Monthly Archives: February 2011

St Mary’s Paddock – CARA submission to Heritage Victoria

Here is our submission to Heritage Victoria – you can adjust the way to View the document by selecting Scroll, Book or Slide mode.

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Yarra in flood again, Yarra Council grabs its life buoy!

City of Yarra has just published a fact sheet explaining Council’s role in the planning process associated with the proposed new school building at the Abbotsford Convent. It’s certainly not too soon because there was speculation around that Council had … Continue reading

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A busy day in St Heliers Street

It was a particularly busy day in St Heliers Street today: Second Saturday Farmers’ Market shoppers vying for car parks with participants in the Writers’ Festival at the Abbotsford Convent. Along the street was a line of Sophia Mundi Steiner … Continue reading

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Save St Mary’s Paddock: write a letter of objection to Heritage Victoria

We have been advised that an extension of time has been granted till 23 February to lodge submissions/ objections to the proposed new building on St Mary’s paddock. We are now calling on all residents and concerned members of the … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Paddock – Our open space under threat of development

What a shame that, after the wonderfully successful community campaign to preserve the buildings AND open spaces around the Abbotsford Convent, a grab for land has been revealed to us in a most awkward way. The Age exposed secret plans … Continue reading

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Our origins and activities

CARA was born in 2002 out of the realisation, during the community campaign to save the Abbotsford Convent that Abbotsford and Collingwood lacked a representative group capable of dealing with governmental bodies on local issues. Since then we’ve contributed to … Continue reading

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