Newsflash September 2017

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The CRA newsletter contains in depth news and information about the activities of the Carlton Residents Association.

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Working groups


  • Carlton’s Student Housing Boom
    In the view of the Carlton Residents’ Association, this boom is exposing many weaknesses in the Planning Schemein relation to student housing
    Page 1
  • Wanted – members for the planning working group
    Page 2
  • CoM Planning applications
    Page 3

Traffic, Transport, Parking and Noise Abatement

  • Residential Noise
    What is the law?
    Page 4
  • The West Gate Tunnel Project.
    The aim of the West Gate Tunnel Project is to give Melbourne a much needed major alternative route from the West Gate Freeway to the CBD making it easier to get to the workplaces, universities and hospitals in the city’s north.
    But! How will it affect Carlton?
    Page 5

 Associated groups

Friends of the REB and Carlton Gardens

  • Restoration of the Royal Exhibition Building
    Recently, the revised plans for the restoration were lodged by Museum Victoria (MV) with Heritage Victoria (HV).
    The Friends of the REB and Carlton Gardens, CORBA and CRA, working together, were amongst those who made submissions to HV.
    Page 6

Community news

A Message from Ellen Sandell

  • Selling Public Land: a bad idea
    The Andrews Labor Government plans to sell-off publicly-owned land on public housing estates across Melbourne to private developers. Who will benefit?
    Page 7

An update from Carlton Connect

  • Blood: Attract Repel. Blood is a powerful cultural symbol of positive and negative associations, one that represents life and death. Health and sickness, and attraction and repulsion.
    Page 7

City of Melbourne’s new Community Engagement Partner for Carlton

  • Sam Cremean has experience in community development and urban planning, and a passion for making cities more socially and environmentally sustainable.
    Page 7

Cardigan Street, Sunday Street event – Coming Soon

  • Residents of Cardigan Street and surrounds will get the chance to meet each other on car-free Cardigan Street in November.
    Page 8

La Mama: Golden Jubilee

Page 8

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