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Jan

Merri Trail land for sale

Jan 06 2015 The Education Department intends to sell the former Lakeside Secondary College site in Reservoir, which includes the Merri Trail. The Department has requested that the site, which runs between Radford Road Reservoir and Merri Creek, be rezoned to Industrial, after which the site will be sold. However, several hectares of the site lie outside the school fence

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6
Jan

$1000 Donation

Jan 06 2015 We received this generous donation from The Grove Wholistic Centre for Spirituality Inc., which has ceased operating and distributed its remaining assets to organisations “that have purposes or values closely connected to those of The Grove.” The Grove had been established in 1991 as a space where women could explore their spirituality, offering a diverse and affordable

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6
Jan

Goodbye to FoMC office

Jan 06 2015 We have now left the office at Brunswick Town Hall after at least 14 years, marking the end of a significant era for the group. Moreland City Council very generously allowed us to use the office initially for our high profile campaign against the F2 Freeway (now called the Craigieburn Bypass), when we had a paid coordinator

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6
Jan

Protecting the Upper Merri

Jan 06 2015 Recently, FoMC has made three submissions to protect biodiversity from large scale development occurring in the upper Merri: to the Wallan Structure Plan; to the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct Structure Plan; and to the English Street Precinct Structure Plan and draft Amendment C183 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme. Thank you to Yasmin Kelsall and Ann McGregor

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6
Jan

Successful Grant Applications 2015

Jan 06 2015 We have kicked off 2015 by receiving the following grants, thanks to MCMC’s Conservation Program Manager, Katrina Roberg: $49,810.15 from Communities For Nature for the project: The Need for Seed, to enhance remnant vegetation along the Merri Creek and establish genetically selected plantings of three depleted plants to act as ‘seed orchards.’ $20,000 from Melbourne Water River

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