Ciao! Benvenuto a C.A.P.I!

Carlton Precinct Also known as "Little Italy".

About Us

"To be the first point of call to provide efficiency for the innovation of ideas and enhance the culture of the immediate precinct while acknowledging our neighbours" 

Primarily we provide an avenue for traders and residents to communicate with the City of Melbourne in a coherent and streamlined manner and put forward the view to the most appropriate area. 

C.A.P.I was established some 20 years ago, under a different name (several name changes have occurred along the way). 

The organisation's aims have always been to promote Lygon Street and the Italian Capital of Victoria. 

The Association over the many years has worked with Festivals such as the Melbourne Lygon Arts Festival to promote the precinct. 

We are currently working in principal with the Melbourne Italian Festival to promote the precinct as an arts and cultural destination in the broadest sense. 

The CAPI is also committed to achieve the following milestones
  • Build relationships with key stakeholder groups and provide opportunity at all levels for networking
  • Increase tourism and all levels and visitations to the precinct
  • Ensure economic prosperity and benefits to business, traders and the City of Melbourne
  • Raise the marketing profile, branding of the precinct.