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Brunswick Residents Newsletter, September 2020

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 […]

Brunswick Residents Newsletter, August 2020

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 […]

Brunswick Residents Network News, July 2020

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, […]

Brunswick Residents Newsletter: June 2020

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 […]

Report: Your views on our stay-at-home lives

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 […]

Brunswick Residents Newsletter: April 2020

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 […]

Quick survey: Our stay-at-home lives

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.

Brunswick Residents Newsletter, February 2020

Our February 2020 newsletter includes investigations into Dark Kitchens, safer walking, oversized buildings, and a host of community events. There’s even a joke or two. You can read it below (cut-and-pasted from our email), or see the nicely formatted version here. Sign on to receive by email.  We won’t spam you!       Brunswick […]

Brunswick Residents News, October 2019

Scroll down to read this clunky cut-and-paste version of our newsletter, or read the nicely formatted version via this link.  You can subscribe to receive it by email here. In this edition: our feature story takes a look at walking, why it’s getting more dangerous around the world – not just here – and what […]

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September 2019 newsletter

Better planning, making walking safer, new green spaces and Fleming Park upgrade, events, planning horrors . . . Read our newsletter online for much better formatting. Or scroll down to read the clunky version below.   Make walking safer: community meeting Did you know that Moreland is Melbourne’s second deadliest area for pedestrians? Our Council’s […]