Spirit of Eltham: place and community
Eltham’s historical context can begin to define its identity. Situated on the lands of the Wurundjeri people, Eltham’s built form first took shape when Europeans settled it in the late 1830s. Eltham was at that time ‘almost a country town’, so far away from Melbourne’s urban centre that it was almost seen as a separate village.Read more
We all have our own networks, and together we can keep our community informed. We need to act now for the benefit of the future.Read more
Cecil Street – A massive win for Eltham at VCAT
STOP PRESS! VCAT NEWS! WE WON!! CECIL ST, ELTHAM !! Congratulations residents, ECAG and Nillumbik Council for a fantastic win at VCAT! Five months after the VCAT Hearing for the 3 storey 6 apartment proposal for Cecil St, Eltham, we learned this week that VCAT had refused a permit. Important comments in the VCAT member’s […]Read more
Eltham War Memorial Buildings: A Lost Appeal but a Victory of Sorts
By Andrew Lemon After a full-day public hearing last February, and weeks of consideration, a panel of the Heritage Council recently formally announced it had rejected the appeal spearheaded by ECAG to have the Eltham War Memorial complex of buildings included on the Victorian Heritage Register. A disappointing result, but the process has delivered three […]Read more
Eltham Roundabout & MRPV
Many people have emailed Vicki Ward MP outlining their concerns regarding the Fitzsimons Lane roundabout removal and the destruction of our iconic treed entrance.
The standard reply they are receiving includes feedback from Major Road Projects Victoria stating that residents have been consulted and that the Eltham Community Action Group design fails to adequately address some features that are required to resolve the traffic flow issues in peak hours.