Author: GaryS

  • Send a Message to the Minister

    Send a Message to the Minister

    The Cremorne Community Inc (CCI) is asking you to join a campaign to try to have Design and Development Overlays (DDOs), (Amendment C317 & 318yara) for Cremorne approved.   As you will be acutely aware, Cremorne is experiencing dramatic changes with large commercial developments continually springing up in our streets. While the Council is still putting together a…

  • Letter to Planning Minister

    Letter to Planning Minister

    Dear Minister Kilkenny Cremorne Community Inc (CCI) is an incorporated association formed in the wake of a booming of commercial developments, and as a response, we want to collaborate to create a sustainable, vibrant precinct that is respectful of its past while embracing its future.CCI would like to connect with you to address the planning…

  • Key Priorities 2024

    Key Priorities 2024

    In the lead up to the preparation of the City of Yarra’s budget for 2024/25, Cremorne Community Inc have defined a core set of needs that need to be addressed by thw council in the immediate term:

  • Pubs of Cremorne

    Pubs of Cremorne

    Part 1. -Sir Henry Barkly Hotel Once upon a time there was no freeway that blocked access to the river and there was no Hoddle bridge that connected Punt Rd to Sth Yarra. The Sir Henry Barkly Hotel sat at the end of Punt Rd where the punt would take you across the river. It…

  • Big Developments

    Big Developments

    The last few years has seen a booming interest in the development of large commercial building projects of up to around ten storeys. The character of Cremorne has always been largely a mix of small scale commercial and residential properties, so the nature of the neighbourhood and how it is used is evolving dramatically. This…

  • Cremorne Beginnings

    Cremorne Beginnings

    The flats of what we now call Cremorne is the result of volcanic flows that made their way around Richmond Hill to meet the higher ground of South Yarra. Creeks and rivers converging from the north and east, forming the Yarra River, followed the boundary of the new volcanic rock and the older, softer sedimentary.This…

  • Melba Candidates for Yarra CC

    Melba Candidates for Yarra CC

    Each of the candidates for the Melba ward were asked to respond to six questions relating to issues pertinant to Cremorne. These are the questions and responses: QUESTIONS 1.Do you think Cremorne is in a healthy community and infrastructure state? What is your vision of an ideal Cremorne?2.How do you feel about the traffic and…

  • Kangan TAFE site

    Kangan TAFE site

    There used to be a decent patch of grassy land on what is now the TAFE carpark. This was the playground of what was the Cremorne St Primary School. This was replaced by a much smaller grassy patch between buildings that were newly erected when the TAFE expanded.  This is an example of where green…

  • Urban Design Framework

    Urban Design Framework

    Yarra City Council has already put a good deal of thought into local planning, as demonstrated in planning schemes that have been developed in the last few years. I have felt quite encouraged by the constructive ideas in these documents.  I have become more cynical when I see the actual results on the ground.  An…

  • Spaces for Livability

    Spaces for Livability

    Back in 2015 The Age published a research study conducted by Deloitte Access Economics and Tract Consultants that ranked every suburb in Melbourne by a set of criteria that contributed to ‘liveability’. Along with a long list of rankings from 1 to 321, there was a nice colour-coded map that graphically showed how each suburb…