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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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Originally posted on East West Link Blog:
By Andrew Herington The tempo of the hearings dropped markedly today as the last of the council witnesses were heard. Michelle Zeibots, a Sydney academic who has specialised in induced traffic gave a strong…

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Meet the Candidates for Langridge ward of Yarra Elections

Here at CARA Central we need to revise our blogging skills and next Tuesday’s forum provides a perfect opportunity for that! Please join us for an informal and friendly round of speeches (short) and question time to get to know … Continue reading

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Add your name to the CARA Objection to the Johnston Street Tower

Here is our submission to VCAT. Please read it and consider whether you would like to add your signature to it – to send a strong message to VCAT about its detrimental effect on the liveability of our suburb. If … Continue reading

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Outcomes of our meeting in the barn at the farm

It was a short meeting held on a sunny Saturday morning, 4th June – but pithy in content and quality. Our three guest speakers were: Rose Iser, Community Liaison officer for Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Melbourne, Stephen Jolly, City … Continue reading

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Building castles in the sky – Dimmeys off to VCAT, what’s next?

You can’t help seeing the parallels between the two proposals – totally unsympathetic to, and working against, the local neighbourhood character. There are other similarities – the deadline for objection to Johnston Street Tower has passed and we’re expecting to … Continue reading

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Our origins and activities

CARA was born in 2002 out of the realisation, during the community campaign to save the Abbotsford Convent that Abbotsford and Collingwood lacked a representative group capable of dealing with governmental bodies on local issues. Since then we’ve contributed to … Continue reading

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