Planning proposals of concern for Carlton
1-23 Rathdowne Street Carlton 3053 TP-2022-245 – CRA has objected to this proposed development in the World Heritage Environs Area of the Royal Exhibition Building. An area where there should be strict controls on developments.
186-190 Lygon Street Carlton 3053 TP-2022-195 – CRA has objected to this proposal which would compromise the heritage nature of Lygon Street in a number of ways.
29 Lygon Steet, Curtin Hotel – CRA has made a submission to the Heritage Council supporting the Heritage Victoria recommendation that this hotel satisfies the criteria for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register.
World Heritage Environs Area (WHEA)
Extension to the buffer zone gazetted 28 July 2022. – a start in the process to give this area the protection it deserves.
A word from Ellen Sandell, State MP for Melbourne.
Arts venues at risk: we must save the Nicholas Building and Curtin Hotel:
Heritage Arts Venues like these are special and increasingly rare in our city.
Fringe parade and block party – Saturday 15 October – Argyle Square Carlton.
Cr Dr Olivia Ball, local resident and City of Melbourne Councillor writes:
Priorities and hopes for Carlton, Small Grants for Neighbourhoods, Introducing Nas Mohamud, Plane Trees in Lygon St, New toilet in Faraday Street.
News from Friends of Queen Victoria Market.
Mary-Lou Howie writes: Heritage in Peril.
New works at the market under question.
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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
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
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
The Council recently introduced a new plan for dealing with ever-present graffiti ‘tags’. Page 7
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