Newsflash March 2018

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2018 March

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Neighbour Day  10- 2 pm 25th March

Held in Faraday Street outside KSLCC
page 1

CRA  –  AGM held at KSLCC Monday 19 February 2018.

Attendees were treated to an exceptional panel discussion: Good governance in the ‘post truth age’. The panelists – Dr Matthew Sharpe, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University and Misha Ketchell, editor of The Conversation.
page 1

Working Groups

Parkland and Streetscapes

Proposed Streetscape Improvements to Carlton
Carlton Residents Association and St Jude’s Church submitted a set of proposals to Council to improve the amenity, safety and ecology of Carlton in early 2018.
page 2


Our Broken Planning System There is no better example of our broken planning system than the latest proposal for a twenty two storey student housing/retail complex on the former Carlton Brewery site, just next to the Queensberry Hotel.
pages 2 and 3

College Square on Swanston
The highrise student housing complex, initiated by Melbourne University in 2002, for the Eastern Precinct  block (Swanston, Faraday, Cardigan and Elgin Streets)
THE LONG STRUGGLE a VCAT experience to be remembered.
pages 4 and 5

Planning Applications
pages 6 and 7

Community News

City of Melbourne’s Safe City Camera Program (SCCP)

The Audit Committee provides a written audit report to Council on an annual basis. This report evaluates the operations of the camera program and compliance with the Protocols and Operating Procedures.
page 3

CoM  Lord Mayor by-election

CRA will host a forum for all Mayoral candidates on Monday 23 April at the Church of All Nations in Carlton.
page 7

Australian Open

Players from the Community Tennis Coaching Program (which is for families originating from the Horn of Africa) were again sponsored to attend 2 days of the Australian Open.
page 8

Topical issues

A Message from Ellen Sandell

Breaking Down Barriers to Meaningful Work
Carlton is a compassionate and multicultural community, and this diversity is part of what makes it such a great place to live and work.
page 8

Rubbish collection hours for the City of Melbourne

The preferred pick up time for the CoM and private rubbish collectors, is 6 am to 11 pm
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