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Planned tower could threaten Royal Exhibition Building “buffer zone”

Planned tower could threaten Royal Exhibition Building “buffer zone”

May 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has endorsed plans for a 40-storey tower near the Carlton Gardens and World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, despite concerns from advocates and residents about its potential to impact on the area’s heritage values.

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Rentals snapped up in Carlton, leaving many students scrambling

March 15th, 2024 - Marilyn Tan

With the university semester now under way, rentals in Carlton have been in high demand as students flock to secure accommodation close to campus.  

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Could Pelham St be the key to unlocking more events at Argyle Square? 

January 31st, 2024 - Sean Car

Carlton is home to many beautiful green public squares, with its four most prominent spaces connected via one of the suburb’s lesser-known streets.  

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Landmark heritage review delivered for Parkville after four-decade hiatus

November 29th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The University of Melbourne’s International House and global biotech giant CSL’s two-storey brick Poplar Rd headquarters are among historical landmarks up for heritage listing under a sweeping heritage review of Parkville, the first of its kind to be undertaken in four decades.

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New taskforce to address East Melbourne aircraft noise

November 29th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Long-standing concerns about aircraft noise in East Melbourne have been heard at Parliament House in Canberra, with the federal government committing to establishing a taskforce aimed at improving outcomes for the community.

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Six-storey building approved for East Melbourne despite opposition

November 1st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has given the green light to a highly contentious $15 million six-storey office building proposed for East Melbourne despite strong community opposition.

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Victorian Trades Hall awarded national heritage listing … now, for UNESCO bid

November 1st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Carlton’s iconic Victorian Trades Hall has been officially placed on the Australian National Heritage List, in what has been described as a “watershed moment for the recognition of working people’s history”.

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Petition calls for protected bike lane route from Kew to Carlton

November 1st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

An inner-city resident has launched a petition advocating for the installation of protected bike lanes spanning from Kew to Carlton that aims to address growing concerns of safety.

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Uncertainty looms as public housing towers marked for redevelopment

September 27th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A plan to demolish and redevelop 44 high-rise public housing towers across the inner city including Carlton is causing a wave of uncertainty and fears of displacement among residents, with advocates fearing the housing crisis could be made worse if public land falls into the hands of developers.

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Community awaits next steps for Yarra Park master plan

September 27th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The East Melbourne community is anticipating the unveiling of the long-awaited Yarra Park master plan, which aims to improve its recreational spaces as well protect and preserve its natural heritage.

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