Quick Links to Working Groups
Annual Toy Drive:
North Melbourne Police
Donate by 13 December
Carlton Heritage Review:
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.
CRA has made a submission to this review. Read more on the Heritage Page
CRA AGM 2022 was held on Monday 21 February 2022, by zoom
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.
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
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: