Transport

Win for cyclists with new infrastructure set to stay

Council votes to retain separated lanes in Dawson and Albion streets after successful trials.

Transport

Win for cyclists with new infrastructure set to stay

Council votes to retain separated lanes in Dawson and Albion streets after successful trials.

A weekly guide to what’s on and things to do in Postcode 3056

Transport

Win for cyclists with new infrastructure set to stay

Council votes to retain separated lanes in Dawson and Albion streets after successful trials.

A weekly guide to what’s on and things to do in Postcode 3056

TOP STORIES
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Crime

Mystery surrounds train accident victim

Do you know this man? He was hit by a train in Brunswick last month.

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Arts

Arts space breathes new life into Sydney Road

Gallery and events venue aims to break down barriers and bring people together.

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Transport

Cyclists and tram depot on a collision course

There are fears the tram depot redevelopment will mean the loss of a recently laid bike and pedestrian path.

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Arts

Counihan Gallery celebrates its namesake’s artistic legacy

A new retrospective of the career of Noel Counihan shows the breadth of his talent and his interests as an artist.

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Politics

Election battle lines drawn as Labor names Brunswick candidate

Mike Williams will start as underdog but says electorate needs an MP who is part of the government.

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Community

Retirement beckons for school crossing supervisor

Roslyn Olerhead has been a feature of the Brunswick South Primary School community for more than three decades.

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Fashion

Taking a walk down fashion’s slow lane

Sydney Road tour aims to show shoppers how to dress themselves without damaging the planet.

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Music

Discovering the hidden treasures within Brunswick’s record stores

Record Store Day finds three of the suburb’s shops carving their own niches.

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Ex-MP lends support to campaign against Merri Creek development

Historic buildings and trees would be removed to make way for town houses.

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New apartment project ruffles feathers

Residents and businesses fear more high-rise development will create a ‘dark and gloomy’ corridor effect.

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Second high-rise project approved for Albert Street

VCAT clears the way for Stockland to construct eight and nine storey buildings near Clifton Park.

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Council anger at move to fast track Park Street apartments

Mirvac project has been valued at $147 million and would create more than 300 jobs.

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Blow for Bunnings in bid for new Brunswick store

VCAT rules against controversial $21 million development in Glenlyon Road.

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Green light for 11-storey building in Albert Street

Campaigners fear Mirvac decision will set a precedent for other high-rise developments near parks.

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Demolition underway of historic Brickworks building

Photo gallery of heavy equipment moving in to begin tearing down the Steam Engine House building.

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Brunswick records new COVID milestone of 20,000 cases

State MP Tim Read says more mask wearing is needed to halt transmission – but it should be voluntary.

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Students return to remote learning as cases spread

A Year 12 formal has been traced as the source of an outbreak at Brunswick Secondary College.

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Brunswick COVID cases surge past 500 again

Active case load is the highest since the tail end of the first Omicron wave in January.

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New COVID wave forces some Brunswick bars to close again

Brunswick Ballroom closes doors to January 21 because of virus-related staff shortages and ticket cancellations.

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More COVID relief on the way for business

Council looks at pop-up spaces for artists in empty shopfronts.

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new cases

268
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated August 12

79.5% two doses

79.0% three doses

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated August 8

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More COVID relief on the way for business

Council looks at pop-up spaces for artists in empty shopfronts.

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‘We’ll bounce back’: traders optimistic as lockdown drags

Despite a 17% vacancy rate, dozens of new businesses provide hope for Sydney Road.

27
new cases

268
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated August 12

79.5% two doses

79.0% three doses

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated August 8

FEATURE

Environment

How an abandoned dump became a green icon

Brunswick East’s CERES Community Environment Park celebrates 40 years.

Environment

How an abandoned dump became a green icon

Brunswick East’s CERES Community Environment Park celebrates 40 years.

Environment

How an abandoned dump became a green icon

Brunswick East’s CERES Community Environment Park celebrates 40 years.

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New beginnings for a gallery and photographer alike

‘On Golden Days’ is the first exhibition at new Brunswick gallery Hillvale Photo.

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Music festival finds silver lining in the pandemic

The resilience of Brunswick’s music venues will be celebrated over 10 days in March.

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Gallery gets set for a blockbuster in 2022

Moreland Summer Show closes two years of interruption at Counihan Gallery.

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What happens when the music stops?

Brunswick’s live music venues have been to Hell and back over the past 18 months - but they’re still standing.

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Man of letters finds poetry in the streets of Brunswick

Brunswick’s Kevin Brophy has been honoured for his life's work teaching and championing poetry.

