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Welcome to the Brunswick Residents Network, an informal network of people living in Brunswick (Australia) who are concerned about issues such as oversized building projects and crazy traffic. We hold meetings, circulate information and try to get the Moreland Council and the Victorian Government to make our city a better place for the people who live there.

11 comments

  1. Louise Honman · · Reply

    This is a terrific way to reach people in Brunswick and to share information about urban planning. whilst there are certainly problems to solve in Brunswick, it is also a great place to be. I would love to see the group contributing in a positive manner to how Brunswick could be an even better place. I am planning to look closely at the Moreland Medium Density Housing Code over summer and to make a submission – there has been a lot of work done on this document, and much of it is good. But there is something that is not there – and I need to try and put my finger on what that is. I’ll let you know how I go.

  2. Good morning.
    Kindly note attached a draft statement of a new community alliance concerning transport in Melbourne.
    The group is called VITAL, for Victorian Integrated Transport ALliance (VITAL)

    We are a coalition of existing Victorian organisations seeking urgent, statewide investment in public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure, including existing roads in poor repair used by buses.
    We know this won’t happen if almost the entire state transport budget is spent on the proposed Melbourne East-West toll road, and we oppose its construction.

    We are working together to persuade all Victorian politicians and opinion leaders to publicly support upgrades and extensions to public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure across the state, and publicly oppose the construction of all or part of an East-West motorway.

    Should you wish to learn more about our group, with a view to perhaps joining it, please contact Freda on the address below.

    freda.watkin@gmail.com

    With thanks,
    Tom Keel

    Fitzroy Residents’ Association. (FRA.)

  3. Hello

    I’m seeking advice regarding a notice for planning permit for a 5 story 43 apt block which will back right next to the rear of our property. I will lodge an objection to council, but are there other steps I can take, people/ professionals I can contact to get advice and support? I fear that even if the build is modified by council VCAT will overturn it.

    1. Talk to your local councillors. Their contacts are on the Council website. If you are in Brunswick they are Lambris Tapinos, Sam Ratnam and Meghan Hopper. Find out if it is within the local planning rules or not, which depends where you are. Get neighbours together to object. The amount of opposition is now considered by VCAT but a group is always a good idea any way, you may find people with useful expertise not to mention VCAT fees! That’s just a few ideas.

  4. Thank you, yes organising group. Will talk to councillors

  5. Peter Hansen · · Reply

    Bit of the usual development not giving anything back to the community. The ‘Bergen Residence’ development on the corner of Albert St and Lygon St, Brunswick East has failed to replace street trees along Lygon St. Just replacement asphalt. Can send photos

    1. Sorry should have seen this months ago. Can you notify Alex the Council tree guy? AEnglish@moreland.vic.gov.au?

  6. Barbara · · Reply

    Please include me in notifications of meetings etc
    Am trying to save Gronn Place

    1. Hi there, you can sign onto our email list here: http://eepurl.com/bv4vM9 – thanks!

      1. Barbara · ·

        Hello
        Very concerned about land at Gronn Place on Albion street Brunswick West.
        For over thirty years the surrounds of 77 office of housing flats have nurtured trees ,two playgrounds,possums,five species of birds and visiting bats. Along with ample car parking and plenty of green communial space for low growth plants.
        Now state govt. Wants to put 288flats there only 90of which will be office of housing,the rest for private sale.
        The land,a community assett gone forever and our wildlife and air quality degraded,
        Can I attend your next meeting
        Concerned citizen
        Barbara Brunswick West tried to suscribe to your newsletter kept saying try again?

  7. Thanks, yes that is a bit worry. Our next meeting is on traffic and transport so a different topic. But keep your eyes out for future meetings. With regard to the sign-up – not sure what went wrong there but please write to albertstreet2020@gmail.com and ask us to add you, we can do it from this end

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