Event details

This page lists events organised by the Brunswick Residents Network and friends. It’s not a complete list and you will find others in our google calendar or in our posts. 

7.00-9.00 pm, Tuesday 6 October 2020
BRN Candidates Forum: Moreland South Ward
Zoom Webinar: registrations required

All 15 South Ward candidates for election to Moreland Council have agreed to attend. The format will include a chance for each candidate to introduce themselves and their priorities; questions from the facilitators; and questions from the audience. These forums are a valuable chance to set eyes on the candidates, and see what they have to say on key issues.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

6.30-8.30pm Tuesday 17 September 2019
Community meeting: Make walking safer
At St Ambrose Community Centre, 287 Sydney Road Brunswick
(just north of the Town Hall). 

Did you know that Moreland is Melbourne’s second deadliest area for pedestrians? This community meeting will present the evidence and discuss causes, solutions and possible community action.

Come from 6.30 to record local danger spots and sites for improvement. Expert and community speakers from 7.00pm, followed by discussion. We’ll discuss causes and solutions, and hear from leaders of successful community campaigns.

Andrea Bunting: our number-cruncher
Tim Lecky (traffic planner) and Murray West (urban strategist and traffic engineer). From MCCagney, who wrote City of Melbourne’s updated Transport Strategy in 2018.
Jane Holroyd: Local pedestrian and public transport advocate
Helen McDonald: the Merri Bridge Group successfully campaigned for a foot and bike bridge to link Brunswick and Northcote behind Ceres.
Helen Kratzmann: The group Pedestrian Safety for Nicholson Street Coburg got new lights installed in Nicholson Street Coburg, linking apartments and an IGA with a mosque and houses on the other side. 

7.30pm, Tuesday 14 February 2017
Public consultation on East Brunswick Village.

Local Councillors have organised this consultation, to discuss proposed changes by developers The Banco Group to their plans for this  major site.

7.30pm, Tuesday 14 February
Brunswick Town Hall, Room E.

6.30pm, Thursday 3 April 2015
Traffic Action Working Group

Last month we launched Time for Action – the report on our 2014 Brunswick Residents Network traffic survey. We’ve circulated the report widely, and yesterday met with the Moreland Council’s traffic planning staff to give them more detail and hear their initial response. With Council budget time coming up, our next meeting will briefly re-cap the survey findings, report back on the meeting with Council staff and organise priorities for further action. All welcome to come along to help our work on these issues.
When: Thursday 3 April, 6.30-8.00 pm
Where: Brunswick Bowling Club, 104 Victoria Street East Brunswick.
RSVPs: Appreciated, so we have a rough idea of numbers – just reply to this email.

Sunday 30 March
Moreland Trains not Toll Roads rally

This Council-supported rally and march says “Yes to better public transport, No to the East West tunnel”.
This event is coordinated by Moreland Community Against the Tunnel (MCAT). Brunswick Residents Network will speak.
Interested to know more? See facebook.com/morelandcat
When:  1pm, Sunday 30 March
Where: Cnr Wilson Avenue and Sydney Road (opposite Barkly Square – it’s the last day of the trial Wilson Avenue pop-up park)

Wednesday 26 February, 6.00 pm

Thanks to all those 415 households who completed our recent survey on the effects of traffic on your lives, and what you would like the Council to do about it. Please come to the launch by Brunswick MP Jane Garret, and hear a report and discussion on the findings of the survey, and help plan future activities to stop traffic over-running our suburb. . Fleming Park Hall, 98 Victoria Street East Brunswick at 6.00pm, finished at 7.30pm.

Thursday 21 February 2013, 6.30pm


What’s happening with the Government’s planning strategy for Victoria?

The Baillieu government has released a new discussion paper on the Metropolitan Planning Strategy, to map out Melbourne’s future in coming decades – but what will this mean for people in Moreland?

Local resident and town planner Lester Townsend works with the Metro Strategy Ministerial Advisory Committee, and will outline the strategy and some history of strategic planning for inner city suburbs like Brunswick and Coburg at our coming residents’ update meeting.

We’ll have a Q and A on Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s vision for a “20 minute city” and how changes to Victorian planning will affect our local community.

  •  Download the paper: The Metropolitan Strategy discussion paper “Melbourne – let’s talk about the future
  •  Download the meeting flyer and stick it up or circulate it to your neighbours
  • Date: Thursday 21 February, 6.30pm
  •  Venue: Brunswick Bowling Club, 104-106 Victoria St, Brunswick East
    (next to Fleming Park – see Bowling Club  map )

Thursday 17 January 2013, 7.30pm


We’re holding our first meeting for 2013 at the Sporting Club Hotel back dining room (Weston/Charles Street corner, opposite Barkly Square). We’ll be planning a meeting for mid-February on the State Government’s new Metropolitan strategy; and also a picnic in Fleming park, for mid-March. All welcome, come along and get involved!

Thursday 10 November 2011, 7.00pm-8.30pm


We’ve organised this forum to better understand the “big picture” of planning in Victoria, and how we can most effectively intervene.

  • Carolyn Whitzman is an East Brunswick resident and Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She will speak on:”Place, health and liveability: How can existing and new Brunswick residents get good health and liveability outcomes from current planning proposals?
  • Carlo Carli, our former local Member of Parliament, is now writing a PhD on planning. He’ll discuss Caroline’s presentation and there will also be time for audience comments and insights.

At Clarrie Wohlers Senior Citizens Centre, 51 Albert Street
(Fleming Park).

Sunday 27 November 2011, 12.00-3.00pm


Come to Fleming Park and:

  • Meet other residents
  • Share information about building projects and planning issues that effect you
  • Be entertained by fabulous local musicians including a fiddle orchestra, and the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective.

Sausage sizzle provided, gourmet items BYO

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