Monthly Archives: August 2011

What a shocker! Coming to a shopping strip near you….

It feels like ages since we, at CARA Central, have had the opportunity to sit down and actually post a blog. This is going to be short as we’ve been run off our feet with planning issues, amongst them this … Continue reading

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Proposed Steiner school building at Convent: a ‘win/ win’ for whom?

Posted in Abbotsford Convent, Campaigns, Collingwood Childrens Farm, Heritage Victoria, Public open space | 4 Comments

CARA submission to Heritage Victoria re the proposed Steiner ‘swimming pool’ solution

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Johnston Street – imagining the future?

There was something in the air last Thursday night when 10 or 11 of us met to contemplate the 17 storey Tower proposed for little Crispin House on Johnston Street. To anyone who sees the image provided by the proponent, … Continue reading

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Our public open space at the Convent under threat AGAIN!?

Please write to Heritage Victoria AGAIN! Although Heritage Victoria recently refused to grant a heritage permit to build a 5-room school building on St Mary’s paddock, another application was lodged last week, for a similar building, this time on the … Continue reading

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