a part of our community since 1997

The Community Alliance of Port Phillip – CAPP – was founded in 1997 by residents in Port Phillip to campaign progressive political ideas and social services in the then newly formed local government municipality of Port Phillip.

CAPP forum on Fishermans Bend hosted by Peter Mares.

CAPP’s members live throughout the length and breadth of the city, from the gritty north-western corner adjacent to Webb Dock, through the ‘City Beautiful’ utopianism of Garden City, to the proud, blue-collar tradition of Port Melbourne that gradually bleeds into the fiery progressivism and elegant streetscapes of South Melbourne and Middle and Albert Park. Finally, Port Phillip is completed by the utopian radicalism of St Kilda, Balaclava and Elwood.
Since its foundation in 1997 CAPP has been a strong voice for that tapestry of constituencies, an alliance of residents with different backgrounds and beliefs who unite to champion civic life and better service provision throughout the City of Port Phillip by:

  • Fighting for innovative social housing like Woodstock in Balaclava or Kyme Place in Port Melbourne Advocating for excellent new schools like Albert Park College
  • Campaigning for new and better children’s services, whether they be better long-day care services, more funding for community-based childcare like Eildon Rd or Nelson St or supporting private providers like The Treehouse in St Kilda
  • Crusading for local aged care facilities and services like Southport Community Residential Home which is managed and maintained by the residents of Port Phillip for the residents of Port Phillip; and
  • Resisting, year – after – ear-splitting – year, the huge cost and imposition of the much-loathed Grand Prix in the Port Phillips most expansive public space, Albert Park.

Every member of CAPP is motivated by different issues or ideas. All share the belief that CAPP’s exists to enable its members to support each other in the fight for a more generous, caring and civilised City of Port Phillip. And participatory local government in general.