Melbourne Heritage Action

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Melbourne Heritage Action AGM 2016

The committee of Melbourne Heritage Action invites everyone interested in heritage to our AGM, to be held 24th August 2016. There will be a talk by current MHA President Tristan … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection | Yuncken Freeman Office, King Street

One of Melbourne’s best, but least known, heritage listed modernist gems, on King Street opposite the Flagstaff Gardens, is proposed to have a tower poking out the top – if … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Queen Victoria Market – Changes just keep coming

The famous and much-loved Queen Victoria Market is set for a major face-lift and major redevelopment of the surrounding area, though exactly what form this will take is still in … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 8 Comments

Call for Action| Office proposal completely dominates historic precinct

Melbourne Heritage Action needs your help! We have sent our objection to the new ISPT development planned for the corner of Lt Lonsdale and Spring St. Not only will the … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

West Melbourne Heritage set for Interim Protection

The City of Melbourne has granted interim protection to all places cited in its recently completed West Melbourne heritage review, newly granting protection to dozens of industrial and residential sites from the 1860s to the 1980s.

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Council Ignores Own Experts AND Constituents – Burton’s Livery to be Demolished

Melbourne City Councillors have variously sat on their own hands, ignored the advice of their own heritage experts, and ignored the pleas of their own constituents in allowing the demolition of the former Burton’s Livery

May 28, 2016 · 8 Comments

Reforming City of Melbourne Elections

There is clearly something amiss when at least dozen major planning applications do not get a hearing at a Melbourne City Council meeting because a majority of Councillors have received … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Minister Grants Temporary Protection to 9 Snubbed Buildings

Another high moment this week on the heritage roller-coaster that we can celebrate. Wheeeeeee!!! Finally some movement on the post-war buildings that Matthew Guy decided shouldn’t receive heritage protection as … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

VCAT Approves Demolition of Palace Theatre

VCAT has approved the demolition of all but the front facade of the Palace Theatre, in a decision that deals a devastating blow to the heart of Melbourne’s live music … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

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The top end of Collins Street in late winter is one of our favourite heritage precincts #heritage #artdeco #tram #winter #melbourneheritage We had a peek inside Bourke House to make sure the staircase was still intact and discovered this new mural by @b_a_k_e_s__b_a_k_e_s livening up the foyer Great little #heritagelisted #artdecofactory about to be #facaded for the 35 floor, 200 apartment tower called #willsplace. An example of the sort of small units with little or no outlook and not much light criticised in today's age opinion piece by Sydney architect #KerryClare. Note the renders don't show the existing towers 6m away on both sides and behind. Regram of a beautiful photo of the Sirius Building by @brutalistcharm <<visit that account to find out more about the campaign to save this important building and how you can help. #brutalism #brutalist #sydney #sydneyheritage #midcentury

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Future Melbourne Committee meeting 17 May 2016, Agenda item 6.2: Planning Scheme Amendments C272 and C273 - West Melbourne Heritage Review (Part 1)

Future Melbourne Committee meeting 17 May 2016, Agenda item 6.2: Planning Scheme Amendments C272 and C273 - West Melbourne Heritage Review (Part 1)

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