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Lygon St set for footpath revamp but traders want the whole strip completed

Lygon St set for footpath revamp but traders want the whole strip completed

May 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A long-standing battle to have safer and more attractive footpaths along Carlton’s iconic Lygon St will see a portion of renewal works undertaken, but traders say they want certainty the whole street will be revamped.

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University commits to disclose ties to weapons companies amid student protest

May 28th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

The University of Melbourne (UoM) has agreed to disclose ties to weapons manufacturers following a successful student encampment of a building on its Parkville campus.

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University Square final concept design endorsed

May 1st, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has endorsed the final concept design for stage two of the redevelopment of Carlton’s University Square following community consultation.

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Fight against offensive graffiti ramps up

April 5th, 2024 - Marilyn Tan

The City of Melbourne has increased its efforts to combat offensive graffiti in the city after announcing a new clean city services contract this month.

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Memorial garden could be named a public highway, concerning its founder

March 27th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A small Carlton community garden that has served for 35 years as a memorial to the massacres of the Wurundjeri people could be declared a “public highway”, potentially putting its future in jeopardy.

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The Greens preselect lead City of Melbourne candidates

March 27th, 2024 - Sean Car

The Greens have preselected current councillor and Carlton resident Dr Olivia Ball as its lead candidate ahead of the City of Melbourne elections in October, with West Melbourne resident Karl Hessian revealed as its second candidate on the ballot.

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Council to consider community input into Carlton neighbourhood parking review

March 6th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has hosted a third and final Carlton parking review workshop in February due to overwhelming demand from the community.

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Call to move Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from World Heritage site

February 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The Carlton Residents’ Association (CRA) has called for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) to be relocated to the CBD, citing concerns about the environmental impact to the World Heritage site.

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Resident unhappy with bluestone paving project in historic laneway

January 31st, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A Carlton resident has expressed his dissatisfaction after a project to reset loose bluestone pavers in his street “looks exactly the same as before”, while causing a gate not to be opened.

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New bike lanes set to be rolled out in Grattan St 

January 31st, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne will soon begin works to install new protected bike lanes on Grattan St, Carlton, as part of its transport plan to expand the area’s cycling network.

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