Welcome to our latest newsletter, with a special feature on political skulduggery and its implications, plus lots of updates on planning issues, traffic woes, local culture, and of course the Council election results. Read here (cut and paste from Mailchimp), or read here for nicer formatting. Election results under a cloud; Bunnings goes to VCAT; […]

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, a briefer-than-usual Council Election special, but still with local news on traffic and transport, planning and entertainment. Scroll down for the cut-and-paste version, or view on Mailchimp for more elegant formatting. Welcome to this briefer-than-usual edition. We’re in caretaker mode, but bring you all the pre-election news. Today’s Covid numbers: One […]

Moreland Council 2020 election candidates set out strategies for making walking safer Thanks to all the would-be councillors who responded to our survey on policies to make walking safer in our suburbs. The walking survey is a joint project of Brunswick Residents Network and Walk on Moreland. Fourteen (all but one of) the Moreland South […]

Including: Bunnings blunder. Meet our 15 candidates for Moreland South Ward on 6 October. Planning expert critiques Moreland strategy. High-rise horror. Council communications upgrades; parks, culture and stuff for kids. Read below in plain text – sorry, we are having some problems pasting into the new WordPress editor – or click here for the formatted […]

This month we ask whether apps like Google are disrupting traffic management. We unravel the history of local boxer Cocoa Jackson – and his namesake. Plus good news for walkers (zebra crossings, hence the picture), and parks. Not so good on planning, and COVID. And the elections are on as planned . . . 24 […]

Local news on everything from governance through gardening and grants, to garbage disposal. A special feature on Public Housing inspired by COVID-19 events. Read via this link for the nicely formatted version, or scroll down for a rough and ready copy below.  https://mailchi.mp/0266a1d1b0ed/brunswickresidentsnews   Social housing feature, plus Council transparency, lockdown help, planning for walking, […]

Monster edition: Planning changes, heritage (destruction and protection), safer walking, Somyurek and us, art, culture, nature, and much more discussed this month. Read on below, or read on Mailchimp with nicer formatting. The Somurek scandal: How number-crunching affects our lives In astounding developments, State Premier Daniel Andrews has sacked Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek, following media allegations of […]

Our recent survey asked how the stay-at-home rules affected your lives, and how you believe it will affect the future. The responses were both numerous (189 respondents) and thoughtful. We’ve written them up as a full report, recognising that you have provided fascinating snapshot of the varied ways in which the pandemic has affected our lives, as well […]

Welcome to our April newsletter. We’re hosting local councillors in a public forum, online, on Saturday afternoon. We analyze the VCAT decision to reject plans for a Park Street monster building. And we give a sneak preview o some of our survey results. Read on for the clunky version copied  from our email. Alternatively, read […]

Brunswick people: How have stay-at-home rules affected your life? What’s changed? What’s better, what’s worse? Please take our 5-minute anonymous survey. Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDVY6LK Do it now! (please). Closes this, Saturday 25 April. We’ll summarise and report your views in our next e-news.