Newsflash Winter 2016

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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)

2016 Winter

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Historic tree felled

Five mature lemon scented gums, including a 94-year-old tree on the National Tree Register felled for road widening
page 1

Future Melbourne 2026

Citzens Jury refreshes the ten-year plan for City of Melbourne
page 1

Working groups

Traffic, Transport & Parking

  • Western Distributor update
    Contracts schedule for 2017 for this controversial project
    page 2
  • Melbourne Metro progress
    Concern expressed over long term disruptions and possible damage to existing buildings
    page 3

Forward Planning

This Working Group is in the process of facilitating a plan for CRA
page 3


King & Godfree
A Win-Win for Residents, Community and Local Business at VCAT mediation conference.
page 3


  • Planning Applications
    page 4
  • Residents ‘Bill of Rights’
    Adopted following a meeting in April, the ‘Bill of Rights’ has been widely distributed
    page 5
  • Planning Melbourne: Lessons for a sustainable city
    This is a recently published  book provides wide-ranging analysis and overviews of planning in Melbourne
    page 5

Associated Groups

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
First Birthday Celebrations
page 5

Topical Issues

Your vote for Council
Council Elections in October
page 5

Community News  

  • Meet the Candidates Forum
    Held in June just prior to the  Federal Elections gave voters a chance to hear the candidates responses to wide-ranging questions
    page 6
  • Book Launch at CAN (Church of All Nations)
    Readings organised a discussion between  Phillip Adams and Barry Jones to launch Barry’s new edition   of the Dictionary of World Biography.
    page 6
  • Carlton Gardens Probus Club
    A local community organisation for the retired and semi-retired
    page 7
  • The Community Grocer
    Every Friday 9:30 to 12:30 at 510 Lygon Street
    page 7
  • Carlton Gardens –
    Unsavoury History May Surprise You
    page 7
  • Walking Tours:
    – 18 October CRA Bishopscourt House & Garden Tour
    – 5 November  Historic Carlton Walking Tour  
    page 8




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