Fitzroy Learning Network On The Move – Possible Win-Win Outcome
Fitzroy Learning Network (FLN) (neighbourhood house) has to move out of its current premises in Napier Street, opposite the Town Hall. Question is, where to go given its location is central to the education, engagement, community support and drop-in activities it runs. One option being considered is to co-locate with The Cubbies a short distance away in Condell Street south of the Town Hall. The Cubbies has been providing backyard space for children to play freely and creatively since 1974. Both FLN and The Cubbies work closely but differently with families of Atherton Gardens. Co-location would require FLN building on part of the block of public land used by The Cubbies. New FRA Chair Michael Spencer attended a public meeting at FLN to discuss the possibility of relocation to The Cubbies. Co-location could offer a win-win outcome for both community organisations but there will be a lot of work required to build a strong relationship and shared vision and then gain support of Yarra Council and the Victorian Government. Nevertheless, FRA is supportive of closer collaboration and will remain in touch as this project develops.