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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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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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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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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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