25 09, 2019

Lessons on life from the people of Timor Leste

By | 2019-10-08T11:07:00+00:00 September 25th, 2019|CERES Global, Timor Leste|0 Comments

by Tyson Rory O'Shea CERES Global intern Our CERES Global trip to Timor Leste in July 2019 was an intense and immersive two weeks, packed with opportunities to learn about a country still recovering from a series of tragic and chaotic upheavals over the past 50 years, and to exchange knowledge with a community-oriented [...]

8 04, 2019

VCAT likely to approve scaled-back development beside CERES

By | 2019-04-08T18:04:59+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Around Site, Board Updates|1 Comment

Prepared 7 April 2019 In a decision released late on Friday, VCAT has required the developer proposing a large apartment complex at 269 Stewart Street to make additional changes to the design to further moderate adverse impacts upon CERES and the Merri Creek valley, if it is to be acceptable. However VCAT indicated that [...]

7 08, 2018

Media release: CERES again faces challenge of huge development nextdoor

By | 2018-08-07T11:12:25+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Board Updates|7 Comments

07/08/18 Despite being rejected by Council and VCAT last year, an even taller development has been proposed immediately beside the CERES Park main entrance. While this proposal is slightly smaller than the 2017 application, it is still six storeys, more than double the height of any other building in the neighbourhood, either existing or [...]

24 05, 2018

Stewart Street Development Update

By | 2018-05-25T11:40:07+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Board Updates|0 Comments

Moreland Council has notified CERES and surrounding residents and owners that there is a new application for redevelopment of the privately-owned parcel of land at 269 Stewart Street, immediately beside CERES’ main entrance at the eastern end of Stewart Street. CERES Board resolved to lodge a formal objection, reflecting its' concerns regarding the potential [...]

27 07, 2016

Rethinking Approaches to Development and Sustainability

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:20+00:00 July 27th, 2016|CERES Global|5 Comments

I was recently asked by one of our participants who travelled with us on our Permaculture design Course in Timor to participate in a number of research questions related to his studies. The key questions were: How do you see the role of sustainability in the future practice of community development? How should someone interested [...]