Our Place Carlton opened in late 2019 (through a partnership between City of Melbourne, Colman Foundation and Carlton Primary School), at the corner of Palmerston and Rathdowne Streets in Carlton. The site is at the South East corner of the Carlton Office of Housing estate, with many children and families from the estate attending the school. Other than English, 27 languages are spoken at home.
The site has refurbished school facilities, an integrated early learning service, a common entry, community multi–purpose spaces, consulting rooms, and maternal child and health services. The City of Melbourne has made a significant investment at the site and is committed to working with Our Place, community members and the school leadership to provide high quality, integrated services. The IOOF Foundation has also made an investment to support after-school activities.
Our Place has a Community Facilitator at the school, working with the partners and connecting with local service providers and the community to consult, map and facilitate the delivery of what is required to support children and families to succeed.
Site Implementation Group: DET North Eastern Victoria Region, City of Melbourne, Gowrie Victoria, Carlton Primary School and Colman Foundation (Our Place).