put a blanket on it

Earlier this year the City of Yarra came up with an absurd scheme to tax the use of outdoor heaters by cafes and restaurants, which they use to make their outdoor tables habitable for customers in winter. The $105 was designed to discourage use of the heaters, and with the earnings the council planned to fund the purchase of blankets for businesses that did not use heaters.…

City of Yarra proposes to remove community gardens from Fitzroy streets

The following text is based on an email written by Peta Christensen from Cultivating Community. Having helped build a community garden on Victoria St, I am annoyed and dismayed by this new plan.

The City of Yarra have recently released their Community Gardens Report (this is NOT available on the City of Yarra consultation webpage as of 8 August 2009), which looks at increasing community garden space in Yarra.…