dinner at the Great Northern hotel, North Carlton

dinner at the Great Northern hotel, North Carlton

Years ago I used to enjoy eating at the Great Northern hotel on Rathdowne St with friends who used to live nearby in North Fitzroy and North Carlton. I’ve not been there in several years – perhaps before the smoking ban in pubs came into effect – because the large rear beer garden was new to me when I was there last Wednesday night.…

FOI on food hygiene in the City of Yarra

I find it ridiculous in the age of radical transparency being brought forth by the ubiquity of online information that data paid for and owned by citizens is kept from citizens by out of touch governments. I believe that taxpayer funded data must be freely available to the public.…

the City of Yarra website is out of date and out of touch

the City of Yarra website is out of date and out of touch

I regularly read the City of Yarra website to find information about local services and to discover new local events. The more I read it, the more frustrated I get with how out of date it is. I’m in the mood for a whinging rant but I’ll also give them some free advice about how to create a modern site that meets the needs of the community.…