Politics

Final dash towards election finish line

High pre-poll voter turnout as candidates make their final pitches before May 21 poll.
PLUS: Where to vote on Saturday.

Politics

Final dash towards election finish line

High pre-poll voter turnout as candidates make their final pitches before May 21 poll. PLUS: Where to vote on Saturday.

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

Politics

Final dash towards election finish line

High pre-poll voter turnout as candidates make their final pitches before May 21 poll.
PLUS: Where to vote on Saturday.

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

TOP STORIES
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Planning

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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Opinion

Bunnings vs Brunswick shows that corporations don’t make a community

The Stop Bunnings Brunswick campaign was more than a local planning dispute, writes James Conlan

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Arts

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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Council

Council workers strike in pursuit of fair pay

The municipal depot and libraries were forced to close when staff walked off the job.

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Culture

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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Politics

Wills candidates slug it out in climate change debate

Differences on show in how to deal with global climate emergency.

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Council

Rubbish spills onto streets as industrial action continues

Union says pay offer would be well below inflation; council says it is ‘fair and reasonable’.

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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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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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Council scraps building design scorecard ‘failure’

The Design Excellence Scorecard was criticised as undemocratic.

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Saxon Street development to go ahead despite objections

Neighbourhood House has until January to decide whether to be part of the project.

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

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

120
new cases

727
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated May 20

79.1% two doses

76.8% three doses

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated May 17

Woman walking along Sydney Road

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.

120
new cases

727
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated May 20

79.1% two doses

76.8% three doses

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated May 17

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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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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Brunswick becomes an epicentre of art

A new project combines exhibitions at six spaces, including the Counihan Gallery.

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Ballroom Blitz: new venue opens in Sydney Road

Brunswick’s newest music venue has a long and storied history.

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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.

Neo-Nazis told to stay away

Council reaffirms opposition to hate speech after offensive graffiti painted on wall.

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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.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29:  Silver medalist Isis Holt of Team Australia celebrates after Women's 200m - T35 Final on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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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Hockey club’s bid for a new home

Two years shy of its centenary, Brunswick Hockey Club is looking to the future.

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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

It is estimated a new affordable housing program will deliver $49 million in community benefit/h2>

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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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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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