In response to the latest official projections for population growth in Melbourne and Victoria, Victoria First Inc has issued a warning: “Melbourne will continue to grow both upwards and outwards, continuing its path to becoming an obese, hardened artery parody of its former self”.
Kelvin Thomson MP, the group’s President, has announced details of the next public meeting. Its topic is Must Melbourne keep growing? The meeting is being hosted jointly by Victoria First and Sustainable Population Australia. The format of the afternoon is a panel discussion and open mike.
As Victoria First’s website is still in development, we are pleased to assist by publishing information about the meeting here:
Date: Saturday 14 June 2014
Start time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Chandelier Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Melway: Map 45 Ref D 10
Transport tips: The nearest railway station is Glenferrie. Tram route 69 runs along Glenferrie Road. Car-parking is available via Oxley Street.
Topic: “Must Melbourne keep growing?”
Panellists (with links to their speeches, published after the event on YouTube)
Kelvin Thomson MP, federal Member for Wills and President of Victoria First (speech via YouTube)
Clifford Hayes, planning activist and former Mayor of Bayside City Council (speech via YouTube)
Click here to download a flyer about the event.
Click here to watch the Open Mic session via YouTube.
Further information about the meeting and the joint hosts is available from:
Victoria First Inc: Julianne Bell, Secretary (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile: 0408 022 408)
Sustainable Population Australia: Jill Quirk, President (email: email@example.com; mobile: 0409 742 927)