Council votes to turn Coburg into concrete jungle but residents win some concessions

MCC 11.12.13 B[By Sue Bolton] The Moreland Council meeting on December 11 voted to turn Coburg into a concrete jungle, but residents did win some concessions. The gallery at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute was packed with more than 100 people for the second meeting in a row. While residents mobilised on a number of issues, the majority were there for the vote on the future of Coburg. Continue reading

Moreland Community against the (East West) Tunnel (MCAT) gets under way

[By Sue Bolton] We had a successful first meeting with 45 people on November 28 to launch the group.  This follows on from the 160-strong public meeting organised by the Moreland Council in West Brunswick. The group has been set up independently of the council but will be involved in and support the council’s campaign. (See articles below.) Continue reading

Community campaign launched against East-West Link

[By Tony Dewberry] On Thursday, December 28, 45 people gathered in Brunswick to launch a community campaign against the East-West Link.  The meeting was initiated by Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton, who was also one of the speakers.  The other speakers were Nic Maclellan, from the Brunswick Residents Network, and Samantha Ratnam, Greens councillor on Moreland council. Continue reading