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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
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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
Demolition of Carlton Inn/Corkman Irish Pub
CRA 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: