodgy Buildings
Everyone should feel safe in their home. But a lack of government oversight has left many in the inner city, including Carlton, worried that they’re living in homes with flammable cladding.
page 6

Are you proud of where you live?

If you love Carlton then make sure your membership of Carlton Residents Association is up to date
Update your membership here
page 7

Carlton Neighbour Day 2018

Some 600 people attended the day set up in Faraday Street, outside Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
A day to remember the many faces of Carlton
page 8


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Autumn 2015

Wonderful News

A restoration program is under way to reopen the dome of the much-loved Royal Exhibition Building.                                                                           Page 1

AGM Address- Renate Howe

From Carlton Association to Carlton Residents Association.      Page 2

Working groups

Traffic and transport and Parking

Government transport policies in action                       

  • East West Link final chapter        

On 15 April 2015, the Andrews ALP Government at last announced it had cancelled the EW Link contracts.                                                                 Page 2

  • Yet another roads project

With the dust hardly settled on EW Link cancellation, the Andrews Government announced an unsolicited proposal from City Link operator, Transurban, to build a $5.5 billion ‘Western Distributor’ (Premier’s Media Release, 30 April).                                                                        Page 2

  • Melbourne Metro go-ahead

Premier Andrews announced that construction of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail (Newsflash, Summer 2015) to commence 2018.          Page 3

  • State Budget announcements

The State Budget brought down on 5 May allocated $22 billion to transport infrastructure projects during the life of the current government  Page 3

Kay Street traffic issues

Following an approach from local residents regarding the high volume and excessive speed of traffic in Kay Street, Carlton, CRA alerted the Council Engineering Department to the problem.                                                     Page 3


VCAT decisions questioned

Almost 90% of Council planning refusals end up at VCAT, making Councils virtually redundant in the planning process.                                            Page 4

Local heritage policy review

CRA Planning Group members and others have participated in recent consultations regarding the Council’s Local Heritage Planning Policy Review. The aim is to improve heritage planning decisions.             Page 4

City Governance and Election Campaign Donations

Late in 2012, The Age newspaper ran with a headline ‘Cash may gag council vote’. This report contended that the ‘Melbourne City Council could be denied a say on key building projects, with a majority of councillors unable to vote because of developer donations that bankrolled their election campaigns.’                                                                                  Page 5

Planning applications CoM                                                                   Page 6

Associated Groups  

Melbourne North Community Consultative Committee (CCC)

News on safety and community issues.                                                        Page 7

Carlton Gardens – Royal Exhibition Building (REB) 

World Heritage Community Day and Young People’s Democracy Celebrations.                                                                                                     Page 7

Topical issues

Graffiti management 

The Council recently introduced a new plan for dealing with ever-present graffiti ‘tags’.                                                                                                             Page 7 

Community News

Harmony Day Celebrations 2015 

Carlton Gardens Primary School celebrated on March 28.                 Page 8

 Carlton Senior Citizens move from CAN to KSLCC

A commemorative lunch celebrated more than 50 years of Carlton Senior Citizens at the Church of All Nations (CAN), prior to their imminent move to the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (KSLCC).             Page 8