Category Archives: Abbotsford Convent

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

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

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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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Pool is Cool for School: but wait there’s more!

Just in case you don’t get the Melbourne Leader Yarra edition newspaper delivered to your door each week, here is last week’s offering on the Sophia Mundi Steiner school bid for more facilities on the Abbotsford Convent site. And here … Continue reading

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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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