Melbourne Exhibition Building

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING – Project Delivery Fails to Meet Community Expectations

In 2012 Museum Victoria (MV) received a Federal Government grant of $20 million to be used for the Royal Exhibition Building’s Protection & Promotion (P&P) project, made possible by the local community’s lobbying Federal Member Adam Bandt. The “Roam the Dome”project involved reinstating the derelict Dome structure for visitors to re-experience history, and importantly, to recognise the building’s place in …

Robert Doyle campaign contributions

2016 City of Melbourne Council Elections – jostling already? “Limit the term of office of the Lord Mayor” says CoRBA

CoRBA’s position as stated in its submission to the Local Government Act review 2015, page 14 is: “CoRBA recommends that a person should be restricted to not more than two consecutive terms as Lord Mayor. This is to curb the potential for a monopoly on the office, whereby a person effectively becomes ‘Lord Mayor for Life’. Our proposal refers to …

ban developer donations

Ban developer donations to political parties? CoRBA’s position.

CoRBA’s official position on a ban on developer donations to political parties, as reflected in our submission to the 2013 Local Government Review is:   ‘It is CoRBA’s view that it is unfair and simplistic to ban donations from a particular class of corporate donor, such as property developers (who are no more or less inclined than any other business …