Council and North Melbourne residents lose at VCAT

A brief note on this.  The Woolworth supermarket/high rise development fronting Canning Street and Macaulay Road North Melbourne was supported in VCAT, over the spirited campaign mounted against it over the last two years. Essential that you go HERE to get the full story according to RAiD 3051, the residents action group. This development would breach C190 and the Arden-Macaulay Structure Plan, and effectively sidelines the Council in the orderly development of its own precinct.  The Council is taking advice … Continue reading

Have your say about future use of Kensington Town Hall

Community consultation sessions have now taken place.  Council is considering the future uses of the soon to be newly-renovated Kensington Town Hall.  We’ve had a look at the premises it’s going to make a great community resource.  There are lots of rooms of different sizes, plus the large hall. Click HERE for what the Council is considering. Click HERE for Kensington Association statement. If you missed the sessions you’ll still be able to present your views by completing an online survey, … Continue reading

We invite suggestions for new directions

The Association has accomplished much – given that, what’s next?  Survey and workshop soon. Thanks to a large and loyal membership, the Association has worked to preserve and enhance the amenity of Kensington since 1997.  Over the years, we have initiated a number of successful campaigns and our membership is at an all-time high.  We will continue to be an advocacy group for Kensington.  We’re now asking ourselves, what else?  What new areas could we expand into to enhance the … Continue reading

Kensington Stationeers: planting is happening

After several working parties clearing and preparing, planting started a week ago.   Two triangles of derelict land near Macaulay Road crossing have now got plants, courtesy of the City of Melbourne and the Kensington Stationeers group plus Rob from the Newmarket Stationeers.  On the 27th more plants – along the fence next to the ramp to Bellair Street.  Have a look – it will make you happy!  And now some rains have arrived!  Excellent. What’s this all about? A … Continue reading