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Newsflash September – December 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 September – December

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CRA Forum

State Election Candidates Forum

Four State election candidates accepted the invitation to attend the Forum on Monday 12 November.
Peter Hanlon (Independent), Jennifer Kanis (Labor), Ellen Sandell (Greens), Leo Close (Reason Party).  Leo was an apology on the night. They each made a brief statement and were then available for questions.

The election outcome – Ellen Sandell was re-elected after a close battle with Jennifer Kanis.
page 1

Working groups

Traffic, Transport, Parking and Noise Abatement

There have been 2 occasions in 2018 when Victoria Police and the Environment Protection Authority have flagged down noisy vehicles in Lygon Street and subjected them to noise emission tests.

A sign will be erected in of Pelham Street just east of Lygon Street, warning vehicles choosing to turn left of the pedestrian lights in Lygon Street.
page 2


The Corkman – demolished illegally on the 15 October 2016
The Overlay gazetted 18 October 2018 does not REQUIRE the re-construction of the former heritage place.

 599-605 Swanston Street, Carlton – the former Beaurepaire Tyre Building
This re-developed site at the NW corner of Swanston and Queensberry Streets provides one recent example of the INEFFECTIVENESS of these DDO61 Heritage provisions.

99 Cardigan Street
This place, although likely to be of more recent construction than the C Graded Heritage Places to the immediate north, should have been included in a Heritage Overlay; it wasn’t.

The Issue of Social Significance – Jimmy Watson’s 331-335 Lygon Street, Carlton
This Heritage Place is located in the HO1 Heritage Overlay and was graded “F” in 1987, then “B” in 2016 but is UNGRADED in the proposed 2017 Heritage Places Inventory.
page 2,3

Planning Applications
page 4

Associated Groups

Melbourne North Community Consultative Committee

The relocation of the Melbourne North Criminal Investigation Unit is going to proceed.
A Christmas Toy & Food Drive will again be organised.
page 5

Community News

A New toilet
The Council approved a new public toilet facility at the corner of Lygon and Faraday Streets.

Pop up house parties
CRA would like to hear about problems experienced.

Carlton Voices’
An edited and illustrated collection of stories which reflect the immense diversity of our local history.

 Research the History of Your House
An initiative by CoM to provide assistance for individuals toresearch the history of their properties.

Allows the public to discover the history and memories of Yarra which includes Carlton North.
page 5,6

Community Conversations –

Carlton and Parkville Summary
This conversation was held on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
The Lord Mayor facilitated a conversation with community members and posed a series of questions.
page 6

 A Message from Ellen Sandell

State member for Melbourne – It’s an honour to represent you
page 7

Carlton remembers

Sisto Malaspina, La Mama
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