Category Archives: Heritage Victoria

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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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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Heritage Victoria rejects school building on St Mary’s Paddock

Yes, on the last day of May we’ve been informed that Heritage Victoria has rejected the application -on heritage grounds, of course, but acknowledging some 2,400 objections from the public. The Coalition comprising CARA and the Collingwood Children’s Farm, established … Continue reading

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