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It’s the most secretive time of the year

Tuesday 18 December Cr Rohan Leppert writes — This Thursday marks a year to the day since the Victorian Labor Government revealed it had changed the planning rules without any public consultation to facilitate the demolition of the Yarra Building at Federation Square, and replace it with a massive “Apple Global Flagship Store”. The public […]

Breaking the Vic Market deadlock

24 April 2018 The Age today has reported on Greens Lord Mayor candidate Rohan Leppert’s plans to protect the gritty, lively nature of the Queen Victoria Market and to change how the market is run.   Cr Leppert’s plan for the Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal in 2018 Develop a Civic and Cultural Charter for […]

Abbotsford St social housing renewal approved

2 April 2018 The Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved amendment C306 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, the renewal of the Abbotsford St public housing precinct, on 29 March 2018. The current precinct has 114 public housing units in generously spaced buildings across 18,000sqm of land. The original proposal for renewal was to increase the […]