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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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Don’t miss the next special evening of Carlton Conversations
Change of date: now Monday 15 May – same time, same place
If this date move causes you to change your plans to attend, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CRA apologises for any inconvenience.
‘Stephen McIntyre AM – the piano and me’.
Monday 15 May 6.30pm Clyde Hotel 385 Cardigan Street Carlton
The Carlton Residents’ Association (CRA) presents Conversations, talks by interesting people associated with Carlton.
Carlton/Parkville resident, Professor Stephen McIntyre AM will intrigue and amuse about his life and experiences in music.
A 45 minute talk and short performance by Stephen, will be followed by Q & A.
Entry is free but bookings should be made through Try Booking:
Members can enjoy a free drink (house wine, soft drink or beer, first one on us).
Non-members and guests are most welcome, but must pay for their own drinks.
Stay on for dinner if you wish.
Carlton Heritage Review:
CRA has made several submissions to this review. The most recent in April 2023.
Access this information on the Heritage Page
The City of Melbourne is reviewing heritage in Carlton to better understand the area’s evolution of built and cultural heritage.
The review will uncover, document and celebrate heritage in the area. It will also assess existing heritage buildings and precincts.
The study area includes two distinct precincts: to the south of Grattan Street and to its north. It excludes the University of Melbourne precinct and the World Heritage site including the Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Museum.
Read the CRA Transport Policy here
Your comments are invited
City of Melbourne is installing a new accessible public toilet on Faraday Street in Carlton
The new toilet will replace the underground public toilet on the center median strip east of Lygon Street. Two car park spaces will be permanently removed.
The toilet is a modern and compact cubicle with features such as an automatic sliding door, automatic flush, touchless handwashing station and a secure locking system.
Works will commence in early May 2023 and will be complete by June 2023.
Read more here
The City of Melbourne: Resilience survey
Four-year Major Initiative on Community Disaster Resilience ‘Prepare Melbourne’ to ‘engage and prepare residents and communities to enhance their resilience to hazards, disasters and the health impacts of climate change’. As part of this initiative, we are conducting Community Resilience Assessment in Carlton to better understand physical and social vulnerabilities our communities face to disasters, and gather ideas for building resilience.
We are aiming to hear from about 20 representatives from Carlton through two workshops scheduled to take place on:
- Wednesday 3rdMay, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
- Wednesday 17thMay, 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Noting that in appreciation of people’s time, participants in the two workshops will receive a $250 voucher for their involvement in the workshops.
- To express interest in participating in the two workshops: Carlton Resilience Assessment
To participate in the survey: Community Resilience Assessment (melbourne.vic.gov.au) by May 23rd
CRA AGM 2022 was held on Monday 20 February 2023
at: The Studio Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton
In the interests of Carlton, give some thought to how you could volunteer to : work on the committee, keep track of membership, watch out for planning issues, help protect the REB and Carlton Gardens, etc.
Read the CRA Annual Report for 2022
City of Melbourne Budget – what does it mean for Carlton?
Read the Budget here. Read the Carlton page here
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
World Heritage Environs Area News.
For more information visit the Carlton Gardens page or the Heritage page
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.
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
Community Conversation with the Lord Mayor –
Read the full summary on the Community News page
Heritage – Visit the Heritage Page
Demolition of Carlton Inn/Corkman Irish Pub
CRA is outraged at the reprehensible act of urban vandalism at this site.
There are now new plans for a building on the site.
Read the CRA submission and background information the CRA Heritage page
For more information visit the National Trust site at: