Monthly Archives: July 2011

Council IDAC meeting rejects the Johnston Street Tower recommendation from our city planners

At the IDAC meeting, on Wednesday, 27 July, Councillors’ unanimously decided to reject the Planners’ recommendation to support the proposal for a 16 storey tower on Johnston Street. Whilst our planners recommended to reduce the height by one storey and … Continue reading

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Have your say: should we advocate at VCAT for an alternative to the Johnston Street Tower?

City of Yarra planners have moved at a glacial pace to recommend the go-ahead of the tower on Johnston Street with only superficial changes (one less storey and someĀ  increased setback on one part of south side). You can view … Continue reading

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Pool is Cool for School: but wait there’s more!

Just in case you don’t get the Melbourne Leader Yarra edition newspaper delivered to your door each week, here is last week’s offering on the Sophia Mundi Steiner school bid for more facilities on the Abbotsford Convent site. And here … Continue reading

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Add your name to the CARA Objection to the Johnston Street Tower

Here is our submission to VCAT. Please read it and consider whether you would like to add your signature to it – to send a strong message to VCAT about its detrimental effect on the liveability of our suburb. If … Continue reading

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