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

Save Coburg campaign

savecoburgIn late January, I was approached by a resident from Lobb Street, Coburg to ask what I thought about the council’s plans for 10-storey buildings at the end of her street. I had read the plans over the Christmas break and wondered if residents knew about the plans for a very built-up central Coburg and whether residents wanted that. Continue reading