Category Archives: Public open space

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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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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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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