EMG has lodged an appeal at VCAT against the Melbourne City Council decision to approved the 37 room hotel and 88 seat restaurant at 96-101 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, with only 4 car parks onsite.
The application grossly exceeds the previous use and extends to a 7 day per week 8am to 11pm indoor/outdoor restaurant in a neighbourhood residential zone. Residents will be subject to unacceptable noise, associated patron behaviour, parking inconvenience and a negative impact on the magnificent heritage streetscape.
EMG is leading the fight and allocating funds from our reserves to fight this matter. On our estimates we are well short of the required funding to adequately fight this case.
To that end, we have a Fundraising Dinner at the Victorian Arts Centre Members Room on 26th July at 6.30pm.
Bookings may be made at https://www.trybooking.com/CAMVB
The three-course dinner and drinks will set the scene for an enjoyable evening.
Your new committee will be there to welcome you and share in a great evening.
Profits from the event will go to funding the legal representatives and experts for the upcoming Magnolia Court Powlett st. VCAT hearing in November.
If you are unable to attend and would like to donate you can also do this via the link.
Annual General Meeting
The EMG Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 24th of March at Holy Trinity Church.
Read the Presidents report.
History of the EMG
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 available to purchase through the East Melbourne Historical Society website here.