Council

Mayor voices fears of affordable housing crisis

Mark Riley says Brunswick is in danger of losing its character as key workers are priced out of the housing market.

Council

Mayor voices fears of affordable housing crisis

Mark Riley says Brunswick is in danger of losing its character as key workers are priced out of the housing market.

77
new cases

1095
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated January 19

81.0% first dose

79.9% fully vaccinated

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated on January 17

Council

Mayor voices fears of affordable housing crisis

Mark Riley says Brunswick is in danger of losing its character as key workers are priced out of the housing market.

77
new cases

1095
active cases

Data for postcodes 3055, 3056 & 3057, last updated January 19

81.0% first dose

79.9% fully vaccinated

Data for Brunswick-Coburg area, last updated January 17

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COVID-19

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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Planning

New demolition threat for historic Brickworks building

Developer claims Engine House has little heritage value and is a safety risk.

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Food & Drink

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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Sport

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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Property

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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Arts

Gallery gets set for a blockbuster next year

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

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Environment

Climate shapes up as a key issue in election battle

Shadow Minister visits Brunswick to spruik party’s solar battery policy.

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Politics

‘My inbox is pretty full, but I’ve been spared the violent threats’

Brunswick MP has no regrets about supporting pandemic Bill despite hate mail .

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Historic brickworks building is demolished

Brick Press Shed deemed unsafe because of contamination and lack of maintenance.

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High-rise apartments battle heads to VCAT

Developer Mirvac will ask for approval of buildings higher than those rejected by the council.

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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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Cypriot club developers back down on building height

Compromise offer to go before council for approval next month.

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New buyer for high profile Park St site

Mirvac is looking at up to 200 apartments to be built overlooking Princes Park.

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VCAT to decide fate of
$21m Bunnings project

More than 500 community objections were lodged against the proposal.

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Brunswick slips behind state for COVID vaccinations

Despite pop-up mass vaccination centres, less than 70% or residents are fully jabbed.

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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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COVID scare at Brunswick school

A COVID-positive Year 12 student attended the secondary college on Monday and Tuesday.

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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.

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‘Mammoth effort’: pop-up centre vaccinates hundreds

Almost 1000 people received a COVID vaccination shot at Brunswick Secondary College over the weekend.

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COVID vaccines hampered by poor supplies

GPs’ clinics want to do more but are unable to get their hands on adequate stocks.

FEATURE

Environment

Upfield’s urban foresters

Meet the ‘guerilla gardeners’ slowly turning the Upfield bike path into a green oasis

Environment

Upfield’s urban foresters

Meet the ‘guerilla gardeners’ slowly turning the Upfield bike path into a green oasis

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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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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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Crime falls due to COVID impact

Most crime declined in Brunswick in 2021, but there has been a disturbing rise in family violence offences.

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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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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 but is remembered just as much for his sense of social justice.

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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.

Ex-Dragon makes his AFL debut

Francis Evans made his Geelong debut against the Brisbane Lions.

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