Category Archives: Campaigns

Walmer Street Update: Letter to Minister Wynne urging Design Review Panel

This letter to Minister Richard Wynne sent on 11 July 2016, urges that he request the Victorian Government Architect to convene a Design Review Panel to review and resolve design issues associated with the Walmer street/ bridge, affecting commuters (pedestrians and … Continue reading

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Plot holders raise governance concerns at Collingwood Children’s farm

Open letter to the Collingwood Children’s Committee of Management regarding governance issues associated with the development of the Master Landscape Plan for the Farm by landscape architects Phillip Johnson Landscapes, from the Farm Plots Subcommittee. The letter provides a formal … Continue reading

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What’s happening with Walmer Street?

Residents, cyclists and pedestrians using the Walmer Street bridge, Abbotsford to access Victoria Gardens shopping centre (to the south) and Yarra Park Bend and Kew (to the north) have several reasons to be VERY worried about the proposed Salta developments on both … Continue reading

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Eddington’s East West Freeway Again Menaces Melbourne

Letter writing time again! We didn’t expect to have to revisit this campaign. Follow the links at the end of the article to the newspaper stories and consider voicing your opinion to this Government too.

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Save Public Land at the Convent: online Gopetition goes viral…

We can’t keep up with the community here at CARA Central and have only just signed the online Gopetition ourselves. Here it is:   SAVE PUBLIC LAND AT ABBOTSFORD CONVENT Petition | GoPetition This petition is not to be confused … Continue reading

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Threat to our public open space intensifies at Abbotsford Convent

So you thought that Heritage Victoria rejected the application to build on the remaining open spaces at the Convent? Well, that was the first application – the one that located a five classroom school building directly on St Mary’s Paddock, … Continue reading

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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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