Sad News – Paul Mees

We have just learned, with great sadness,  of the death of RMIT Professor Paul Mees. We know this sentiment is shared by members of hundreds of community and transport groups across Melbourne. Paul  has been a public transport guru and a great inspiration in the freeway/tollways battles over the last twenty years. He was a  charismatic and entertaining speaker at many public meetings and rallies over the years and represented interest groups on many government review committees. His book “Transport for Suburbia -Beyond the Automobile Age” (Published 2010) has been used by many as a source … Continue reading

Heritage reviews in Kensington

The Council is doing a heritage review in the ‘flat bit’ of Kensington, City side of the Craigieburn Rail line.  We asked for this and support it.  When complete, heritage dwellings and precincts will be protected.  There is also a second heritage study, this being the urban renewal areas of C190, identifying any buildings that need heritage listing.  Can be a bit confusing.  Good news on this one – the Young Husband building is recommended for heritage overlay.  Anyway, all … Continue reading

Who are ‘KRFC Premiers 1903’?

Could ‘KRFC’ be Kensington?  Written on the back is ‘Kensington’ but ‘K’ could be Kew, Kerang, Kilmore or Kyneton!  We are looking into it.  If you have any info, please contact us! We have in mind a project to build up an archive of historical materials about Kensington.  We would ask to borrow and scan historic photos and documents of Kensington and its people that residents might have in their possession.   The photos would then be posted on … Continue reading