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Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal- January information sessions temporary market pavilion

Temporary Market Pavilion for QVM Don’t miss Community’s chance to meet with the Architects, QVM Precinct Renewal Team, and Market Management to chat about this component which will enable traders and shoppers to continue their business as usual during the market re-development. Contact person : amy.lees@melbourne.vic.gov.au January 2017 Information Sessions TEMPORARY MARKET PAVILION PLANNED FOR QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET A planning permit …

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Serviced Apartments in Docklands

Issues with short stay apartments in Docklands precinct reviewed. DCA President Roger Gardner was selected on the panel to represent views of residents against the practice, along with an officer of Council who are quoted as also being against. Other panel members include two industry representatives in favour, plus representatives of Tourism Victoria, the strata managers association and a strata …

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CoRBA’s 2014 achievements

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEMOCRACY – electoral reform in the COM A gerrymander in the CoM delivers businesses with two votes and residents with one. CoRBA has waged a decade long struggle to address this injustice. In 2014 the Baillieu/Napthine Government finally undertook a review of electoral processes for local govt. elections- including the CoM.  This was a major and momentous victory …

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EastWest Link Claims Parkland

A trench several hundred metres long is likely to be dug through Royal Park, creating up to 12 months of major disruption to park users and damaging the landscape for up to 20 years, as part of building the East West Link. The Royal Park Protection Group and Protectors of Public Lands Victoria (Groups) and several other community groups including …

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PlanMelbourne a Hoax – Buxton

Powerful private interests are shaping city development, to the detriment of Melbourne residents. The Victorian government has radically deregulated its land use planning system, giving unprecedented power to developers to determine the shape and function of our city. There has been, on average, one new Melbourne strategy every five years for the past 40 years, but never one like this. …

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PlanMelbourne Launches

SUBURBAN streets will be protected from high density development and a permanent growth boundary will be created around Melbourne to stop sprawl under a new planning blueprint for Victoria. With Victoria’s population tipped to hit 8.4 million by 2050, regional towns will become population and employment hubs, while urban renewal projects will drive jobs in Melbourne, the blueprint says. At …

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A New Melbourne Planning Strategy

Over the next two years the Victorian Government will be preparing a new metropolitan planning strategy to manage Melbourne’s growth and change. The strategy will contribute to the overall vision for the State including links with regional Victoria. The strategy will help guide Melbourne’s growth and change over the next 30-40 years. It will give communities, businesses and local government …

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Serviced Apartments

PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDED REMEDIAL ACTION The unrestricted growth of Serviced Apartments is causing considerable problems in residential apartment buildings. Currently there are no controls or restrictions over the implementation of Serviced Apartments unless stated in the Owners Corporation [OC] ground rules for a new building, which isn’t often.  Developers set the ground rules. In the many cases where there are …

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Trilogy of Strategies

Urban Forest Strategy The City of Melbourne invites the whole community to have a say on the future of its Urban Forest Strategy. Tell us what you think of the draft strategy and how you would like to see the urban forest targets applied in your local area. The consultation is open from November 2011 until February 2012. Visit www.melbourneurbanforest.com.au …

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Royal Park – No Place for a Hotel

ROYAL PARK PROTECTION GROUP INC Royal Park Protection Group (RPPG) members and supporters, together with representatives from 7 other inner Melbourne community organisations and Parkville community members, attended a large meeting –over 60 attended – held by Department of Health staff on 20 July 2011 for a briefing on “Stage 2” of the new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). The photo …

Who cares, and doesn’t, about Inner Melbourne

CoRBA, representing 19 community and business groups identified key issues of concern to the 90,000 residents, ratepayers and business groups in the City of Melbourne. CoRBA then distributed the 2010 CoRBA State Election survey to all Candidates in the 5 relevant electoral Districts. Candidate responses are included in this file: CoRBA State Election Survey summary 24Nov10   (49Kb) or on this …