Join us!

Planning, protecting and building our suburb for all
6.30 pm, Thursday, 25 October 2018
Australian Catholic University, Mary Glowrey Building,
L2, Room 18, 115 Victoria Parade

Guest speakers:

  • David Walmsley, Manager, City Strategy, City of Yarra – Future structure plans for Brunswick Street and Smith Street
  • Professor Michael Buxton – A view on what is needed to protect our historic shopping strips.

Guests are invited to join us at the Aegean Restaurant, 19 Brunswick Street, for light refreshments afterwards.

RSVP by email to assist us with catering arrangements:


The FITZROY RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION INC  (FRA) is a community organisation formed in 1969 in response to the planned large scale demolition (by the state government) of Fitzroy and North Fitzroy for redevelopment. FRA aimed to maintain and renew the 19th century housing stock and associated architecture of Melbourne’s first suburb. After largely, but not entirely, winning this battle the FRA was very influential with the Fitzroy City Council through to the early ’80s on many policy fronts.

The objective of the FRA is simple: to keep Fitzroy liveable.
Our mission statement is to promote, protect and enhance residential amenity.

Hence our areas of interest include:

  • maintaining a proper balance between residential and commercial interests
  • concerns over safety and noise levels in the streets, particularly in residential areas late at night
  • trying to ensure new developments do not ruin Fitzroy’s unique character
  • the preservation of heritage buildings
  • opposition to encroachment of late trading nightclubs, entertainment venues and bars because of their detrimental effect on residential amenity
  • reasonable car parking arrangements so that residents can park within walking distance of their homes
  • support residents on local issues and amenities.

FRA celebrates its 50th anniversary in November 2019.