Category Archives: Collingwood Childrens Farm

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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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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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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