Newsflash Archive

Newsflash March 2019

Newsflash Latest Edition!

Newsflash Latest Edition

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)

2019 March

Download this edition here

Harmony Day 30 March Community Lunch

Saturday 30 March at 180 Palmerston Street 12pm – 3pm
page 1


CRA achievements and key activities for 2018 and election of the Committee for 2019
page 1
Guests: Greg John (Church of All Nations Family Learning Programme); Phillip Mansour and Luca Sbardella (Carlton Inc)
page 2

A new toilet for Carlton – Faraday Street 

Community Compost Hub – 20 Princes St, Carlton North recycle your food scraps        

Church of All Nations – Community Support Programmes 
page 2

Working groups

Planning Applications
page 3

Melbourne, is it still most liveable?
Melbourne seems to be weighed down by its “most liveable city” title. Guardian Australia’s Gay Alcorn reported
page 3

Jackie Watts OAM  – Congratulations to Jackie for this award
page 4

Topical issues

Melbourne Innovation Districts (MID) partnership
Urban Realm Action Plan Information Session Saturday 23 March at KSLCC.  Contribute your ideas as a Carlton resident. 
page 4,5,6

The Living Pavilion: 1-17 May 2019 at University of Melbourne
The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 indigenous plants endemic to the Kulin nation.
page 6

Community News

A Message from Ellen Sandell – State member for Melbourne
Cleaning up our communities by ending plastic pollution
page 7

Melbourne walks: download a themed map of self-guided walks to discover your city
page 7

Exceptional Tree Register
Established in 2012, the Register recognises, celebrates and protects exceptional trees on private property within the City of Melbourne.
page 7

Carlton Gardens Tennis Club
30 years of Rallying the Community
page 8


2019 | 2018 | 2017
2016 | 2015 | 2014 |
2013 | 2012 | 2011 |
2010 | 2009 | 2008 |
2007 | 2006 | 2005 |
2004 | OLD

2019 Archive


2018 Archive


2017 Archive


2016 Archive


2015 Archive


2014 Archive


2013 Archive


2012 Archive


2011 Archive


2010 Archive


2009 Archive


2008 Archive


2007 Archive


2006 Archive


2005 Archive


2004 Archive


Old Archive


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