Since 1969 we have, on behalf of local residents, been working to enhance and preserve the character and amenity of the City of Melbourne component of South Yarra. Melbourne South Yarra Residents Group Membership is open to all residents within the postocde 3141 or 3004 precinct of the City of Melbourne.

We aim to hold two General meetings per year and engage with members in various campaigns and consultations as the need arises. Membership can be applied for online.

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Current Issues

There is a constant flow of issues that have the potential to adversely affect the amenity of living in South Yarra. From the provision of community services, management of parks and gardens to over and inappropriate development of the built form in the area – we as residents must be prepared to take an strong interest in civic issues in order to retain the heritage nature of our locality and preserve the amenity it affords residents and visitors.

Heritage Policy Review

For the past 18 months we have been making submissions to and meeting with The City of Melbourne about the report prepared by Lovell Chen making recommendations for changes to the current Heritage Policy. As a consequence of our actions and the action of others the draft policy has not yet been completed by Council and has not been published for public comment and Panel review.
We will continue to be involved and keep you informed.
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Metro Rail

The Metro Rail Project will have a huge impact on South Yarra and action is being taken. Please refer to our letters of 28 November, 19 December and 22 January sent to Metro Rail that outlines our concerns.

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Fawkner Park

We are delighted to inform everyone that submissions from the MSYRG and the community have been listened to by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority…

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“There is no doubt that the more members MSYRG has, the more notice is taken of what we do and say. If you are not a financial member, I urge you to become one.”

Michael Butcher, President MSYRG

Recent news:

February 2, 2017 in Melbourne Metro rail

Letter Metro Rail, Jan 22, 2017

Following our meeting on January 19 with a number of people from Metro Rail, this letter was sent to Simon Adams. 2017-01-22-letter-to-adams

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February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

January Bulletin


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December 21, 2016 in Melbourne Metro rail, Public Transport

Letter to Simon Adams, MMRA

We have had further meetings with Metro Rail, Yarra Trams and the City of Melbourne traffic engineer to discuss and reinforce our concerns about a number of aspects of the…

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October 20, 2016 in Melbourne City Council

Council Elections – 2016


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November 27, 2016 in CoRBA, Melbourne Metro rail

Letter to James Tonkin, MMRA

A letter to Mr James Tonkin, the Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations for the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority. tonkin-letter

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