ALP ELECTION WIN
The predicted historic win for the Greens did not eventuate in the by-election attracting unprecedented State and Federal Government attention.
Some facts about the State Seat of Melbourne and the by-election: – interesting to note the record low voter turnout and record high informal vote.
Reference Group Reports
Melbourne City Council will conduct its elections by full postal voting. Election Day is Saturday 27 October 2012. CoRBA is compiling its ‘City of Melbourne Council Candidates Survey’
KATHLEEN SYME CENTRE
At last Council endorses the Library and Community Centre option for the KSC redevelopment. Detailed design and tender documents are to go to Council May 2013.
CARLTON GARDENS AND ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
The REB receives Federal funding – a chance to fully honour our political history.
The interest in reunification continues to grow as community awareness of the relationship between rates and council services increases.
TRAFFIC TRANSPORT AND PARKING
Doncaster Rail independently assessed – interesting new cost predictions.
Doncaster rail link – another perspective – an underground link to University of Melb, and Melbourne Central?
East-West link probable route – map available
Core drilling on parkland– concern over the impact of this and future construction on parklands.
CARLTON GARDENS AND REB – WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS)
Complaints to Council about the management of MIFGS
World Heritage Conservation Master Plan (WHCMP) Information on the final draft the Ministerial approval of this Plan is still outstanding.
A Public Forum to raise awareness of our WH site is planned to celebrate sustainable communities, as part of the UNESCO 40th anniversary of world heritage conservation.
A progress report on the Carlton Housing Estate Redevelopment.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT –
Planning committee report on Applications
A summary of New residential planning zones announced by Planning Minister, Hon Matthew Guy.
THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART
New opportunities to explore what this venue offers the community
Neighbourhood Night at the Museum’ is on Wednesday 31 October from 5.30 – 7.00pm.
LOOK, THINK, DRAW:
Free Children’s Art Trail: Monday 24 September to 7 October 2012
CITY OF MELBOURNE (CoM)
Graffiti in Elgin St near Swanston quickly removed by council
Pedestrian monitoring system measures pedestrian activity in the centralcity and Docklands precincts each day.
Neighbourhood appointment by CoM Amy Lees appointed to the role of Team Leader Neighbourhood Development.
60th Anniversary in 2012. Congratulations
WATTS FAMILY SHOE STORE:
Carlton Icons continue.
The Watts family has been making, selling and repairing shoes on the corner of Grattan and Lygon Streets since 1895.
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