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Newsflash March 2022

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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)

2022 March

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CRA AGM held 21 February 2022.

The Committee for 2022 was elected
page 2

Working groups

Planning – Heritage

The Curtin Hotel
The Curtin is not just a pub. Its heritage is a light on the past and a beacon to the future. Carlton should encourage regeneration while identifying with colourful accounts of its local history. The argument is not just about heritage but the public benefit it affords to place, community and people.
Can it be saved?
page 2

Carlton Heritage Review Consultations and Update : Amendment C405
It is the first comprehensive review of Carlton since the 1990s. The Review ……….researched in detail the history of the buildings, streets and parks of Carlton.

Correction to article in December 2021 Newsflash
page 3

Community News

Cr Dr Olivia Ball, (local Councillor) writes:

Council meeting in Carlton, M Pavilion in University Square, Distant Things Appear Suddenly Near, Food relief guide, Call to raise Jobseeker
pages 4,5

Carlton Community Update from Ellen Sandell  (local MP)

New bike lanes for Royal Parade and Flemington Road, How can we improve schools in Carlton?
page 6

News from Friends of Queen Victoria Market.

Luke Hilakari, Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council, has been appointed to the Queen Victoria Market P/L Board. Luke has voiced his commitment to protecting Victoria’s heritage. It was Union Green Bans in the 70’s which saved the Vic Market along with other iconic sites.
page 7

Coffee Machine Technologies

A new arrival in Carlton. Coffee Machine Technologies  has opened a gleaming polished showroom at the old Country Road site at the corner on Lygon and Faraday Streets, opposite King and Godfreys.
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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