Melbourne City Council

Election Reform 2019

Representatives of Corba are meeting with the adviser to the Special Minister for State (Gavin Jennings) and we recently met with the Minister for Local Government (Adem Somyurek) to discuss our concerns regarding local government reform in general and the City of Melbourne in particular. The meeting went well and the Minister was attentive to our concerns. Attached is the …

The Melbourne Observatory

The Astronomical Society of Victoria’s disquiet with the current Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s management of the Observatory site ASV’s concerns the Age article The Memorandum of Understanding between the Management parties of the Observatory

Call to Parties

FMC meeting on 19/03/2019 Agenda Item7 was a “Call to Parties”.  Council adopted our Call To Parties on Tuesday night this week, including advocacy on aircraft noise over inner Melbourne.  

tallest tower on the smallest plot?!

CoRBA has joined with Friends of the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens (FREBCG) in hopefully protecting the special heritage place from such a development. You may have noticed the site – forming an apex between Latrobe and Victoria Streets opposite the WH REB & Carlton Gardens. As far as we know for this 330 metre tower 18 metres wide …

OAM awarded to Cr Jackie Watts

Corba congratulates Councillor Jackie Watts on being awarded an OAM for service to the community. The Order of Australia is the principal means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level and nominations are encouraged from all members of the Australian public. The Order of Australia was established in 1975 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Prior …

Corba submission: MIFGS objection

The “Friends of the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens” ( FREBCG), together with Fitzroy Residents’ Association (FRA) and CoRBA, have made a submission to Heritage Victoria outlining our objections to the current permit application by The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) for use of the Unesco World Heritage Carlton Gardens in March 2019. This is the 23rd …