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The Carlton Residents Association is a democratic, non-party political body.
Its purpose is to act as an advocate for the residents of Carlton (defined by postcode 3053)
and those who wish to preserve all that is good about Carlton.

CRA represents your views at community level, and to government.



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Current News:

Addressing Planning issues that may affect you!

Historically CRA has facilitated objections to inappropriate development with the aim of preserving the heritage and liveability of Carlton…….But……CRA no longer has the resources to monitor and action objections to all such proposals. …….However, the need to do so, remains and is, of utmost importance if we are to successfully retain these values. Access further details here.

The Faraday Street Toilet Saga

There are now four proposed locations on Faraday Street. Feedback is encouraged and should be submitted before 13 July.
Find out more about that process here: https://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/faraday-street
Read more about the Saga in Newsflash June 2020 pages 6 and 8

Vale: Brian Terence Falconer OAM

Brian responds to the 2013 award

The Carlton community has lost a committed and active local resident with the recent passing of Brian Falconer.

Throughout his time in Carlton, Brian engaged in numerous activities, which have contributed to the wellbeing of many in the community.

He served actively in the Tennis club, and the Carlton Residents Association, worked with CoM promoting the Opportunities for Carlton project and in 2013 was awarded a Melbourne MPs Volunteer Award.

He was very active in issues relating to the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

His involvement inevitably meant leadership roles.

These are some of the obvious contributions he made.

In addition he worked quietly behind the scenes supporting a wide spectrum of work within the community with warmth, friendship and good sense. One such example, drawing on his accountancy training, was advising a secondary school student exchange organization on how to achieve a satisfactory auditing relationship.  Another is his support of the Carlton Gardens Tennis Program assisting local primary school children, many with a refugee background and living locally in the public housing estate.

He was honoured with a well deserved OAM in 2015.

CRA mourns his passing and extends heartfelt condolences to his wife Pauline and the extended family.

Scammers wanting cash to immediately fix a problem

Apparently there are now scammers out saying they are from the government and offering to sanitise your home.
Police advice is
  • Report immediately to 000
  • Try to – safely – photo or note down the number plate of their vehicle and pass to the police.
  • This greatly assists in apprehending while the scammers are still in the area.

Unfortunately Harmony Day has been postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions

CRA AGM – was held on Monday 17 February 2020

The Lord Mayor Sally Capp spoke and answered questions

The committee was elected for 2020 – Visit the meetings page


Important and favourable decision by VCAT

A big step towards the preservation of Drummond Street heritage

16-22 Drummond Street –  VCAT determination:
In planning permit application TP-2018-892, no
permit is granted.
Access the VCAT  determination on the planning page


The Living Pavilion held 1-17 May 2019

Want to know more:  Check out The Living Pavilion website

And sign up to the newsletter or follow on Instagram @TheLivingPavilion

Read about the event in our Newsflash


Community Conversation with the Lord Mayor –
Read the full summary on the Community News page


Heritage –

City of Melbourne Carlton Heritage Study

CoM is reviewing heritage in Carlton.
This may affect you.
You can tell the CoM about the issues that are close to your heart.
Feedback closes 19 November.
Go to the Heritage Page for detailed information on how you can do this.

Heritage Policy Review

The Carlton Residents Association  cannot support  C258 in its current form.
Read further information on the Heritage page and access the latest CRA submission.

Research the history of your house

Visit the Heritage  page


Demolition of Carlton Inn/Corkman Irish Pub

From thisCRA is outraged at the reprehensible act of urban vandalism at this site.

For more information visit the National Trust site at:

the CRA Heritage page

and the CRA Facebook page at:


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