Monthly Archives: June 2011

From St Mary’s Paddock to the Swimming pool: privatising public open space at the Abbotsford Convent

CARA reps attended two meetings this year with representatives of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation to discuss proposals from one tenant (the Sophia Mundi Steiner School) to expand on site. At the first meeting in February 2011 CARA representatives met with … Continue reading

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For those who missed the Public meeting on 4th June 2011

As promised, for your edification (and posterity) here are the speeches from the meeting on 4th June at the Barn at the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

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Johnston Street Tower: Council delays, developer off to VCAT!

Can you believe it?! Council officers are still deliberating over their recommendation to Council on this travesty of a tower – that’s despite the number of objections received and Council’s maximum height limit of six storeys for local activity centres … Continue reading

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Outcomes of our meeting in the barn at the farm

It was a short meeting held on a sunny Saturday morning, 4th June – but pithy in content and quality. Our three guest speakers were: Rose Iser, Community Liaison officer for Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Melbourne, Stephen Jolly, City … Continue reading

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