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Annual Report to Members

The EMG Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 16 March in novel (pun intended) circumstances.   As the Library was closed down we sought and obtained permission on the day to hold it at Holy Trinity Church.  Over 50 members attended (maintaining a safe distance works well with pews!) to hear the Lord Mayor give a presentation about important issues for the neighbourhood (including the virus) and answer questions.   A copy of the committee’s annual report to members can be found on the website under Publications.

Back in print!

The East Melbourne Group’s community magazine is back in print.

Today sees the relaunch of the 3002 EMJ magazine so look out for it in your letterbox over the next few days.

An online copy is on our website under Publications.

Let us know what you think by posting here or sending an email to magazine@emg.org.au.

Better still, if you’d like to get involved please get in touch. We need input and volunteers to enable continuity and to help build our vision for the magazine.

A list of current East Melbourne planning applications can be found here.

Our submission to the City of Melbourne’s review of planning policies affecting sunlight in public parks is here.

Our submission to the City of Melbourne’s draft Transport Strategy is here.

Our questionnaire to candidates in the State election about their views on the Melbourne Football Club’s proposal to build a training oval on Yarra Park and their HQ next to it, plus responses to 20 November, are here.

The East Melbourne Group commissioned one of its members (and East Melbourne Historical Society President) Jill Fenwick to write a history of our first 50 years.  The Residents Who Roared is now available to purchase online either direct from Amazon here or through the East Melbourne Historical Society website here.  It is currently only available in a Kindle edition (our bid for a grant from the Public Records Office to support a print edition was not successful), but you can download the free Kindle App from Amazon to read it on any device.

News on the sale of the Peter Mac site, including a petition you can sign, linking to the Facebook page of the Eastern Hill Coalition, can be found here.

 

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