On 18 February the Planning Minister released his decision on the VRC’s application for land rezoning to make way for its proposed major apartment tower developments at Epsom Road and on the west side of Flemington Racecourse. The news is generally positive for our community. The Kensington Association actions, together with those of the Flemington Association, the Ascot Vale Residents Action Group (AVRG) and individual citizens, have been important in shaping the Minister’s final call. Our thanks to all. One … Continue reading
Residents in Kensington and nearby Flemington are voicing their disquiet about the loss of another much loved community gathering place, the Quiet Man Irish pub in Racecourse Road. You don’t have to be Irish or a frequenter at this well known Public House to know how valuable it is as a social hub for our local folk, their families and friends. Currently the plan is to demolish the pub and replace it with … guess? Yes, another apartment tower! Pub: … Continue reading
Available on the About Us page or here, if we are lucky: Feb 2017 Among other things is a reminder of the next meeting dates (Monday Feb 6, and Monday March 6) advice re consultation about the Moonee Ponds Creek, notice of upcoming entertainment at the Maribyrnong River and a call to support the community garden scheme.
Part of the support for 2017 from the City of Melbourne by way of a grant was designated in our application to be for developing a new community garden for Kensington. With hundreds on the waiting list for the current garden this should prove to be a popular initiative. Come along to a meeting or send us an email to have your say.
With the conclusion of local government elections the Western Distributor project team has released the “Community Liaison Group summary of input for consideration by tenderers, specialists undertaking EES studies and the project team”. Thanks to Michael Ingram for his strong representation that has at least ensured that the concerns of Kensington, West Melbourne, Flemington and the Moonee Ponds Creek are listed in this report. Drawing these matters to the attention of those who must be influenced is the next battle … Continue reading