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RACV Members Unite! Defend Public Transport!

Your membership of RACV is being used by Premier Napthine to manufacture a mandate for building the toll road. BOO! HISS!

BUT there is an election on for the RACV Board right now.

DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!


DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!

You will be able to vote for Public transport!

YCAN is part of an action to see RACV Members can make an informed decision!

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DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!

There will be a Scorecard letting everyone know where the Candidates stand on supporting what their members actual want, within the next few days.

Tell your friends, family, workmates.

Save the Royal Auto from the bin & get ready to vote!

We will be sharing the scorecard with you shortly!

Smart Blocks Event for Yarra

Our friends at Yarra Energy Foundation have given us a heads up about an interesting Smart Blocks event:

From data via the City of Yarra website we know 26.2% live in high density. So this event is highly relevant for many people in Yarra.

Briefly, Smart Blocks provides a collection of helpful tools that help you figure out which of your strata’s common areas are best to deal with first, and how. Its brought to you in a series of workshops that help you clarify commercial and technical context of the right changes, and gets down to practical steps to navigate your way to efficiency.

The Yarra event is on 2nd OctoberSmithSt.

Smart Blocks was developed in partnership between Strata Community Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne, Owners Corporation Network of Australia and Green Strata, and has received funding from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

But Wait there’s More…Street Stall

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YCAN continues to hold street stalls and talk to the community.

This coming weekend we will be in Richmond.

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Corner of Bridge Rd & Church St, Richmond.

Join with us.

We will have information on the Trains Not Toll Roads (TNT) Campaign and if you want to have a talk about how the Toll road would effect you or just chat about the climate of Climate Change Crisis we are there to listen.

If you feel you want to take action on the Trains Not Toll Roads Campaign and help us then call:

Ian Mack 0422 952 554



Photo Opportunity

SOLAR Photo Day

PV in Yarra

Quick update on Yarra Community Solar.

We have a team of excellent people squirreling away at developing the project.

And like that swan you see gracefully swimming, we are serenely gliding along.                                        Meanwhile under the waterline there is a mass of activity as we paddle this project along.

One of the many things being working on is the Yarra Community Solar (YSC) website as a standalone site for the project.

As you all know YCS is a project of Yarra Climate Action Now, which is intended to fly solo when it is grown up.

Hence the need for a photo or two. Come for the photo, stay for a chat.


WHERE: Fitzroy Bowls Club, Edinburgh Gardens. (Gather together for a chat and ale)

DATE: Sunday 18 August (After the Farmers Against Fracking in City Square)

TIME: 3PM (Bowls club) 4pm PHOTO IN Edinburgh Gardens.

All Welcome – Bring your family!

PS Hardhats optional

TNT available at a location near You!

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Trains Not Toll Roads (TNT) Promotional Material
TNT (as it is sometimes called) is providing a chic accessory range for the home and fashion conscience. Dress up your front yard with TNT sign or put a sticker on your laptop that supports sensible public transport outcomes.
Ever thought, “Yes I need to have a handy explanation of the main points in the contest of ideas between Trains and Tollroads?
Yard signs make a perfect birthday present for that neighbour who has everything.
We have signs and information available to be picked up at the following locations:
Carlton Library: 667 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton Contact Person: Marnie Weinrich
Collingwood: 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford Contact Person: Marcia McGinley
Fitzroy: 128 Moor Street (Town hall) Contact Person: Jenny Ackroyd
North Fitzroy: 240 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy Contact Person: Hilary Coleman/Jill Allan
Richmond: 415 Church Street, Richmond Contact Person: Marie Linton
Our Richmond Town hall at 333 Bridge Road, Richmond Contact: Rece

On The Hustings With YCAN

vote-climateYCAN has a noble history of rolling our sleeves up and sharing the good news at election time. So in honour of that we intend to join in the Vote Climate campaign and letterbox how the candidates line up on their climate credentials.  But it won’t be the same without you!

Letterboxing is simple and we can give you all the kit you need to do it. So come on email us or call and we can make you feel good about the difference you can make.


Ph: 0422 952 554

Copenhagen Lanes for Wellington St? City of Yarra Consultation

Let Yarra City Council know you support a Copenhagen bike lane for Wellington St – fill out the survey here.

The City of Yarra is now consulting the community with a proposal to construct a Copenhagen bike lane between Johnston St and Victoria St. Consultation includes an online survey, an information booth in Wellington St for local foot/ cycling traffic and local workers/ businesses, and a community info session in the Reading Room at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

For more info click here

Please contribute to the consultation and support improved cycling infrastructure in Yarra.