Community News

People’s Panel on Affordable housing March 2024

Read the summary of the recommendations here

Read the report 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:
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.

Public space development program for Carlton

The CRA and City of Melbourne hosted a community forum in March, following a call for comment on a draft Urban Realm Action Plan, Melbourne Innovation District (MID) City North 2018 – 2023.
The forum communique is available here

The Living Pavilion held 1-17 May 2019

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Read about the event in our Newsflash

Community Conversations

The Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, facilitated a conversation with Carlton and Parkville community members on Wednesday 12 September 2018  Read the full summary here.

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre is a reality!

Read the story here

The ‘People’s Panel’

In April of 2015, Fleur Rubens, long time member of CRA, was one of a random selection of people, who received a letter from the Melbourne City Council, inviting participation in a ‘People’s Panel’ to develop recommendations for the council’s 10 year financial plan.

The People’s Panel