On Thursday 3 December 2009, the NWMA in conjunction with the Latrobe Close Group, convened a public meeting at the Castle Hotel, attended by 24 people.
Latrobe Close is bounded by Chetwynd, Courtney and Howard Streets North Melbourne, where the State Government, with Federal Government funding propose to construct a seven storey block of residential units. This proposal has been opposed by the Council of the City of Melbourne.
As a result of public protest and pressure applied to the local member, the Minister for Housing, Richard Wynne has agreed to defer a decision on the this development to allow further consultation to take place between Monday December 7, 2009 and closing on Friday January 15, 2010. The public meeting has appointed a sub-committee where further members are welcome, to prepare a community submission.
This sub-committee will be meeting on Wednesday 9th at 6 to 7,30 pm at the Castle Hotel, first floor, corner of Wreckyn and Courtney Streets North Melbourne – all welcome.
It is important that members of the community make their own submission on this development to the Minister for Housing, with copies to local MP’s Bronwyn Pike