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Photojournalist seeks to focus on the positives

A photographic exhibition at the Counihan Gallery portrays another, more optimistic, aspect of lockdown.

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Magazine comes to life on Brunswick stage

Part journalism, part art and part entertainment, Murphy Live is a magazine like no other.

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A strong lock can make all the difference

High rate of thefts in Brunswick is linked to increased bike usage, say police.

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Brunswick crime rates fall to lowest in five years

Amid a mostly good news story, there was a sharp rise in family violence offences during 2021.

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Fundraising campaign launched for fire victims

A neighbour says the Laura Street fire was like ‘a bonfire’.

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Help sought to identify hit-and-run driver

The victim was a skateboarder who required hospital care for serious injuries.

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Two stabbed at Barkly Square

Police use Taser to subdue the alleged assailant after knife attack wounds two men.

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Where is Maryam?

Police appeal for information on six month anniversary of Brunswick woman’s disappearance.

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Suspicious fire guts historic CERES building

Photographs and other documents from the environment park’s earliest days were lost in the blaze.

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Footy jumper spreads message of reconciliation

Club celebrates Indigenous women’s resilience with special guernsey.

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Tributes flow for Brunswick sporting legend Ron Sahlberg

Sahlberg played 300 games for Brunswick Cricket Club and served as its president for 23 years.

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Marathon debutante puts her best foot forward

COVID led to Lee Harrison taking up running; now she is about to attempt her first marathon.

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The world champions in our backyard

Brunswick’s Trugo club dominates the sport – but it’s in a fight for survival.

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Lightning Holt strikes in Tokyo

Former Brunswick student now sets her sights on Paris in 2024.

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Football community mourns a champion on and off the field

Barry Nolan coached Brunswick to two VFA flags and won the competition’s best and fairest award.

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Brunswick cycling trio chase glory at Tokyo Olympics

Three 20-year-olds who came of age cycling together at the Brunswick Velodrome competed at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Arrivederci to Lygon Street icon Gelobar

After 32 eventful years, the popular ice cream parlour has shut its doors.

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New life for majestic Albert Street pub

Six years on from when it was closed by a drugs bust, the Hotel Railway reopens today.

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Cocktail bar takes the stigma out of being sober

Australia’s first non-alcoholic bar in Brunswick East is here to help during FebFast.

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Something new is brewing in Victoria Street

Brunswick’s newest beer barn has been opened by four friends who met at a home brewing club.

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New owner looks to put Penny’s back on the map

This is the second time Scott Assender has owned the landmark Sydney Road music, drink and food venue.

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Historic pub reopens after four year hiatus

The Sarah Sands Hotel has had a complete makeover inside and out as it returns under new owners.

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Climate rally calls for urgent switch to renewables

Activists say Moreland Council should phase out gas heating of its swimming pools.

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Electric vehicle use soars in Brunswick

Council-owned Edward Street charging station is one of Australia’s busiest.

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Upfield’s urban foresters

Meet the ‘guerilla gardeners’ slowly turning the Upfield line into a green oasis.

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Brunswick Market site is up for sale again

The Sydney Road property last sold just two years ago for $17 million.

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Brunswick house prices surge to new record levels

At current growth rates, the median house price in Brunswick will pass $1.5 million this year.

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Dozens of flammable buildings yet to be fixed

Less than half of buildings in Moreland with combustible cladding have been made safe.

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Car park set to be transformed into affordable housing

It is estimated a new affordable housing program will deliver $49 million in community benefit.

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The only way is up for Brunswick housing prices

The median house price in the June quarter of this year was the highest on record for the suburb

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Through the roof: no sign of Brunswick house prices easing

Residential prices have returned to pre-COVID levels and are likely to continue rising.

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Tram protesters take their action to the streets

Trams on a major stretch of Sydney Road from Brunswick to Coburg North do not have wheelchair access.

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Road works welcome but safety campaign not over

Speed humps will be installed this month in a bid to reduce speeding on the dangerous stretch of road.

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Walkers demand action on footpaths and safety

A survey found we are walking more but pedestrian safety and amenity can still improve.

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Revitalised Upfield path opens to the public

New open space is equivalent to two MCGs, but not everyone is happy.

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Street art project comes with a serious message

Brunswick MP hopes three new murals will spark a conversation about the role of bikes in the community.

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OUR MISSION

Why a new publication and why now?

A suburb as vibrant and diverse as Brunswick deserves to have its own local media.

Property / The only way is up for Brunswick house prices

The median house price in the June quarter of this year was the highest on record.

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