Category Planning

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 […]

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 […]

July 2019 newsletter

Our July special feature details research into the failure of building construction quality controls; plus lots of news on planning and developments, traffic and transport issues, compost, trees, and events celebrating culture, history and even a footy song for Naidoc week. Scroll down for more, or read it here for much nicer formatting. Sign up […]

June 2019 newsletter

Click here to read our June newsletter properly formatted, or scroll down to read the version cut-and-pasted here, which is a bit clunky. Our June issue investigates empty shops in new developments, and also looks into poor consultation over Skyrail, planning updates, proposed John Street closure, industrial relations, culture and even more!       […]

April 2019 Newsletter

Our April Newsletter includes a special feature on Moreland’s 10-year transport strategy, reflections on developer greenwash, more bad planning decisions, and our usual round-up of community and cultural events. We recommend you read it online here for better formatting – or scroll down for a clunky cut-and-paste from Mailchimp. Sign up to get our newsletter (usually […]

March 2019 Newsletter

Is Moreland’s Design Excellence score-card an incentive for better design, or a short-cut for developers? Where to find a community garden. Lots of news on trams, trains and pedestrians. And more. Read our newsletter, properly formatted, by following the pink link. Or scroll down for the inelegant cut-and-pasted version.  https://mailchi.mp/c92309139fb5/n9gxzd9ukz-2901361           […]